Sunday, February 25, 2018 there will not be a mass at St. Anselm Catholic Church.
St. Anselm Parishioners will attend mass at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 50 East 41st Street, Chicago. The Mass will start at 10:30AM. Father George Clements will be the Celebrant. Black History Month will also be celebrated during the mass.
After mass there will be a reception inside the church hall.
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!