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 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 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 Workcamp
June 4-10 - Atlanta
Current 7th and 8th Graders may apply for our Atlanta mission trip this Summer! This year's theme is Rooted. Through service to others we are challenged to walk in someone else’s shoes and to open our eyes to the needs of people. This deep and important connection is at the heart of, and is ROOTED in, the social mission of the Church. As CHWC moves into our 25th summer of service, we are ROOTED in the same mission of Christ and His Church to Love, Serve, and Connect. We have just a few spots left. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in going.

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

Fall Registration begins May 1st!
Visit the PSR Registration Page
for details

Eucharist Congress: Middle School Track
Saturday, June 17th
A
ll rising 6th-8th Grade teens are invited to a special day that includes dynamic speakers, music and the opportunity to share your faith with hundreds of teens your age! This event is FREE! A minimum of 10 participants are needed in order for us to attend. Chaperone/drivers who have completed background and Virtus training are also needed. Questions? Contact Colleen at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
RSVP online by May 30th!
MS Eucharistic Congress RSVP

 

Middle School Service Camp
June 19th-23rd
Middle School Service Camp is a one-week day camp where youth use their time and talent to provide hands' on service to local agencies. Friday of camp week is our fun day! This camp is open to all parish youth who will be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2017. Adult and teen volunteers are needed. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. Camp is FULL!
Register Online    Pay Online

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. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or to volunteer.