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Father Lou
Father Louis (“Lou”) Nichols
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Reverend Louis J. Nichols

Reverend Nichols comes to Saint Anthony's from Queen of Peace parish in Clear Lake where he served as Pastor for eight years. Ordained in 1960, Father Nichols served in New York until 1966 when he entered the US Navy Chaplain Corps. He served with honors for the US Navy and US Marines from 1966 until 1977 including Vietnam where he served as a Village Parish Pastor, in addition to his duties as Chaplain for the US Marines.

From 1978 to 1979, attended undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Northern Florida and completed his Masters Program at State University, New York, at which time he was assigned to the New York State Division of Veteran's Affairs.

From 1980 to 1990, he was Manager of Employee Assistance Programs for US Airways where he counseled over 20,000 employees who constituted his parish.

In 1991 he entered the Maryknoll Missionary Program at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.

Since St. Mary's, Reverend Nichols has served numerous callings within the Diocese including St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, Queen of the Valley Hospital, in Napa, St. Anthony's parish in Willits and Queen of Peace in Clear Lake.

Father Lou can be reached by phone (707.937.5808) or you can send him an email at frlou@stanthonysofmendocino.com

Pastors


1895 - ? Rev. Henry White
1903 - 1905 Rev. Modestus Henderson, O.F.M. Cap.
1905 - 1915 Rev. Laurence Blanderfield, O.F.M. Cap.
1915 - 1922 Rev. Edward Fesenmeyer, O.F.M. Cap.
1923 - 1928 Rev. Sebastian Brennan, O.F.M. Cap.
1928 - 1929 Rev. Leo Sheehan, O.F.M. Cap.
1929 - 1936 Rev. Urbin Riordan, O.F.M. Cap.
1936 - 1939 Rev. Finian Caroll, O.F.M. Cap.
1939 - 1943 Rev. Donatus Ahern, O.F.M. Cap.
1943 - 1943 Rev. Finian Caroll, O.F.M. Cap.
1943 - 1947 Rev. Anthony Holmes, O.F.M. Cap.
1947 - 1949 Rev. Leopold O'Riordan, P.F.M. Cap.
1949 - 1950 Rev. Vivian O'Connell, O.F.M. Cap.
1950 - 1954 Rev. Antonine Keating, O.F.M. Cap.
1954 - 1962 Rev. Bertram Mulligan, O.F.M. Cap.
1962 - 1966 Rev. Camillus MacRory, O.F.M. Cap.
1966 - 1968 Rev. Eunan Buckley, O.F.M. Cap.
1968 - 1975 Rev. Michael J. Kelly, Pastor
1975 - 1975 Rev. Philip J. Ryan, Adm.
1975 - 1975 Rev. Brendan Hanratty
1975 - 1976 Rev. Anthony Bolger, Adm.
1976 - 1977 Rev. Neil J. (Kevin) McCann, Pastor
1977 - 1978 Rev. David Gipp, O.S. Cam. Adm.
1978 - 1978 Rev. John Griffin (Vicar Substitutus)
1978 - 1980 Rev. Morgan Curran, S.J., Adm.
1980 - 1984 Rev. Denis J. Doyle, Pastor
1984 - 1989 Rev. Thomas Keffer, Adm.
1989 - 1993 Rev. Peter Talcott
1992 - 1993 Mgsr. James Walsh
1993 - 1995 Rev. John Martin
1995 - 1995 Rev. Jose Luis Contreras
1995 - 1997 Rev. Theo O’Sullivan
1997 - 2005 Rev. John Martin (retired 2005)
2005 - present Rev. Louis (“Lou”) Nichols



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