Welcome to EDGE

EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades 7 and 8 at St. Thérèse of Carmel.  EDGE is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents.  Participants are always welcomed and encouraged to bring their friends to EDGE.

At this age, Junior High youth face different behavioral challenges as well as positive and negative ideas. Many of the values and beliefs that they held as children are now questioned and challenged. As young adolescents they are trying to figure out who they are and what they believe.  Within the context of faith, middle school youth are moving from a child-like spirituality to one that will hopefully reach its pinnacle, beginning with the work of EDGE, into an adult faith commitment to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Community.

The name “EDGE” recognizes multiple aspects of the middle school experience – that middle schoolers are at the “edge” of a huge life transition as they enter adolescence.  That the middle school youth are possibly on the “edge” of a spiritual decision in their lives, and if we as a Church don’t act, we may lose them.  Therefore, we as a Church are going to give them the “edge” they need in life: Jesus Christ, the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, the Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, and a Catholic Community to love, nurture and challenge them.

We meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 8 pm in the Parish Hall at St. Thérèse of Carmel Catholic Church!

Our EDGE sign ups for the 2019-2020 academic year are officially open and ready for you!

This year, our registration has been consolidated into a very easy to use online system.  Please fill out and submit our online registration form at the link below – you can find more registration information at the registration link on the right hand side of the page.  This is the only registration link/form — please feel free to share this link (and information) with any and all rising 7th & 8th grade students you know, in and around, our community!




No matter where your teen (and your family) are on their spiritual journey, we are happy to support you as best we can!

Our First Edge meeting of the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, September 25th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Please enter through the Youth Room door, which is located off the staff parking lot closest to Del Mar Trails Rd.  At this first session, we will have a BRIEF PARENT MEETING from 6:30-7:00 PM.  Please join us to meet the Core team of volunteers as well as to learn more about how we communicate with you and about all the awesome things we have planned for the year.  The Edgers (your young teens) will attend the parent meeting with you and then have some fun ice-breaker activities and a Faith Talk with us until you pick them up from the parking lot at 8:00 PM.  You and your teen will not want to miss it!
Please, please, please let me know if you have any questions!  God is so great, and I look forward to an incredible year ahead with all of you and your teens!

Harrison Trubitt // htrubitt@stocsd.org // 858-481-3232 x 110 // 858-876-2365