Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Home

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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OLR Religious Education Enrollment Form 2022-2023

Welcome to Religious Education at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Long Beach, CA we are excited to journey with your family as we grow in faith. Please fill out the following form to enroll your child in Religious Education and/or Sacrament Preparation Programs for the 2022-2023 program year. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Religious Education at (562) 597-3102. Early Bird Registration discount is $25 if registered and paid by July 31, 2022.
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Earth Day

April 22 – Friday of the Octave of Easter
The Risen Savior Has redeemed the world!

“Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!” (Ps 96:11)
As Daughters and Sons of the Light, let us join together as one body
this Friday to restore God’s good creation with a plan for Earth Day 2022!


The Archdiocese of Los Angeles invites the faithful to support ALIVE, a new documentary film about the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Bosco Films and Hakuna from Spain have arranged for a unique opportunity to make a film on the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist available nationwide in the United States. They were able to get one night, on April 25 at 7 p.m., in theaters across the country, with showings in the Archdiocese of LA and Diocese of Orange. This film provides our community of faith a unique opportunity to share with others this moving experience of the transformative power of the Eucharist, while also helping us nourish our own personal connection to the Eucharist in our daily lives.

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