The “EDGE” Middle School Program
(Grades 6, 7 & 8)
This program is offered to middle school students on Monday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm from October to May. In middle school, we are making the transition from the textbook model of catechesis to a model of adolescent thematic catechesis within the setting of youth ministry. Our middle school youth are on the “edge” because so much is going on their lives socially, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Small group discussions as well as icebreakers, drama, and movement are incorporated into the meetings and faith themes. High School and College aged youth leaders are involved to help facilitate activities and direct discussions.
We use the “Call to Faith” adolescent program published by Our Sunday Visitor for instruction as well as The EDGE Catholic Middle School Ministry materials and activities to enhance our sessions.
Janet Gluch, Traci Pisciotta or Joey Romeo, Edge Program Coordinator