Edge ministry began at St. Lawrence over 10 years ago, when Molly Nix began a program that would go on to become a staple of our parish life. Since those days, Edge has developed into two distinct programs: Edge Summer and Edge Nights.
The Summer program runs through June and July, and consists of three different events during each week. Wonderful Wednesdays are trips that are open to 6th-8th grade children of active and registered members of St. Lawrence parish, and they usually last the whole day. In the past we have travelled to water parks, snorkeling centers, and even river trips, all of which were enjoyable for both the Jr. High kids and the parent volunteers who accompanied us. Girl's night takes place on Mondays during the summer months, and goes from the 5:30PM Mass until 8:00PM. Likewise the boy's night is on Thursdays from the 5:30PM Mass until 8:00PM. Both are a great way to stay involved in Edge through the summer.
Edge Nights take place during the school year on Wednesdays and Sundays. The 6th graders meet in the Edge Room on Wednesday nights, and they are invited to eat with the parish at Family Dinner after the 5:30PM Mass. The teaching lasts from 6:30-7:30PM in the Edge room, and all 6th graders are invited to attend all year long. The 7th graders also meet upstairs in the Edge Room on Sundays before the 5:30PM evening Mass, from 4:15PM to 5:15PM. 7th and 8th graders eat dinner together in the gym after Mass, and then 8th grade meets until 8PM. All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to join us all year, and we are always looking for volunteers to help cook meals for the kids.
The Edge program fulfills the CCD requirement for all students who do not attend Catholic school, so we welcome any and all students who desire to learn more about the Catholic Faith to Edge Nights during the school year. Please contact Edge director Stephen Sylvester if you have comments, complaints, questions, or concerns, and he will be happy to help you. (contact information available above)
What we are all about
It is a great privilege and a huge responsibility to teach children about God, and for this reason we take our jobs very seriously. In the St. Lawrence Edge program, we strive to create an environment where your children are comfortable asking honest questions, while gaining understanding about the teachings of the Catholic Church. We encourage all children in Jr. High to give our program a try, and we especially encourage parents to talk to their children about what they learn. We look forward to seeing you at the next Edge night!
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