Middle School Youth Ministry - EDGE
open to all 6th-8th Graders

EDGE Registration


2022-2023 EDGE Calendar


EDGE is the middle school youth group at St. Mary Magdalene. We aim to lead teens closer to Christ by providing opportunities for: prayer, community, growth in knowledge/understanding of the Catholic Faith, and Service.

EDGE meets Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00pm in the Church Hall Click here to stay up to date with all the fun happening at EDGE.

This upcoming semester we will be looking over the Apostolic Exhortation Veneremur Cernui, written by our newly retired Bishop Thomas Olmsted. We look forward to this semester to really dive in the meaning of the Eucharist and to also seek it whenever we have an opportunity.


Preparation for 1st Reconciliation, Confirmation, and 1st Communion for Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

In the Diocese of Phoenix, Baptized children normally receive the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation, Confirmation and 1st Communion in the 2nd and 3rd Grade,

There are circumstances where children may have not had the opportunity to go through sacrament preparation and the following are the programs we provide in alignment with the Restored Order that are outside of Elementary School.

This order differs from the order in most other dioceses where Confirmation is done separately several years after 1st Communion. For further explanation, please click on the following link: The Restored Order of Sacraments of Initiation - Diocese of Phoenix.

Accommodations can be made for those homeschooled that fit in the Middle School age range

The following are examples that would be considered for our 1-year Sacrament Preparation Program:

  • Baptized Middle School student needing 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, Confirmation
  • Baptized Middle School student needing 1st Communion, Confirmation
  • Baptized Middle School student needing Confirmation
    • All would attend our Monday Night classes

The following would be considered part of our 2-year Sacrament Preparation Program:

  • Non-Baptized - Middle School Student needing Baptism, 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, Confirmation
    • These students would meet Wednesday evenings

Students who are preparing for Sacraments must:

  • Be a registered parishioner at St. Mary Magdalene
  • Attend weekly Mass at St. Mary Magdalene
  • Enroll in and attend EDGE nights
  • Attend Sacramental Retreats


Join Our Core Team

Adults on the Edge Core team are passionate about leading teens & pre-teens closer to Christ.