Middle School Faith Formation

Middle School EDGE offers a youth ministry format geared to the younger adolescent, utilizing materials by Lifeteen's EDGE program. Our program seeks 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 begins in the 8th Grade. All 8th graders must attend PSR 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.

 

Contact Colleen Pittroff
Middle School PSR Coordinator
678-832-1240
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Middle School EDGE

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. 

  • EDGE replaces our previous PSR curriculum and is offered ONLY at 10:30 am Sunday mornings and 6:30 pm Sunday evenings. The middle school schedule does not include a 9:00 am Sunday session. Wednesdays are reserved for our optional Bible study and are open to all middle school youth of the parish. Friends are welcome to attend. Permission slips can be found on the Middle School Calendar.
  • Please register for the EDGE 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.
  • All 8th graders must attend either EDGE 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 EDGE sessions is needed to meet the Confirmation preparation requirement for 8th Grade.

 

*Sessions are generally held at Blessed Trinity High School but are subject to change on occasion. Watch for updates in the bulletin and via Constant Contact emails from your Program Coordinator.

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. 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:

  • Catechist/EDGE Team Facilitator - weekly commitment and monthly planning sessions
  • Teen EDGE Helper - weekly 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 and complete Archdiocesan driver's screening form

Middle School Permission Slips

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.

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. 

 

EDGE Advent Collection - Sunday, November 5th-19th
This year, Middle School EDGE is working with Neighbor Love’s Adopt-a-Senior program as their Advent service project. They need our help in providing goodies for their senior gift bags during the Christmas season. Please drop off your donations at your EDGE session on Sunday, November 19th OR in the bin by the PSR Office up until that date. Thank you for your support! Items Needed:

  • Chap Stick / Lip Balm
  • Small / Medium Stuff Animal
  • Large-print Word Search Books
  • Regular or Extra Large Athletic Socks (white or gray)
     
  MUST Ministries Service Day - Tuesday, November 21st, 9:15 am to 12:45 pm
Limited spots are available for middle school youth to serve at MUST Ministries, where we will be organizing their pantry and stocking shelves. There is no cost to attend, but donations of boxed cereal and/or bar soap are greatly appreciated. Pick up and drop off is from SPC only! Screened adult chaperones are needed (allow at least two weeks to get it done if you are not already screened).  MUST Ministries Permission Slip - register by November 19th!
     
 

Elf Christmas Party - Friday, December 15th
All middle school parish youth are invited to our Elf Christmas Party from 6-8 pm on Friday, December 15th. The party will be held in McNamee Hall and includes dinner featuring the four main elf food groups (candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup), music and dancing to the tunes of B-Rockin DJ, plus a private screening of the movie “Elf.” Cost is $5.00 per person, and middle school-age friends are welcome to attend. We'll also need a few chaperones for the evening, so let us know as soon as possible if you can help. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Elf Christmas Party Permission Slip - Register by December 8th!

     
  PSR Special Needs Volunteer - Ongoing Service
Opportunities are available for middle schoolers to assist our special needs families in Jubilee Music on Mondays, Thursdays or Saturdays, and with the Sensory-Friendly Mass on Sundays. Contact Jeanne Lyons 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 volunteer. 
     

 

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