Middle School Ministry EDGE (Grades 6 – 8)

Welcome to the EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry!

Links & Documents

Register EDGE Program:

Faith Formation Register Here     Faith Formation Pay Here

JYD: Joliet Youth Day is Saturday, June 1st at Lewis University in Romeoville. All graduating 7th through 12 graders are invited! Get the info packet and registration form HERE!


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 invite their friends to the EDGE.

When We Meet

Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will participate in the EDGE program starting in September and going until April. Topics will be presented to educate about the Christian Catholic faith and challenge the student to grow in a relationship with Christ. There will be large and small group activities.


EDGE Night Calendar 2023-2024

Sept. 18 – EDGE Kick-Off Night

Oct. 2 – EDGE Night

Oct. 16 – EDGE Night

Nov. 6 – EDGE Night

Nov. 20 – EDGE Night

Dec. 4 – EDGE Night

Dec. 18 – EDGE Night

Jan. 8 – EDGE Night

Jan. 22 – EDGE Night

Feb. 5 – EDGE Night

Feb. 12 – EDGE Night

Mar. 4 – EDGE Night

Mar. 18 – EDGE Night

Apr. 8 – EDGE Night

Apr. 22 – EDGE End of Year Sports Party

Times: ALL EDGE Nights are 6:30-8:00 pm in the PLC. (unless noted otherwise)

Attendance Line: Please call or email us to report an absence.  Ph: 331-707-5382 or KarenS@olmercy.com.

EDGE Youth Group Events

These events are optional for our 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

September 25 – EDGE Bonfire & Rosary Night (6:30-8:00pm)

October 23 – EDGE FMSC Trip (7:00-8:45pm)

November 13 – Friendsgiving Night (6:30-8:00pm)

December 11 – Alden Nursing Home Trip (6:15-8:00pm)

January 15 – EDGE Movie Night (6:30-8:00pm)

February 19 – EDGE FMSC Trip (7:00-8:45pm)

March 11 – EDGE Movie Night (6:30-8:00pm)

April 1 – EDGE Bonfire & Divine Mercy Chaplet Night (6:30-8:00pm)



EDGE Retreat

Students in grades 6-8 are asked to attend a retreat each year.

Date:  Saturday, April 20

Time: 8:30am to Noon (12:00pm)

Location: OLM Parish Life Center.

Retreat Theme: Self Esteem and Discipleship

General Information about Gathered Retreats
Students are expected to attend one retreat each year. Parents are needed to help chaperone. Please contact the Family Faith Formation 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.

Help serve as a catechist or volunteer for the program. Whether you are a parent, grandparent or parishioner–you are welcome to help!

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 Dave Miserendino at DaveM@olmercy.com  or (331)707-5371.

Please  prayerfully think about this…our teens need YOU.

Contact Us

Office of Family Faith Formation for Grades 6-12

Adolfo and Joana Lopez |  EDGE Coordinators

Dave Miserendino |  Director

Karen Schwartz | Administrative Assistant