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

Religious Handmade Olivewood Articles

When: April 24-25th

A Catholic family will be here to sell their hand carved religious articles made of Olivewood. The sale of these precious articles support Catholics in the holy land. 
At least 90% of the funds raised through the sales go directly to Christians living in the Bethlehem area. The proceeds will create more work which will help them to survive and stay in the holy land since they have no other source of income and are dependent on the Olivewood industry. Life is even harder now because of the pandemic. There are no tourists to purchase their products that is why they need your help now more than ever. Thank you for your support and generosity. 

Mass Intentions for the Weekend of April 10&11
Sat 5pm:  Int. of Genelle Curiel

Sun 8am: int. of Fr. Al Scott
Sun 10am: +John Clark
Sun 12pm: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Mass Intentions for the Week of April 12-16
Monday: Int. of Isabel Domagas
Tuesday: +Marcela Palzer
Wednesday: +Lulinda Nitsch
Thursday: +Gerard Emano
Friday: +Lorna Williams

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“United Together in Prayer” Novena

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. invites you to join us in

transforming awareness into action by participating in a special nine-day Novena for Protecting and Healing from

Abuse, April 22-30. For more information  and to join the Novena on April 22, please visit


Novena “Unidos en oración”

En honor al Mes Nacional de la Prevención del Abuso Infantil en abril, la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles les invita a
a nosotros para transformar la conciencia en acción al participar en una Novena especial de nueve días para la Protección

y la Sanación del Abuso, del 22 al 30 de abril. Para obtener más información y unirse a la Novena el 22 de abril, 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