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 June 12-13
Sat 5pm:  Int. of Bridgitte Effenburger

Sun 8am: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Sun 10am: Int. of Josephine Radman
Sun 12pm: +Beinvenido Abreu and +Alvara Jimenez
Mass Intentions for the Week of June 14-18
Monday: +Albertp Peraza
Tuesday: +Mary Grace and +Javier Funaoka
Wednesday: Int. of Samuel Johnson
Thursday: +Julia Dizon
Friday: Int. of Special Intentions

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Avoiding sexting and building healthy relationships 

When teens start dating, they often feel pressure to keep up with their peers and to explore new romantic feelings. But these feelings, combined with teenage hormones and decision-making capabilities, can lead to some poor choices, including sexting. Sending nude images is dangerous and puts the sender and the receiver at risk. Photos can be shared instantly on cell phones and social media, and once out there, the images never go away. Talk to your teen about the consequences of sexting and the importance of building healthy relationships where partners respect boundaries and don’t ask for explicit images. For more information, visit


Evitar el sexteo y construir relaciones saludables

Cuando los adolescentes comienzan a tener citas, a menudo se sienten presionados a mantenerse al día con sus compañeros y a explorar nuevos sentimientos románticos. Pero estos sentimientos, combinados con las hormonas adolescentes y la capacidad de tomar decisiones, pueden llevar a algunas malas decisiones, incluido el sexteo. Enviar imágenes de desnudos es peligroso y pone en riesgo al remitente y al destinatario. Las fotos se pueden compartir instantáneamente en teléfonos celulares y en redes sociales, y una vez allí, las imágenes nunca desaparecen. Platique con su hijo adolescente sobre las consecuencias de sextear y la importancia de construir relaciones saludables en las que sus parejas respeten los límites y no pidan imágenes explícitas. Para obtener más información, 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