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TOTUS TUUS

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Please note: Totus Tuus is open only for St. Paul Parishioners.

The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and openness to their vocation by constantly challenging them to give themselves entirely to Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of Her.

What is Totus Tuus?

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. The program is led by a team of young adults who are trained and commissioned to serve the youth of the archdiocese throughout the summer.

The Five Marks of Totus Tuus

  1. Proclamation of the Gospel…to arouse faith.
  2. Explanation… the examination of the reasons for our beliefs.
  3. Christian Witness…an experience of Christian living.
  4. Celebration of the Sacraments…especially Holy Eucharist and Confession.
  5. Active witness of the Missionary Nature of the Catholic Church.

The Five Pillars of Totus Tuus

  1. The Eucharist
  2. Marian Devotion
  3. Catechetical Instruction
  4. Vocation Discernment
  5. Fun
  • The Eucharist has pride of place in the Totus Tuus schedule, for both team members and participants.
  • Prayer — the Liturgy of the Hours, the Rosary, the Angelus, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament—provides the structure, but the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the “source and summit” of the daily schedule. Totus Tuus catechists will lead the young people to Jesus for a week; however, Mary will lead them
    to Jesus for a lifetime. Therefore, Totus Tuus promotes Marian's devotion. Meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, we come to see how Mary always leads us to her Son. Praying with her and to her, we hear her say to
    us, “Do whatever He tells you” (John 2:5).
  • An authentic catechesis, rooted in an orderly and systematic explanation of God’s revelation of Himself through the person of Jesus Christ provides the foundation of the program’s teaching. Totus Tuus instructs young people in the basic tenets of the Catholic faith to cultivate both a firm intellectual grounding and a solid relationship with Jesus. All of our teachings aim to help young people grow in their understanding of, strengthen
    their faith in, and, most importantly, develop an intimate friendship with Jesus Christ.
  • Totus Tuus strives to foster Christian vocations by encouraging young people to begin discerning God’s call in their life to be married, a priest, a religious, or single. team members sign a “covenant” in which they promise to be open to and actively discern God’s will for them. Because they are striving to live an authentic Christian life and are actively discerning their vocation, they can better help the youth to do the same.
  • Finally, Totus Tuus demonstrates that one can be a faithful Catholic and still have fun. Morning “pump up,” silly skits and songs, recess, water fights in the parishes, infuse the element of fun in the program.

Program Schedule

Join us at St. Paul Parish on June 19-24 for a fun and faith-filled week! Learn about Prayer, the Our Father, and the Luminous Mysteries while growing in your relationship with the Lord.

Program Options

  • Grade School Program (for incoming 1st through 6th graders) Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
  • High School Program (for incoming 7th through 12th graders) Sunday-Thursday (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.)

Fees

The fees are as follows:

  • One child- $35.00
  • Two children-$70.00
  • Three children or more $ 95.00

Registration Process

Registrations start on May 1. The deadline is June 5th.

Registration will be on a FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED basis. (ONLY 90 spots for Gr. 1-6)

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Main Contact

For more information contact Karla Melgar at [email protected]