Welcome to the EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry!
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 (TBA)
November 13 – Friendsgiving Night (6:30-8:00pm)
December 11 – Alden Nursing Home Trip (TBA)
January 15 – EDGE Movie Night (6:30-8:00pm)
March 11 – EDGE Movie Night (6:30-8:00pm)
April 1 – EDGE Clean-up Service Event (TBA)
Students in grades 6-8 are asked to attend a retreat each year.
Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 9:00am 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. A permission form will be required. 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.