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First Penance Congratulations
God bless our 224 young people who received the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time this month. May you always feel the love of Jesus and the grace of forgiveness in your lives.
Welcome to SRE!
SRE stands for School of Religious Education, where children grades 1-8 receive their faith formation in their parish setting, as a support to the formation happening in the home. If you are the parent of a student attending American Martyrs School, your child receives their formation as part of their school day. However, you are still a Family in Faith!
Please explore the sacrament information, Jr High and resources on this website.
Faith Formation for Children
Faith Formation is available for all children from preschool through High School Confirmation.
for 2016-17 SRE Grades 1-6 is now a late registration. Please arrange a time to meet with
Patti Williams in order to get you started.
For Returning families,
Re-registration of existing students can be done through the
Parent Portal link
New siblings must be entered through the online application
New to American Martyrs SRE?
New Registrations (including new siblings):
New Parent Orientation required for parents
Please contact Patti Williams for an appointment
LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN
Children of grades 1–6 are invited
Children come to 9:30am mass with parents and then are brought to the St Kateri Room for the first part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word. Children then return to their parents after the sign of peace.
The First Sunday of the month, September to June
Children meet in the St Kateri Room, then brought to church to join their parents.
ELEMENTARY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Children in Grades 1-6 (includes First Communion Preparation - see below).
Religious Education and Faith Formation for appropriate grade levels.
SUNDAY SESSIONS: 10:45-11:45 am
These are dependent on parent volunteers, and we are currently seeking interested adults who would prefer meeting on Sunday.
Our First Class will be Sept 18th, in O'Donnell Hall for Donut Sunday!
TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY SESSIONS: 3:45-4:45pm –
once a week beginning on either Sept 20(Tuesday) or Sept 21 (Wednesday). Parents are required to attend a parent orientation on either Aug 28 or 31st at 7:30pm or Sept th at 9:30am.
American Martyrs School Campus
JUNIOR HIGH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Students in grades 7&8
Religious Education and Faith Formation for junior high
TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY SESSIONS: 7:15-8:30pm - once a week beginning November 1 (Tuesday) or 2Wednesday)
FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION
Preparation for First Communion is a two-year process. Children may enter the program as early as first grade or any time after that. Preparation classes are offered as follows:
SUNDAY SESSIONS: 10:45-11:45am Depend on parent participation and we are currently seeking adults who would prefer to lead a class on Sunday. Parent orientation required.
TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY SESSIONS: 3:45-4:45pm – once a week. Parent/student orientation is required.
SACRAMENTAL CLASSES ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
Sacramental classes for older children (grades 3-6) and teens (grades 7-12) who have not received the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) is a two year process. An entrance interview with the Director of Faith Formation will be scheduled for students and parents after enrollment.
For children in grades 3-8: Enroll in SRE at Grade Level for first year, then join Special Sacrament Class with other older children in grades 4-8 for the second year, during this year First Penance and First Holy Communion are received.
Tuesday or Wednesday or Sunday for Year One, with grade level.
For second year, the class will meet at a time determined by the Director
Where: American Martyrs School Campus
Call the Faith Enrichment Center 310-546-4734 or email email@example.com
American Martyrs Catholic Church
School of Religious Education
1701 Laurel Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Patti Williams, Director of Religious Education
August 15-June 15