EDGE is the Life-Teen program designed for the Middle School aged teen.

It aims to meet the spiritual, educational, emotional, and social needs of middle school youth.  No longer children but not yet adolescents, middle school youth are in the middle of countless changes in their lives and literally on “the edge”, about to cross into the thick of their teenage years. 

This program and its leaders address these changes as the youth try to figure out who they are in this world and in the Church. While the youth move from a childlike spirituality into a more adult faith, EDGE helps the youth to come to own their Catholic faith.

Middle School EDGE and Confirmation

Here at St. Pius X we use the EDGE program in conjunction with our Sacrament of Confirmation preparation. 

This is a two-year program that begins in 7th grade and is completed with the entrance into high school. Through a variety of teaching methods, middle school teens engage in large group learning, small group discussions, ice-breakers, team builders, skits, music, activities, games, various prayer forms and much more. 

In addition to the regular EDGE nights, the teens participate in service opportunities and retreats.  All programming and events are designed to foster the youths’ growth in their personal relationships with Christ and his Church.

Middle School Ministry Contact:

Elizabeth Post, Staff
616.538.2600 x122

Middle School Faith Formation

2021-2022 Calendar

Important Dates

Oct. 31 – No EDGE

Nov. 13 – Service Day

Dec. 9 – Sponsor Candidate Night, 8th Grade Only

Dec. 26 – No EDGE

Fall Retreat (Jan. 14-15)

Confirmation Retreat (Mar. 19-20)

Forms & Registrations

To register your child, tween or teen for Faith Formation, Middle School Edge, or High School SnL, please fill out the form below.
2021/2022 Faith Formation Registration Form

MS Homework

If your Middle Schooler has missed an Edge night, there will be homework that he/she will need to complete.  Homework will be posted below.

Please contact Elizabeth Post with any questions.

Camp Edge

A cross between Vacation Bible School and Catholic Heart Work Camp, this summer camp is for Middle Schoolers only!  CAMP EDGE is a week-long adventure that will involve energetic (and sometimes messy) games, delicious treats, & crazy overnight adventures; all the while learning about some very important aspects of our Catholic Faith.  The only complaint received has been that the camp is Too Short!


CAMP EDGE 2019: SPX’s Best Kept Secret

Camp Edge 2019 took us on a wild adventure exploring our Catholic heritage in Michigan!  We learned how Catholicism came to West Michigan and the great missionaries who brought it here. Our week included visiting various churches in the area and an epic pilgrimage north where we visited the site of Pere Marquette’s grave and also Bishop Baraga’s early church.


CAMP EDGE 2018: Compaction

This year our campers learned about the Corporal Works of Mercy as we traveled around Grand Rapids and Detroit performing COMPASSION IN ACTION = COMPACTION.

CAMP EDGE 2017: God Is on The Move

This year we traveled all around our great state learning about how Catholicism came to Michigan via Pere Marquette and Bishop Baraga.

CAMP EDGE 2016: Keep Calm & Have Mercy

This year we embraced the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis and focused on the Corporal Works of Mercy. This was an extremely fun & interactive week that engaged our heads, hearts and hands!  While participating in a variety of service projects we played games, visited various places and grew in our relationship with the Lord in a fun, energetic way.

CAMP EDGE 2015: Walk the Walk

This year we learned about how to live out our Catholic Faith by studying the lives of the best examples we have: the saints!  Check out the awesome pictures from our camp!

MS Confirmation

MS Confirmation Prep

The Confirmation preparation process is a journey of learning to seek and respond to the Holy Spirit. It is developing a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and assuming a role in the greater Church community. Our primary teacher is the Holy Spirit. Faithful adult leaders and high school peer ministers will provide direction, reflection and concrete activities, which aim to help us better understand the Holy Spirit.

The middle school EDGE program is used in conjunction with our Sacrament of Confirmation preparation.  This is a two-year program that begins in 7th grade and is completed with the entrance into high school. Through a variety of teaching methods, middle school teens engage in large group learning, small group discussions, community and team, skits, music, activities, games, various prayer forms and much more.  In addition to the regular EDGE nights, the teens participate in service opportunities and retreats.  All programing and events are designed to foster the youths’ growth in their personal relationships with Christ and his Church.

MS Confirmation Dates

Preparation 2021-2022

Fall Semester

  • MS Edge: Scheduled Sundays (see calendar – 80% attendance required)

  • Personal Interview with Elizabeth (sign up for a time – 7th Grade = Fall, 8th Grade = Winter)

  • Parish-Wide Service Day: Oct. 9, 2021 (optional but counts for fall service)

  • MS Service Day: Nov. 13, 2021
  • Choose A Sponsor (8th Grade) (Sponsor sheet due by Nov. 21)

  • Sponsor Retreat (8th Grade): Dec. 9, 2021 6:00-8:00pm (Sponsors Required)

 Spring Semester

  • MS Edge: Scheduled Sundays (see calendar – 80% attendance required)

  • MS “Fall” Retreat: Jan. 14-15 (Guys and Girls Separate)
  • Service Day: Feb. 12
  • Participate in Stations of the Cross during Lent: Mar 4
  • Choose a Saint’s name and write a short biography him/her (8th Grade): Mar 6
  • SPX Confirmation Retreat (8th Grade): Mar. 19&20

  • Rite of Entrance: Sunday, Mar. 20 at 10:30PM Mass (Sponsor required)

  • Know the Apostles Creed: March 21 (all)
  • Letter of Intention: Sunday, Mar. 27 (8th grade)

  • Middle School Shine Rally: Saturday March @ West Catholic

 Immediate Preparation

  • Immediate Preparation @ MS Edge: Sunday in Sept-Apr.

  • Discern sponsor

  • Weekly Mass participation

Sacrament of Confirmation: Cathedral of St. Andrew, Date and Time TBD (8th grade)

(For announcements on final dates/times pay attention to emails/notices/bulletin)

*The retreats are required events. Contact Elizabeth if you have a conflict.

MS Confirmation Paperwork