Middle School

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St. Paul Youth Ministry utilizes The Edge for Middle School Youth Group.  Edge is a Catholic Middle School (Grades 6-8) youth ministry program that provides a safe, fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, 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, genitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school age youth.

There are many opportunities for Middle School students to grow in faith through Youth Ministry. Every other week Edge meets in the St. Peter Room, located on the second floor of the church) for catechesis and social activities.  These Edge  nights provide opportunities for our Middle School students to socialize with their friends in a safe Christian environment. We also attend the Columbus Diocese sponsored Bosco Bash which is a one day experience offered to Middle School students in January.  All St. Paul Youth Ministry events are open to all students of the parish regardless of which school they attend. Students are always encouraged to bring friends.

Here are some of our upcoming events you won’t want to miss!!

  • On January 8  our Middle School Youth Group will meet in the St. Peter Room from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. to discuss the Corporal Works of Mercy.

This Edge Night will be a continuation of our series on the Corporal Works of Mercy focusing on visiting the sick. We will be creating a project for Service Saturday (January 14th) followed by a time of reflection and prayer that reinforces the need for God’s love, regardless of the state of our health.

  • Service Saturday January 14

We will be spending the whole day taking care of others around Columbus!  For more information, please contact Virginia Braun, Director of Youth Ministry at vbraun@stpacc.org or 614-822-2537. Spaces is limited! To sign up, simply click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fabad2ca7ff2-service

  • On January 29 our Middle School Youth Group will meet in the St. Peter Room from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 

Corporal Works of Mercy: Burying the Dead

The call to bury the dead as a Corporal Work of Mercy offers an opportunity for us to look at the sacredness of the body. Even after death, the body is not disregarded and discarded, it is treated with respect and care because we have faith and hope in the Resurrection of the body. During this Edge Night, the youth will come to a better understanding of the sacredness of the body (even after death), while learning ways to live out this Work of Mercy.

  • Plan now to join us on February 11 for the annual  Bosco Bash!  This year it will be held at St. Timothy’s from  2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Paul J. Kim is a Catholic singer, beat boxer, comedian, an inspirational speaker and is not to be missed!  Learn more on his site: www.pjkmusic.com! He will be the featured speaker at this year’s Bosco Bash, the Diocesan Middle School Youth Rally (Grades 6-8). There will be music by Station 14, time with friends, skits, games, dinner, evening Mass and, of course, PAUL J. KIM!!!!!!!  Bosco Bash will be held at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church (1088 Thomas Lane, Columbus, OH 43220) from 2:30-9:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per student and includes a T-shirt and dinner. To register please complete this registration form and return it with your payment.  Simply put the form and payment in an envelope marked to the attention of Youth Ministry and place it in the offertory basket at Mass, bring it to Youth Group, or drop it off at the St. Paul Youth Ministry Center.  Please note that the registration deadline is Sunday, January 22. Click here for a postcard with more information!

  •  On February 26 our Middle School Youth Group will meet in the St. Peter Room from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. to discuss the Corporal Works of Mercy: Clothing the Naked.

This night will begin with handing over an article of clothing that the youth have brought to donate as admission into the night. In a small group competition, the youth will write down as many personal clothing articles owned as possible in ten minutes. This activity will lead into a teaching on the Corporal Work of Mercy to Clothe the Naked. The youth will then discuss ways they can be generous out of their surplus. The Edge Night will end with the story of St. Vincent de Paul and a prayer to him for those in need.

  •  On March 12  our Middle School Youth Group will meet in the St. Peter Room from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. to discuss Corporal Works of Mercy: Visiting the Imprisoned

Jesus teaches us and shows true compassion, redemption, and forgiveness. Those who have broken the law are often sent to jail or prison. As Christians, we are called to practice compassion by the work of visiting the imprisoned, which is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy. During the night, the youth will explore how to act with compassion and how they can practically participate in this Work of Mercy.

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