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Women's Fellowship

The Women's Fellowship of Saint Anselm's mission is to build community among women through social, charitable, and spiritual activities. All women of the parish are welcome to attend any events with their guests; activities are announced through the parish bulletin and by email invitations. To be added to any Women's Fellowship contact list, please notify the Parish Office at 314.878.2120 or communications@stanselmstl.org, and make sure they have your current email and phone number on file!

Women's Fellowship Events

The Women's Fellowship meets regularly for a First Friday Rosary and Lunch, as well as monthly Evenings of Service, which usually include a fun activity paired with a charitable project of some kind. We're always open to new suggestions and ideas, and friends are always welcome! Events are announced in the bulletin and by email.

  • Bunco Blizzard! - Wednesday, June 8
  • for Ladies only!
  • We need lots of participants to play this dice-rolling game! No experience necessary! Enjoy a relaxing evening with lively conversations. Bring your friends - all are welcome! Details to come.
  • Meet Me at the Muny for Mary Poppins - Tuesday, July 12
  • 6 p.m. - Backstage Tour! 6:30 p.m. - Prepaid food delivered 8:15 p.m. - Show begins!
  • Tickets $40.50. Box dinners $18. Muny menu available here.
  • Please respond in a timely manner so we can meet discount and payment requirements!
  • Bring the kids and grandkids - let us know if you want to carpool!

Bible Study

We gather on a weekly basis to enrich our faith through the Scriptures. Past studies have included Living in the Father's Love and Opening Your Heart from the women's study series Walking With Purpose.

  • Our guide for the next Bible study is Mary - Virgin, Mother, and Queen by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ. "...he challenges Catholics to have a renewed devotion to our Blessed Mother..." This 9-week study is offered Mondays (9:30-11:30 a.m.) starting February 21, OR Thursdays (6:30-8:30 p.m.) starting February 24.
  • Groups are now forming! Participants may purchase the book online (ISBN: 9781-61278-715-2). Please read the Introduction and complete Session Onefor the first meeting!
  • If interested in attending, please contact Audrey Altepeter at 314.608.3580 or audreyaltepeter@hotmail.com.

Book Club

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month during the school year for a lively discussion! All books selected are from the public library, and range through various genres. Please come as and when it suits your schedule. For more information, please contact Helaine at helaineb@ymail.com.

  • Wednesday, March 23 | 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House
  • Our selection this month is The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. This novel is "a powerful story spanning the 20th century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Catholic Brooklyn." Over time, the characters are "testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations." (Goodreads)
  • Join our discussion! RSVP to Helaine Boland at helaineb@ymail.com.

Cultural Outings Group

Outings are organized a few times a year to a variety of local and regional points of interest. Art, music, history, and theater are just a few areas we explore! Events are announced in the bulletin and by email; RSVP responses are appreciated in order to plan a successful outing. For more information, please contact Audrey Altepeter at 314.608.3580 or at audreyaltepeter@hotmail.com.

  • Next event: To be announced

Dinner Club

Meets a few times a year at different restaurants, or hosted by one or a group of participants. Events are announced in the bulletin and by email; RSVP responses are appreciated in order to secure group reservations. For more information, please contact Linda Steiner at 314.304.3455 or at lsteiner_63141@yahoo.com.

  • Next event: To be announced

Gardening

Tends the plantings around the Parish House, Parish Center, and Our Lady of Grace grotto, adding flowers and plants as needed. For more information, please contact Audrey Altepeter at 314.608.3580 or at audreyaltepeter@hotmail.com.

Happy Hour

Meets a few times a year at different restaurants for appetizers and drinks. Events are announced in the bulletin and by email; RSVP responses are appreciated in order to secure group seating. For more information, please contact Nancy Flynn at 636.532.8910 or at 1nancyflynn@gmail.com.

  • Next event: To be announced

Pins & Needles

A group of craft and needlework enthusiasts who sew, crochet, knit, quilt, or embroider charitable projects for the parish and local community. Past projects have included helping St. Vincent de Paul, cutting altar cloths for parishioners' Faith at Home kits, as well as other charitable projects (baby caps, kennel quilts for dogs in shelters, reusable sanitary supplies for Haitian girls, etc). No experience necessary - there are jobs for every skill level, and we're happy to show beginners the ropes!

We meet at the Parish House on second Thursdays from 1:15-3:30 p.m. Drop in when you're able for as long as you can, or help from home instead - we will provide the directions and supplies! For more information, please contact Elsie Winstead at eepsers@gmail.com.

  • Next event: To be announced

Prayer Chain

The members of the Women's Fellowship want to pray for you and your intentions! You're invited to send any prayer intentions to Helaine Boland at helaineb@ymail.com or 314.576.0876, or call the Parish Office at 314.576.0876. We will gladly keep your intention anonymous if you prefer.

If you would like to become a member of the Prayer Chain, please send an email to helaineb@ymail.com.