The goal for this Edge Night is to create a fun and welcoming environment to foster relational ministry and community in your ministry. The youth will also develop a
plan to serve the parish.
Edge Night at a Glance
It does not get any better than donuts and being Catholic. For many parishes, donuts are synonymous with fellowship after Mass. Parishes that serve donuts after Mass, use the time to welcome new members to the Church or a way to build community.
As the youth enter the room, make sure that the Core Team is welcoming them in to the Edge donut factory. The night will begin with a general welcoming and recognition of birthday and then an explanation that the youth are at a donut factory. Once the flow of the evening is explained, the youth will be dismissed to play
“donut” games around the room. Secondly, they will get to decorate a donut or two and have yummy donuts as a snack. If this is your kick-off, this might be a good time to allow the youth to give a preference for a friend to be in a small group together. Third, the youth will come up with a campaign that involves donuts and your parish. Conclude the night with a short talk and a prayer.