The Anselm Fund
Those who are engaged in ecclesial ministry help to equip the whole community for the work of carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ — to announce to the whole world the good news of the love and mercy of God.
The name of Anselm was given to the fund that specifically supports the educational formation of lay ecclesial ministers.
Established as a result of the generosity of contributors to the 2000-01 diocesan capital campaign, “Honoring Our Past ... Shaping Our Future,” the Anselm Fund provides financial assistance for the initial and ongoing educational formation of men and women for service as lay ecclesial ministers.
The Anselm Fund is one way that the Diocese of Greensburg demonstrates its commitment to ensuring that lay persons who undertake some special service of the church acquire the appropriate formation needed to fulfill their responsibility properly.
Persons who desire to further their formal or professional training in theology in preparation for serving in some area of ecclesial ministry may apply for a grant-in-aid from the Anselm Fund, administered by the Office for Lay Ecclesial Ministry.
Formal academic or professional training is understood to mean undergraduate or graduate level course work.
Applicants may be:
- Registered for continuing education credits
- Enrolled in a degree program
- Enrolled in a program that offers certification of competency in theology or ministry
Financial assistance is awarded to individuals who satisfy the eligibility requirements and agree to the conditions set forth in the Financial Policy for Lay Ecclesial Ministers.