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 July 24&25
Sat 5pm: +Jane Jofuku

Sun 8am: +Marie Larrabee
Sun 10am: Int. of Leah Rigor
Sun 12pm: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Mass Intentions for the Week of July 26-30
Monday: Int. of Gerry Gaudy
Tuesday: +Perla Venecio
Wednesday: Special Intentions
Thursday: Int. of Augusto Lagman
Friday: +Alma Malig Hakim

Archdiocese of LA Guidelines Effective June 15, 2021

Certain restrictions have been lifted and more parishes are now fully open. However, the Archdiocese of LA are implementing new guidelines for safety and wellbeing of parishioners. Attached are the guidelines provided by the Archdiocese.

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Understanding the need for “likes” 

Children and teenagers are spending more and more time connecting with their friends on social media. Research shows that people are hardwired to find social interaction and communication rewarding, and on social media, rewards come in the form of “likes.” Although apps like Instagram have recently moved to change how “likes” are seen on photos and videos, the drive to post something “likeable” is still there, and many users may feel the need to test boundaries to drive them up. It’s important for parents to understand the enticing nature of these apps, and to talk to their children and teens about internet safety and social media use. For more information, visit


Comprender la necesidad de los “likes”

Los niños y adolescentes pasan cada vez más tiempo conectándose con sus amigos en las redes sociales. Las investigaciones muestran que las personas están programadas para encontrar gratificante la interacción social y la comunicación, y en las redes sociales, las recompensas vienen en forma de los “likes”. Aunque aplicaciones como Instagram han Avanzado para cambiar la forma en que se ven los “likes” en las fotos y los videos, el impulso para publicar algo “agradable” sigue presente, y muchos usuarios pueden sentir la necesidad de sobrepasar los límites para aumentarlos. Es importante que los padres de familia comprendan la naturaleza atractiva de estas aplicaciones y hablen con sus hijos y pequeños y con los adolescentes sobre la seguridad de Internet y el uso de las redes sociales. Para obtener más información, visite

Religious Education Form & Phone Number
Please follow the form below if you wish to inquire or sign up for our Religious Education. 

 (562) 541-6702






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