EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience, created for early adolescents in grades seven and eight. EDGE is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents.
Everyone is always welcomed and encouraged to bring their friends to EDGE events.
The Need for EDGE
Early adolescence is a very critical and difficult time in a person's life. The operative word in early adolescence is "change," and lots of it!
EDGE provides an unparalleled moment in the life of a middle school youth to offer guidance, reassurance, and Jesus' love to a group of people who have so many options and choices before them.
The Goals of EDGE
1. To foster a transforming spiritual experience which will allow early adolescents to experience the Word of God and the Eucharist in a deeper and more profound way.
2. To assist middle school youth in gaining more understanding and appreciation of the Church and their faith.
3. To incorporate the Catholic Church's vision of social justice and peace into the life of pre-adolescents.
4. To develop an identity in middle school youth and in Edge ministry as being a vital and visual presence within the parish community.