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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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Formation Team

Thomas Bestul, EDGE Coordinator       tbestul(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

Laura Whitney, Assistant EDGE and Life Teen Coordinator       lwhitney(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

Sharon Fabyanic  Director Youth Formation   sfabyanic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org



EDGE is Catholic Youth Ministry for 6th, 7th, & 8th graders, held Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Fenlon Hospitality Center. All middle school youth are welcome! Additional opportunities are explained below to help bolster friendships within EDGE and provide a fun, safe environment for youth to live and grow in their Catholic Community of St. Patrick. 



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 : 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.  Sign up to come!

FREDGE (Friday Night EDGE): Fellowship & fun with your EDGE community, aiming at building holy friendships.  See Fall Schedule for more details.



More information about the EDGE Program