Middle School Ministry EDGE (Grades 6 – 8)

Updates and News

The next In-Person EDGE Night is Monday, March 22nd from 6:30-7:30 pm in the PLC.

Here is the EDGE In-Person information and procedures:

Here are the procedures for EDGE Nights:

***Please note that if you are feeling ill/sick before class or have a temperature above 100.4, please stay home and just send us an email that you can’t attend.

      • Please arrive between 6:20 & 6:30 pm and enter the Parish Life Center through Door B.  Masks must be worn and everyone should do their best to social distance while in the PLC! We also will ask everyone to use hand sanitizer upon entry.
      • We have discontinued the use of temperature checking, however we will ask students to certify they are not sick/ill and have not been exposed to anyone with Covid 19.
      • Students should then proceed to the check-in desk in the Lobby to be marked “present” for attendance. The leader will then direct you to your meeting room for the EDGE class.
      • Students will be dismissed at 7:30 PM out of Door C (side door with ramp near the parking lot).

***Students who are remaining non-gathered (at home) will have topics and materials sent home via email so you can follow along. Please contact Dave at DaveM@olmercy.com to be added to this list and/or to get more details.

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 October 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.



EDGE Nights

Upcoming EDGE Nights for 2021:

Mar. 22 – EDGE In-Person session

Apr. 12 – EDGE In-Person session

Apr. 26 – EDGE End of Year Sports Night


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 Retreat: TBA
Topic: Self Esteem

7th/8th Grade Retreat: TBA
Topic: Discipleship and Service

General Information about Gathered Retreats
Students are expected to attend one retreat each year. Students can attend the morning or afternoon session. A permission form  will be required and should indicate which retreat the student will be attending. Parents are needed to help chaperone. 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.

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. You can sign-up here: EDGE Middle School Ministry Volunteer Sign-Up

Please  prayerfully think about this…our teens need YOU.

Contact Us

Mr. Dave Miserendino
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Mrs. Jean Rehmer
Religious Education Secretary

Our Lady of Mercy Middle School Youth Ministry
701 S. Eola Road
Aurora IL 60504
Fax (630)851-3468