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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 Assignment Schedule

Training (May 23-June 1)

Week #1 (June 2-8) *Internship Week
St. Elizabeth, St. Lawrence – Team Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati & Team St. Joseph
Sacred Heart, Sedalia – Team Our Lady of Lourdes

Week #2 (June 9-15)
St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City – Team Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
St. Patrick, Rolla – Team St. Joseph
SS. Peter and Paul, Bonneville – Team Our Lady of Lourdes

Week #3 (June 16-22)
Holy Rosary, Monroe City – Team Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Our Lady of the Snows, Mary’s Home – Team St. Joseph
Holy Cross, Cuba – Team Our Lady of Lourdes

Week #4 (June 23-29)
St. George, Linn – Team Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
St. Francis Xavier, Taos – Team St. Joseph
St. Peter, Jefferson City – Team Our Lady of Lourdes

BREAK (June 30 – July 6)

Week #5 (July 7-13)
Sacred Heart, Eldon – Team Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
St. Mary, Glasgow – Team St. Joseph
St. Joseph, Westphalia – Team Our Lady of Lourdes

Week #6 (July 14-20)
St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Thomas – Team Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
St. Joseph, Edina – Team St. Joseph
St. Brendan, Mexico – Team Our Lady of Lourdes

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!

For More Information Please Contact

Jose Lopez, Events Coordinator

Tel: 573.635.9127 x221
Fax: 573.635.2286

John DeLaporte, Coordinator of Youth Ministry


Tel: 573.635.9127 x233