Weddings

Weddings

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

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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 calendar@saintanthonylongbeach.org 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 calendar@saintanthonylongbeach.org o llenando este formulario. ¡Gracias por toda su ayuda!

FINGERPRINTS – HUELLAS

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.

VIRTUS CLASS – CLASE DE VIRTUS

Click here to visit the Virtus.org 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 Virtus.org. Seleccione “Los Angeles – San Pedro Region”.

St. Anthony Catholic Church

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

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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