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

Below is a Parishioner Letter from Fr. John Schiavone
Mass Intentions for the Weekend of August 15&16

Sat 5pm: Int. of SMG Parishioners

Sun 8am: +Estella Servino
Sun 10am: +Maria Servino
Sun 12pm: +Brother Robin Bernabe
Mass Intentions for the Week of August 10-14
Mon: Int. of Fr. John Schiavone
Tues: Special Intentions
Wed: Int. of Kate Richardson
Thurs: +Fely Quibrantar
Fri: +Ken/Lorna Williams
The California Catholic Conference of Bishops’ committee on the Spanish speaking put together a public service announcement in order to help inform our people of the practical things that they can be doing. The video can be found at the links below.

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? || Get to know your child’s online activities

More and more children will be relying on the internet to continue their education this year. For parents who have already instilled strict screen time guidelines, having children online for school can be cause for concern. Talk to your children about appropriate online behavior, how to know what sites they should and should not visit, what to do if they find themselves on an inappropriate site or in an exchange that makes them feel uncomfortable, as well as how they should handle themselves on social media and other online correspondence. Your child’s teachers will likely have detailed plans for how to handle any online schooling. Talk to them about what apps or websites your child will need, and their plans for protecting children from cyber bullying, inappropriate contact, and other online dangers. For more information, visit

Conozca las actividades en línea de sus hijos

Cada vez más niños dependerán de la Internet para continuar su educación este año. Para los padres de familia que ya han inculcado pautas estrictas de tiempo frente a la pantalla, tener hijos en línea para la escuela puede ser un motivo de preocupación. Platique con sus hijos sobre el comportamiento apropiado en línea, cómo saber qué sitios deben o no deben visitar, qué hacer si se encuentran en un sitio inapropiado o en un intercambio que los haga sentir incómodos, y cómo deben manejarse ellos mismos en las redes sociales y en otra correspondencia en línea. Es probable que los maestros de su hijo/a tengan planes detallados sobre cómo manejar cualquier educación en línea. Hable con ellos sobre qué aplicaciones o sitios web necesitarán y sus planes para proteger a los niños del acoso cibernético, el contacto inapropiado y otros peligros en línea. Para obtener más información, visite






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