EDGE Youth Ministry – where youth lead youth TO THE HEIGHTS
All grade 6, 7 and 8 students are invited to join St. Joseph’s EDGE Youth Ministry in Scarborough. Registration is free this year.
EDGE promotes a sense of belonging within the Body of Christ as a Catholic through challenges, activities and prayer. This Youth Ministry also fosters community within the Body of Christ by creating a fun, safe environment (online or in-person) where we discover some of the riches of the Catholic Faith.
It’s important that EDGE participants (aka EDGErs) understand that the Body of Christ is not limited to St Joseph’s EDGE youth ministry. Their family and all parishioners are also part of the Body of Christ.
With that perspective, we participate in corporal works of Mercy with other St Joseph ministries like the Knights of Columbus (Out-of-the-Cold), the St Vincent de Paul Society (Bundle-Up Weekend), the CWL (collect pop tabs, egg cartons and milk bags). We also join the congregation for devotionals such as Stations of the Cross and First Friday Mass and the Divine Mercy Novena. We even go beyond our parish to join youth from the Archdiocese at the Lift Jesus Higher Rally and at EDGE Camp.
Once all COVID restrictions have lifted, we will again participate in all those activities with excitement.
EDGE meets every 2nd Friday, with some exceptions, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.
There are two EDGE family nights outside and in-person, but all other EDGE Nights are online until further notice. Below is our schedule for the 2021-2022 year.
|2021-10-29||EDGE KICK-OFF - For EDGErs AND their family - OUTSIDE (if raining,we will need to go online)|
|2022-01-14||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-01-28||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-02-11||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-03-04||STATIONS of the CROSS: EDGErs and families join the congregation online or in church.|
|2022-03-11||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-03-12||Lift Jesus Higher Rally – A youth rally; online or in person|
|2022-03-18||STATIONS of the CROSS: EDGErs and families join the congregation online or in church.|
|2022-03-25||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-04-01||STATIONS of the CROSS: EDGErs and families join the congregation online or in church.|
|2022-04-08||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-04-15||Good Friday Mass at 12 noon: EDGErs and families join the congregation in church.|
|2022-04-15||Divine Mercy Novena Online EDGErs and Families. Until April 24.|
|2022-04-22||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-05-06||First Friday Mass EDGErs and families join the congregation in church.|
|2022-05-12||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-05-27||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-06-03||First Friday Mass EDGErs and families join the congregation in church.|
|2022-06-10||EDGE Online or in person|
|2022-06-24||EDGE For EDGErs AND their family,in-person,OUTSIDE|
Hopeful EXTRA & In-person Activities
Potential Social Justice Opportunities
|Friday in Feb (TBD)||possible Out of the Cold Social Justice Night with St Joseph’s Knights of Columbus (one parent must accompany their youth)|
|April||Bundle Up weekend with St Joseph’s St Vincent de Paul Society|
Potential Prayer Opportunities
Stations of the Cross
During Lent, will be either online or in-person. EDGErs and their family will be encouraged to participate.
Lift Jesus Higher Rally
Is scheduled for March 12th, 2022. This Catholic Event includes the Rosary, Praise and Worship, Adoration, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and testimonies. It will be either online or in-person. EDGErs will be encouraged to participate.
First Friday Mass
In May and June: EDGErs and their family will be encouraged to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by the Sacred Heart Devotional in St Joseph’s church, if this Mass has resumed.
EDGE CAMP 2022
(5 days in Haliburton, Ontario, at Camp White Pine)
Because EDGE Camp 2021 proved to be VERY successful in-person, with the COVID protocols, we are planning EDGE Camp 2022. We anticipate the 5 days to fall between Aug 15th and Sept 1st, with a cost of $475 maximum (the price for the past 4 of 5 years). Details to come. What is EDGE Camp? It’s an overnight Catholic Camp for EDGErs and Youth Ministers. EDGErs become campers (sleeping in cabins) and days can include: Mass, Adoration, Praise & Worship, catechesis, water activities, climbing challenges, games, zipline…
Potential Relational Ministry Opportunity
|June 24th||EDGE Night outside at the church EDGE Camp (see above)|
If you are in Grade 6, 7 or 8 and would like to join us, please click on the Registration Button below. A welcome email will be sent to you within 5 days of registration. Please check your SPAM and Junk folders if you do not see it.
Events & Activities
- Youth Ministry FundraiserFebruary 29, 2020St. Joseph’s Youth Ministry is inviting you to SUPPORT us with your prayers. Without the guidance ...
- Nativity PlayDecember 21, 2018Are you looking for a gift to GIVE Jesus? If you are between 3 years old ...
- EDGE – An UpdateSeptember 25, 2018Do you know that the word “sacrifice” comes from 2 Latin words: sacer (Sacred or ...
- EDGE Camp East 2018September 25, 2018St Joseph’s EDGE Youth participated in EDGE Camp EAST 2018. We camped with 8 other ...
- EDGE celebrates HOLY-WeenSeptember 25, 2018On October 27th EDGE celebrated HOLY-Ween, the “Hallowedness of Hallowe’en. Dressed as Saints, we prepared ...