It’s way more than effective catechesis. It’s Catholic middle school youth ministry that helps young people with life’s most challenging years.
Today, middle school youth are having experiences that were common only with high school students just 15 years ago. Threats of violence, availability of drugs and alcohol, and pervasiveness of sex and pornography are the new norm.
Adolescence show physical development, yet they still have cognitive limits in information retention and decision making. Unsteady emotional development leads to impulsive behavior.
Through each year of middle school, young people are in the process of moving from being family-centered to friend-centered. Peers gain greater influence and parental authority is called into question.
As middle school youth develop intellectually, they no longer accept faith simply because it is what their parents believe. They have real questions that need real answers.
At St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, EDGE meets on Wednesday nights for catechesis from 6:00 – 7:15 pm, and two Sunday’s a month for social time from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. So, if you are in grades 7th or 8th, please come and join us!