Welcome to Edge
Youth Group for 7th and 8th graders which meets Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 8 pm in the Parish Hall.
I hope you all had a fantastic Summer and are ready for another great year of EDGE! As most of you know, Jen Fry stepped down as the Edge Coordinator this year, and while we will miss her for sure, we are so thankful for all that she has done for our community and this ministry. We are so stoked to see what she goes on to do next! But, we will charge on and are getting all geared up for another AMAZING year of EDGE! We will continue meeting on Wednesday’s from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the St. Therese of Carmel Parish Hall and we would love for you to join us!
My name is Harrison Joseph Trubitt and I have been on staff at St. Therese of Carmel for the past 2.5 years working with the High School students, and assisting Jen Fry & Lucia Chan with Edge, VBS, & Faith Formation respectively. I grew up in Scripps Ranch and attended Cathedral Catholic High School where I was heavily involved in Campus Ministry and my own Youth Ministry program. I’ve been involved youth ministry leadership for the past 8 years (4 in Middle School Ministry, and 8 in High School Ministry) all over California. As I finished my Single Subject Teaching Credential at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (where I also received a BA in English and Religious Studies), I was the Assistant Confirmation Coordinator, driving down every two weeks to teach Year 1 Confirmation at the Parish. After graduating, I took over as the full time Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator at the Parish and have loved every second of it. I am so stoked to get to walk on your teen’s spiritual journey with them from middle school, through high school, and on to the great things that God has in store for them.
You will receive an email with detailed information about start dates and times in early September.
EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades 7and 8.
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 that 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.