Our faith community can be nourished by active participation in parish groups that meet for prayer, social action, Sacramental preparation, youth work and the support of others in the life the Church. To share our lives in these ways allows us to offer ourselves and draw strength from each other.
The parish has a group of 50 active and enthusiastic altar servers who like to come together for training sessions and outings. We shall develop activities for this younger group and establish a club for them.
The choir for the 11 o’clock Mass in our parish is a 20-strong youth choir, started three years ago by a small group of youngsters who felt we needed to sing! It has developed steadily since then, and we now have a keyboard player, three guitarists (including a bass player), two violinists, a drummer and thirteen singers who are a cheerful and lively gang whose repertoire is increasing every week.
We normally practice for an hour before the Mass on Sunday, with extra practices for big festivals. Practices are not always solemn affairs, and as well as being hard work, we do manage to enjoy them. And of course it’s lovely when the people say they enjoy the singing at Mass – that makes it worthwhile.
We welcome new members, from high school age to young adults. If you are interested please speak to one of the choir after Mass on Sunday.
CONTACT PERSON: Margaret Ulloa, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the Autumn of 2012 a growing number of catechists from Saint Anselm’s parish (currently 12) has been learning new skills and expanding the understanding and knowledge of our Catholic faith heritage through the programme prepared by the Diocese of Westminster and the University of Dayton, USA.
Each student has to accumulate 3 online modules (it takes 5 weeks to complete one module) and 3 practical workshops, giving him or her 6 credits in total.