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Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Parish Information

Summer 2020 Totus Tuus Season

Totus Tuus for the summer of 2020 will focus on the Ten Commandments along with the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. Parishes may book sessions starting October 1 by submitting the a Parish Reservation Form along with a deposit. Flexibility with dates is helpful so that all sessions can be filled.

Session 1 ~ June 6 - 13
St. Katherine Drexel, Springfield

Session 2 ~ June 13 - 20
St. Mary's, Paris
St. Isidore the Farmer, Dieterich

Session 3 ~ June 20 - 27
St. Peter, Quincy
St. Francis of Assisi / Blessed Trinity

Session 4 ~ July 4 - 11
St. Francis, Jerseyville
St. Mary's, Alton

Session 5 ~ July 11- 18
St. John's, Carrollton
St. Alexius, Beardstown

Session 6 ~ July 18 - 25
St. Cecilia, Glen Carbon
Holy Family, Granite City

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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