Middle School Ministry & Confirmation Preparation

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This Week at SPX Edge!

This week at Edge, we walked the youth through what happens during the first half of the Mass and in particular the Liturgy of the Word. After the talk, the youth read about the two men on the road to Emmaus and discussed how elements of that story relate to our experience at Mass.

Main Ideas:
  • When we gather for Mass, we are brought together as a community, and our hearts are prepared to enter into the great mystery of the liturgy. (CCC 1348)
  • The Liturgy of the Word breaks open for us the Word of God, and through attentive listening and prayer, we can hear the voice of God and learn more about Him and what He calls us to do in our Christian life. (CCC 1349)
  • During the Mass, we also have the opportunity to pray for those in need, to give our of goods for those in need, and to bring our offerings along with the bread and wine to the priest to prepare of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. (CCC 1350-1351)
Catechism Reference:
“All gather together. Christians come together in one place for the Eucharistic assembly. At its head is Christ himself, the principal agent of the Eucharist… All have their own active parts to play in the celebration, each in his own way: readers, those who bring up the offerings, those who give communion, and the whole people whose “Amen” manifests their participation.” (CCC 1348)
Scripture Reference:
“When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight.” (Luke 24:30-31)
Family Reflection Questions:
  • What is the Liturgy of the Word?
  • What part of Scripture do we hear during the readings?
  • God speaks to us through the Sacred Scripture, what can we do as a family to better prepare to hear God’s words?
  • What did you bring as your offering to God?
  • What is one new thing that you learned this week at Edge that you did not know before?

REMINDER: SPX Edge does not meet next week (4/9 – 4/11) because it is Spring Break! See you the following week!

Spring 2018 Edge Nights

Month Week of  Edge Night Theme
January 1 A Faithful Queen Esther
8 Royal Descent Jesus Early/Hidden Life
15 Gathering Gear Liturgy
22 Battle Cry Jesus Public Ministry
29 Climbing Seasons Liturgical Year
February 5 Defeated Jesus Passion & Death
12 Triumphant Resurrection & Ascension
19 Navigating the Terrain Place of Worship
26 The Approach The Mass
March 5  Lenten Parish Mission  Pick a night! Check your email for more details!
12 A Legacy  The Last Things
19 Outfitters Proper Dress
26 Holy Week No Edge this Week!
April 2 The Ascent The First Half of the Mass
9 Spring Break No Edge this Week!
16 The Apex The Second Half of the Mass
23 Eternal Kingdom Second Coming & Last Judgment
30 The Heart of God Life Teen’s Annual Theme
May 7  SPX Edge Olympics Last week of Edge
16 Snow Date Chosen Make-up Lesson 23 (8th Grade)

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