Edge: Middle School Faith Formation

Register for Faith Formation for 2019-2020!

Fall is quickly approaching and we invite families to register for the 2019-2020 faith formation year beginning in mid-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.  

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.  Our Edge year begins on Monday, September 16th, 2019.

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

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

Cost: $90/child 

Schedule: Weekly Schedule of Edge Nights

Faith Formation Month-at-a-Glance CalendarsMonthly Faith Formation Calendars (Scroll down for the current month.)


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EDGE Makeup Work for 2019-2020:

The Apex - The Liturgy of the Eucharist (October 28th)

The Ascent - The Liturgy of the Word (October 21st)

I Brought You Into this World - An Issue Night on Parents (October 14th)

The Approach - Preparing for Mass (October 7th)

Navigating The Terrain - The Church Space (September 30th)

Climbing Seasons - The Liturgical Year (September 23rd) 

Gathering Gear - An Introduction to Liturgy (September 16th)


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