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Pastor's Greeting

Greetings my good friends,
Thank you so much for visiting our new website of Our Lady of Refuge parish community in Long Beach, California. On behalf of this warm, loving, faith filled community, I welcome  you  in the Spirit and Love of Jesus Christ.

This site is still a work in progress so please be patient with us as we upgrade it to the standards we desire. 

I have been part of this community for a few months now and on a daily basis I am inspired by the ordinary People  of God living their faith with such passion and love. 

This parish website is a glimpse into the heart of our parish. I want you all to enjoy it and hopefully visit and celebrate Mass with us. 
All are welcome. May Our Lady of Refuge Pray for Us.

In the Peace of Christ,
Fr. Gerard O'Brien, Pastor
“Every time we use religion to draw a line to keep people out, Jesus is with the people on the other side of that line.”
- Hugh L. Hollowell

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July 5th - Memorial Mass for Our Beloved Deceased Featured Photo

July 5th - Memorial Mass for Our Beloved Deceased

As we return to our former ways of worship and liturgies, we wish to respectfully celebrate the lives of those we lost during the last 18 months, whether from Covid-19 or other causes. Please join us for a special OLR Memorial Mass on Monday, July 5, Feast of Our Lady of Refuge, at 5:30 P.M. Could there be a more fitting feast day to join as a parish community to commemorate our loved ones? We would ask that you provide names (maybe with dates of passing) and photos (framed if possible) of all whom you would like mentioned at this Mass. You may leave the names and labeled photos in the basket by the Baptismal font this weekend or bring them with you to the Mass. Names may be emailed to dre@start.olrs.org. Photos will be placed on the altar steps. Lectors will read the list of the deceased. The ribbons we hung outside in November will be in a basket on the altar.

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