The formation process for young people must be constant and active, capable of helping them to find their place in the Church and in the world. Consequently, youth ministry must be one of the primary concerns of Pastors and communities.
As a Eucharist-centered ministry within the Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Lake’s Youth Ministry leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, we seek to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.
—Adapted from Life Teen’s Mission Statement
Faithful to the Magisterium, we follow the USCCB’s framework for catechesis with youth, and follow the Diocesan standards for Youth Ministry.
“Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge resources make it easier for youth ministers to plan out their semesters of Edge Night, retreats, and to train a team of adults, the Core Team, to assist them in the ministry. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand... Edge answers the needs of this age group in a catechetical, fun, and relevant way and provides a foundation for youth to continue onto Life Teen.”
—Adapted from Life Teen’s “What is Edge?” Statement
We accept students from 6-8th Grade into EDGE , and attend EDGE Nights.