Middle School Ministry & Confirmation Preparation

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This Week at SPX Edge!

This week at Edge, we played a game where students raced to different corners of the room that represented different seasons. The teaching revealed more about the liturgical seasons and what they represent and reveal to us about the saving power of God. We then had a chance to discuss what he or she learned from the teaching and challenged each small group to come up with a creative way to explain the liturgical calendar to the rest of the group. The Send concluded the Edge Night with a time of prayer where the youth learned and prayed with the Liturgy of the Hours.
Main Ideas:
  • The liturgical year unfolds the great mysteries of the life of Christ.
  • The liturgy is experienced with very small differences around the entire world. Similarly, the prayer of Liturgy of the Hours is prayed by priest, religious, and devout lay people in unison around the world throughout each day.
Catechism Reference:
“In the liturgical year the various aspects of the one Paschal mystery unfold. This is also the case with the cycle of feasts surrounding the mystery of the incarnation (Annunciation, Christmas, Epiphany). They commemorate the beginning of our salvation and communicate to us the first fruits of the Paschal mystery.” (CCC 1171)
Scripture Reference:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19)
Family Reflection Questions:
  • What are the liturgical seasons?
  • Which liturgical season is your favorite? Why?
  • How do the liturgical seasons help us to remember the life of Jesus?
  • What can we do as a family to enter more intentionally to the liturgical seasons?

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 A Legacy The Last Things
12 Rest Death & Grief
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 Eternal Kingdom Second Coming & Last Judgment
23 The Apex The Second Half of the Mass
30 The Heart of God Life Teen’s Annual Theme
May 7  SPX Edge Olympics Last week of Edge
14 Snow Date Chosen Make-up*

*if needed