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 February 27 & 28
Sat 5pm:  Int. of Gerard Labayen

Sun 8am: Int. of Ruth Lammerts
Sun 10am: +Albert Mendoza Sr.
Sun 12pm: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Mass Intentions for the Week of March 1-5
Monday: Special Intentions
Tuesday: Int. of Jaycie Naval
Wednesday: +Binh Nguyen
Thursday: Int. of Judith Isip
Friday: Int. of Ruth Vera

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Holding adults to high standards

When you start to talk to your children about inappropriate touching and basic sexual abuse prevention safety rules, be mindful that children can easily be confused by even the best of any adult’s intentions, which underscores why all adults have a responsibility to adhere to the highest of standards in their relationships with children. Consider that another good reason to be involved in the activities your children participate in is that it allows you to get to know the adults who work regularly with them. That way, if your child brings a confusing scenario to youyou can more easily discuss the circumstances with your child and the adult involved, with the goal of working towards better behaviors. For more information, request a copy of the VIRTUS article “How to Talk Productively With an Adult about Inappropriate Behavior with a Child” at


Tener a los adultos bajo altos estándares de comportamiento

Cuando empiece a hablar con sus hijos sobre el contacto físico inapropiado y las reglas básicas de seguridad para la prevención del abuso sexual, tenga en cuenta que los niños pueden confundirse fácilmente incluso con las mejores intenciones de un adulto, lo que subraya por qué todos los adultos tienen la responsabilidad de cumplir con los más altos estándares de comportamiento en sus relaciones con los niños. Tenga en cuenta que otra buena razón para involucrarse en las actividades en las que participan sus hijos es que le permite conocer a los adultos que trabajan regularmente con ellos. De esa manera, si su hijo le presenta un escenario confuso, puede discutir más fácilmente las circunstancias con su hijo y con el adulto involucrado, con el objetivo de lograr mejores comportamientos. Para obtener más información, solicite una copia del artículo de VIRTUS “How to Talk Productively With an Adult about Inappropriate Behavior with a Child” (Cómo hablar de manera productiva con un adulto sobre el comportamiento inadecuado con un niño) en

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