American Martyrs Families in Faith
Families living holy lives in sacrament and prayer
American Martyrs Catholic Church
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 is available for all children from preschool through High School Confirmation.
Registration for SRE 2021-2022
All SRE students require registration, whether they are new or returning.
Please complete this registration using the Registration Link
found on our application page.
Our classes have begun, and our Parent Orientations have been presented. If you would like to watch a recording of the Parent Orientation conducted via zoom, you are welcome to use this link:
ELEMENTARY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Children in Grades 1-6 (includes First Communion Preparation - see below).
Religious Education Faith Formation for appropriate grade levels.
SUNDAY SESSIONS: After the 9:45am Mass, 11:15-12:15pm
These are dependent on parents committing to attending the 9:45am Mass with their child, class will be following the Mass.
TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY SESSIONS: 4-5pm
American Martyrs School Campus ( within LA County Public Health Guidelines).
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
SUNDAY SESSIONS 11:15am-12:15pm
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: 11:15-12:15pm after the 9:45am Mass
TUES/WEDNESDAY SESSIONS 4-5pm
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 of Religious Education
Where: American Martyrs School Campus (within LA County Health Guidelines)
Call the Faith Enrichment Center (310) 546-4734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN
Children of grades 1–6 are invited
Children come to 9:45am mass with parents and then are brought to the Miraculous Medal Room for the first part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word.
We process over to the church for the Presentation of the Gifts.
Children return to their parents after the Sign of Peace.
The First Sunday of the month, September to June
Children meet in the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Room, then brought to church to join their parents.
SRE NEW PARENT ORIENTATIONS
ZOOM RECORDING AVAILABLE:
SUNDAY OCT 3RD
9:45AM MASS ST KATERI ROOM
OCT 3RD 1PM
BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS
OCT 3-5-6 AT HOME WEEK FOR SRE
OCTOBER 10-12-13 SRE CLASS
OCT 17-19-20 AT HOME WEEK FOR SRE
OCT 24-26-27 SRE CLASS
OCTOBER 31 -NOVEMBER 1ST
HAPPY ALL HALLOWS EVE!
American Martyrs Catholic Church
School of Religious Education
1701 Laurel Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Patti Williams, Director of Religious Education
Office Open 9-12 Mon-Fri and during SRE class time
SRE CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED IN TWO MODULES THIS YEAR.
FAMILY MODEL WHERE SRE FAITH FORMATION IS OFFERED IN TWO MODULES.
THE FAMILY MODEL IS HOME BASED. THE PARENT LEADS THE LESSONS (WITH OUR SUPPORT OF COURSE)
THE CLASSROOM MODEL WILL MEET UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A VOLUNTEER TEACHER, TWICE A MONTH WITH HOME LESSONS OCCASIONALLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
BOTH MODELS FOLLOW THE SAME SCHEDULE OF LESSONS USING THE SAME CALENDAR.
LESSONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19TH