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 - 1-5

Sat-Sun: Closed

Mass Intentions for the Weekend of October 17&18
Sat 5pm: Special Intentions

Sun 8am: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Sun 10am: Int. of Sophia Longalis
Sun 12pm: +Florencia Lopez & Int. of Javier Cardenas
Mass Intentions for the Week of October 19-23
Monday: Int. of Robert Jackson
Tuesday: Int. of Rachel Marrego
Wednesday: +John McKay
Thursday: Int. of Gabrielle Labayen
Friday: +Marcella Palzer
News for Parishioners from the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit

A statement from the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit has been issued to all the parishioners. Below is the letter in both English and Spanish.

Did you know? || How sex offenders can mislead 

The concept of a “sex offender” can seem abstract, as if it is removed from your family and your life. But in reality, sex offenders can be anyone: neighbors, relatives, teachers, friends. Sadly, the sex offender’s skills in deception often hide this reality from us. Predators count on disbelief to hide in plain sight, often in positions that allow them to choose and groom their victims. It is no accident when we read headlines where people in positions of trust and power are arrested for sex offenses. It is critical to let go of disbelief and arm ourselves with information to protect our children. For more information, visit


¿Cómo pueden engañar los delincuentes sexuales?

El concepto de un “delincuente sexual” puede parecer abstracto, como si fuera algo lejano de su familia y de su vida. Pero en realidad, los agresores sexuales pueden ser cualquiera: vecinos, parientes, profesores, amigos. Lamentablemente, las habilidades del delincuente sexual en cuanto al engaño a menudo nos ocultan esta realidad. Los depredadores cuentan con la incredulidad para esconderse a plena vista, a menudo en posiciones que les permiten elegir y atraer a sus víctimas. No es casualidad cuando leemos titulares en los que se arresta a personas en posiciones de confianza y poder por delitos sexuales. Es fundamental dejar de lado la incredulidad y armarnos con información para proteger a nuestros hijos. 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