Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Home

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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

Recent News

Red Cross Blood Drive Featured Photo

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a blood drive on Sunday, February 28, 10 A..M. – 4 P.M. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9847 Beverly Street, Bellflower. To make an appointment, sign up at www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter the sponsor code BellflowerKofC or call 1-800-733-2767.
Weekly Lenten Fish Fry Featured Photo

Weekly Lenten Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus sponsor a Friday fish fry (4:30 – 7 P.M.) during Lent at the Bellflower office. Dinners are packaged to-go; pre-order no later than 1 P.M. each Friday by calling 562-866-9105. Fish and chips or baked fish = $11; deep fried shrimp = $13; extra fish = $3; children under 12 = $7. Orders include French fries, coleslaw, pickle slice, and tartar sauce. (Begins on February 19.) Location: 9847 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower CA 90706.

Upcoming Events


Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Location: OLR Chapel


Time: 8 AM – 9 AM
Location: Our Lady of Refuge Chapel


Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Location: OLR Chapel


Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Location: OLR Chapel