Two options are available for middle school 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 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. Permission slips for all optional events can be found on our Middle School Events page. Please register in advance. Confirmation preparation takes place during 7th and 8th Grade. All 7th and 8th graders must attend EDGE, GIFT or an Archdiocesan approved school to be on track to celebrate the sacrament in the Fall of 10th grade. Candidates who missed previous sacraments may need additional prepration. Visit the Confirmation page for more information.
Middle School PSR Coordinator
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.
Growing In Faith Together (Grades K-8)
Sundays: 9:00 am at St. Peter Chanel followed by 10:45 am Mass
Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) helps us to find ways to practice our faith daily and to share it within our families. GIFT meets once a month from 9:00 am to 10:30 am and culminates with the celebration of the 10:45 am Mass. Sessions include both family time as well as breakouts in age-appropriate groups. At least one parent must attend the session with their child(ren). Continued practice of living and sharing the faith will be accomplished through the use of the online GIFT resource center. It is our expectation that you can devote approximately 30 minutes a week using any of these resources to strengthen your family's faith journey. Attendance of at least 80% of GIFT sessions is needed to meet the Confirmation preparation requirement for 7th and 8th Grade.
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. Visit our PSR Volunteer Information page for information on volunteer roles and responsibilities. Please prayerfully consider helping in one of these areas and register online:
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 additional information.
Eucharistic Congress-Middle School Track
Middle School Mission Camp
|PSR Special Needs Volunteer - Ongoing Service
Middle School Calendar
Click on the links in the calendar below for details, or visit our Facebook Events page for additional information on upcoming events. Scroll up to the top of this page for permission slips to middle school events. Make a copy of Sunday session dates to keep at home with our 2017-18 Printable PSR & EDGE Calendar.