Edge: Middle School Faith Formation

Register for Faith Formation for 2019-2020!

We know summer has just begun, but we invite families to register for the 2019-2020 faith formation year beginning in September.   All families with children not attending Catholic schools are encouraged and expected to have their children participate in faith formation, but we also gladly welcome and encourage participation from our Catholic school families also.  This upcoming year, we are excited to expand faith formation options for our elementary youth and our high school youth. Stay tuned for more details!

Register here! Cost for faith formation is $90/youth.  Payment may be submitted by cash, check, or an online payment through WeShare on the parish website.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Peters (Grades 1-5) or Elizabeth Gruenke (Grades 6-12).

We also invite you to stay posted to the various youth and family ministry events happening this summer through the parish Facebook and Instagram pages, the parish website, and the bulletin.  You can also receive updates on youth and family ministry activities by texting @sfa-youth to 81010 for text reminders.


Edge Program Overview

Edge is our faith formation program for students in Grades 6-8.  EDGE is a model of faith formation for middle school students that involves learning in small groups, experiential prayer dynamics, and includes social opportunities such as lock-ins, service projects, and social nights. EDGE seeks to deepen a middle school student’s understanding of their relationship with Christ, and our need for Him in our lives.  Our 2019-20 Edge curriculum will focus on the Mass, Life's Big Questions (Does God exist?  Does God love me?  How can God allow suffering? etc.), and Sacred Scripture.

LOCATION: St. Francis of Assisi Elementary Campus (1408 Waldo Blvd.) in the Social Hall. 

TIME: Mondays from 6:30-8:00 PM (September - May)  Middle schoolers may join at any time of the year!

Cost: $90/child ($80/child if registered by June 30th)

Schedule: Monthly Faith Formation Calendars (Scroll down for the current month.)


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EDGE Makeup Work for 2018-2019:

Edge Make Up Work for 9/10: Relentless Father - Kickoff

Edge Makeup Work for 9/17: Black and White - Introduction to Morality

Edge Makeup Work for 9/24: Road Map - What is Morality?

Edge Makeup Work for 10/1: Boundaries - The Law

Edge Makeup Work for 10/8: Build Up or Break Down: Virtue and Sin

Edge Makeup Work for 10/15: Live Free: The Ten Commandments

Edge Makeup Work for 10/22: Be Chosen: The First Commandment

Edge Makeup Work for 10/29: Be Named: The Second Commandment

Edge Makeup Work for 11/5: Abide: The Third Commandment

Edge Makeup Work for 11/12: Be Rooted: The Fourth Commandment

Edge Makeup Work for 11/19: Protect Life: The Fifth Commandment

Edge Makeup Work for 11/26: If I'm Being Honest: The Eighth Commandment

Edge Makeup Work for 12/3: By Love, For Love, To Love: The Sixth and Ninth Commandments

Edge Makeup Work for 12/10: Needs and Wants: The Seventh and Tenth Commandments

Edge Makeup Work for 1/7: Spark: The Theological Virtue of Faith

Edge Makeup Work for 1/14: Grounded: The Theological Virtue of Hope

Edge Makeup Work for 1/28: Wildfire: The Theological Virtue of Charity

Edge Makeup Work for 2/11: The Father: God the Father

Edge Makeup Work for 2/18: What We See: Creation of the Physical World

Edge Makeup Work for 2/25: Hidden: Creation of the Spiritual World

Edge Makeup Work for 3/4: The Final Creation - The Creation of Mankind

Edge Make-up Work for 3/11: A Time for Everything: An Issue Night on Time Management

Edge Make-up Work for 3/18: The Big Lie - The Fall of Man

Edge Make-up Work for 3/25: Royal Descent - Jesus' Early Life

Edge Make-up Work for 4/1: Battle Cry (The Public Ministry of Jesus)

Edge Make-up Work for 4/8: Defeated (The Passion and Death of Jesus)

(Edge on 4/15 will be replaced by the Parish-wide Seder Meal.  No Edge on 4/22.)

Edge Make-up Work for 4/29: Triumphant (The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus)

Edge Make-up Work for 5/6: Legacy (The Last Things)

Edge Make-up Work for 5/13: Eternal Kingdom (The Second Coming and Last Judgment)


If a middle schooler is absent for a week of Edge, middle schoolers are expected to makeup that session by completing the makeup work for the session he or she missed.  Each week of makeup work includes the main points covered in that evening, scripture to read, a short video that covers the topic from the evening, questions to answer, and prayer in which to engage.  After a parent signs off that the middle schooler has completed the makeup work, the middle schooler can receive credit for that session.  Makeup work will be posted above and will be sent to parents via email. 

Contact Elizabeth Gruenke:

 Email:  [email protected]

 Phone Number: (920) 652-7821