Name of Church Blessed Sacrament

Address 5750 South Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432

Phone number (707) 877-3312


Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m.

Confessions  by appointment

Names of priests Father Louis Nichols, pastor.  Father does not live on site, but drives down once a week for Mass.  He is an 80-year-old priest, ordained in 1960.  He served as a military chaplain for 11 years, including service in Vietnam.

Special groups/activities The Elk Altar Society is the group which preserves the church; its annual fundraisers include a St. Patrick’s party.

Music Guitar.

School No.

Fellow parishioners A handful of local residents and tourists.

Parking Park on the driveway up to the church.
Acoustics Fine.

Additional observations  Blessed Sacrament is a historic parish on the coast in Northern California.  It is part of the diocese of Santa Rosa.  The church was built in 1896, and is the central historical feature to the town of Elk, which is home to a few hundred people.  The church today looks much like it did more than a century ago, including a traditional altar and many traditional statues.  It has a terrific ocean view.