It is frequently said that St. Ann is a parish brimming with energy. Worship is lively, events are spirited and laughter permeates our hallways. It’s a parish where kids can feel at home.
Each Monday and Tuesday night, the middle schoolers of our parish settle in to this home of theirs to grow in their relationship with Jesus. And while they delve deeper into their Catholic faith through prayer and small-group discussions, they are building friendships.
This is Edge.
“Edge is a place where kids can feel comfortable to ask tough questions and find support as they maneuver the tough years of middle school,” said youth minister Megan Kyle. “We provide an environment for them to know that they are loved and accepted while learning the truth of our Catholic faith.”
The small groups in Edge are called families, which are headed by high schoolers, young adults, parents and grandparents. Each week, these core leaders spearhead discussions – on topics such as the Mass, social media and bullying – and send the kids home to live out the gospel message.
For more information about this disciple-building program, click HERE.
pictured: An Edge “family” breaks down this week’s message on the Liturgy of the Word.