Catholic Middle School Youth Ministry FALL SCHEDULE


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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Jacob DeRusha
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
jderusha(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org
480-998-3843 ext. 204


EDGE Ministry Team

  • Jacob DeRusha
  • Becky Whitaker – bwhitaker(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org
  • Kevin McGloin – kmcgloin(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org


The first word that God speaks in Sacred Scripture is “Fiat” – let there be – and thus begins the story of salvation history. Throughout Scripture, God shows His love and care for humanity through relationship with people. We can often feel so far removed from the people of the Old Testament, but this semester, we will learn that these people are part of our spiritual family: the prophets, shepherds, and every day people who, grounded in prayer and mission, said “Fiat” – let there be – to all that God was asking of them. They will guide us as we grow in relationship with God, the EDGE Community, and our Catholic Faith. 


SEPT 25 // St. Patrick Service Opportunity: St. Vincent de Paul

SEPT 30 // EDGE: Abraham

OCT 7 // NO EDGE: Fall Break

OCT 14 // EDGE: Joseph

OCT 18-20 // EDGE Fall Retreat: Heroic


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 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 Fall Schedule for location details.


More information about the EDGE Program

Download Fall Schedule and Information

Download Fall Retreat Packet