Saint Anselm School is an integral part of the
Catholic Community that gathers to share faith and Eucharist.
The religious dimension of our Catholic faith is infused
throughout the entire school program. The environment of the
school fosters growth in students’ personal faith, and assists
them in developing values consistent with living a spiritually
oriented life in an increasingly secular culture.Religious Education and/or instruction are paramount to our very
existence. The passing on of our Catholic Faith and the Gospel
message of Jesus Christ is at the very core of our daily life.
Catholic instruction is divided into the following areas:
profession of faith, celebration of the Christian mystery, the
life of Christ, and prayer (Catechism of the Catholic Church).
Living faith is woven throughout the school and the school
program. Reading of scripture, daily personal prayer, and
liturgical celebration focus attention on the Christian
foundation of the school.
Observance of the various sacraments and the celebration of Mass
constitute the “celebration of the Christian mystery.” Student
instruction and participation in the sacraments of Eucharist and
Reconciliation are part of the school program. Preparation for
the first celebration of these sacraments is done through
involvement in the Parish Program for Sacraments.
A life in Christ is expressed in the call issued on a daily
basis to live as Jesus lived. Service projects for the needy,
family events, prayer partners, respect for life, and an
awareness of the Christ in each other are constantly nurtured in
Prayer is important in our growing relationship and
communication with God. Different aspects of a prayerful life
are woven within the school program and students are invited to
develop a habit of regular prayer. Daily prayer occurs within
the classrooms. Prayer services and liturgy occur on a regular
basis for the whole school.
Religion classes are taught daily for at least 30 minutes on all
grade levels. Weekly Mass on Fridays by the entire school
further nurtures the faith life. Parents are encouraged to join
us for these celebrations on Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Attendance at parent education programs is required for those
whose children will be receiving the following sacraments: