Youth Office Contact
Director of Youth Ministry
and Religious Education
573.635.9127, ext. 233
573.635.9127, ext. 228
573.635.9127 ext. 226
Alphonse J. Schwartze Catholic Center
2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914
What is Totus Tuus?
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.
Now Hiring Totus Tuus Missionaries for 2021
Are you 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. Download the materials below and return your application to the Office of Youth Ministry and Religious Ed. We do hire on a rolling basis, so the earlier the better! The application packet includes a job description, application, and instructions for a letter of recommendation. Totus Tuus Missionaries serve from May 26 – July 30. This is a full-time, paid position.
View the menu below to see where our Totus Tuus Missionaries will be going in the Summer of 2021.
St. Thomas Parish, St. Thomas
St. Thomas Moore Newman Parish, Columbia
Holy Rosary Parish, Monroe City
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, Jefferson City
St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City
St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Sedalia
St. George Parish, Linn
Mary Immaculate Parish, Kirksville
St. Peter Parish, Fulton
Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Boonville
Sacred Heart Parish, Eldon
St. Joseph Parish, Westphalia
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Taos
Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Mary's Home
Holy Cross Parish, Cuba
St. Martin Parish, St. Martin
St. Joseph Parish, Edina
St. Patrick Parish, Rolla