Youth Group for 7th and 8th graders at STOC which meets Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm!

Click Here to Register for the 2023 - 2024 Academic Edge Year

I hope you all have had a fantastic summer and are getting ready for another great year of EDGE!
Meetings will be Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the St. Therese of Carmel Parish Hall and we would love for you to join us!

Cost: $200 (scholarships are available)

Pay ONLINE at this link: https://secure.myvanco.com/L-YQY3/campaign/C-ZB53


by check ($200 per youth made out to "St. Therese of Carmel" or "STOC"  - please write your child's name in the memo line) to the Parish Office or place in the Sunday Collection in an envelope marked EDGE - Mikaela Adams.


Do you know a middle school teen who needs to finish their early sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and/or First Communion?

EDGE also follows the religious education standards for this age group - meaning, this is their Sacramental Preparation as well! Please email Julia (jsherman@stocsd.org) to schedule an appointment to assess Sacramental readiness and the next steps going forward!




EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades 7 and 8.

EDGE is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents. Participants are always welcome and encouraged to bring their friends to EDGE.

At this age, middle school 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.