Welcome to the EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry!
Updates and News
All EDGE gathered events and activities have been cancelled until at least after Easter. Please check back here for updates.
What is Edge
The EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades six, seven and eight. The EDGE is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents. Kids are always welcomed and encouraged to bring their friends to The EDGE.
When We Meet
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will participate in the EDGE program which will meet on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. in the Parish Life Center. Topics will be presented to educate about the Christian Catholic faith and challenge the student to grow in a relationship with Christ.
Social, Spiritual and Service activities for Junior Highers….
MON 10/28 FMSC EVENT
THURS 11/14 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FOR NURSING HOME
SAT 12/7 SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
SUN 12/8 CHRISTMAS CAROLING NURSING HOME
SUN 12/29 COOKING FOR HESED HOUSE
THURS 1/23 FLEECES FOR A.D.O.P.T.
SUN 3/15 BOWLING
Students in grades 6-8 are asked to attend a retreat each year. Two time choices will be offered for both 6th grade EDGE students and 7th/8th grade EDGE students.
6th Grade – November 2nd
Topic: Self Esteem; Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon; Parish Life Center-Multi Purpose Room.
7th/8th Grade Retreat -January 11th
Topic: Discipleship and Service; Saturday 9:00am-Noon; Parish Life Center-Multi Purpose Room.
General Information about Retreats
Students are expected to attend one retreat each year. Students can attend the morning or afternoon session. A permission form is required and should indicate which retreat the student will be attending. Parents are needed to help chaperone. Students should bring a snack to share (i.e. cookies, brownies, chips, fruit, etc.) Please contact the Youth Ministry Office for more details.
EDGE Catechist & Leaders
Our EDGE program, for our junior high teens, is looking for some fun, loving, compassionate, spiritual, and caring adults and high school teens to help us for the coming year. We need help in these areas:
High School Teens
Serve as a Peer Mentor and assist adult leaders in a small group.
(whether you are a parent, grandparent or parishioner): Group leaders at 6th, 7th and 8th grade levels, Help with Hospitality, Office, Hall monitor and Parking lot.
We need so many to help, and if many do, there will not be a huge time commitment. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Candy Rice at CandyR@olmercy.com or (331)707-5376. Please prayerfully think about this…our teens need YOU.