Middle School Faith Formation

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EDGE

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

EDGE is not your traditional catechetical program; instead it is a youth ministry style faith formation program. The sessions are made up of activities, lessons, and small group discussions focused on teaching scripture, prayer, social justice, and church tradition. 

If you are interested in joining EDGE, contact Emily Wenner at emilyw@st-gerard.org

Generations of Faith

Whole-Family Catechesis for Elementary & Middle School Students AND their families

Monthly on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Occurring once a month, this family faith formation program offers families a unique chance to experience and learn about their faith together. These two hour sessions are based on important themes of the Catholic Faith. Families gather first for a meal, then join in large group prayer, a presentation, family time, and then divide into age-based small groups for activities and faith sharing. A large group closing reflection and ritual nurtures prayer and invites celebration.  As an extension of the evening, families are then provided take-home packets to continue exploring the monthly theme in their homes.

The evenings will be planned and led by a team of small group leaders who have dedicated an additional night to planning.

Please Note: Parents are required to attend with their child(ren). The nursery will be open for younger children. Donations are accepted each month to help defray the cost of the meal.

Youth Ministry

The purpose of youth ministry at Saint Gerard's is to offer opportunities for our young people to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Visit the St. Gerard Youth Ministry webpage for more information.

Contact Emily Wenner at emilyw@st-gerard.org with any questions.

Camera  Read a "snapshot" of our Youth Ministry Opportunities:

High School Youth Group Open to students in grades 9-12. Meets Sunday nights from 7:30-9:00pm in the youth room. Offers high school students opportunities to strengthen their faith, explore different faith related topics, grow in relationship with Jesus and with others, play games, and have fun.
Elevate: Middle School Youth Group Open to students in grades 6-8. Meets the last Wednesday of the month from 7:15-8:30pm in the youth room. Offers middle school students opportunities to grow in their relationship with God, meet new people, explore liturgical seasons and other faith related topics, play games and participate in activities related to the topic, and have fun.
Open Youth Room Open to students in grades 6-12. Mondays from 2:30-5:00pm in the youth room. Students are welcome to come hang out in the youth room after school to work on homework, socialize, and spend time with friends in a safe and fun environment.
Social and Service Events Open to students in grades 6-12, once a month, days and times vary. Details posted on the youth ministry webpage. Opportunities for students to serve in the local community, meet new friends, and socialize in a safe and positive environment.
High School Mission Trip Open to students in grades 9-12. The 2017 mission trip is June 25-July 1. We will be traveling to Fremont, Nebraska for a week and serving others, growing in faith, and building community. For more information visit the youth ministry webpage.
Middle School and High School Core Teams A group of adults and high school students who help run the ministries listed above. These adults and high school students help make all these ministries possible. They accept a leadership role and commit to helping with middle school or high school events, building relationships with the students, and being a faith-filled role model.