What is Totus Tuus (Totally Yours)?
Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. Our week-long Parish Summer Catechetical Program assists parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are currently doing.
The methodology, structure, content, and enthusiasm of Totus Tuus is concerned not only with teaching the Faith, but also igniting the hearts of the team members and the young people they encounter. The result has been the formation of young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church’s mission of evangelization along with many vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
How does the program work?
Totus Tuus calls upon college students and seminarians from across the United States to carry this mission to every young person they encounter. These young men and women are hired for their energy, enthusiasm, love of the Faith, commitment to spiritual growth, ability to work with a team and a desire to work with youth
Teams of four young adults (two men and two women) travel to a different parish each week, hosting a five day catechetical program for grades 1-12, similar to ‘vacation Bible school.” The week is filled with faith, fun and friendship. There are messy games and crazy skits as well as catechetical learning joined with prayer and sacrament. Our college-age teachers provide an authentic witness to the students.
Still curious? Check out this great video to see the program in action!
Totus Tuus 2018 Schedule
Training (May 23-June 1)
Week #1 (June 2-8) *Internship Week
Locations: St. Elizabeth, St. Lawrence / Sacred Heart, Sedalia
Week #2 (June 9-15)
Locations: St. Patrick, Rolla / SS. Peter and Paul, Bonneville / St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
Week #3 (June 16-22)
Locations: Our Lady of the Snows, Mary’s Home / Holy Cross, Cuba / Holy Rosary, Monroe City
Week #4 (June 23-29)
Locations: St. Francis Xavier, Taos / St. Peter, Jefferson City / St. George, Linn
BREAK (June 30 – July 6)
Week #5 (July 7-13)
Locations: St. Joseph, Westphalia / Sacred Heart, Eldon / St. Mary, Glasgow
Week #6 (July 14-20)
Locations: St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Thomas / St. Joseph, Edina / St. Brendan, Mexico
We are Hiring Totus Tuus Missionaries!
Are a Catholic young adult interested in bringing the Gospel to kids and teens across our diocese? Please consider applying to be a Totus Tuus missionary this year!
- Totus Tuus Missionary Job Description
- 2018 New Missionary Application (for new applicants to Totus Tuus)
- 2018 Returning Missionary Application (for returning teachers only!)
- Letter of Recommendation Form (for new teachers and teachers who have not taught in the past 3 years. If you are a returning teacher and have taught Totus Tuus in our diocese within the last 3 years you do not need a letter of recommendation)
- Totus Tuus Missionary Brochure
For More Information Please Contact
Jose Lopez, Events Coordinator
Tel: 573.635.9127 x221
John DeLaporte, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Tel: 573.635.9127 x233