Special Events

Symbolon – The Catholic Faith Explained

First 5 Sessions: Thursdays, October 2-30
7:00 P.M. in the Parish House

Whether you are looking to grow in your faith, or just learning about the Catholic Church for the first time, Symbolon will take you through a journey into the timeless beauty and truths of the Catholic faith and reveal God’s incredible love for us – the story of our salvation. These sessions will explore the Creed or statement of beliefs that Catholics all around the world profess at every Mass. Sessions will be facilitated by parishioner, Mark Morrell.

Symbolon is not just an intellectual study of Catholicism, but also a journey of faith, discovery, and friendship with Christ that will make a lasting impression on our lives. Please RSVP to Linda Borchardt at 314.878.2120 or by email.

St. Anselm Candlelight Dinner of Hope

Saturday, October 4, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend Our Lady of Guadalupe Cenacle for Life Candlelight Dinner of Hope at St. Anselm Parish on Saturday, October 4th. We are excited that our honoree and speaker will be Phyllis Schlafly, a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972. 

Evening begins with Vigil Mass at 5:00 P.M. in the St. Louis Abbey Church. Cocktails followed by dinner will be served in the St. Anselm Parish Centre starting at 6:00 P.M.

Reservations are $85 per person and all proceeds will help fund the development of a pregnant women’s shelter serving St. Louis and Southwestern Illinois. Contact Marge Merjavy by email for further details.

The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus Present:

Mendelssohn & Judith Bingham
Sunday, October 5 at 3:00 P.M.
St. Louis Abbey, 500 South Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO

The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus will kick off its 59th Season with a concert at the St. Louis Abbey.

Mendelssohn’s ethereal motets for Berlin Cathedral are contrasted with lieder he wrote to be sung outside, in the open air. For originality, his writing has seldom been matched, but contemporary British composer, Judith Bingham, manages it with various sacred & secular works written for the Chamber Chorus, including a world premiere at this concert. Visit www.chamberchorus.org for ticket pricing and additional details, or see attached brochure.

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 10, 2014 – 6:00-8:30 P.M.
For details click on flyer.

For reservation form, click here.


This 6-Part Bible Study is presented by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology on Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. in the St. Anselm Parish Centre Auditorium, 530 South Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

Cost is $45 for seminar, materials & lunch. For more information, click here.

To register by mail, click on Registration Form, print and mail to the address indicated.


Do you find the terminology used for senior care confusing? This program focuses on basic aging information that will help you navigate the right paths for your aging parents or yourself. Learn what triggers Hospice, Home Health and long term care policies. What’s the true cost of having private duty care in your home vs. an independent living community. What kind of things will you have to give up along the way and how to know when it’s time for a transition.

Benita Crook is the owner of Senior Care Advocates and has been in the senior health care field for over 20 years. Please come to find out the answers on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 P.M. in the Lower Level of the Parish Centre. There will be plenty of time for questions and sharing information.

To RSVP, please contact Linda Borchardt at 314.878.2120 or by email.