Faith Formation Classes Grades 6-8

Middle school students meet Wednesdays at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All classes will have a faith sharing component as we discover our faith together. These classes are open to all parishioners and are strongly recommended for children attending public school.

circle of grace logoAll Grades: Complete the Circle of Grace curriculum for their grade level as required by the Diocese of Winona. The goal of the Circle of Grace program is to educate and empower children and young people to actively participate in a safe environment for themselves and others.

Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge will replace the traditional classroom format of our Wednesday night classes with a format that is catechetical, fun, and relevant. 

The four main components that make up the backbone of every Edge Night are: Gather, Proclaim, Break, and Send.

GATHER The Gather welcomes the youth and introduces the night. Games or icebreakers help the youth disengage from anything going on at home or school while allowing them to focus for the Edge Night.
PROCLAIM The Proclaim is the teaching portion of the night. There are numerous ways to present information such as a panel discussion, a teen witness, audio and video clips, or rotating sessions.
BREAK The Break is where the rubber hits the road. The youth have heard about a truth of our faith or how to deal with an issue in our world. Now, they have the opportunity to break it open on their level through small group discussion or activities.
SEND – While the Send may begin by presenting a poster board or skit from small groups, it is ultimately a crucial opportunity for the youth to be led into a time of prayer.