Life on the Edge

Wednesdays 6:45 - 8:15pm or Sundays 9:30-10:45am

Register for this class ($0)

Life on the Edge is our bi-monthly class for 6-8th graders.

We hope all middle school youth will join us for this exciting program, with fun large group activities, small group communities, and easy to understand teaching. Life on the Edge will transform our youth, helping them to become successful and well-formed teens in the modern world.


List of needed items for our upcoming service night on November 28th can be found here! 


Life on the Edge
2018-2019 Class Schedule
Class Curriculum Topic Wed. Date Sun. Date
Person of Christ/Church 6:45-8:15pm 10:30-11:45am
Retreat 6th Grade Retreat Sept. 12, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Retreat 8th Grade Retreat Wed. Sept. 19, 2018, 5-9pm
Class 1 Surfer Jesus: Jesus Reveals Himself as God – Parent Night Wed. Sept. 26, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Retreat 7th Grade Retreat Sat. Sept. 29,  2018, Noon-6pm
Class 2 God Give Me More…Now: Jesus Teaches Us How To Pray Oct. 10, 2018 Oct. 14, 2018
Class 3 Jesus is a Friend of Mine: The Hard Sayings of Jesus Oct. 24, 2018 Oct. 28, 2018
Class 4 Like, Follow, Share: Following Jesus Nov. 14, 2018 Nov. 11, 2018
Class 5 Service Night / A Royal Pain: Challenges in Faith Nov. 28, 2018 none
Class 6 Pics or it Didn’t Happen: Jesus’ Miracles Prove He Is God Dec. 12, 2018 Dec. 9, 2018
Class 7 Light Up Your Life: Jesus Christ Teaches Us About Ourselves Jan. 16, 2019 Jan. 6, 2019
Class 8 Made as One : The Church is One Jan. 30, 2019 Jan. 20, 2019
Class 9 Made for More: The Church is Holy – Safe Environment – Parent Night Feb. 13, 2019 Feb. 3, 2019
Class 10 Made for All: The Church is Catholic Feb. 27, 2019 Feb. 17, 2019
Class 11 Made to Last: The Church is Apostolic Mar. 27, 2019 Mar. 24, 2019
Class 12 Are You In?: Why be Catholic/Catholicism and other faiths – Parent Night Apr. 10, 2019 Apr. 7, 2019
Class 13 I God News For You: Catholic Evangelization Apr. 24, 2019 Apr. 28, 2019
Class 14 Last Class / Fellowship Night May. 8, 2019 none

Parent Nights

We offer 3 parent nights per year, and we love seeing parents at each night! If you have children in different programs, you need not attend all parent nights for all classes, just any 3 of them.


We have “retreats” as part of our program each year, where students get a little more time with just the other students in their grade, and get more immersed in specific aspects of their faith that they’ll need moving forward. Our 6th graders get introduced to Life on the Edge and learn about the Bible, our 7th graders learn about prayer, and our 8th graders experience mentorship from young adults in their faith.

Wednesday vs. Sunday

Our Wednesday class is our main class. However, we offer a Sunday class for students who do better in small group settings, or for students for whom Wednesday is not an option. When considering which to pick, please keep this in mind so that our Sunday class remains smaller group for those who need it.

No Sunday classes on some nights?

This is because these classes are focused on large group activities that can’t be done in the small Sunday class. We expect Sunday students to be present at these, although we understand that sometimes that can’t be done. Just let the middle school formation coordinator know so we can bring them up to speed at the next class.

Program Overview:

  • 12-14 sessions each year
  • 1 yearly retreat in the fall
  • Service and Fellowship Nights
  • Visit our pictures page for Life on the Edge!

Our topics are on a 3 year cycle:

Year B (Current) Year C Year A
The Person of Jesus The Creed Morality
The Church Scripture & Sacraments Social Justice

Further information can be found in the 2018/2019 Formation Calendar and on the online calendar.

Click HERE for the Formation Brochure which outlines our various programs for all ages.

For questions please contact Carrie Derkos at (763) 753-2011 ext. 7636 or


Optional Activities for 6 – 8th graders:

Winter Blast

Ski Trip

Reach Out service days

Extreme Faith Camp

Altar Serving

Youth Choir