What is Edge? “Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.”
Why is Edge Important? At this age, teens tend to shift sociallyand begin to experience tremendouschanges emotionally and intellectually. As they wade through all the difficulties of this time of life, they have real questions. The sessions that are provided during an Edge night and the experience they share in their small groupsprovide them with real answers. It meets them where they are but works toward bringing them to a hopeful solution by making the Catholic faith applicable to their life. How does Edge Work? Edge is set up to model the flow of Mass: Gather-everyone is called together in prayer and then some form of fun game or skit that relates to the topic of the night. Proclaim- the topic, based on a yearly theme, is presented by a guest speaker. The Break-the students are assigned to a small group based on grade and gender. Questions relating to the topic are asked by the Core Team member for discussion. Send- ends with prayer or devotion and a challenge to take home for building faith.