In this week's homily, Father Rob offers his thoughts on how to engage in contemplative prayer.
Our Catholic Church and newly renovated Parish Hall, located in Historic Mendocino, can provide your needs, from a small business conference to a wedding or renewal of your wedding vows. Gatherings from 10 to 150 people can be accommodated in the church and hall. The church may be reserved for a Catholic Wedding, Vows, Renewal or Baptism.
Our Pastor: Rev. Robert "Rob" Torczynski
10700 Lansing Street, Mendocino, California 95460, United States
We are happy to accommodate you on your special day with a ceremony that is meaningful, spiritual and uniquely yours. Whether a baptism, wedding ceremony or renewal of your vows, your blessed event will be one that is personalized by you and your beloved with guidance provided by our Pastor, Reverend Robert Torczynski.
St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Parish Hall is conveniently located in Historic downtown Mendocino near hotels, bed and breakfasts, shopping and restaurants. This facility is available for Weddings and Wedding receptions, Baptisms, business conferences art shows, etc. Our modern Parish Hall, equipped for food preparation or to accommod
St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Parish Hall is conveniently located in Historic downtown Mendocino near hotels, bed and breakfasts, shopping and restaurants. This facility is available for Weddings and Wedding receptions, Baptisms, business conferences art shows, etc. Our modern Parish Hall, equipped for food preparation or to accommodate your caterer. Events from small business meetings to major presentations with audio/visual aids can be accommodated. Internet access is available upon request. We can configure the hall for just about any function you would desire.
St. Anthony’s Parish was established in Mendocino, California in 1852. Blessed Sacrament Church in Elk, California, was established in 1896 and later became a Mission of St. Anthony’s. Together both communities have committed themselves to grow spiritually through worship, prayer and continued renewal; thus forming a community of believe
St. Anthony’s Parish was established in Mendocino, California in 1852. Blessed Sacrament Church in Elk, California, was established in 1896 and later became a Mission of St. Anthony’s. 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 through the acceptance and love of others.
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Please feel free to contact us with any of your needs. If you wish to seek information on our parish or on renting St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Parish Hall, please contact the Parish Administrator at the Parish Office. ReverendTorczynski can also be contacted directly. You can either phone us or send the contact form below.
Parish Office, Church & Hall Inquiries 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 phone 707.877.3275
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
Many expenses of our Parishes continue during this time of "shelter in place" during the Covid-19 virus parish closures.
Please help by mail or drop-off a check payable to your St. Anthony to this address:
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
P.O. Box 665
Mendocino, CA 95460
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
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.