Please Join us for Our Virtual Parish

During the Covid-19 period, Father Rob and Fr. Arsenius will be posting spiritual messages for our parishioners and periodic videos of Masses.  We hope you find comfort and spiritual guidance during this time of sacrifice.

Daily Mass for Thursday April 2, 2020

Please join us for Mass today by clicking on the video's photo.  A new window will open so you can view / attend the Mass.  For ALL of Father Rob's prior videos, please click on this link to go to the Mendocino Catholic Channel:


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjz_58iK7tlcKz_noGIiBMA


For other "Virtual Parish" information, click here:  Mendocino Virtual Parish


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God Bless!

Eternal Life Now and Forever

Please click on the image from the video to view Father Rob Torczynski's message for us today!

Our Parishes

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St. Anthony's Parish in Mendocino, CA

Click the photo above or the button below to learn more about this Church including directions, etc.

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Blessed Sacrament in Elk, CA

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Over a Century of Faith

St. Anthony's Parish was established in Mendocino, CA in 1852.  Blessed Sacrament Church in Elk, CA was established in 1896.  Together both communities have committed themselves to grow spiritually through worship, prayer and continued renewal; thus forming a community of believers dedicated to generating a love of God

EWTN Daily Mass

If you are unable to attend Mass, click the link below for the EWTN daily mass video

Our Pastor

Father Robert "Rob" Torczynski

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


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Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

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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.

Links to

The Diocese of Santa Rosa and Other Area Catholic Churches

Diocese of Santa Rosa
Our Lady of Good Counsel Fort Bragg, CA

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