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Parish Information

Summer 2018 Totus Tuus Season

Totus Tuus for the summer of 2018 will focus on the Apostle's Creed along with the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. Parishes may book sessions starting November 1 by submitting the a Parish Reservation Form (link will be made active in November) along with a deposit. Flexibility with dates is helpful so that all sessions can be filled. There will be 4 teams for the summer.

Session 1 ~ Internship Week June 9 - 16

Session 2 ~ June 16 - 23

Session 3 ~ June 23 - 30

Session 4 ~ July 7 - 14

Session 5 ~ July 14 - 21

Session 6 ~ July 21 - 28

Downloadable Resources:

Parish Manual

If you want to learn more about Totus Tuus, please check out the Parish Manual below.  This manual contains the details of what it takes to host Totus Tuus for a week at your parish.  Resources for promoting a Totus Tuus session are included as well.

pdfParish_Manual_2017.pdf

What are people saying about Totus Tuus?

This is my first year to volunteer and was totally impressed with the team and the evidence of students’ knowledge gained.  I can see why the children come back each year. - from St. Francis Xavier parish, Jerseyville, Illinois

The young people cannot wait for this program each summer and keep asking me when it is.  They enjoy the skits, songs and games as well as religious activities.  Parishioners are amazed that so many children can attend Mass in the Chapel and be so quiet.  They all participate and there is no chaos.  I am pleased that children are asked and not forced to do things out of their comfort zone.  One young man was a lector and did a great job and just two years ago could not manage to read one line for First Communion.  I shared the picture with his mother, who was sorry she missed it.  – St. Mary, Paris, Illinois

The team was amazing.  Each one of them connected with the children immediately.  I was amazed at how they jumped in and never stopped.  The enthusiasm they spread was overwhelming.  On Monday, the children came in dragging their feet (not all of them, but I think you know what I mean).  Tuesday, they were talking as they came in.  I had one parent say, “I had to drag my son in yesterday, but on the way home, he could not stop talking about Totus Tuus and couldn’t wait to come back.  Another mother said on Tuesday morning, “my girls were up, dressed, and ready to go at 7:30 this morning.”  On Friday after the water event, children were rolling their windows down and yelling, “See you next year!”  So, yes, it was a success.  – Holy Family parish, Granite City, Illinois

 

Daily Schedule (being revised for 2018)

 Children's Program ~ Grades 1 - 6

  • 9:00    Introduction
  • 9:15    Icebreaker
  • 9:25    Class Period #1
  • 9:50    Snack/Game
  • 10:10  Music Preparation for Mass
  • 10:20  Class Period #2
  • 10:45  Mass Preparation/Confessions
  • 11:15  Mass
  • 12:00  Lunch/Recess
  • 1:00    Water Break
  • 1:10    Class Period #3
  • 1:35    Skit
  • 1:50    Class Period #4
  • 2:15    Gather, Review, & Closing prayer
  • 2:30    Dismissal

 The schedule is flexible and can be adjusted to fit the local parish's needs

Teen Program

  • 7:00    Gathering Activities
  • 7:15    Session 1
  • 7:45    Snack Break
  • 8:00    Session 2
  • 8:45    Night Prayer
  • 9:00    Dismissal