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 September 18 & 19
Sat 5pm: Int. of Josephine Aguilnaldo

Sun 8am: Int. of Irma Chavez
Sun 10am: +Gerard Emano
Sun 12pm: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Mass Intentions for the Week of September 20-24
Monday: Int. of Chris Simon
Tuesday: +Leo Lucie
Wednesday: Special Intentions
Thursday: +Mona Rita Guth
Friday: +Alvina Hoffman

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What to look for in a safe school

Preventing violence in schools takes more than a few rules and requirements. It requires a culture of concern, in which every member works together to prevent violence and abuse. These cultures share certain hallmarks that parents can look for in selecting the safest school for their children. Some of these features include a strong community, clear lines of communication between teachers, staff, and families, and equal respect for students and staff throughout the school. For more information, request a copy of the VIRTUS® article “Characteristics of Safe and Responsive Schools” at


Qué buscar en una escuela segura

La prevención de la violencia en las escuelas requiere más que unas pocas reglas y requisitos. Requiere una cultura de interés, en la que todos los miembros trabajen juntos para prevenir la violencia y el abuso. Estas culturas comparten ciertas características que los padres de familia pueden buscar al seleccionar la escuela más segura para sus hijos. Algunas de estas características incluyen una comunidad sólida, líneas claras de comunicación entre los maestros, el personal y las familias, y el mismo respeto por los estudiantes y el personal en toda la escuela. Para obtener más información, solicite una copia del artículo de VIRTUS® “Characteristics of Safe and Responsive Schools” (Características de las escuelas seguras y receptivas) en

Practique la empatía en casa para prevenir el acoso
Practique la empatía en casa para prevenir el acoso
Religious Education & Confirmation Phone Number

Please see the below phone numbers and emails below if you wish to inquire or sign up for our Religious Education and Confirmation classes.

 (562) 541-6702

Religious Ed:






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