EDGE Middle School Welcome Packet and Info
Welcome to The EDGE, St. Catherine Laboure’s Middle School Youth Ministry Program which is sure to be another year of excitement and fun! Our goal is to give our middle school kids the “edge”, the Catholic edge, the Jesus edge, as they go through this time of remarkable change in their lives.
Our Edge program is built with the simple idea that “…no one will take away your JOY!” –Jn 16:22. We LOVE to have fun! Community building and joyful play is a large part of what we do, while taking time to help grow their relationship with God. Creating a community and culture of joy and love centered around Christ is our first goal as our 6th graders walk through the doors of the youth room. And as our Middle Schoolers grow into 7th and 8th grade we take more and more time to help cultivate their faith, making sure our programming is geared specifically toward each unique group!
In many respects middle school youth are on the “edge” because so much is going on in their lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. It can be a very stressful and difficult time for them and you, their parents. While their peers begin to take on a more significant role during these years, middle schoolers are still very connected and influenced by their parents. They are still craving a close relationship with you and other adults in their lives.