Religious Education Classes Will Begin Soon!

If you have registered your child for any religious education program do not forget that the first day of classes is almost here. Classes for First Communion program are to begin Saturday September 23, 2017 at 9:00 am. and classes for the Confirmation program are to begin Saturday September 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Parents, do not forget about the parent meeting on Friday September 29th at 7:00pm that will be taking place inside the church. There you will also be receiving the schedule for the rest of the year along with other important information. We hope to see you there!

Si usted ha registrado a su hijo/a para algún programa de educación religiosa no se le olvide que las clases de segundo año comenzaran muy pronto. Las clases para la Primera Comunión comienzan el Sábado 23 de Septiembre a las 9:00 de la mañana. Las clases de Confirmación comenzaran el 30 de Septiembre a las 12.00 del día. Además recuerden que habrá una junta para los padres el Viernes 29 de Septiembre a las 7:00 de la noche en la iglesia. Ahí se les entregara el calendario del año escolar y les darán otra información importante. Los esperamos pronto!

Sacraments for Adults

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

If you are an adult who is seeking a deeper understanding of your faith and would like to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, we welcome you to consider joining our RCIA group this fall.

This program is designed for those Catholics who perhaps were baptized as infants but have not had the opportunity to participate fully in the Sacramental life of the Church, or for those seeking to learn more about our faith and be in full communion  with the Church.

You can read more about RCIA here.

To register, please visit the parish during office hours to complete a simple form.  If you have been baptized in the Catholic Church, you will need to provide a copy of your baptism and birth certificates.

For general questions about registration and our program, call the parish office at 562-590-9229. Continue reading “Sacraments for Adults”



Our beautiful Church is an impressive space to celebrate your wedding. The wonderful mosaics and other art enhance the prayerful experience of your special day. If you would like to celebrate your Sacrament of Marriage with us, please start the process at least 12 months ahead to ensure that we help you be well prepared. You can read our Marriage Information Brochure in English or in Spanish to get acquainted with our process. If you have any questions or if you are ready to begin the process, please call Martha Ranjbar at 562-590-9229, or complete this short form to send her a message:

We hope that as you prepare to celebrate your Sacrament of Marriage, you and your loved one may enjoy the beginning of your journey as One.

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Minister’s Portal – Portal para los Ministros

Lectors click link and Learn how to become a powerful Proclaimer!

Welcome to our volunteers! This page will help us to keep you in the loop and give you important information as it becomes available. Click here to see our  Liturgical Minister schedule January 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Adriana Villalba at 562-590-9229 or via e-mail at or by completing the form below. Thank you for all you do!

Bienvenidos, voluntarios. Esta página es para mantenerlos informados y darles información importante cuando esté disponible. Oprima aquí para ver nuestro Calendario de Ministros Litúrgicos de Enero 2017. Si tiene preguntas, llame a Adriana Villalba al 562-590-9229 o por correo electrónico a o llenando este formulario. ¡Gracias por toda su ayuda!


Fingerprinting Schedule for this month. Click here to connect to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and see the most recent fingerprinting schedule to make an appointment. Contact the parish office to request a LiveScan form that will need to be taken to your appointment.

Oprima aquí para obener el calendario de sesiones en las que se tomarán huellas por parte de la Arquidiócesis de Los Angeles y hacer una cita. Llame a la oficina de la parroquia para obtener el formulario que necesitará llevar a su cita.


Click here to visit the site and see a list of upcoming Protecting God’s Children for Adults classes. Select “Los Angeles – San Pedro Region”.

Oprima aquí para ver una lista de clases “Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios para Adultos” en el sitio de Seleccione “Los Angeles – San Pedro Region”.

Registrations for Religious Education – Registraciones para el Catecismo

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Registrations for new students the 2019-2020 program year will begin July 1, 2019.

Thank you for taking interest in enrolling into the Religious Education Program here at St. Anthony. Please note that this is a two-year program.

  • Entering 2nd-7th graders for the 2019-2020 school year are welcome to register for First Holy Communion formation.

  • Entering 9th-11th graders for the 2019-2020 school year are welcome to register for Confirmation formation.

We have limited space and parents are asked to apply during the months of July and August during normal office hours. September 1st is the last day to register for the year, no exceptions.

For First Communion Students, we ask that parents bring the child’s birth and Baptism certificates and the $70 annual enrollment fee.

For Confirmation Students, please bring the child’s birth, Baptism and first Communion certificates in addition to $125 annual enrollment fee.

Please call the office for further information at 562-590-9229.

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Las inscripciones para el año 2019-2020 comenzarán el 1ero de julio del 2019.

Gracias por su interes en inscribir a su hijo/a al Programa de Educación Religiosa. Este es un programa de dos años.

  • Los estudiantes que vayan a comenzar en los grados de Segundo a Séptimo para el año escolar 2019-2020 se pueden inscribir en la formación para la Primera Comunión.
  • Los estudiantes que vayan a comenzar en los grados Noveno al Onceavo pueden registrarse en la formación para la Confirmación.

Tenemos cupo limitado y les pedimos a los padres de familia que apliquen durante los meses de junio y julio en horas de oficina. El 1ero de septiembre es el último día para registrarse para este año y no se habrán excepciones.

Para los estudiantes de Primera Comunión, pedimos que los padres de familia traigan el certificado de nacimiento y la fe de Bautismo del estudiante y $70 de inscripción para el primer año.

Para los estudiantes de Confirmación por favor traiga el certificado de nacimiento, la fe de Bautismo y la boleta de Primera Comunión de su estudiante y la cuota anual de $125.

Llame a la oficina si tiene preguntas al 562-590-9229, extensión 105.

Our Services





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.


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


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