EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade youth held every Wednesday night from 6 - 7:30 PM in the Parish Hall. It provides a safe, fun place for youth to find a solid Catholic community, get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

Our mission as a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, is to lead youth and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, EDGE seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church. Parents, give your child an opportunity to strengthen their morality, grow in virtue, become more well-rounded, and experience the resiliency that comes from being socially connected within a youth-group setting.


The St. Bernadette's Edge program hosts two retreats during the school year. In the Fall we will gather for a day retreat in Scottsdale. In the Spring we will travel to Prescott for a weekend retreat with our Life Teen ministry. If your middle school child is interested in attending a retreat in the future please contact Julia McDonald, the middle school youth minister, at 480-905-4437.

The Saint Bernadette Youth Ministry program is a fun interactive ministry for the teens of St. Bernadette and beyond. We serve the youth in 6th grade through 12th grade. EDGE is the Middle School program, which includes the youth from 6th grade – 8th grade. Life Teen is the High School program which includes 9th – 12th grade. Both programs include service events, retreats and youth nights.

Julia McDonald

Junior High Ministry

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