Middle School Ministry EDGE (Grades 6 – 8)

Welcome to the EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry!


EDGE Summer Events:

Sky High Trampoline – June 21st

Ultimate Ninja Warrior Course – July 16th

Raging Waves Water Park – August 6th

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.

Family Masses

EDGE Families (6th, 7th and 8th  grades)  TBA


Social Events

  1. EDGE Social Night: There will be games, inflatables, food and lots of fun!
  2. Mardi Gras Dance Party & Games
  3. End of Year Sports Party


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
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
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.

Service Projects

Students will be offered service opportunities at EDGE Nights throughout  the year. Adult chaperones and drivers are needed to help with this ministry.  Please contact Candy Rice at CandyR@olmercy.com  (331)707-5376 for more details.

  1. Feed  My Starving Children in Aurora
  2. Salvation Army Bell Ringing at local Grocery Store
  3. Mercy Fest Baskets; Completed at EDGE nights in the Spring.

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.

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.

Contact Us

Ms. Candy Rice
Middle School Youth Ministry Coordinator

Jean Rehmer
Religious Education Secretary



Edge Calendar 2018-2019

About the EDGE Youth Ministry

6th Grade Retreat Information & Permission Form

7th & 8th Grade Retreat Information & Permission Form