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Welcome to Our Lady of Refuge Parish!





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Celebrating the Season of Lent

February 14th through March 28th

Parish Penance Service

Wednesday, March 21st, 7:00 pm in the Church

All Catholics are required to receive the Sacrement of Reconciliation at least once a year.  Also Available

Saturday, March 24th, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 28th, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday - March 25th

Regular Sunday Mass Schedule with open air blessing of palms at 9:15 am and 11:15 am in front of the church

Holy Thursday - March 29th

Beginning of the Sacred Triduum - Mass at 8:00 am and 7:30 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday - March 30th

No Mass - Liturgies at 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm, and 7:30 pm

Holy Saturday - March 31st

Easter Vigil Mass - our highest holy celebration starting at sundown at 7:30

Easter Sunday - April 1st

Mass at 8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am (no 5:30 pm Mass)

We are a Roman Catholic faith community in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  As a parish family we strive to continue the work of Christ by proclaiming and living the Gospel, celebrating the Eucharist and Sacraments, and sharing God’s love through lives of prayer, service and stewardship.  We invite you to join our parish community!

This Week in the Parish Highlight

Lenten Fish Fry every Friday during Lent

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Cafeteria

Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent - 7:00 pm in the Church

Only $7.00 per plate which includes two pieces of fish and choice of two sides

$5.00 kids meal also available.  Dine-in our take-out.  Beverages and Deserts $1 extra each.

Proceeds go to support Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School

Journey of the Cross

Monday, March 19th - 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm in the Auditorium

For the entire family!  Learn more about the three Lenten disciplines... prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Invite family and friends to join your family for this inspiring evening.

For more information please contact the office of Religious education (562)597-3102.

Gift of a Lifetime Campaign is underway!

A Catholic education is the Gift of a Lifetime... but some families have a hard time paying tuition.  Our annual Gift of a Lifetime campaign allows OLR to offer tuition assistance to those most in need.  But just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a parish to support a school... so please give generously this year!


Mass Times

8:00am, 5:30pm (Sunday Vigil)
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am & 5:30pm
8:00am (daily)
Holy Days
5:30pm (Vigil), 8:00am & 5:30pm
Saturdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eucharistic Adoration
First Fridays 7:00am - 8:00am
October through June

Parish Information

5195 Stearns Street 
Long Beach, CA 90815
Office Phone (562) 498-6641
Office Fax (562) 498-3344
Parish School (562) 597-0819
Office of Religious Education (562) 597-3102


  • Fri Mar 16 - Lenten Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross
  • Fri-Sun Mar 16-18 - LA Religious Education Congress
  • Fri Mar 23 - Last Lenten Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross
  • Sun Mar 25 - Palm Sunday
  • Thu Mar 29 - Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:30 pm
  • Fri Mar 30 - Good Friday
  • Sat Mar 31 - Easter Vigil 7:30 pm
  • Sun Apr 1 - Easter Sunday
  • Sat Apr 14 - Boomers Plus Luncheon
  • Fri Apr 20 - OLR Spring Event
  • Fri Apr 27 - Annie Dinner Show 5:30 pm
  • Sat Apr 28 - Annie 1PM & 6 PM
  • Sun Apr 29 - Annie 1PM
  • Sun May 6 - Confirmation @ 11:30 Mass
  • Sat May 12 - Boomers Plus Luncheon
  • Thu May 17 - OLR School Spring Sing 6PM
  • Mon May 21 - OLR Golf Tournement
  • Thu May 24 - OLR PTO All Parent Meeting
  • Mon May 28 - Memorial Day (all OLR offices closed)
  • Fri Jun 8 - OLR School Graduation 5PM
  • Sat Jun 9 - Boomers Plus Luncheon
  • Mon Jun 18 - St Anthony HS Golf Classic