EDGE Nights are Mondays during the school year from 6:45 - 8:15pm. Check out our calendar for the year
Note: if St. Mary of the Falls School cancels for any reason such as inclement weather then EDGE Classes are also cancelled for that evening.
Director for Teen Faith Formation
What is Edge?
Edge is a Catholic youth ministry movement for middle school students grades 6-8. Its comprehensive approach is designed to meet the students' educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs. Our middle schoolers will be empowered as disciples to take the teachings of the Church into their world for others to encounter.
The design of Edge
Edge is intended for all middle school aged students interested in the Catholic Faith: day school, public school, Catholic, non-Catholic. The Edge Night is modeled after the format of the Mass. Each night is structured in the following format:
As Christ taught, so should we. Our catechesis must be systematic and complete. We must never leave out parts of the faith due to fear, laziness, or lack of knowledge. Simply, catechesis must make sense, and gradually, one step at a time, lead the youth into full knowledge of the faith and a deeper relationship with Christ.
One of the features of Edge is that it goes beyond the conventional classroom setting for catechesis. Effective catechesis, especially to youth, engages their culture. The goal is not only to engage culture, but also to ultimately transform it. Engaging culture, specifically in the form of technology, allows for the youth to translate the faith into a language they understand.
The St. Mary of the Falls Experience of Edge
The Edge program will run from September through April with an optional session during May.
Edge Nights will be held Monday nights from 6:45-8:15pm.
Edge Nights will be held "in community," meaning there will be one session for all
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students combined.
Has Edge replaced the middle school PSR program?
In 2014 we transitioned to Edge. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students now participate in Edge Nights.
Edge replaces PSR for our public school or homeschool students and is open to our Catholic School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students as well.