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.

Due to McHenry COVID-19 Mitigations,  EDGE is currently all-remote. This consists of a weekly EDGE video, family activity, and family discussion/prayer guide via FlipGrid. To register, scroll down to the registration link!

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 for more information on how to register for EDGE.

Parent Meeting

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:


EDGE Night 2020-2021 Schedule

Due to COVID-19 this schedule is tentative and dates may change 


Monday, October 5th

Monday, October 19th

Monday, October 26th

Monday, November 2nd

Monday, November 9th

Monday, November 16th

Monday, November 30th

Monday, December 7th

Monday, December 14th


Monday, January 4th

Monday, January 11th

Monday, January 25th

Monday, February 1st

Monday, February 8th

Monday, February 22nd

Monday, March 1st

Monday, March 8th

Monday, March 15th

Monday, March 22nd 

Monday, April 19th

Monday, April 26th

Monday, May 3rd 

Monday, May 10th EDGE Closing Holy Mass

Maggie Super

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Melissa Garduno

Coordinator of High School Ministry

Brandon Schaden

Coordinator of Middle School Ministry      |      (847) 669-5612      |      10307 Dundee Rd. Huntley, IL 60142