Youth Ministry – EDGE

EDGE - On Board Yet?

St. Joseph’s Youth Ministry is offering EDGE, a relational ministry for youth in Grade 6, 7 and 8. EDGE activities promote a personal relationship with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit as youth lead youth.

We meet twice a month on Friday nights in the church hall*. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Pick up is at 8:45 PM. Are you on board yet?
*Some exceptions apply.

There will also be EXTRA activities planned OUTSIDE of the Friday Nights.

Schedule

EDGE Nights – on Friday unless noted
EDGE Nights Activity
Oct 11th Opening Night: The Finish Line
Oct 25th Thou Shall NOT Have Fun Social (Living the Commandments)
Oct 27th Meet a Saint (Sunday; EXTRA ACTIVITY*)
Nov 8th Live Free
Nov 22nd Be Free (1st Commandment)
Dec 6th Prepare Our Hearts (Mass and Family night)
Dec 24th Youth Nativity Play (Tuesday EXTRA ACTIVITY *)
Dec 31st TENTATIVE celebrate with God (Tuesday EXTRA ACTIVITY*)
Jan 10th Be Named (2nd Commandment)
Jan 24th TBD
Jan 30th Prayer Group (Thursday EXTRA ACTIVITY*)
Jan 31st Out of the Cold with Knights of Columbus (EXTRA ACTIVITY*)
Feb Fundraising event (Date TBD)
Feb 14th Abide (3rd Commandment)
Feb 28th Be Rooted (4th Commandment)
Mar 7th Lift Jesus Higher Rally (Saturday EXTRA ACTIVITY*)
Mar 13th Protect Life (5th Commandment)
Mar 27th Stations of the Cross
Apr 10th Good Friday - NO EDGE
Apr 18th-19th Bundle Up Weekend (EXTRA ACTIVITY*)
Apr 24th Pray-4-UR-Enemies (Conversion)
May 8th God Created Man and Woman (Vocations)
May 22nd Strong, Brave, Protect
Jun 5th Ite, missa est (Mass and Family night)
Aug 19-23 Optional EDGE Camp (see below)

Optional Activities through Youth Ministry

Highly Encouraged RALLY for EDGE FAMILIES

Lift Jesus Higher Rally on Mar 7th 2019. This Catholic Event includes the Rosary, Reconciliation, Praise and Worship, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and testimonies. Youth Rally tickets will be covered by Fundraiser proceeds.

ADULT Rally tickets = $25. Details to come.

Highly Encouraged CAMP for EDGErs

EDGE CAMP (Aug 19 - 23, $475 per camper, $425 Early Bird fee if registered before April 1). This 5 day overnight Catholic Camp is at Camp White Pine, Haliburton, Ontario.

Activities include: Mass, Adoration, Praise & Worship, catechesis, water activities, climbing challenges, games, fellowship.

EDGE Camp is organized by Youth Ministers in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Deposits will be necessary to reserve a spot. There will be at least one leader from St Joseph’s EDGE Youth Ministry attending the camp. To be eligible for a $100 discounted EDGE Camp fee from St Joseph’s, a youth must participate in:

  1. Minimum 6 EDGE Nights,
  2. The Fundraiser Blitz Weekend (date in Jan-Feb TBD)
  3. Five EXTRA ACTIVITIES from this list:
    • Meet a Saint (Sunday Oct 27th 10-11 AM)
    • Youth Nativity Play (Tuesday Dec 24th)
    • TENTATIVE celebrate with God (Tuesday Dec 31st)
    • Prayer Group EXTRA ACTIVITY* (Thursday Jan 30th)
    • Out of the Cold (Friday Jan 31st)
    • Stations of the Cross (Friday Mar 6)
    • Lift Jesus Higher Rally (Saturday Mar 7th)
    • Stations of the Cross (Friday Mar 20)
    • Stations of the Cross (Friday Apr 3)
    • Bundle Up Weekend (Saturday-Sunday Apr 18-19th)
    • Member of St Joseph Altar Server Ministry
    • Member of St Joseph Legion of Mary
    • Member of St Joseph Choir
    • Member of St Joseph Children’s Liturgy
    • Member of St Joseph Sunday School
    • Member of St Joseph Prayer Group
    • Member of St Joseph Lectors
Projected deposit DUE dates for EDGE Camp 2020
DUE FOR AMOUNT
Jan 31 Summer Edge Camp deposit 1 $125.00
Feb 28 Summer Edge Camp deposit 2 $100.00
Mar 27 Summer Edge Camp deposit 3 $100.00
Apr 24 Summer Edge Camp deposit 4 $100.00
Apr 01 Full Edge Camp payment if no prior deposit $475.00

Participant

If you are in Grade 6, 7 or 8 and would like to join us, please download and print the following form...

To submit your completed registration form:

  • In person, go to the Narthex after Mass on Sept 21, 22, and 29, 2019 with the registration fee.

(or)

  • Upload a scanned PDF to the website and bring the registration fee to your child’s first EDGE Night.

For security, adults must enter the Narthex every EDGE Night to sign-in and sign-out their child(ren).