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

Mass Intentions for the Weekend of January 16th & 17th
Sat 5pm:  Special Intentions

Sun 8am: Special Intentions
Sun 10am: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Sun 12pm: +Adrian Jimenez
Mass Intentions for the Week of January 18-22
Monday: +Gioi Nguyen
Tuesday: Int. of Astrid Posadas
Wednesday: Int. of Dominic Effenburger
Thursday: +Dr. Robert DeLeon
Friday: Int. of Jose & Angelique 

Did you know? || Building a strong parent-teen relationship

As pandemic lockdowns continue, parents and teenage children are spending more and more time together. It is not always easy to connect with teens, because they often feel their parents do not understand them and prefer to confide in their friends instead. Nevertheless, the time at home offers an opportunity for parent-teen relationships to evolve and for trust to grow in developmentally appropriate ways. Teens need the guidance and support of a parent as an important balance to the permissive understanding of a “friendship” relationship. As children become teenagers, parental authority does not diminish but may be better served by involving the teens in a dialogue about rules and limits. For more information on building relationships with your teenagers, visit

Construir una relación sólida entre padres e hijos adolescentes

A medida que continúan los cierres por la pandemia, los padres y los hijos adolescentes pasan cada vez más tiempo juntos. No siempre es fácil conectarse con los adolescentes, porque a menudo sienten que sus padres no los entienden y prefieren confiar en sus amigos. Sin embargo, el tiempo en casa ofrece una oportunidad para que las relaciones entre padres e hijos adolescentes evolucionen y para que la confianza crezca de manera apropiada para el desarrollo de los jóvenes. Los adolescentes necesitan la guía y el apoyo de un padre de familia, como un equilibrio importante para la comprensión permisiva de una relación de “amistad”. A medida que los niños se convierten en adolescentes, la autoridad de los padres no disminuye, pero puede ser más útil involucrar a los adolescentes en un diálogo sobre reglas y límites. Para obtener más información sobre cómo establecer relaciones con sus adolescentes, visite

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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