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MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday Vigil Mass

  • 5:30pm (English)

Regular Sunday Schedule

  • Masses in English 6:30am, 9:30am
  • Masses in Spanish 8:00am, 12:30pm
  • Bilingual Mass (English/Spanish) 11:00am

Mount Carmel Cambodian Community (1851 Cerritos Avenue, LB)

  • Mass in Khmer/English on the Fourth Sunday of the Month at 2:00pm

Weekday Mass

  • Monday through Friday (English) 12:10pm

First Friday

  • 12:10pm in English
  • 7:00pm in Spanish

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday through Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm in the church.

SACRAMENTS

Reconciliation The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is celebrated on Fridays at 5:00pm in the church.

Anointing of the Sick Please call the parish office when the Sacrament of the Sick is necessary.

Baptisms We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism for infants and adults. For infants, the sacrament is celebrated on certain Saturdays throughout the year except during Lent. Click here for more information and requirements. Call the parish secretary at 562.590.9229 to know what baptism dates are available. Adult baptism is celebrated through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Call Sr. Zulma Esquivel-Diaz at 562.590.9229 for more information.

Holy Communion and Confirmation For children, preparation to receive Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation is done through the Religious Education Program. Preregistration is required. Registrations take place on Sundays in the church patio during the month of June. This is a two-year program with classes that run from September through April. Adult Communion and Confirmation preparation is done through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Call the parish office at 562.590.9229 for more information.

Weddings The Sacrament of Marriage celebrated on Saturdays. Couples interested in celebrating their wedding at St. Anthony parish must contact the office at least 12 months in advance to ensure proper preparation of the couple. Please call the office for more information. 562.590.9229 or click here.

St. Anthony Catholic Church

Welcome to Saint Anthony Catholic Church! We are located in Downtown Long Beach in California.

Saint Anthony Church Sanctuary
Saint Anthony Church Sanctuary

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Saint Anthony Church, established as the first Roman Catholic Parish in 1902, is regarded as the Mother Church in the City of Long Beach.

St. Anthony’s Church History

Parish History

Table of contents:

A. The Early Years – 1890-1920

  1. Long Beach history 1890-1902
  2. Landscape
  3. Population
  4. Catholic Services and Education – 1900
  5. St. Peter and Paul
  6. Miss Della Malone

B. Planning the first Catholic Church in Long Beach

  1. Bishop Montgomery – 1900
  2. J. M. Morris
  3. Lots selected

    C. First Church Building

    1. Ground broken – 9/16/1902
    2. Cornerstone laid – 10/19/1902
    3. Parish men build Church
    4. Furnishings donated
    5. Dedication Mass – 7/19/1903

      D. First Pastor and Congregation

      1. Rectory built – 1/19/1904
      2. Ferrer serving Compton and Long Beach
      3. Reardon appointed – 4/1907

E. First School built – 1907

  1. Opening 9/1907
  2. Staff, students
  3. Stable converted
  4. School closed – 1909

F. Second Church building

  1. Population growth
  2. Cornerstone laid 10/24/1913
  3. Dedication Thanksgiving Day, 1914
  4. Second Rectory

G. Second School built

  1. Reopened with Immaculate Heart Sisters in 1916
  2. New school building dedicated 9/29/1919
  3. High School classes begin 9/1920

The Growing Years – 1920 – 1933

  1. John Hegarty appointed – 1922
  2. Third Rectory completed – (Picture)
  3. School growth
  4. High School accredited – 5/1922