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OLR Casino Night 2018

Our Lady of Refuge Presents:

Hollywood Casino Night

Join us on Saturday, January 20 from 7-11 p.m.


Check-in and cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m.

dancing with DJ Ernie until midnight.

Cocktail attire suggested.


Cost is $40 per person,

includes $100 casino cash, dinner, cocktail/drink ticket, and raffle ticket

Contact the school office for tickets:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call 562-597-0819


Procedes benefit Our Lady or Refuge Catholic School

Dynamic Catholic Presents: Passion and Purpose


Passion and Purpose for Marriage


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Right here at Our Lady of Refuge

Long Beach, CA - Saturday, February 10, 2018

Register early because space can sell-out fast!


Tickets $25 (PER PERSON) Includes event materials!

What's the most important word in a marriage? What is really going on in your wife's head? What do you wish your husband knew about you? Discover key ingredients to a healthy and happy marriage at the Passion & Purpose for Marriage event. Take your relationship to a whole new level!


Passion & Purpose: Marriage

Our Lady of Refuge
5195 Stearns St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
February 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Doors open an hour before the event, we suggest you arrive a half hour to an hour before the event to check in, collect your materials, and be seated.


Passion & Purpose for Marriage is not what you are expecting! First of all, don't worry, you will not have to share your feelings with a group. Come and enjoy acoustical music by George Lower and soak up what Dr. Allen Hunt has in store. Allen talks about the Five Love Languages, along with a variety of other topics and research bits, he combines everything into three very faith centered, compelling sections; The Five Things Women Need to Know about Men, The Five Things Men Need to Know about Women, and finally the Most Important Word in a Marriage...and it's not Love. Allen's speaking style is bound to capture your attention; his humor will have you laughing, and all along the way learning more about every relationship in your life. Because we all want a happy life.

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Adult Faith Formation

Adult Sacrament Preparation

Rite of Christian Initation of Adults (RCIA)


Adult Faith Formation meets every Thursday Night from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?
Or know someone who is curious about our faith? Regular Adult Faith Formation and Adult Sacrament Preparation sessions are every Thursday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Religious Education Center.


Whether you are considering becoming Catholic, need to complete your Sacraments, or are just curious and want to learn more, all are welcome!


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Readings for Daily and Weekly Mass

USCCB Web Site Provides

Calendar of Daily and Weekly Readings for Mass


Click here to see this month's calendar of readings


Use this web site to read the passages for Mass on any given day.  It is a helpful guide to preparing for Mass, or for helping you pray on what you heard at Mass.


Scripture is an important pillar of the Church where God reviels himself and the truth.  The scripture readings used at Mass have been selected and assembled into the Lectionary for use by all Catholics.


From Wikipedia:


With regard to the Daily Lectionary:

The Roman Catholic lectionary includes a two-year cycle for the weekday mass readings (called Cycle I and Cycle II). Odd-numbered years are Cycle I; even-numbered ones are Cycle II. The weekday lectionary includes a reading from the Old Testament, Acts, Revelation, or the Epistles, a responsorial Psalm, and a reading from one of the Gospels. These readings are generally shorter than those appointed for use on Sundays. The pericopes for the first reading along with the psalms are arranged in a two-year cycle. The Gospels are arranged so that portions of all four are read every year.


With regard to the weekly Sunday Lectionary:

The lectionary is organized into three-year cycles of readings. The years are designated A, B, or C. Each yearly cycle begins on the first Sunday of Advent (the last Sunday of November or first Sunday of December). Year B follows year A, year C follows year B, then back again to A.

The Gospel of John is read throughout Easter, and is used for other liturgical seasons including Advent, Christmas, and Lent where appropriate.

Remembering OLR in your Will or Trust

Have you Remembered

Our Lady of Refuge Church or School

in your Will or Trust?

Our correct legal title is:
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, A
Corporation Sole, for the benefit of Our Lady of Refuge
Church (or School), Long Beach, California

Boomers Plus Luncheon

Boomers Plus Luncheon

Formerly the Seniors 50+ and Veterans Lunch


You are invited to a special luncheon

Second Saturday of the Month

12:00 noon to 2:00 PM

in the parish cafeteria.
Bring a friend

Food, Friendship, Fellowship

Contact Penny Flint for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



First Sunday Family Mass

Mark your calendars - The 1st Sunday of every month at the 9:30 AM Mass has been designated as monthly OLR Family Mass.  Children will be invited to shadow the ushers by greeting the parishioners, helping with the collections, bringing up the gifts, reading the petitions, and passing out the parish bulletins. Please join us for coffee and donuts in the Cafeteria immediately following Mass.


  • Sat Jan 20 - OLR Casino Night
  • Tue Jan 23 - Domenico's Fundraiser
  • Thu Jan 25 - OLR PTO All Parent Meeting
  • Sat Jan 27 - Catholic High School Placement Exam
  • Sun Jan 28-Sat Feb 3 - Catholic Schools Week
  • Sun Jan 28 - OLR School Open House
  • Sun Jan 28 - OLR Sports Pancake Breakfast
  • Thu Feb 1 - Adult Confirmation Prep begins
  • Sat Feb 10 - Passion and Purpose Marriage Retreat
  • Sat Feb 10 - Boomers Plus Luncheon
  • Wed Feb 14 - Ash Wednesday
  • Sat Mar 10 - Boomers Plus Luncheon
  • Sun Mar 11 - Daylight Savings begins (Spring forward 1 hour)
  • Thu Mar 15 - LA Youth Day
  • Fri-Sun Mar 16-18 - LA Religious Education Congress
  • Mon Feb 19 - Presidents Day (all OLR offices closed)
  • Sun Feb 25 - OLR School Science Fair Open House
  • Sat Mar 10 - St Anthony HS 5K Run
  • 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