Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Home

Pastor's Greeting Image

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

Recent News

Serving Others in Action Featured Photo

Serving Others in Action

Sue Brown and her ministry of crocheting prayer shawls for those in need. This one is for a young girl who has a tumor, and the three colored crosses for her great grandmother, her grandmother and her Mom. Sue also made a shawl for Betty in memory of her husband. The white stoles are for the newly baptised .
Mt. St. Mary's University Spiritual Direction Program Featured Photo

Mt. St. Mary's University Spiritual Direction Program

Mt. St. Mary’s University is offering a 3-year certification program in Spiritual Direction. This course is being offered online via weekly sessions on Tuesdays from 6-9 PM. Fr. Jim Clarke Ph.D., and Sr. Carol Quinlivan, CSJ PH.D., will be the professors of record. Applications are due by August 1. For more info please contact: Meghan-Maley Nevarez at 213-477-2676 or mnevarez@msmu.edu
Newly Baptized - Congratulations Camden! Featured Photo

Newly Baptized - Congratulations Camden!

The most inspirational young man from our OLR second grade, Camden McKeever requested himself to become a Catholic and was baptized into our church family this past week!

Upcoming Events

Mass at OLR Chapel

Time: 8 AM – 9 AM
Location: Parish Parking Lot - Outdoor Tent

Mass at OLR Chapel

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Parish Parking Lot - Outdoor Tent