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Parish Staff

Meet our parish staff. When you call or visit the rectory or one of the parish offices, it helps to know the people who serve you. Here they are.

Parish Office Staff

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Suzette works with Janet in the parish office as receptionist and secretary. She is married to William and they have 3 children. She is also a Eucharistic Minister to the Sick/Elderly. Suzette and her family have been parish members since 1990.


Ray, Office Aid

Ray works in the evenings, on weekends and holidays when other staff are not available.  He handles phone calls, inquiries from visitors to the office, and other tasks. Ray's hobbies include hiking, bicycling and reading.


Religious Education Staff


Anna Marie Sharkany, Director of Religious Education

Our Director of Religious Education (DRE), Anna Marie Sharkany, was born in Montebello, California. She is the eldest of three children and the mother of a son, Christopher. Anna Marie brings to our parish extensive experience in catechetical work and church ministries in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as well as great energy and an infectious sense of humor. 

An avid reader of anything from horror stories to “church stuff” to great literature, Anna Marie also enjoys music and opportunities for travel. The good things in life also include cooking and wine tasting.  But when the beach or park beckon on a perfect day, you will find her relaxing in a folding chair, good friends nearby, with, perhaps, the background of a band concert or a bit of summertime Shakespeare. HerBookworm Recommendations: Life of PI and Vatican II: the Documents.  


Debbie Wolf, Religious Education Secretary

Debbie joined the School of Religious Education in the Summer of 2015, but is no stranger to the OLR community.  For many years she has been of service to our parish, in particular with maintaining the environment of our sacred space and assisting with Liturgy preparation. 




Rosalia, Part Time Religious Education Office Assistant

Part-time Religious Education Office Assistant Rosalia is one of those rare lifetime Long Beach residents no one ever seems to find: She was born at St. Mary’s Hospital, the third of seven siblings. She graduated from Wilson High School, and (when not working at OLR) she is full-time employed at Verizon.

For Rosalia, life’s most memorable moments so far include the births of her two children, on the same day exactly one year apart. Daughter Lauren lives in New and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. Son Francois is Operations Manager at UPS Freight.

Rosalia says the most enjoyable moments in her life are those spent in volunteering with the Religious Education Program at OLR ’s. Her favorite activities include reading, movie going, participating in small church communities, and gathering with fellow parishioners at the 8:00 Sunday Mass. A fan of the Yankees and 49ers; a connoisseur of sushi, Mexican lunches, barbecues and vegetarian dishes, a lover of quiet time on the beach and hanging out with friends, she is a woman of range and contrast!


Mass Times

(all regular services in English)
8:00am, 5:30pm (Sunday Vigil)
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am & 5:30pm
8:00am (daily)
Holy Days
5:30pm (Vigil), 8:00am & 5:30pm
Saturdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eucharistic Adoration
First Fridays 7:00am - 8:00am
October through June

Parish Information

5195 Stearns Street 
Long Beach, CA 90815
Office Phone (562) 498-6641
Office Fax (562) 498-3344
Parish School (562) 597-0819
Office of Religious Education (562) 597-3102