Grades 6-8 Faith Formation
Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge resources make it easier for youth ministers to plan out their semesters of Edge Night, retreats, and to train a team of adults, the Core Team, to assist them in the ministry. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand.
2019-2020 Edge Semester Plan
Edge meets on Wednesdays from 6-7pm and is open to all 6-8 grade students. Our Edge year will be divided into three parts. Middle school faith formation is supplemented with various youth ministry activities, both parish wide and city wide. Check out our youth ministry page for more information on upcoming events and opportunities.
Part 1: Existence (September 18th-November 13th)
Who is God? How did our world come to be? Why do we exist? Why is there evil in the world? What is the point of any of this.
Everything began from nothing. Everything was created by Gd who has always been and will always be. Our world is vast, intricate, and created by a loving God with a specific purpose and plan. God, who is three in one, is our divine designer, the unmoved mover, and, at the same time, our loving Father who desires nothing more than knowing us and being known to us.
Existence dives deep into the very beginning of everything. Starting with wonder and awe of the universe, the youth will be plunged into the depths of the love of God and the great truth that we were created out of the love of God and to love God. We will walk the youth through learning about who God is, the world He has created, and the creation of humanity. They will also tackle the tough reality of the fall of man and original sin as well as the ever timely question of why evil exists.
Part 2: Transformation (November 20th - January 29th)
Transformation takes the youth deep into the mystery and wonder of the Sacraments of Initiation. More detailed description coming soon!
Part 3: Choices (February 5th - April 15th)
Choices dives into the very beginning of decision making and morality. More detailed description coming soon!
Grades 9-12 Faith Formation
Currently 9-12th grade faith formation consists of Confirmation Preparation and various youth ministry activities.