EDGE (Grades 7-8)


Saint Francis of Assisi EDGE

7th & 8th Grade Youth Ministry Program


Saint Francis of Assisi EDGE, is our parish’s youth ministry program for all 7th & 8th grade youth of our parish who attend public, private, and home schools   This is a program where our youth can learn about their faith, find a Catholic community, and experience Jesus all while having fun and serving others. As young adolescents are moving from a child-like spirituality, it is our goal with EDGE to help them develop an adult faith commitment to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Community.


EDGE Program Areas

  1. Faith Formation: These EDGE nights will help our youth learn and grow in their Catholic faith.  The themes of the nights will be catechetical, issue, or social nights.  EDGE nights will take place every Wednesday based on the school calendar. 
  1. Social Events:  These events will be offered to create a community for our youth.  These will be on-site at Saint Francis or off-site and offered throughout the year. 
  • Registration and permission slip is required for each event.
  1. Service Opportunities: These opportunities will be held throughout the year to help our youth put their faith into action.  Space may be limited depending on the opportunity. 
  • Registration and permission slip is required for each opportunity.
  1. Spiritual Activities:  These activities will give our youth the opportunity to deepen and learn more about their Catholic faith throughout the year.
  • Registration and permission slip is required for each activity.


Fall 2017 calendar of social, service, and spiritual activities available below.  Online registration will open for social, service, and spiritual activities at the beginning of each month.  A permission slip will be emailed after registration is received and will be required for each activity the youth is participating in.


For more information about EDGE in any of the program areas, contact EDGE Coordinator, Sarah Drey at sdrey@saintfrancischurch.org at 515.440.1030 ext. 157.




Social, Service, and Spiritual Activities

Fall 2017


September 16 – 6pm-9pm

            Pizza & Game Night at SFA

September 29 – 5:30pm-8pm

            Mom’s Night Off at New Direction’s Shelter

            Meet at SFA at 5:00pm


October 8 – 3pm-6:00pm

            Howell’s Pumpkin Patch

  Meet at Saint Francis at 2:15pm

October 22 – 9am-4:30pm

            DCYC (Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference)

            Meet at SFA at 8:15am


November 9 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

            Serve meal at Central Iowa Shelter and Services

            Meet at SFA at 5:30pm

November 12 – 4:30pm

            EDGE Youth Mass at Saint Francis


December 1 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

            Movie Night at SFA

December 10 – 2:00pm-3:30pm

            Christmas Caroling at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

            Meet at SFA at 1:30pm

December 28 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

            Bowling at Warrior Lanes