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

Below is a Parishioner Letter from Fr. John Schiavone
Mass Intentions for the Weekend of September 26&27

Sat 5pm: Int. of Jim Schmerbauch

Sun 8am: Int. of Sestito Family
Sun 10am: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Sun 12pm: Int. of Godinez Family
Mass Intentions for the Week of September 28-October 2

Monday: Int. of Carol Petruncola
Tuesday: Int. of George & Samantha Reisch Family
+Anthony & Martha Caudillo
Int. of Mendoza Family
Int. of Vito Altavas
News for Parishioners from the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit

A statement from the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit has been issued to all the parishioners. Below is the letter in both English and Spanish.

Did you know? || Words can be warning signs of abuse

Many children will be learning in their own homes this fall, but that does not mean they will be fully protected from abuse. Sadly, most children are abused by someone considered to be a “known and trusted” person – that person may be a family member – even someone living in the same house as the child. Pay attention to the conversations your children are having, as words can be indicators that a child is being groomed or harmed. If your child or their friend(s) seem to “know” more about sexual topics than would be expected for their age, or seems unusually focused on such topics, it could be an indicator that something inappropriate and harmful is happening.  Talk to your child about it, reassuring them that it is both important and safe to tell you what is happening. For more information on this topic, visit


Las palabras pueden ser señales de alerta de abuso

Muchos niños estarán aprendiendo desde sus propios hogares este otoño, pero eso no significa que estarán completamente protegidos de abuso. Lamentablemente, la mayoría de los niños son abusados por alguien que se considera una persona “conocida y de confianza”, que pudiera ser un miembro de la familia, y que hasta puede vivir en la misma casa que el niño o niña. Preste atención a las conversaciones de sus hijos, ya que las palabras pueden ser indicadores de que un niño está siendo abusado o dañado sexualmente. Si su hijo/a o sus amigos parecen “saber” más sobre temas sexuales de lo que se espera para su edad, o parecen inusualmente enfocados en esos temas, esto puede ser indicador de que algo inapropiado o dañino está sucediendo. Hable con sus hijos sobre estos temas, asegurándoles que es importante y seguro que ellos le digan lo que está sucediendo. Para obtener más información sobre este tema, 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