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.

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!

Beginning of Summer Party

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. It includes:

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Dunk Tank
  • Snacks and Drinks

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

Youth Mass

At these five masses from October to March, Faith Development class children from two of the grade levels 1-9 will participate in the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass as readers and as the choir.

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 5-8 in our St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community. Sit with us during 4:30 p.m. Mass and/or join us in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. for dinner, games, fun, and faith.  There is no cost to attend!


FIRE Camp is an amazing day where any student from the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community in Grades 5-12 comes together. We jam out with DJ Bill (professional DJ from Minnesota), break into our smaller workgroups, and then head out to the local neighborhood where we do some spring projects such as raking, washing windows and putting out patio furniture.  The highlight of the day for the kids is getting to spend time talking with the homeowners.  Afterward, we come back for Mass, dinner, and more time with DJ Bill.  We end the night with a campfire.  Students in Grades 7 and 8 have the option of a sleepover.

Prayers & S’mores

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 night runs from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Students are welcome to bring a friend, Catholic or not. 

Learn more about our Faith Development and Youth Ministry programs


Ryan Gloudemans, Faith Development Director 920-788-9033