Edge Support is our senior-primary catechism/youth programme aimed at grades 5-7. Every week during the school term we have Edge on a Tuesday afternoon between 16h00 and 17h00. Edge covers all the vital elements for solid faith formation – including teaching, fellowship, fun, discussion and prayer.
Edge is structured to mirror the format of the Mass. This can be broken down into the Gather, Proclaim, Break and Send. The Gather parallels the introductory rites of the Mass. During the gather we typically have a bit of fun by playing a game to “Break-the-Ice”. The game will always be based on the theme of the lesson. The Proclaim is similar to the reading of the Word in Mass. It is during this time that the main teaching of the night is given. The Break typically takes the form of a small group discussion. During the break, we open the topic up and explore it more fully in a communal context, listening to, learning from, and guiding each other. This is like the Sermon in Mass, or the breaking of Christ’s body for us in communion. The Send is usually a meditative prayer service and gives the pre-teens a chance to connect with Christ en solo. They are then “sent forth” into a new week, to love and serve God.