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 November 28&29
Sat 5pm:  +Marie Miller

Sun 8am: Int. of SMG Parishioners
Sun 10am: Special Intentions
Sun 12pm: +Angela Molano
Mass Intentions for the Week of November 30-December 4
Monday: Int. of Garcia Family
Tuesday: Int. of George & Samantha Reisch Family
Wednesday: Int. of Samantha Santos
Thursday: +Lauren Dessaro
Friday: +Josephine Schiavone

Did you know? || The devastating effects of verbal abuse

A study by Florida State University found that children who were verbally abused are more likely to experience depression and anxiety. They are also twice as likely to suffer with mood and anxiety disorders throughout their lifetime. Children who suffer such abuse can go on to repeat the same parenting styles they experienced thereby continuing the cycle of abuse. Pay attention to the language you and others use with your children. Breaking the chain of negative behaviors starts with positive, healthy parent-child relationships. For a copy of the VIRTUS article “The Devastating Effects of Verbal Abuse,” visit   


Los efectos devastadores del abuso verbal

Un estudio de la Universidad Estatal de la Florida encontró que los niños que fueron abusados verbalmente tienden a experimentar más depresión y ansiedad. Además, son más propensos a sufrir desórdenes de temperamento y ansiedad a lo largo de su vida. Los niños que sufren de abuso pueden repetir los mismos estilos de paternidad que ellos experimentaron, continuando con el mismo ciclo de abuso. Preste atención al lenguaje que usted y otros usan con sus hijos. Romper la cadena de conductas negativas comienza con relaciones padres-hijos positivas y saludables. Para una copia del artículo de VIRTUS “The Devastating Effects of Verbal Abuse” (Los efectos devastadores del abuso verbal) visite

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

Christmas Gift Ideas

On Saturday (11/21) and Sunday (11/22), a group from Bethlehem is coming and will be selling olivewood articles made by hand. They will be outside of the Church if you are interested in taking a look at their items. 





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