Welcome to the EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry!
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.
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.