Edge is designed for ALL children in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Children who are preparing for First Holy Communion, children who attend public school, Catholic school, private school, or home school are welcome! A child doesn't have to attend St. Bruno or be Catholic and they are still invited to be a part of Edge.
What is the purpose of Edge?
Edge is designed to provide creative opportunities, including off-site events, to catechize adolescents while capturing their enthusiasm and attention by providing them a social outlet. We want to provide an ongoing, attractive opportunity for children of all ages to share in faith-based experiences with their peers.
What is Edge?
Due to the social distancing guidelines for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Edge in Fall 2020 looks quite a bit different than it has in the past. All events will be online through the end of December. We will re-evaluate our method of content delivery based on Archdiocese of Los Angeles guidelines for the beginning of 2021. We have worked diligently and creatively to provide children with the best opportunity possible in Edge while adhering to the current guidelines in ADLA. Here's what to expect:
Parent Phone Call Orientation: Our Youth and Family Ministry staff will schedule a phone call with each family so that they can get to know a little more about our ministry and expectations for the year and so we can get to know each family a little better. Each family will sign up ahead of time for a scheduled phone call. Phone call sign-ups will be available in September. Calls will take place Monday – Friday, 9/21-9/25.
Welcome Drive Thru: On Monday, September 28, we will host a "Welcome Drive Thru" so that every family is able to receive the proper supplies necessary for Edge from September - December. Children are required to be in the car to receive their special "Edge Welcome Kit."
Mass with Family: Each family is expected to attend Mass at least once a month. With social distancing restrictions in place, each family has the option to attend either an in-person Mass or one that is recorded and online. We will keep each family updated with in-person Mass schedules and links to our St. Bruno online Mass.
Zoom with Small Group: Each child will meet as a large group on Zoom and then break out with their Edge Core Team Leader and a small group of children throughout the Fall months. These Zoom meetings will last about 45 mins. Under the direction of their leader, they will cover various topics, complete activities together, and pray as a small community. All activities and resources will be provided in the "Edge Welcome Kit." There will be two special nights scheduled this Fall - Game Night and Baking Night!
Craft and Prayer Services: A Prayer Service for both Thanksgiving and Christmas will be digitally streamed for all children and their families. Families could choose one of the two times offered, depending on what works best for their schedule. A craft activity will follow the Prayer Service. All materials will be provided in the "Edge Welcome Kit."
Parent Nights: We strongly believe in the value of the entire family being on this journey of faith together. Throughout the year, we will provide nights exclusively for parents to strengthen your faith and help connect you more deeply with each other and the Church.
How will Edge change in the Spring?
We will continue to monitor the guidelines from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in planning for the months of January thru May. We hope to return to in-person sessions for all children in Edge.
Can you provide more information on the registration fee?
The registration fee is $200. During the registration process, you have the option to pay in full or pay $100 at the time of registration and the additional $100 will be automatically collected on November 30, 2020. We extended this time frame more than usual to better accommodate our families. We kept the registration fees for our ministries as low as possible while still working diligently to provide a wonderful, creative opportunity to experience of our Catholic faith in these circumstances for your children and families. We will provide each child a "Welcome Kit" with materials for the content we are providing “virtually” in the Fall along with our Crafts & Prayer Services, Parent Nights, additional content we are planning for in the Spring, and other fun surprises along the way. If you have more than one child in our ministries, you can enter the coupon code SBYFM20! during registration for each of your children. This will provide a $10 discount for each of your children.
When does registration close?
Registration will close on Sunday, September 20 at midnight.