The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce the middle school youth to the significance of Pentecost. We will help communicate how the Holy Spirit leads us and gives us life, and inspires us to do the work of the Church here in the world.
Edge Night at a Glance
This Edge Night focuses on the Holy Spirit’s guidance of the Church. Present since the beginning of time with the Father and the Son, The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles at Pentecost and remains with us all today. Pentecost occurred ten days after the Ascension of our Lord and is considered the birthday of the Catholic Church. On that day, the disciples took up the mission of the Church to make disciples of all nations. The Holy Spirit continues to guide the Church and also guides us as disciples of Christ continuing the mission of the Church.
Tonight, the middle school youth are also on a mission. They will get a chance to compete in a particular mission and represent their small group in a larger mission. Through the Proclaim, the youth will be challenged to be disciples of Jesus and to live with a “spirit of power, love and self-control.” Small groups will focus on getting ready for the mission and the Closing Prayer will help empower them to go forth and begin their mission.