Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Grades 6 – 8 Faith Development Class Curriculum
Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe, fun place for youth to find a strong Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand. Students are actively engaged in their faith using content that is relevant to teens. Creativity isn’t in short supply when it comes to our Edge Nights. Our program looks to captivate our young people with excitement, while deepening their relationship with Jesus and His Church.
Prayers & S’mores
This casual gathering is select Monday nights for youth in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community in grades 5th through 8th (incoming fifth through outgoing eighth) to hang out, play games (sometimes water games), pray and make s’mores. It is a very laid-back format and often includes running around to get some energy out! The evening runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Students are welcome to bring a friend, Catholic or not!
Middle School Hang-out Nights
Student in grades 5th through 8th in our St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community come together for 4:30 p.m. Mass and then gather in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. for dinner, games, fun and faith. There is no cost to attend!
Fire Camp will be held next spring, and it is an amazing day for youth in grades 5-8! This FREE event is from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and includes prayer, breakfast, volunteering, pizza lunch, DJ dance time, a witness talk and concludes with 4:30 p.m. Mass.
FIRE Camp 2022 – Thank you to all the students and volunteers that made this a fun day!
Glow 4 God (G4G)
God loves to see the hearts of His people glowing towards Himself. During Glow 4 God our Faith Development class young people have the opportunity to encounter the love of God through praise worship, glow sticks, and lighting. This gives our students an opportunity to glow for God, while reminding them that their loving God glows even brighter for them!
Family Fun Fest
Save the date for August 11th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.! This free, yearly event is open to all St. John Nepomucene families and takes place in the summer, rain or shine, in the green space area across from St. John Nepomucene School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Youth in grades 5 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
At these four Masses from October to February, Faith Development children and St. John Nepomucene School children from grades 1st through 5th will participate in the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass as readers and as the choir. Dates are listed on the Faith Development calendar under “Youth Mass”.
Service nights are a part of our Faith Development class for middle and high school students. “Truly I tell you, that whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40