Welcome to Middle School! This is a fun time to get to know your peers by participating in socials, outings and service opportunities with your peers. These optional events are open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade youth of the parish. Permission slips can be found on our Middle School Calendar page. Please sign up by the posted deadlines to reserve your spot.
Confirmation preparation takes place during 7th and 8th Grade. Candidates who missed previous sacraments may need additional prepration. Visit the Confirmation page for more information. There are two PSR options for 7th and 8th Grade youth: Middle School EDGE offers a youth ministry format geared to the younger adolescent, utilizing materials by Lifeteen's EDGE program; Growing in Faith Together is a family-based catechesis for children ages Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Both programs seek 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.
Middle School EDGE (Grades 7-8)
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.
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. Please prayerfully consider helping in one of these areas and visit our PSR Registration Information page to register online.
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 our cancellation policy. Complete and return your signed permission slips by the posted deadline to attend these offsite events:
Click on the links in the calendar below for details, or visit our Facebook Events page for additional information on upcoming events.