What is EDGE?
It is a youth ministry targeted towards students in grades 6, 7 and 8. 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.
When is EDGE?
The EDGE is a weekly ministry at Holy Family from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Mondays.
What happens at EDGE?
Most nights will begin with some music and a large group game or activity. Following that, there is some catechesis before breaking into small groups. These small groups are the focus of the night as it is where the youth get to engage with the material learned in the catechesis and dig as deep as they want with it. They will be asked questions and led in discussion about the different topics. Small groups are generally based on grade and/or gender. Following the small groups, there is a final activity which is more prayerful and finally the night closes in the Church. A snack is provided every night.
An important note about EDGE is that it is not simply a program we run - but a ministry. EDGE is not about running events or specific nights, but about building genuine relationships both among the youth and between the youth and Core members. We don't just hope to teach about Christ's love, but live it and witness it through our relationships.
At the end of every EDGE year, those who participated are eligible to go away to EDGE camp up in Haliburton, ON. This camp combines all parishes in the western region of the diocese who run EDGE and is a very unique faith filled experience. Information for EDGE Camp 2023 will be released in January!