Welcome to the EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry!
EDGE Grades 6-8 Registration Information
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.
EDGE Families (6th, 7th and 8th grades)
Monday, February 25, 2019
6:30 pm. in Church
Social, Spiritual and Service activities for Junior Highers….
- Mass and Bonfire Social – Sept. 9
- Human Board Game Night – Sept. 27
- Parent/Teen Night – Oct. 18
- Bonfire/Pumpkin Carving – Oct. 25
- Spiritual Thanksgiving – Nov. 15
- Service Project-Lap Blankets – Nov. 29
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Dec. 1
- Christmas Caroling – Dec. 2
- FMSC – Oct. 8 & Jan. 17
- Service – Honor Flight cards & banners – Jan. 31
- Human Board Game Night – Feb. 14
- Ice Skating – Feb. 24
- Mardi Gras Party – Mar. 4
- Tubing – Mar. 10
- Escape Room Night – Apr. 4
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 – Jan. 12th
Topic: Self Esteem; Saturday 8:45-11:45 AM OR 12:45-3:45 PM; Parish Life Center-Multi Purpose Room.
7th/8th Grade Retreats – Feb. 2nd
Topic: Discipleship and Service; Saturday 8:45-11:45 AM OR 12:45-3:45 PM; 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.
Get the EDGE Volunteer Packet 2018-2019
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.
Ms. Candy Rice
Middle School Youth Ministry Coordinator
Religious Education Secretary