Elementary Faith Formation for Children in Grades 1-5

Registration is Now Open for 2020-2021

While promoting Catholic faith formation, the Office of Religious Education(RE) and our Elementary Faith Formation program seeks to bring children into the knowledge and experience of the Good News of the Gospel. At the heart of our mission is our Lord Jesus Christ and the hope for our children and their families to grow in intimate and authentic relationship with Him.

We seek to create the foundation for lifelong faith formation in partnership with our parents by encouraging active participation in our faith at home, in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church and in our St. Lawrence Martyr community.

Our elementary faith formation sessions are intended for children in grades first through fifth not attending Catholic schools. It also includes the two year sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation. This preparation usually occurs during a child’s first and second grades.

Due to the guidelines and restrictions in place during the pandemic, our 2020-2021 year will run from October 2020 through May 2021 and will meet online for one weekly 30 minute session along with family faith formation activities/assignments in the home. Sessions will be offered on Monday, Tuesday OR Wednesday afternoons.

Family Formation at Home: Our weekly online sessions will be supplemented with family faith sharing activities and assignments.

Parent Faith Formation: In response to these uncertain times, we will be offering Parent Sessions to support and guide our parents in this new and challenging time of remote online sessions. We affirm that parents are the first and most important witnesses of the faith and teachers of a child’s faith and are here to partner with them.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for 2020-2021

Online Sessions begin the Week of October 5th

Please note that during the registration process, you will be required to select a day and time for your child’s online sessions.

(You may refer to the Virtual Sessions Guide found under our Calendar tab prior to registering to see the offered day and times.)

 

Required Registration Items:

  • Registration Form (see link below)
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • First Communion Certificate (if applicable)
  • Parent/Guardian Noncommercial Release for Minor (found under the FORMS tab)
  • Empowering God’s Children Acknowledgement Form (found under the FORMS tab)
  • Payment of Registration Fee (see PAYMENT tab)

Registration Fee:

1 child: $75 / year

2 children: $135 / year

3+ children: $175 family max

 

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Mills | Director of Religious Education

susan.mills@stlm.org | 310-316-4460

The 2020-2021 RE Registration Fee for Elementary Faith Formation for Grades 1-5:

1 child – $75 / year

2 children – $135 / year

3+ children – $175 family max

Fee includes online session programming, materials and parent sessions.

Click the button below to pay registration fee online.

PAYMENT BY CHECK – If you would like to pay the registration fee by check:

  • Make check payable to St. Lawrence Martyr and indicate Religious Ed on your check.
  • Please mark envelope to the attention of Susan Mills | Office of Religious Education
  • Drop off or mail check to the SLM Parish Office: 1940 So. Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

EMPOWERING GOD’S CHILDREN

St. Lawrence Martyr is committed to the safety & well-being of our students. There are daily reports of child abuse and we recognize the importance to “empower” our children with the knowledge to protect themselves and others from harm. In February, we will be presenting the Empowering God’s Children and Young People Safety Program, provided by the Archdiocese of LA. It is a way to teach children through classroom activities the different ways to maintain personal safety. The lessons given are based on principals of catechesis so students remember they are always loved by God.

PARENT MEDIA RELEASE FOR MINOR (NONCOMMERCIAL)

In following the guidelines and restrictions in place during the pandemic, our elementary faith formation sessions will be online. In order to lawfully allow children (image of the children) to appear in any of these online sessions, the parish of St. Lawrence Martyr must receive the written permission of the parents. Please download and return a signed copy of the Parents’ Noncommercial Media Release form to the St. Lawrence Martyr – Office of Religious Education. Forms may be dropped off or mailed to:

St. Lawrence Martyr

Attention: Susan Mills | Office of Religious Education

1940 So. Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Our parish offices are currently closed to visitors but we are available for you. If you have any questions regarding Elementary Faith Formation for children in Grades 1st – 5th or the Sacrament of First Holy Communion for your child, please contact:

Susan Mills | Director of Religious Education

Office of Religious Education

Direct Number: 310.316.4460

Email Address : susan.mills@stlm.org