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Pastor's Greeting

Greetings my good friends,
Welcome to Our Lady of Refuge, truly a place of refuge to whomever crosses its threshold.
All are welcome in the spirit and love of Jesus Christ. We try our best not to judge but encounter people where they are on the journey of life.
We challenge people to respect one another with dignity and love. We are a multi-ethnic community where equality is supreme. All of us are faithful Catholic Christians with a great devotion to the Mother of God, Mary Most Holy.
Why not browse through our website, get a feel for the parish and it's ministries through its many photos and videos.
I would be honored to meet you at Sunday Mass, please introduce yourself and let's connect.
Praying for you all in peace and reconciliation.

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

Recent News

Calling all interested Men of Faith

Fr. Gerard is forming a group for men to gather, pray, reflect, and share as Brothers in Christ. He wants to hear from those interested, curious, and searching for something more. Possible times can be mutually agreed upon, but early morning is a possibility one day a week. Email Fr. Gerard at [email protected]
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San Pedro Pastoral Region - Jubilee Year Pilgrimage

San Pedro Pastoral Region - Jubilee Year Pilgrimage
Celebrating 250 Years of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

When: August 31, 2022, 7:00 PM
Where: St. Anthony Catholic Church
540 Olive Avenue, Long Beach
Presider: Bishop Marc V. Trudeau
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An Evening with Carolyn Woo

An online discussion with Carolyn Woo about
Rising: Learning from Women’s Leadership in Catholic Ministries

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
6 p.m. Central Time
(7 p.m. Eastern Time)

To RSVP and to receive the Zoom link, email [email protected] by Monday, July 25th.
Conversation led by Kimberly Baker, co-founder of Women of the Church,
with the opportunity for participants to submit questions and comments.
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What is the oldest Marian hymn?

In 1917, a stunning treasure came to the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England.

It was a piece of papyrus, Egyptian in origin.

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