St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church

3954 Palo Verde Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90808

Phone (562) 425-7459

Fax (562) 421-0475

Rectory Hours:

 Mon-Fri: 10-12 - 1-4

Sat-Sun: Closed

Mass Intentions for the Weekend of May 8-9
Sat 5pm:  First Holy Communion Candidates

Sun 8am: +John Clark
Sun 10am: Mother's Day Novena
Sun 12pm: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Mass Intentions for the Week of May 10-14
Monday: Mother's Day Novena
Tuesday: Mother's Day Novena
Wednesday: Mother's Day Novena
Thursday: Mother's Day Novena
Friday: Mother's Day Novena

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What you can do to help

Every Catholic is called to protect the most vulnerable, including children who are at risk for abuse and exploitation. Find out how your community is working to prevent child abuse and get involved. You can continue to learn best tips and prevention practices through the DID YOU KNOW bulletins each week. You can also enroll in VIRTUS training to receive extensive information on how to identify suspicious behavior and report it. Encourage everyone you know to learn about child sexual abuse prevention. Together, we can change the future for our children. For more information please visit  To request a copy of the full VIRTUS article visit


Que puedes hacer para ayudar

Todo católico está llamado a proteger a los más vulnerables, incluidos los niños que están en riesgo de abuso y explotación. Descubra cómo está trabajando su comunidad para prevenir el abuso infantil e involúcrese. Puede seguir aprendiendo los mejores consejos y prácticas de prevención a través de los boletines ¿SABÍA USTED? cada semana. También puede inscribirse en la capacitación VIRTUS para recibir amplia información sobre cómo identificar y reportar comportamientos sospechosos. Anime a todas las personas que usted conozca a aprender sobre la prevención del abuso sexual infantil. Juntos podemos cambiar el futuro de nuestros hijos. Para obtener más información, visite Para solicitar una copia del artículo completo de VIRTUS, visite


Religious Education Form 
Please follow the form below if you wish to inquire or sign up for our Religious Education. 






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 p.m.

Anytime, by appointment


BAPTISMS: Parents 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. John.


ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Call the Parish Office to schedule


an anointing of the sick. For Eucharistic care please arrange with


the Ministry Office for weekly visitation.




Rosary and Chaplet

Monday thru Friday at 7:20am

Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions

Friday at 8:30 a.m.



First Friday: Eucharistic Adoration


8:30 a.m. to 10:00am
Prayer in the Time of the Coronavirus 
Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez 
Archbishop of Los Angeles 

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. 
We fly to you today as your beloved children. 
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, 
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother, 
and gain for our nation and world, 
and for all our families and loved ones, 
the protection of your holy angels. 
that we may be spared the worst of this illness. 
For those already afflicted, 
we ask you obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, 
wipe away their tears and help them to trust. 

In this time of trial and testing,  
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be 
patient and kind.
 Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our and and to our heart. 
We come to you with confidence, 
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause to our joy. 
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, 
keep us in the embrace of your arms, 
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen