I sincerely hope you are all doing well!
We have seen some tumultuous times this year. First, the virus puts our health at risk and disrupts our lives and our economy.
Now, more recently, deep social questions are being asked and uprisings have occurred with people questioning the fondamental realities of our country.
Amidst all this turmoil, I, for one, hold that it is essential that we turn to our Mother in Heaven and ask for Her help. The Rosary has been a powerful means of pushing back the powers of darkness that may be present in our society and letting more light shine in our hearts and in the world around us.
We need to pray for our leaders that they make wise decisions that respect and appreciate the needs of all. By appreciating the problems that exist in their proper sense, orientations and dispositions can help to bring people together rather than separate and divide. The greatest enemy is evil which tears down and destroys rather goodness which builds up and unifies. But we must pray for this and now more than ever. We must pray as well that our children and grandchildren can grow up in society hasn’t been scarred by hatred and division. May our mother Mary show us the way and may she lead us along the path that leads to health, reason, peace, and unity in our country. I saw a handwritten sign recently that said: WE ARE STRONGER THAN HATE! Let us make this our motto too! (..../....)
I would encourage you all to reach out to each other over the phone and to support each other this way during these troubling times. If there is someone you haven’t talked to in a while please give them a call!
I myself have deeply enjoyed the conversations I have had with you with you all over the phone.
Once again, I would encourage you all to pray to Mary, our Mother in Heaven, that she might give us strength in this time and lead us along the path of light that leads to peace, harmony and unity in our country.
Thank you and may our dear God bless you!
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phone 707.937.2406 • fax 707.937.2406
Rectory & Pastor - Reverend Robert Torczynski
phone 707.937.5808 • fax 707.937.2406
Santa Rosa Diocese
phone 707.545.7610 • fax 707.542.9702
Blessed Sacrament Mission - Elk
Parish Liaison Officer (St. Anthony's): Carol Ann Walton
Parish Office: Marietta Coyle
Parish Accountant: Susan Walsh
Parish Finance President: Mark Mertle
Parish Bulletin Editor: Kathleen Smith
Lector/Eucharistic Coordinator - Saturday Masses: Carol Ann Walton
Lector/Eucharistic Coordinator - Sunday Masses: Marian Brannan
Garden Maintenance: Ann Owings
Music Director: Ed Welter
Mission Pastor: Fr. Arsenius Anachoreta
Mission Liaison Officer (Elk): Dorothy Cong
ST. ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
10700 LANSING STREET
P.O. BOX 665
MENDOCINO, CALIFORNIA 95460
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