Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Home

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Pastor's Message

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, Administrator

Recent News

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Holiday Affaire Arts and Crafts - Saturday, October 26

Come and join in the fun of our first Annual Holiday Affaire Arts and Crafts event, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM! All items hand crafted by varying artists. You will see many one of a kind items, have a great selection of gifts and personal shopping.
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Welcome to Our Website!

Thank you for visiting Our Lady of Refuge Church website! Please check back often as updates are still being made, bookmark us and click on article headlines to view full stories where applicable.
Give Now!

Faith Direct eGiving

As a sign of growth at Our Lady of Refuge, the church now provides all parishioners with the opportunity to set-up and personally manage their offertory contributions online using Faith Direct. Faith Direct is an E -Giving resource used by hundreds of Catholic churches across the country. It only takes two minutes to set up your personal account.
Refurbishing OLR Rectory! Featured Photo

Refurbishing OLR Rectory!

At long last, after months of prayers and anticipation, refurbishment of the OLR rectory has begun. Long overdue in the eyes of many, the L.A. Archdiocese has funded the initial stage of refurbishment, installation of new flooring, replacement of one of the air conditioning units, and repainting. The next stages of refurbishment will be funded through donations OLR parishioners continue to make toward this important undertaking.
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The Gardening Angels!

We are having a Gardening Angels Day on Saturday, June 29th from 9- noon. The Gardening Angels gather quarterly on a Saturday morning (scheduled in advance) to spend 3 hours providing some tender loving care in the gardens around the parish. Good exercise, fellowship and spirit is all that is required. Help us make OLR grounds reflect the beauty and love of our parish.

Upcoming Events

Bible Study

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Parish Library