St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church

3954 Palo Verde Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90808

Office Phone: (562) 425-7459 ext. 0

Rectory Hours:

 Mon-Fri: 10-12 - 1-4

Sat-Sun: Closed

Mass Intentions for the Weekend of April 20th & 21st

Sat 5pm: +Michael Allen Grant
            Int. of Jane Jofuku
                         Special Int. of Patty Padilla
                           Sun 8am: Int. of St. Maria Goretti Parishioners
                       Int. of Debbie Pangelinan
                   +Eddie Dueñas              
Sun 10am: Int. of Fr. Ed Broom
                           Int. of Dalton Meyers      
         Sun 12pm: Int. of Gillermo Gonzalez

Religious Education & Eucharistic Ministers:

Please see the phone number and emails below if you wish to inquire or sign up for Religious Education and Confirmation

(562) 541 - 6702

Religious Ed:


Eucharistic Ministers Needed

If you are interested in being a Eucharistic Minister for the English or Spanish mass please call the rectory 

(562) 425 - 7459






5:00 p.m. Saturdays

8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12 noon (Spanish)




8:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday




Saturdays: 3:00 - 3:30p.m.

After each Sunday Mass or by appointment 



BAPTISMS:  Expecting a child, please phone the Parish Office 

regarding preparatory classes.



MARRIAGES: Please phone your the Parish Office at least 6


months in advance to set up an appointment with Fr. Truc.


ANOINTING OF THE SICK:  During the first Friday Mass.

For home bound weekend Holy Communion, please call the parish office.





First Friday: Eucharistic Adoration


Special Intentions for those with cancer 

8:30 a.m. to 10:00am

Rosary and Chaplet

Monday thru Friday at 7:20am

Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions

Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Prayer for the Synod on Synodality

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;

Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.

All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.


Every session of the Second Vatican Council began with the prayer Adsumus Sancte Spiritus, the first word of the Latin original meaning, “We stand before You, Holy Spirit,” which has been historically used at Councils, Synods and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years, being attributed to Saint Isidore of Seville (c. 560 - 4 April 636). As we are called to embrace this synodal path of the Synod 2021-2023, this prayer invites the Holy Spirit to operate within us so that we may be a community and a people of grace. For the Synod 2021-2023, we propose to use this simplified version, so that any group or liturgical assembly can pray more easily.