Middle School Ministry EDGE (Grades 6 – 8)

Welcome to the EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry!

Links & Documents

Get all the details on registration for the 2021-2022 year here. Need to just make a payment for this current year’s tuition and fees? Go here.


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 2021-2022

Sept. 20 – EDGE Kick-Off Night

Oct. 4 – EDGE Night

Oct. 18 – EDGE Night

Nov. 1 – EDGE Night

Nov. 15 – EDGE Night

Dec. 6 – EDGE Night

Dec. 13 – EDGE Night

Jan. 17 – EDGE Night

Jan. 31 – EDGE Night

Feb. 14 – EDGE Night

Feb. 28 – EDGE Night

Mar. 7 – EDGE Night

Mar. 21 – EDGE Night

Apr. 4 – EDGE Night

Apr. 25 – EDGE End of Year Sports Party

ALL EDGE Nights are 6:30-8:00 pm in the PLC.


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

Sept. 13 – Catechist Training Meeting 7pm

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

Office of Family Evangelization & Catechesis for Grades 6-12

Dave Miserendino |  Director  | DaveM@olmercy.com

Jean Palasz  |  Administrative Assistant |  JeanP@olmercy.com

701 S. Eola Road
Aurora IL 60504
Fax (630)851-3468