Youth-and-Young-Adult-Ministry

Totus Tuus - Totally Yours

Totus Tuus is a week-long Catholic summer "parish mission" program for youth in 1st - 12th grade that is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through Catechetical Instruction, Christian Witness, Vocational Discernment, Marian Devotion, and Eucharistic Worship.

 

Goals

The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people develop their relationship with Jesus Christ so that there is an intimate friendship whereby he may lead them to the Father, as it is only by establishing a real and personal relationship with Christ that we can be led to the love of the Father (cf. John 14:6-7).  To accomplish this goal, the Totus Tuus program emphasizes a devotion and love for our Lord in the Eucharist and for Mary our Mother.

Totus Tuus also seeks to foster openness to vocations.  This openness is accomplished by placing special emphasis on the importance and necessity of living a Christian lifestyle.  One of the program philosophies of Totus Tuus is that vocations, callings from God, can only be heard and responded to if one is living an authentic Christian life.  The teachers for Totus Tuus model this lifestyle by promising to be open to God's will for them and to actively discern God's call in their life.  Because teachers are striving to live an authentic Christian life and are actively discerning their vocation, they can better help young people do the same.

 

Summer 2015 Schedule

June 6 – 13       Internship Week (two teams partner for a session in a parish): St. Anthony, Effingham ~ St. Francis Xavier, Jerseyville

June 13 – 20     Session 2: Our Saviour, Jacksonville ~ St. Barbara, Indianapolis ~ St. Brigid, Liberty ~ St. Boniface, Edwardsville

June 20 – 26*    Session 3: Holy Cross, Sacred Heart & St. Patrick, Auburn et. al. ~ St. Mary, Paris

July 4 – 11        Session 4: St. Edward, Mendon

July 11 – 18      Session 5: St. Peter, Quincy ~ St. Elizabeth / Our Lady of Lourdes, Robinson ~ Ss. Peter & Paul, Collinsville

July 18 – 24*     Session 6: St. Cecilia, Glen Carbon

Dates are Saturday to Saturday except * which end on Friday

June 26 through July 4 is a break for the team and a mid-summer retreat

 

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