Our Parishes

St. Anthony's Parish in Mendocino, CA

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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

Upcoming Events

Our Churches have a number of exciting events planned as summarized below.  


For more information please click on this link:  Upcoming Events or any of the individual links found below:

February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Blessed Sacrament Elk

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February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday

Father Arsenius will be offering High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at 8:30 AM at the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in El...

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8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Blessed Sacrament Elk

March 14, 2020

St. Patrick's Dinner Pot Luck - Elk

4 pm - 8 pm

Greenwood Community Center in Elk, CA

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March 14, 2020

St. Patrick's Dinner Pot Luck - Elk

We invite you to join Blessed Sacrament and the Greenwood Community Church for a fun St. Patrick's Day pot luck.  The community is furnishin...

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4 pm - 8 pm

Greenwood Community Center in Elk, CA

March 20 - 22, 2020

Women's Retreat

3/20 6pm - 3/22 Noon

St. Anthony's Hall Mendocino, CA

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March 20 - 22, 2020

Women's Retreat

Women's Retreat led by Sister Mary Victoria of Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa

3/20 6pm - 3/22 Noon

St. Anthony's Hall Mendocino, CA

April 3 - 5, 2020

Men's Retreat

4/3 6 pm - 4/5 Noon

St. Anthony's Hall Mendocino, CA

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April 3 - 5, 2020

Men's Retreat

Men's Retreat led by Cord Dorcey, Founder of Zion House in Los Angeles.

4/3 6 pm - 4/5 Noon

St. Anthony's Hall Mendocino, CA

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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About Us

How We're Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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.

Donations Welcomed!

Our parishes welcome visitors from around the world to enjoy our beautiful historic Churches and participate in the Mass.  Our congregation is small (under 100 families) and we depend on the generosity of visitors to keep our Parishes open and vibrant.  Please donate what you can to help us.  God Bless you!


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