Congratulations to our 247
First Penance children.
May you always feel close to Jesus.
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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.
Registration for 2015-16 SRE is now available. Reregistration can be done through the
Parent Portal link
Link to new registration (including new siblings):
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 Brigid/Brendan rooms 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 Brigid/Brendan 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: These are dependent on parent volunteers, and we are currently seeking interested adults who would prefer meeting on Sunday.
TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY SESSIONS: 3:45-4:45pm – once a week beginning on either Sept 23 (Tuesday) or Sept 24 (Wednesday). Parents are required to attend a parent orientation on either Aug 24 or Sept 7th at 7:30pm or Sept 9th 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 4 (Tuesday) or 5 (Wednesday)
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: Depend on parent participation and we are currently seeking adults who would prefer to lead a class on Sunday.
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 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