St. Maria Goretti Church

LITURGICAL MINISTRY

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS (AT MASS):

 

Assist the priest at Mass distribute Holy Communion to the Assembly. Contact Claire Elser (562) 425-8846.

 

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS (FOR THE SICK):

 

Bring the Eucharist to the homebound of our parish. Once every two weeks if enough persons are available

to share this ministry. Call the Rectory for more information.

 

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD:

 

Be a part of the team that presents the Word to children at their level. Text provided. Call Lupita Stimpson (562) 673-2851.

 

 

LECTORS:

 

Men and women needed to proclaim the Word of God at the Masses. We train. Call John Clark (562) 425-3203.

 

 

MUSIC MINISTRY:

 

Cantors, singers and musicians needed. Come join our musical groups. Steve Ordonez: (562) 896-6959.

 

 

ALTAR SERVERS:

 

Students in grades 5 and up. Call the Religious Ed. Office (562) 248-3454.

 

 

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY (USHERS):

 

To serve the parish community at the Weekend Masses. Contact Dave Williams at (562) 221-6985.

 

 

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:

 

For those who wish to become Catholic, or receive First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. Sponsors are also needed.

Call Rolf Trondsen at (562) 897-6584.

 

 

SMG PARISH SCHOOL:

 

K-8. Grandparents needed to read to small groups of students; parishioners needed to help at School Masses. Contact Kathleen Hernandez, Principal,

or Angie Hardt, Administrative Assistant at the School Office (562) 425-5112.

 

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:

 

Elementary Coordinator: Humberto Arredondo; JR. High Religious Ed and High School Confirmation Coordinator: Larry Gaudy.

Religious Ed Office (562) 248-3454.

 

 

BIBLE STUDY:

 

Meets every other Thursday evening. Call Rolf Trondsen (562) 897-6584.

 

 

PARISH MINISTRY OF SERVICE

 

RESPECT LIFE:

 

Provides leadership and education on all life issues. Membership is open to all. Call Patty Padilla (562) 496-0750.

 

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL:

 

Consult and coordinate with the pastor on matters pertaining to parish life and operation.

 

 

YOUTH MINISTRY:

 

Grades 9-12. Contact the Religious Ed. Office (562) 420-1321.

 

 

STEWARDSHIP:

 

All parishioners are invited to share their time, treasure and talent with others and with our Church.

 

 

SMGP FINANCE COUNCIL:

 

The Pastor, chairman. Meets quarterly.

 

 

 

MULTI-PARISH ACTIVITIES

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:

 

Private Eucharistic Adoration on the 1st Friday of each month beginning after the 8:00am Mass and ending at 10:00am.

 

 

SPIRITUAL RETREATS:

 

To provide our community with a silent, restful atmosphere so that we may come closer to God and deepen our prayer life.

Call Margaret Lander (562) 429-2897.

 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS:

 

The world’s largest lay apostolate. Msgr. John Cawley Council #3629 meets monthly in Molloy Hall.

SMGP Rep: David Williams (562) 221-6985 & Joe Hernandez (562) 417-3526.

 

 

PRAYER GROUP:

 

Meets every other Wednesday at 7:30pm. For more information call Dorothy Kemeny (562) 429-7521.

 

 

ACCW:

 

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. Meets quarterly to support the work of the Archdiocese.


 

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, ST. MARIA GORETTI CONFERENCE:

 

Catholic lay organization for spiritual growth through helping the needy. Meets second and forth Thursdays of the month from 7:00-8:30pm.

Call (562) 506-5105 for more information.

 
 
 

OTHER PARISH ACTIVITIES

COFFEE AND DONUTS:

 

After Sunday morning 8:00am and 10:00am Masses in Molloy Hall. Volunteers also needed to serve 2-3 times a year.

Call Tina Richardson (562) 420-7325.

 

 

DETENTION MINISTRY:

 

Sr. Teresa, Catholic Chaplain - Los Padrinos, (562) 940-8711.

 

 

SENIOR SOCIAL CIRCLE:

 

Out to lunch once a month for fellowship. All parishioners invited - no age minimum . Call Genelle Curiel at (562) 425-7753.

 

 

BOY SCOUTS, TROUP 224:

 

Meets Sundays at 6:30 in the Parish Hall. It is for boys 6th through 12th grade. We camp, hike, fish, and do many other outdoor activities.

Call Kelly Bryson, Charter Org. Rep., at (562) 809-1550 for info, or come visit.

 

 

M.SP.S. APOSTLESHIP OF THE CROSS:

 

Weekly classes, spiritual direction, in Spanish, Fr. Celso Marquez, M.Sp.S. at (562) 421-0808.