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Our Lady of Refuge

Long Beach

Our community is excited to participate alongside all parishes, missions and Catholic centers in the Archdiocese to strengthen and renew our Church for the future. Please continue reading to learn how this campaign will benefit us.

Letter from the Pastor

Campaign Details

Our Parish Goal


Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.

Our Parish Receives


To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.

Parish Needs

Sound System

During Mass we celebrate the Liturgy of the Word, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Sometimes it is difficult to hear either part of the Mass due to the inferior quality of our sound system. We will install a new sound system to improve the quality of sound during Mass. The microphones on the altar and music area will also be updated.


New Lighting

Lighting has become a focal point of the visual aspect of our church; therefore we plan to improve lighting while also saving energy and maintenance costs. With many families live streaming and expanding their video capabilities, it is important that the church be sufficiently illuminated.


Beauty is an integral and essential part of our Catholic liturgy. When a church’s beauty is allowed to wither, the liturgy experience suffers. It is time for us to restore some of the beauty and luster to our church by cleaning and polishing the Terrazzo on the floor and church sanctuary.


Upgrading our church restrooms can provide easier access, improved hygiene, and lower operating costs for our parish community. As part of the upgrades, our parish will paint the restrooms, tile the floors, replace washbasins and toilets.

Parish/School Kitchen Renovation Projects

Our parish and school kitchen is an important part of our parish community. Our community kitchen is used for parish and school events that provide fellowship opportunities that connect our families. With the use of Called to Renew funds, we will remodel the kitchen by upgrading the sinks, cabinets, flooring, lighting, and painting for our growing parish and school community.

A Bold Plan of Renewal

We — the Catholic faithful — are the agents of renewal for Church and society. I am grateful for this opportunity to walk alongside clergy and parishioners in strengthening our parishes and ministries, the heart of our Archdiocese.
Archbishop José H. Gomez