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 will be focusing in on the Beatitudes as the heart of Jesus’ teaching. These seven proclamations of blessing over things that don’t sound like blessings have much to teach us about the core message of the Gospel. When we use the Beatitudes as a lens to view our lives and circumstances, we see more clearly and in the perspective of the kingdom of God. Join us for a fun, inspiring, and powerful semester on seeing with new eyes!


JAN 14 // EDGE: #blessed

JAN 21 // NO EDGE – MLK Holiday

JAN 23 // St. Vincent de Paul Service Opportunity

JAN 28 // EDGE: Poor in Spirit


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): Fellowship & fun with your EDGE community, aiming at building holy friendships. Monthly on Fridays, 7-9 p.m. See Spring Schedule for location details.


More information about the EDGE Program

Download Spring Schedule and Information

EDGE Registration