Our Hope is in the Coming of the Lord.
Join us today, December 3, 2017 for Mass at St. Anselm, after mass Fr. Gabriel will celebrate his 50th birthday in the hall at St. Elizabeth Church. All are welcome.
St. Anselm’s is a south-side Chicago parish, located just east of the Dan Ryan expressway in the Washington Park neighborhood. The parish was founded some 90 years ago as a primarily Irish-American church. The school building first served as both church and school, and the church building itself was constructed in 1924. Through the 1920’s, Washington Park’s population became African-American, and St. Anselm’s became one of the earliest Black Catholic parishes in the city. The Divine Word Missionaries have staffed St. Anselm’s since 1932.
The Washington Park neighborhood has experienced a tremendous loss of population over the past 20 years, and membership at St. Anselm’s is now about 175 families. Although a small parish, St. Anselm’s has many ministries and organizations serving the church and wider community – we are a busy little parish!
Our Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Come by and worship with us!