Our Parish

Fr. George Aguilera

Saint Anthony Parish, established in 1902, is considered the “Mother Church” of Long Beach, as it is the first Roman Catholic Church in Long Beach and the predecessor of the other parishes in the area.  We are located at 540 Olive Avenue in Long Beach, California.

Saint Anthony Elementary School and Saint Anthony High School educate our youth from preschool through twelfth grade, giving them a sense of faith and community as well as great academics. You can learn more about our schools here.

Father GEORGE AGUILERA has been our pastor since 2018.  He shepherds our Parish, as well as  Saint Anthony Parish School, Saint Anthony High School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission.  He was previously pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Gardena and of St. Aloysius Church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. With his guidance, we hope to follow our call to be Eucharistic people who hold God as the center of our lives. 

Father HENRY HERNANDO is a retired archdiocesan priest who does not tire of serving the community — he assists our pastor in parish ministry.

Sister REYNA COLIMOTE, VDMF, is the Director of the Religious Education program, which serves over 600 members, both children and adults, through faith formation and sacramental preparation.  She belongs to the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, whose convent is located in our parish.

The SISTERS OF VERBUM DEI – our neighbors – are involved in our parish ministry in ways that help guide us to a deeper relationship with God in prayer and faith formation.

Deacon JORGE RAMOS was ordained in 2012 and has been a member of this community since his family moved to Long Beach in 1978.  Deacon Jorge, his wife and their five sons serve the parish in different ways.

Our priests, deacon and religious make of our community a place to find and foster a relationship with God. If you would like to receive more information or register as a parishioner, please let us know!

Currently, you may contact us by phone at (562) 590-9229, via email to secretary@saintanthonylongbeach.org.

For a list of Masses and services, click here.