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 June 3rd & 4th

Sat 8pm: +Jean Anna Wettstein

Sun 8am: +Int. of Hilda & Pat McAllister
Sun 10am: +Warren & Jane Stimpson
Sun 12pm: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Mass Intentions for the Week of June 5th - June 9th
Monday: Int. of Edilberto Reyes 
Tuesday: +Carlos Colorado
Wednesday: +Adam Urquides
Thursday: +Josephine Schiavone
Friday: +Josephine Monasterio

Confirmation Invitation


Congratulations to all graduating 8th Graders at St. Maria Goretti as well as any other graduates and high school students who are interested in making their Confirmation. This is a reminder and invitation to attend our First Year Confirmation Program that will start in September, 2023. 

We will have an information/orientation meeting in August, between the 20th and 28th, for parents and student candidates.

The specific time and day for the information meeting will be announced some time in July.

Please continue checking our website/bulletin in July 2023 for the date and time.


Confirmation is the last of the three Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church. Remember, all Sacraments are truly gifts from God. We hope your participation in the Confirmation Program will give you an opportunity for spiritual enhancement in your Faith Journey and in your relationship with God, especially through the Holy Spirit.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation and

participation in this Confirmation Program.


Religious Education & Confirmation Phone Number

Please see the below phone numbers and emails below if you wish to inquire or sign up for our Religious Education and Confirmation classes.

 (562) 541-6702

Religious Ed:






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