Goal of the Edge Night
The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce the middle school youth to the seven sacraments and for the youth to begin to see them as gifts from God that make present here on earth a reality of his life and grace within us. The youth will understand that sacraments do something in our lives and that they are a way for us to experience God more profoundly.
Edge Night at a Glance
Some of the middle school youth may feel that this semester topic on sacraments has been done before and they “know it all” when it comes to these topics. This night will reintroduce the idea that God is trying to break into their lives through seven particular ways. This night is meant to build upon the foundation they have received from previous formation on this topic and leave with a better understanding of how the sacraments are meant to experience God and receive His grace.
The night begins with the youth being greeted by the various “sacraments” walking around the room. The youth will compete in a small group scavenger hunt based upon items used in each of the sacraments. The teaching tonight will unveil the new semester topic and will present an overview of sacraments and why we have them and what they do. There will be an opportunity in small groups to find in Scripture where the sacraments come from and how Christ instituted them. The night will conclude with a challenge for all the youth to frequent the sacraments at their parish as much as possible.