Middle School (Grades 6-8)

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.


Registration going on now! Fire Camp will be held this year on May 8, 2021, and it is an amazing day for girls and boys in grades 5-12. Come to St. John Church where we will have a church service in the morning, work on a service project, have pizza for lunch and then play outdoor games! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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 – August 26, 2021

This free, yearly event is open to all St. John Nepomucene families and takes place in the green space area across from St. John Nepomucene School starting at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. If it rains, we will have it inside the school gymnasium. The Family Fun Fest will include:

There is no cost to attend, and we kindly require that anyone under grade 5 be accompanied by an adult.

Youth Mass

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

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

Faith On Fire Nights

Faith on Fire is open to any student in grades 5th through 8th in our St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community. You may sit with us during the 4:30 p.m. Mass and/or join us in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for dinner, games, fun and faith.  There is no cost to attend!

Prayers & S’mores

Starting up again this summer of 2021! Prayers & S’mores is an every other week event for any student in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community in grades 5-8 (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 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Students are welcome to bring a friend, Catholic or not.


  • June 14, 2021
  • June 28, 2021
  • July 12, 2021 (tie-dye night – bring a plain white t-shirt!)
  • August 9, 2021
  • August 16, 2021 – Last Prayers & S’Mores

Thank you to all of our young people and parents for your support of Prayers N S’mores this year!  Each week over 70 students joined us for activities, games, fun, Faith, and of course s’mores! We wish you the best of luck to the start of the school year!

Learn more about our Faith Development and Youth Ministry programs


Ryan Gloudemans, Faith Development Director 920-788-9033