Goal of this Edge Night
The goal of this Edge Night is to give a better understanding of Mary as Mother of God and its implications for the middle school youth and their faith.
Edge Night at a Glance
As Catholics, we refer to Mary as the Mother of God. Since Jesus was fully human and fully divine, we cannot separate the two and just call Mary the Mother of Jesus. Rather, she is Mother of God because we can never remove the divinity of Jesus from His person. Mary is truly the Mother of God. At the cross, Jesus places us in the care of Mary, and all humanity receives her as their Mother. Not only is she our Mother, but she is also the Mother of the Church. As Mother of all, Mary is our greatest advocate and example of charity. She is inviting us into relationship with her and her Son. She desires nothing more than for us to embrace Jesus as our Savior. To fully accept Jesus is to also accept His Mother.
After a fun introductory game, the middle school youth will learn about Mary as Mother of God through a skit, followed by a short talk for the Proclaim. In small groups, they will discuss the role of Mary as Mother and create their own prayer sheets with the words of the Magnificat. Finally, they will pray the Magnificat during the Send, asking specifically for Mary to intercede as their Mother that they might more actively and firmly say yes to God.