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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Coordinator of EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry
jderusha(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org
480-998-3843 ext. 204
NEWS + UPDATES
Due to current national health circumstances we have taken EDGE online. We are in a continuous process of developing our EDGE program into one that can best facilitate the needs of our middle school youth from a distance.
The first word that God speaks in Sacred Scripture is “Fiat” – let there be – and thus begins the story of salvation history. Last semester we focused on God’s movement through creation within the Old Testament. This semester we will continue to delve into our “Fiat” theme but will focus on characters from the New Testament this time around. Sometimes it can be hard to make the connections between the Old and New Testament but with our theme of “Fiat” carrying us through we will continue to delve into these biblical characters as examples of people who were also once on the same pilgrimage that we are. Much like the Old Testament figures did for us last semester, the people of the New Testament will guide us as we grow in relationship with God, the EDGE Community, and our Catholic Faith this Spring semester.
UPCOMING EDGE PROGRAMMING
MAY 4// EDGE: The Poor Widow
MAY 11 // EDGE: St. Joseph
May 18 // EDGE: Finale!!!
More information on summer programming to come!
ALL ABOUT EDGE
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 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Fenlon Hospitality Center.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: 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!
Virtual FREDGE (Friday Night EDGE): Fellowship & fun with your EDGE community, aiming at building holy friendships. Weekly on Fridays at 7p.m. See Fall Schedule for more details.