EDGE is our middle school youth group/faith formation program. Adapted from Lifeteen’s youth ministry resources, EDGE provides a fun environment for youth from 6-8 grade to build community and grow in faith. St. Rita’s EDGE group meets from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the St. Rita youth room most Sundays each month. We also attend the Diocesan Outpouring Retreat in February. This year, our EDGE theme is Growing in Grace: Encountering God in the Sacraments. Please see our EDGE schedule below for a calendar of events for the 2023 – 2024 school year, and contact Abby Walraven at abigail.walraven.strita@gmail.com if you are interested in joining EDGE!

This year, we are attending the Diocesan Outpouring Retreat at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, MI February 9-11, 2023. This retreat is open to anyone (7-12th grade) preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, or those looking for a retreat centered on the Holy Spirit. The weekend includes Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The retreat begins with check in between 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9th and ends at noon on Sunday, February 11th. Cost is $125 for the weekend. All EDGE students are strongly encouraged to attend Outpouring, if at all possible. This is an amazing opportunity for our youth to grow in relationship with one another and in their faith!