Goal of this Edge Night
The goal of this Edge Night is to help the middle school youth understand and apply the Paschal Mystery to their lives.
Edge Night at a Glance
This Edge Night will break down the three parts of the Paschal Mystery: Jesus’ Passion, His Death, and Resurrection (Jesus’ Ascension will be addressed in a separate Edge night). The Paschal Mystery is the central mystery of our redemption; it is here where God’s plan to save His people is accomplished through Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. It is completed in Jesus’ Glorious Resurrection. We encounter the saving effects of the Paschal Mystery through the sacramental life of the Church.
The night will begin with the a game called “Find Your Trilogy,” which will give the middle school youth an opportunity to meet two new people. Then we will move into the Proclaim, which will focus on the “trilogy” of the Paschal Mystery. Following the Proclaim, the middle school youth will have some time for discussion in their small groups. Each small group will have the opportunity to write a reflection and prayer for the Stations of the Cross, which will be used during the Send. In the Send, the whole group will gather together to pray the Stations of the Cross and “walk” through the events of Jesus’ Passion and death. The night will end with a celebration at the empty tomb to commemorate Jesus’ Glorious Resurrection!