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Upcoming Events

Labor Day - Parish Offices Closed
Date: 9/1/2014
Matthew 25 Meeting

Date: 9/2/2014, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: St. Kateri Room
Hearts for the Hungry - St. Francis Center
Date: 9/6/2014, 8:45 AM 1 PM
Pancake Breakfast

Date: 9/7/2014, 7:45 AM 11 AM
Location: O'Donnell Hall
Sunday Preschool - New Parent Orientation
Date: 9/7/2014, 9 AM 11 AM
Location: American Martyrs School Hall
Sunday Preschool - Teacher Orientation
Date: 9/7/2014, 11 AM 12 PM
Location: School Hall
First Communion Parents Meeting
Date: 9/7/2014, 6:30 PM 7 PM
Location: St. Kateri Room
SRE New Parent Orientation
Date: 9/7/2014, 7:30 PM 9 PM
Location: St Kateri Room
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News and Announcements

RCIA Information and Registration

RCIA Information and Registration Would you like to participate more fully at Mass every week as you attend with your family and friends? Do you need to complete your sacraments of initiation, Communion and/or Confirmation? Find out more here.
Registration for 2014-15 Sunday Preschool, SRE and Confirmation
Outdoor Mass is Saturday, September 13 at 5:00pm on the School Field

Outdoor Mass is Saturday, September 13 at 5:00pm on the School Field Mass is on the field and immediately after Mass join us on the blacktop for dinner.
There will be food for purchase or "Bring Your Own" dinner.
Lucky 21 is Here!
Check your Mailbox! Your Lucky 21 order forms should have arrived or will be arriving soon. We will begin selling Lucky 21 tickets next weekend, September 6-7, after all Masses.
SRE New Parent Orientations 8/24, 9/7 or 9/9
Parents new to SRE are required to attend one of these meetings to complete their registration.
Your Donation Helps Support our Parish Fair!

Your Donation Helps Support our Parish Fair! American Martyrs 44th Annual Parish Fair is coming on October 18 and 19!   The Parish Fair is the single largest fundraising event for our parish, ministries, and schools, plus helps us support our sister parish, St. Lawrence of Brindisi, and other charitable organizations in our local community.
First Communion Parent Meetings 8/24, 9/7 or 9/9
Parents with children receiving First Communion May 2014 attend this brief meeting to review important information about the sacrament year.
All it takes is a Smile and a Hello!

All it takes is a Smile and a Hello! Please consider being a part of our new "Greeters" ministry - once, once a month, once a year ... it's up to you. Our parishioners are of all ages so we would like to have Greeters of all ages on our front steps. You are welcome whether you are a long-time parishioner or just new to our parish.
Assistive Listening Devices are available for 9:30am & 11:30am Mass
Beach Clean-ups at Manhattan Beach Pier - third Saturday of the month

Beach Clean-ups at Manhattan Beach Pier - third Saturday of the month Everyone is invited to join Matthew 25 for the monthly beach clean-up. Meet near the Lifeguard Stand next to the Bike Path. No need to RSVP but it's encouraged to get waiver forms taken care of and send out information packages.
A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - 12 Days, February 24 - March 7, 2015
Includes visits to Tiberias, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem & more!
Career BridgeBuilders workshops help launch an effective job search campaign

Career BridgeBuilders workshops help launch an effective job search campaign Who should attend? These sessions will help those desiring to enhance their career including the unemployed, underemployed and fully employed.
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