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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

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