EDGE (6th – 8th Grade)


EDGE is a program geared specifically for 6th – 8th graders — those who are on the “EDGE” of adolescence. It is a spin-off of the popular Life Teen High School program.

EDGE Nights are Sundays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. during the school year in the MPR

Registration for 2018-2019 is now open!

Click Here to Register for EDGE 

EDGE Calendar 2018-2019

EDGE nights, which are what the sessions are called, don’t follow a typical religious education classroom style.  Instead, they are run by a Core Team, who not only facilitate the small group break-out sessions but also present the EDGE night material in skits, games, and talks.  Consequently, EDGErs (the 6-8th graders who attend) experience an evening filled with hands-on activities, both in large and small group settings, while they also get to know other Catholic teens in a friendly, spiritual environment!

EDGE Bible Study

Meets every Wednesday of the school year from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

This event is open to any 6th, 7th or 8th grader and takes place during Wednesday night CEP in the Disciple Room.  There is no cost and no registration is required but students will be asked to sign-in upon arrival.

What’s up for Summer 2018?

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6th, 7th & 8th Grade Summer Service Camp

(those entering grades 6-9 for 2018-2019 academic year)

July 26-28, 2018 at the Newman Center

WHO: Students from any parish are welcome including rising 6th graders.

WHAT: We will have 3 days of service projects to our community with evening programming that will include music, games, prayer and of course–great food! We are still contacting 2018 sites but last year’s sites included The Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Loaves & Fishes, The Bluffs, St. Francis House and our local parishes. Service will be a mix of “face to face” projects where we will meet our beneficiaries and “behind the scenes” or anonymous projects.

WHEN: Drop-off will be Thursday morning, July 26th at 8 a.m. and we’ll finish up with 5 p.m. Mass & a family potluck on Saturday, July 28th

WHERE: Sleeping quarters will be in Newman Center classrooms and we also have shower facilities here. Meals and evening programming will be in the Newman Center MPR. Service projects will be around Columbia and parents and EDGE Core members who are fully VIRTUS compliant will serve as chaperones and drivers.

COST: $75 per student which includes all meals and supplies for the event. We will ask for donations to make freezer meals for the Ronald McDonald house. Scholarships are available and payments are not due until July. We are not currently accepting payments so that all transactions for this event will occur in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018.

SIGN-UP: Click Here to Register

Luke 18

Luke 18 is a retreat just for 8th graders which is offered in the spring semester.  Planned by our high school teens, the weekend includes lots of games, music, witness talks, and  Faith encounters. At night, retreatants stay in small groups at “sleep houses” hosted by the families of the three parishes of Columbia. Check back for details about Luke 18 2019.