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We are a very small congregation striving to attend to the spiritual needs of our small Catholic community as well as visitors from wherever they may come.
Blessed Sacrament Mission Church is situated on the ocean bluff with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
5750 S Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-3275 (please leave message)
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Blessed Sacrament Church
PO Box 28
Elk California 95432
Father Rob would not be a priest today had he not been inspired by the lectures of Dennis Quinn and John Senior at the University of Kansas. Father Rob wants to share these inspirational lectures with others.
The link below goes to the lectures of these scholars which have been preserved as audio lectures by Scott Randall Paine's website.
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Many people have asked about where I come from so I thought I would give you a little bio of myself.
I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1964. My father grew up in Chicago and was fascinated by electronics in his youth and went to work in avionics for American Airlines. He worked first in New York at La Guardia and then in Tulsa since the principal maintenance base for American was located there. My mother is from the South and her family goes back to Revolutionary times. She met my dad while working at La Guardia and entered the Catholic Church five years after they were married. We lived in Tulsa on Route 66 on an acreage my father had bought. Our parish, seven miles away, was run by the Polish Capuchins, the same ethnicity as my father.
I went to parochial school and public school and then to Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa. After graduating, I went with friends to the University of Kansas. It was there that I discovered Professor John Senior and his Great Books Program. There was also a swell of Catholic activity and I greatly deepened Faith as a student there. He recommended that I spend time in a Benedictine Abbey and suggested Fontgombault in France. I spent nine months there and was proposed the Carthusian life. The Carthusian Order imitates the solitary life of the monks in the desert. I practiced this life for 28 years most of which were in France and then came out of the life mainly for health reasons dealing with sleep apnea, fatigue, stress and tension.
I spent a year teaching St John’s Seminary in Camarillo, Ca and then 18 months at Mission San Miguel in the Central Coast region. This last year I was the chaplain at the Newman Center at Sonoma State Univ. while residing and helping out at the cathedral of St Eugene.
I am happy to be with you all here as we walk together in our Faith coming closer to God as a community each day.
Peace be with you, Fr Rob
The first American parish priest to be beatified, McGivney will soon be declared "blessed." An additional miracle would need to be attributed to him in order for McGivney to be canonized as a saint, the Vatican said.
Bishop Vasa and the Priests, Deacons, Principals and Parishioners from across the Diocese offer a message of Hope in the Easter Season. Click on the image to read it.
Click the image to donate to help our Parishes "keep the lights on" while Masses are suspended during this period of "shelter in place".
Consider checking out these movies that are suggested by the Knights of Columbus for inspiration. The KofC provides a study guide to accompany each of the suggested movies and a synopsis of the plots. Coming soon: how to stream or view these movies at home.
Click this photo to be redirected to the EWTN Daily Mass on-line.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Divine Power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.
"Chorale" from the “12 Original Compositions for the Organ or Harmonium” by Alfred Redhead (1855-1937). Expertly played by Michael Hendron, recorded March 14, 2020. Used with permission.
This is the original organ in Blessed Sacrament Church; another modern organ is near the sanctuary.
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