As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen International leads youth and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

EDGE helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ.

Mondays Bi-Weekly

Nessinger Hall

7:00pm - 9:00pm

$50.00 Registration Fee

Includes EDGE T-Shirt


St. John of the Cross is a Life Teen Parish, existing to nurture our youth in faith, conviction, and virtue, helping them navigate through society as they strive for holiness.



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 speaks to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge has different semesters of Edge Nights every year, retreats, and has an adult Core Team, to assist in ministry and teaching in a way that young people can understand.

We all remember that middle school was awkward and difficult. That hasn’t changed. However, societal shifts have made the middle school years more difficult than ever. Today, middle school youth are having experiences that were common only with high school students just 15 years ago. Threats of violence, availability of drugs & alcohol, and pervasiveness of sex & pornography are the new norm. Not only are they faced with these tough realities but they are also in the process of moving from being family-centered to friend-centered.

In this generation, peers gain greater influence and parental authority is called into question. As they shift socially they are also experiencing tremendous changes emotionally and intellectually. As they wade through all the difficulties of this time of life, they have real questions and need real answers. If parish leaders ignore the unique challenges of their middle school youth, they risk losing them forever.

2019/2020 EDGE NIGHTS:

Our Next EDGE Night:

2018/2019 EDGE NIGHTS:



The end of summer is always an exciting time for youth ministry in the Archdiocese of Toronto! In 2 weeks

(3 camp sessions) over 800 campers and leaders from 30 parishes took part in EDGE Camp 2019.

EDGE Camp is an annual overnight Catholic adventure camp for students involved in their parish youth ministry in

Grades 5-8. EDGE Camp began in 2009 and is the pinnacle event on our calendar! 


We brought a group from our parish for the FIRST TIME last summer, and we are excited for ECW 2020! :)

Note: This is open to EDGE participants only.

Registration for EDGE CAMP 2020 will open in the winter, stay tuned!

Click HERE for more info!



Pictures of our St. John of the Cross EDGErs @ ECW 2019 HERE

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for the Youth of St. John of the Cross Parish:

To evangelize and form young disciples that strive to know, love and serve God and His Church.
That the youth act with virtue, fueled by the Sacraments and growing in daily personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Such that in their adulthood, they are confident and convicted in deep Catholic faith, so they may glorify and defend Our Lord in the public arena and inspire others just as the early Christians did under persecution, building the Kingdom.

905.821.1331 Ext 226

6890 Glen Erin Dr.

Mississauga, ON L5N 2E1

© 2020 by SJOC Youth Ministry

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