Middle School Faith Formation

Welcome to Middle School! This is a fun time to get to know your peers by participating in socials, outings and service opportunities with your peers. These optional events are open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade youth of the parish. Permission slips can be found on our Middle School Calendar page. Please sign up by the posted deadlines to reserve your spot.

 

6th Grade PSR Options

During 6th Grade, youth may register for Integrated PSR or Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) Please visit the Elementary Faith Formation page for details. 

 

 

7th & 8th Grade PSR Options

Confirmation preparation takes place during 7th and 8th Grade. Candidates who missed previous sacraments may need additional prepration. Visit the Confirmation page for more information. There are two PSR options for 7th and 8th Grade youth: Middle School EDGE offers a youth ministry format geared to the younger adolescent, utilizing materials by Lifeteen's EDGE program; Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) is a family-based catechesis for children ages Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Both programs seek to nourish the spiritual development of youth through faith learning and liturgical experiences, to foster a commitment to others through service opportunities, and to develop a sense of parish community by providing optional social events for our middle school youth. 

  • Please register for the program and  session time that your child can attend regularly and does not conflict with their extracurricular activities. If your child plans to participate in Cotillion (aka Promenade), please choose the morning EDGE session or GIFT program.
  • All 7th & 8th graders must attend either EDGE, GIFT, or an approved Archdiocesan Catholic school to be on track to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in the 10th grade. Attendance of at least 80% of their sessions is needed to meet the Confirmation preparation requirement for 7th and 8th Grade.

 

Contact Kendra Lockhart
Confirmation Coordinator
678-832-1240
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Middle School EDGE (Grades 7-8)

Sunday Morning: 10:30 am-Noon at Blessed Trinity High School
Sunday Evening: 6:30-8:00 pm at St. Peter Chanel

Middle School PSR sessions offer catechesis in a youth ministry format geared to the young adolescent with an emphasis on fellowship and active learning. Sessions follow the Gather, Proclaim, Break, Send structure that keeps them active and engaged. The curriculum follows the EDGE Middle School Resources by Life Teen. All sessions are 90 minutes and include a light snack/social time before our session begins. The morning session meets in the Auxiliary Gym at Blessed Trinity High School with donuts from 10:10-10:25 am. The evening session meets in McNamee Hall at St. Peter Chanel with pizza from 6-6:30 pm. 

Middle School Volunteers

Young adolescents who see their parents and other parish members, particularly younger adults and college students, involved in our middle school programs are encouraged by their example. And you will be surprised when you give of your time and talent at how much more you receive in return! There are many and varied opportunities for you to volunteer in middle school faith formation. Your help and support are essential in maintaining high-quality programs for our middle school youth. Please prayerfully consider helping in one of these areas and visit our PSR Registration Information page to register online. 

  • Catechist/EDGE Team Facilitator - every other week commitment and monthly planning sessions
  • Teen EDGE Helper - every other week commitment and training sessions
  • Substitute - fill in as needed for catechists in the time slot you prefer
  • Hospitality Team - help set up, serve and take down donuts/pizza once a month
  • Technology Team - help set up and take down technology equipment once a month
  • Chaperone - varies by trip, must be 21 or older, attend VIRTUS training and complete the Archdiocesan driver's screening form

Middle School Calendar

Middle School events are open to all middle school youth (grades 6-8) of the parish. Friends are welcome to attend. Please register in advance, and be sure to include emergency contact numbers should we need to reach you during the event. Contact Colleen Pittroff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions or if you would like to chaperone. 

 

Sign Up Here!

Per Archdiocese policy, all permission slips must be submitted with an original signature (we cannot accept faxed or scanned copies). Registration will not be processed until payment is received. Payment can be made by cash, check payable to "St. Peter Chanel PSR," or by credit card using the Vanco Online Payment Link. Please be advised that some trips may fill before the published registration deadline. See our Trip & Event Policy for our cancellation policy. Complete and return your signed permission slips by the posted deadline to attend these offsite events:

Click on the links in the calendar below for details, or visit our Facebook Events page for additional information on upcoming events. 

Contact Information

Confirmation Coordinator 
Kendra Lockhart
klockhart@stpeterchanel.org
678-832-1235

Middle School Event Coordinator 
Colleen Pittroff
cpittroff@stpeterchanel.org
678-832-1240

 

PSR Calendar