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American Martyrs

Manhattan Beach

Our community is excited to participate alongside all parishes, missions and Catholic centers in the Archdiocese to strengthen and renew our Church for the future. Please continue reading to learn how this campaign will benefit us.

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Letter from the Pastor

Campaign Details

Our Parish Goal

$6,000,000

Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.

Our Parish Receives

$4,040,000

To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.

Parish Needs

Restrooms, Cry Room, and Vestibule

Moving the cry room will brighten the vestibule entry and allow us to upgrade the restrooms to modern plumbing and accessibility standards.

Finishes and Painting

Replacing the aging carpeting and paint, as well as refinishing the pews and other features that will bring the church interior up to date.

Audio-Visual & Sound Systems

Upgrading the audio-visual systems and improving the acoustic performance of the space will increase participation and enhance the celebration of Mass.

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Sanctuary & Sacristies

Restoring and improving the finishes and lighting in the sanctuary and adding a reredos will focus attention on the altar and improve the work and priest sacristies.

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Interior Electrical & Lighting

Upgrading the electrical and lighting systems to current standards will more efficiently highlight the beauty of our church.

Roof

Replacing the 30-year-old roof with a standing seam roof will coordinate the church to the Welcome Center.

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Brick Repair & Tower

Completing repairs to the damaged brick on the entry arch and tower will ensure the long-term integrity and safety of the brick exterior.

Hardscape, Access and Benches

Replacing the disintegrating and dangerous hardscaping, improving accessibility to conform to ADA requirements, and adding benches will create a more welcoming environment.

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Doors

Upgrading of the doors and adding power-assist capability will increase accessibility to the church.

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Exterior Electrical & Lighting

Installing new pedestrian and feature LED lighting will enhance safety and highlight the beauty of our church.

A Bold Plan of Renewal

We — the Catholic faithful — are the agents of renewal for Church and society. I am grateful for this opportunity to walk alongside clergy and parishioners in strengthening our parishes and ministries, the heart of our Archdiocese.
Archbishop José H. Gomez