For students in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades
EDGE Nights are our main outreach to Junior High students in addition to serving as the Religious Education program at St. Mary’s for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. EDGE is offered in two sessions on Mondays; an early session from 5-6:15pm and a late session from 6:45-8:00pm. EDGE is a youth ministry program put out by Life Teen International which we at St. Mary’s use as the basis of our teaching in order to form teens in the faith, build community among them, and help them encounter Jesus Christ. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now OPEN. Learn more about EDGE Nights and how to register below!
Due to COVID-19 the following information lays out the current plan and structure for EDGE this fall.
Currently for EDGE we only have room in the Late Session (6:45pm-8:00pm) for in-person registrations. Our early 5:00pm session has reached its max limit.
In accord with Diocesan guidelines, no more than 50 people can be present during an in-person gathering. Therefore, we are offering an in-person option and an all-remote option for EDGE this fall.
If you opt for the all remote option, you will need to have an email address associated with a google or Microsoft account. The Remote option DOES NOT run in tandem with in-person EDGE meetings and can be accessed at any time until the following week. Your teen will be provided a weekly video and an at-home family activity/discussion guide that must be completed. This will be made available via FlipGrid. You will be sent a FlipGrid link before EDGE begins in the fall.
EDGE in-person will always begin and end in the parish hall; students gather with the same small group each week in the parish hall, where we will do the teaching and large group portion of the night. After the large group time, the small groups have time in the classrooms to break open the topic and let the small group leaders help them walk through how this topic applies to their lives! At the end of each night, there will always be a time of prayer to help apply this topic directly to their relationship with God. We will always send home a summary of the night’s topic and main points so that parents can cover the material with the students that missed, so that they don’t fall behind in what we are discussing.
One of the most important things to making EDGE dynamic and successful are the Core Team. These are adult small group leaders who come to each EDGE night and walk with their young people; they help these teens break open the faith, and walk with them on this path to discipleship. If you think you might be able to help, please check out the page below for information!
Registration is now open!
Please visit stmaryhuntley.org/ymregistration for more information on how to register for EDGE.
For those of you who missed our parent meetings, you can access our informational video where Brandon gives a walk through of how EDGE works! Keep in mind, in-person sessions are now meeting EVERY Monday. To access the video click HERE.
For the video handout and Google Form mentioned in the video, click the links below!
Google Form: https://forms.gle/cp72427j2ug9x8938
EDGE Night 2020-2021 Schedule
Due to COVID-19 this schedule is tentative and dates may change
Monday, September 28th – EDGE BEGINS! (FIRST NIGHT OF REMOTE EDGE WILL BE THE 29TH)
Monday, October 5th
Monday, October 19th
Monday, October 26th
Monday, November 9th
Monday, November 16th
Monday, November 30th
Monday, December 14th I
(WINTER BREAK DECEMBER 21ST _ JANUARY 3RD)
Monday, January 4th
Monday, January 11th
Monday, January 25th
Monday, February 8th
Monday, February 22nd
Monday, March 1st
Monday, March 15th
Monday, March 22nd
Monday, April 19th
Monday, April 26th
Monday, May 3rd
Monday, May 10th EDGE Closing Holy Mass
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Coordinator of High School Ministry
Coordinator of Middle School Ministry
stmaryhuntley.org/youthministry | (847) 669-5612 | 10307 Dundee Rd. Huntley, IL 60142