Middle School Faith Formation

Middle School EDGE offers a youth ministry format geared to the younger adolescent, utilizing materials by Lifeteen's EDGE program. Our program seeks to nourish the spiritual development of youth through faith learning and liturgical experiences, to foster a commitment to others through service opportunities, and to develop a sense of parish community by providing optional social events for our middle school youth. Permission slips for all optional events can be found on our Middle School Calendar. Please register in advance. Confirmation preparation begins in the 8th Grade. All 8th graders must attend PSR or an Archdiocesan approved school to be on track to celebrate the sacrament in the Fall of 10th grade. Candidates who missed previous sacraments may need additional prepration. Visit the Confirmation page for more information.

 

Contact Colleen Pittroff
Middle School PSR Coordinator
678-832-1240
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Middle School EDGE

Sunday Morning: 10:30 am-Noon at Blessed Trinity High School
Sunday Evening: 6:30-8:00 pm at St. Peter Chanel

Middle School PSR sessions offer catechesis in a youth ministry format geared to the young adolescent with an emphasis on fellowship and active learning. Sessions follow the Gather, Proclaim, Break, Send structure that keeps them active and engaged. The curriculum follows the EDGE Middle School Resources by Life Teen. All sessions are 90 minutes and include a light snack/social time before our session begins. The morning session meets in the Auxiliary Gym at Blessed Trinity High School with donuts from 10:10-10:25 am. The evening session meets in McNamee Hall at St. Peter Chanel with pizza from 6-6:30 pm. 

  • EDGE replaces our previous PSR curriculum and is offered ONLY at 10:30 am Sunday mornings and 6:30 pm Sunday evenings. The middle school schedule does not include a 9:00 am Sunday session. Wednesdays are reserved for our optional Bible study and are open to all middle school youth of the parish. Friends are welcome to attend. Permission slips can be found on the Middle School Calendar.
  • Please register for the EDGE session time that your child can attend regularly and does not conflict with their extracurricular activities. If your child plans to participate in Cotillion (aka Promenade), please choose the morning EDGE session.
  • All 8th graders must attend either EDGE or an approved Archdiocesan Catholic school to be on track to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in the 10th grade. Attendance of at least 80% of EDGE sessions is needed to meet the Confirmation preparation requirement for 8th Grade.

 

*Sessions are generally held at Blessed Trinity High School but are subject to change on occasion. Watch for updates in the bulletin and via Constant Contact emails from your Program Coordinator.

Middle School Volunteers

Young adolescents who see their parents and other parish members, particularly younger adults and college students, involved in our middle school programs are encouraged by their example. And you will be surprised when you give of your time and talent at how much more you receive in return! There are many and varied opportunities for you to volunteer in middle school faith formation. Your help and support are essential in maintaining high-quality programs for our middle school youth. Visit our PSR Volunteer Information page for information on volunteer roles and responsibilities. Please prayerfully consider helping in one of these areas and register online:

  • Catechist/EDGE Team Facilitator - weekly commitment and monthly planning sessions
  • Teen EDGE Helper - weekly commitment and training sessions
  • Substitute - fill in as needed for catechists in the time slot you prefer
  • Hospitality Team - help set up, serve and take down donuts/pizza once a month
  • Technology Team - help set up and take down technology equipment once a month
  • Chaperone - varies by trip, must be 21 or older and complete Archdiocesan driver's screening form

Middle School Calendar

Click on the links in the calendar below for details, or visit our Facebook Events page for additional information on upcoming events. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for permission slips to middle school events. Make a copy of Sunday session dates to keep at home: 2017-18 Printable PSR & EDGE Calendar 

 

Middle School Permission Slips

Middle School Events are open to all middle school youth (grades 6-8) of the parish. Friends are welcome to attend. Please register in advance, and be sure to include emergency contact numbers should we need to reach you during the event. Contact Colleen Pittroff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or if you would like to chaperone.

Per Archdiocese policy, all permission slips must be submitted with an original signature (we cannot accept faxed or scanned copies). Registration will not be processed until payment is received. Payment can be made by cash, check payable to "St. Peter Chanel PSR" or by credit card using the Vanco Online Payment Link. Please be advised that some trips may fill before the published registration deadline. See our Trip & Event Policy for additional information. 

Meals By Grace - Sunday, October 1st, 12-4 pm
Join us for our next middle school service day at meals By Grace, where we will help feed the hungry. We will depart from and return to SPC via carpool only! Space is limited to 20 participants, and 4 adult drivers are needed. There is no charge for this event; however, donations are greatly appreciated ($10 cash OR cloth grocery bags, shelf stable milk, and canned soup). 
Meals by Grace Permission Slip This event is full! You may register for our wait list and will be notified if a space becomes available.
   

Corn Maze Social - Friday, October 27th, 5-10 pm
All parish middle school youth are invited to our Fall social at the Buford Corn Maze. Cost of this event is $30 per person and includes dinner, transportation, admission, hayride and corn maze. Pick up and drop off is from SPC only! Friends are welcome to attend, but space is limited to 45 youth. Screened adult chaperones are needed (allow at least two weeks to get it done if you are not already screened). Corn Maze Permission Slip - register by October 15th!

   
PSR Special Needs Volunteer - Ongoing Service
Opportunities are available for middle schoolers to assist our special needs families in Jubilee Music on Mondays, Thursdays or Saturdays, and with the Sensory-Friendly Mass on Sundays. Contact Jeanne Lyons at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions or if you would like to volunteer.