Goal of this Edge Night
The goal of this Edge Night is not only to teach about getting involved, but also to get the middle school youth to commit to actively living social justice for the Church.
Edge Night at a Glance
This Edge Night challenges the middle school youth to get involved globally and locally, working for social justice. The youth will come to an understanding that a few people, working for change, can significantly affect the people around them. Service is not about earning our way to Heaven. It is a response to God’s gift of faith and it challenges us to grow in love. All Christians, by nature of their Baptism, are called to serve and work for social justice. As
Blessed John Paul II said, “We do not fully receive ourselves except through a sincere gift of self” (Gaudium et Spes).
The Edge night begins with an example of a few people breaking the mold and routine of everyday life. The Edge Core Team will do a freeze flash mob in the center of the room. The flash mob is intended to affect the people around them because it breaks from the normal routine. This provides a great talking point
to explain how we are all called to break the cycle or routine of injustice. The middle school youth will then go to small groups and participate in a ministry fair within the small group. Finally, the Edge Night and semester ends with intercessions and prayers for social justice in front of the Blessed Sacrament in Eucharistic Adoration.