The Bridge program is built on the belief that children need continued faith formation; there should not be a gap between junior high & high school. Bridge offers children the opportunity to share & grow in their faith with their peers. In 2018, a study was conducted at the Center for Applied Research at Georgetown. Out of those surveyed, 74% stopped identifying as Catholic between 10-20 years of age, with a median age of 13. This time is crucial, as students are just beginning to make decisions about their values, morals & priorities. Attending Bridge will help children meet other Catholic students & build the foundation for a healthy Catholic Christian Community. We want our students to recognize God’s abundant love & nurture a strong relationship with Jesus.

Attending Bridge will help the students to meet other Catholic students build the foundation for a healthy Catholic Christian community. We want them to recognize that God is with them and there for them and to help nurture a strong relationship with God. 

We offer both large and small group programs which include prayer, service projects, games, fellowship, etc. all while learning about our amazing Catholic faith. 

Large/ Small Group Meetings

  • Prayer
  • Breakout groups
  • Bible study
  • Service projects
  • Fellowship
  • Games
  • Retreats

Parents will also find a support group steeped in Catholic thought to help navigate the potentially rocky years ahead.

We often get asked why parents are encouraged to attend and it is because they are the most influential example of faith to their children.  It’s not as much about what you say as it is about what YOU do that will impact your children.

As Saint Francis tells us, “Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.” 

 

The Office of Youth Ministry 

 Katy Dagampat & Kacie Riordan

At this time, we are planning for Bridge to begin in October, 2020 online. We will be meeting via Zoom or Google Classroom in order to continue fostering the community based approach Bridge has since it started. There will be more information coming in regards to the platforms we’re using and how to log-in.

The registration fee for the Bridge is $75.00

Please click the button below to sign into Faith Direct. You can also pay by cash or check in person at our Parish Office.

St. Lawrence Martyr

1940 S. Prospect Ave

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

If you have any questions regarding payment of any of the fees, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: youthministry@stlm.org or by phone 310.316.0466

The following forms are needed in order to complete your 2020-2021 Bridge Program registration

 

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 young people with the knowledge to protect themselves and others from harm. In January, 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.

Because we are participating in virtual learning this year, your child will be interacting with the class online. Please complete the form and submit it to the Parish Office.

Director of Youth Ministry & Confirmation

Katy Dagampat

424-212-6551

youthministry@stlm.org

Assistant Youth Minister

Kacie Riordan

310-316-0466

youthministry@stlm.org