Edge is our Jr. High Youth Group and primary catechesis for middle-schoolers in grades 6-8 for those not attending Catholic school, and supplementary for those who do. However, you do not have to be Catholic to join in, just come with an open heart for Jesus and an open mind to grow in faith. Our youth participate in activities, enjoy engaging presentations, make it real in small groups and pray together as a community. Our nights are facilitated by a trained Core Team dedicated to helping our middle-schoolers find their own faith through the Gifts of the Spirit and helping them grow through sharing experiences and example.

Dear Parents,

One of the positive aspects of COVID has been that many people have been able to spend more time with their families. In planning for the upcoming year for religious education for adults, teens, and children, we have decided to implement a parish family approach to everything we do this year. We want to ensure our families’ safety during this turbulent time, and we feel that the best way to do that and ensure social distancing is to offer classes and programs that allow you to learn at home as much as possible. Our theme this year is History’s Golden Thread: A Study of Salvation History. 

We encourage everyone to participate in this program, which will include six in-person sessions throughout the year. These large group sessions will be held in the Church on Sundays for both teens and adults including EDGE & Life Teen, with special small group sessions for kindergarten through fifth grade held in the school (PSR). After each session, there will be materials available online and sent home for children, teens, and adults to continue learning and understanding their faith. Our goal is to offer everyone participating to encounter the beauty of OUR STORY found in scripture with two to three thirty-minute sessions after each of the in-person meetings. 

The schedule for the in-person sessions is: 

September 27, 2020 | 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM | Church

October 25, 2020 | 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM | Church

December 6, 2020 | 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM | Church

January 10, 2021 | 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM | Church

February 28, 2021 | 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM | Church

March 28, 2021 | 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM | Church 

We have worked hard to find ways to make this something that everyone can participate in, young, old, married, and single. We also want you to know that it does not matter what level of faith you are at for you to participate; everyone is welcome! For adults, there is no need to register. If you plan to bring your children or teens, we ask that you register online by visiting the Kids & Student section of our website. We are excited about the opportunity to grow in faith together as a community this year. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and look forward to seeing you at our first in person, but socially distant session. 

We are still offering some Edge Sessions and Worship Nights in order to round out the Family Catechesis model. Here are the dates we have so far, these do not include the Confirmation information though. For a combined schedule with both Edge and Confirmation on it, please check out our Confirmation page.

Some things to take note on…

*Edge nights are being offered in addition to our Family Catechesis, “History’s Golden Thread” to round out the curriculum.  All activities will be in small group and as of right now, these are only offered in person.  We may be offering some other Edge alternatives online soon. 

*Edge will be from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Church Lower Level and lunch will be provided.  

*Worship Nights will be from 7:30-8:30pm and will include worship music and Adoration.  Note that this is not a Mass.  These can be attended either in person or via LiveStream.

*If you are planning on participating in the Family Catechesis online, please contact Julie Fischbach via email at fischbachj@stcharleslima.org or by phone at 419-228-7635 in order that she get you set up to receive the links and other important info.

If your child attends St. Charles Catholic School but would still like to take advantage of Family Catechesis and Edge Youth Group, please register them with this button-

 If you would prefer to pay by cash or check, paper registration forms can be picked up at the Parish Office or printed from the PDF located in this link. 

Please return forms and tuition to the Parish Office or at the Welcome Desk on any Sunday morning.  Checks should be made payable to St. Charles with Youth Formation in the memo. If you are in need of a scholarship, please contact the Parish office at 419-228-7635.

Our Tuition fees have changed and are now $40 per child per year.

To learn more about how St. Charles is protecting our youth, click here!
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