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 March 2nd & 3rd

 Sat 5pm: Special Intentions 
                                   Int. of Dave & Peggy Williams
             Sun 8am: Int. of Debbie Pangelinan
              +Diana June Lee
                      Int. of Caterina Parkin
                                Sun 10am: Int. of St. Maria Goretti Parishioners
                           Int. of Cynthia Urquides
                                +Adam Urquides                 
   Sun 12pm: Int. of Raul Godinez
                     Int. of Ruthy Vera    
Easter Schedule 2024

Lenten Mission:
Sr. Kathleen Bryant, Rsc. Reflection and prayers on March 16 at 5:00pm & March 17th after the 8:00am and 10:00am Sunday masses. The Mission will also continue on March 18 & 19 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
*see flyers located at the back of the church for more information*

Holy Week: 
Mass & Stations of the Cross: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 8:00am
There is no 8am morning Mass on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday

Holy Thursday, March 28: 
Holy Thursday Mass: 7:30pm Bilingual Mass

Good Friday, March 29: 
Stations of the Cross: 2:00pm
The Lord's Passion: 2:30pm & 6:00pm (Bilingual)

Easter Celebration, March 30 & 31: 
Easter Vigil (Saturday)  7:30 pm (Bilingual)
Easter Sunday: 8:00am (English)
           10:00am (English)
          12:00pm (Bilingual)

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession:
Every Saturday 3:00pm-3:30pm
Church Penance Service (March 20): 7:00pm
Confession is available immediately after mass.
Please kindly ask the priest or call the office for an appointment

Stations of the Cross:

(English) Every Wednesday beginning February 21st till March 27th at 6:00pm

(Spanish) Every Friday beginning February 16th till March 29th at 6:00pm







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 - 3:30p.m.

After each Sunday Mass or by appointment 



BAPTISMS:  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. Truc.


ANOINTING OF THE SICK:  During the first Friday Mass.

For home bound weekend Holy Communion, please call the parish office.





First Friday: Eucharistic Adoration


Special Intentions for those with cancer 

8:30 a.m. to 10:00am

Rosary and Chaplet

Monday thru Friday at 7:20am

Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions

Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Prayer for the Synod on Synodality

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;

Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.

All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.


Every session of the Second Vatican Council began with the prayer Adsumus Sancte Spiritus, the first word of the Latin original meaning, “We stand before You, Holy Spirit,” which has been historically used at Councils, Synods and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years, being attributed to Saint Isidore of Seville (c. 560 - 4 April 636). As we are called to embrace this synodal path of the Synod 2021-2023, this prayer invites the Holy Spirit to operate within us so that we may be a community and a people of grace. For the Synod 2021-2023, we propose to use this simplified version, so that any group or liturgical assembly can pray more easily.