Middle School Youth Ministry
For the upcoming year, EDGE/ABLAZE will meet in person, but in small groups (~12 or less), while strictly following mask and social distancing requirements. We will also start up a little later than normal, on Sunday October 4th. EDGE/ABLAZE groups will meet 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm on Sundays.
EDGE/ABLAZE is open to youth in grades 6-8 and meets most Sundays in Sullivan Hall from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. While 100% Catholic, EDGE/ABLAZE is open to youth of any faith in grades 6 - 8.
The goal of EDGE/ABLAZE is to lead the youth closer to Christ and is based on the USCCB's framework of Catechesis.
The History: EDGE is part of Life Teen, an international Catholic ministry, founded in Mesa, AZ, in 1985. Since then, it has spread to 31 countries, and 1,600 parishes. It is a comprehensive youth ministry program based on, focused on, and directed toward the Eucharist. The EDGE, now in over 1,100 parishes, is geared specifically to middle school adolescents who are on “the Edge” because so much is going on in their lives. It can be a very stressful and difficult time for young people and their parents. Within the context of faith, middle school youth are moving from a child-like spirituality to an independent ownership of their Catholic faith and identity.
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