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 Calendar. 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 10th grade. Candidates who missed previous sacraments may need additional prepration. Contact us for details.

 

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 LifeTeen. 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 Calendar

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.

Middle School Events are open to all middle school youth of the parish. Friends are welcome to attend. Please register in advance, and be sure to include emergency contact information should we need to reach you during the event.

Events & Socials EDGE Service

Catholic HEART Registration Information
Current 7th and 8th Graders may apply for our Atlanta mission trip this Summer! You AND a parent will need to meet with our trip coordinator before you can register. A General Information Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 26th from 4-4:45 pm in McNamee Hall.

8th Grade Connections Retreat
Sat-Sun, March 18-19th
All 8th graders are invited to our Connections Retreat at Camp Hidden Lake. We will leave on Saturday morning and return on Sunday evening. Cost of $100 covers transportation, lodging, food, T-Shirt and rope course. 
Register by March 12th!
8th Grade Retreat Permission Slip

Middle School EDGE
Sundays, 10:30 am  at BT
Sundays, 6:30 pm at SPC

  • February 26 - Lent Kick-Off
  • March 5 - Divine Appointment
  • March 12 - What is Love?
  • March 19 - No EDGE/Parish Mission
  • March 26 - Stations of the Cross
  • April 2 - No EDGE/Spring Break
  • April 9 - No EDGE/Palm Sunday
  •  April 16 - No EDGE/Easter
  • April 23 - Full, Active, Conscious
  • April 30 - Help My Unbelief
  • May 7 - The Pursuit of Happiness

Annual Appeal in the Pews
Sat & Sun, Feb 25th & 26th
Msgr. Peter needs teens to help with the distribution and collection of the Archbishop's Annual Appeal Commitment Envelopes following the homily after Masses on February 25th and 26th. Counts as 'Service to Parish' for Confirmation or can be used for school service hours. Sign up online at: Annual Appeal Sign Up

Middle School Service Camp
June 19th-23rd
Camp runs Monday through Friday and is open to rising 6th to 8th grade youth. Online registration opens on Sunday, March 26th for campers, adult volunteers and teen volunteers. Watch for details coming soon! 
Register by May 29th!

Special Needs PSR Volunteer
Ongoing Service
Opportunities are available for middle school youth to assist our special needs families at Jubilee Music and the Sensory-Friendly Mass. Register online at: PSR Minor Volunteers for Special Needs Form