Catholic Middle School Youth Ministry


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. Youth are always welcomed and encouraged to bring their friends to The EDGE.

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Becky Schmitt
EDGE Coordinator
bschmitt(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org
480-998-3843 ext. 204


This Spring, we looked at celebration. Birthdays, performances, big wins: we celebrate the big things in our lives. They cry out for celebration! Our faith is the same way and the Church, in her wisdom, gives us seven Sacraments that frame the celebration of our life and Catholic faith – each of them pointing back to the Eucharist as the source and summit of our lives. This summer, we have FREDGE & Service Opportunities each month.  All 6th – 8th graders are welcome!


MAY 30th // Parent & Camper Meeting

JUNE 4 – 7th // EDGE Camp: Love Does

JUNE 15th // FREDGE at Glow Putt & Sweet Republic

JUNE 20th // St. Vincent de Paul Service Opportunity


JUNE 4 – 7 // EDGE Camp 2018


Within the context of faith, middle school youth are moving from a child-like spirituality to one that will hopefully reach its pinnacle, through the work of EDGE, into an adult faith commitment to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Community.

The name “EDGE” recognizes that middle school youth are on the EDGE in their life, and if we as a church don’t do something about it, they’re going to fall off the EDGE and we are never ever going to see them again. But, at the same time, we as a church are going to give them the EDGE they need in life: Jesus Christ, the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, the Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, and a Catholic Community to love, nurture and challenge them. EDGE nights are held Mondays from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Fenlon Hospitality Center.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Help serve dinner to the families in downtown Phoenix OR work with youth on homework, literacy and fun! Families are encouraged to serve together & all participants meet at the facility. Monthly on Wednesdays from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Sign up here!

FREDGE (Friday Night EDGE): Games, fellowship, food & community aiming at building holy friendships. Monthly on Fridays, 7-9 p.m. in Fenlon Hospitality Center (unless otherwise noted).


More information about the EDGE Program

Download Summer Schedule and Information

Download EDGE Camp Packet and Information

EDGE Registration

EDGE CAMP Registration