Middle School Info.
Welcome to our Wednesday program
for middle school children (6th
through 8th grade). St. Edwin parish
gladly receives families and children
who find fulfillment in belonging to a
local Catholic-Christian community,
look forward each Sunday to the
celebration of the Eucharist and seek
to be formed in the faith we hold
There are a number of reasons
children are enrolled in this program.
The first is for the reception of First
Reconciliation and First Holy
Communion. The second reason is
for those who have already received
those sacraments but want to
continue their faith and friendship
building among their peers. The
third is for those who have not yet
even been baptized, to begin an
extended program culminating in the
reception of all three Sacraments of
Initiation at the Easter Vigil after
As a result, our program is
1) Sunday Mass, even in the
summer season when we do not have
classes. Participation in the
Eucharist forms the foundation of
our program and all that we do here
as a parish. Over the time of
instruction each family completes
five quarters (four months each) with
at least 75% attendance. Find out
how to strategize, so as not to arrive
at the end of a quarter without the
required attendance here.*
2) Weekly Classes, September
through May, under the direction of
our dedicated and seasoned hs
catechists. We are so pleased to be
adding singing to our program this
year. Learn more about it here.
3) “Learning,” which includes
knowing the prayers and other
important components of our faith.
You can find the material here.
4) Service by the parents in the
various events held throughout the
year. It is a great way to get to know
the other parishioners. The middle-
schoolers, having arrived at a certain
level of age and ability, are welcome
to jump in and help out a bit as well.
Click here for more information.
You may track your progress in these
four areas here.*
We divide our program into
quarters, each one being four
months. Students begin in September
of one year, and complete the
program five quarters later. The
whole program is about a year and a
half. Sacraments are received after
during the Easter season once the
requirements have been met.
The program begins each year in
September. Classes are held
Wednesdays, from 4:30pm to
6:00pm, the same day and time as
the elementrary school age classes.
You can see the various dates as well
as vacations on the “Master
Calendar” of this site. We invite
you to refer to it often!
You can apply any time at the office.
Once you get the ok we will start the
enrollment process using our online
You can find a list of the documents
to gather for the office here.
We ask only a small, non-refundable
fee for processing your information.
Stop by; we look forward to seeing
*To successfully complete our
program, parents with their children
must be committed to regularly
attending Sunday Mass.