Totus Tuus

Youth Office Contact

Director of Youth Ministry
and Religious Education
John DeLaporte
573.635.9127, ext. 233

Events Coordinator
Kris Hartman
573.635.9127, ext. 228

Administrative Assistant
Amada Garcia
573.635.9127 ext. 226

Fax 573.635.2286


Alphonse J. Schwartze Catholic Center
2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

 

 

 

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 2020

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 27 – Aug 1.  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 2020.

Week 1 (June 7-12)

St. Lawrence Parish, St. Elizabeth & St. Anthony Parish, St. Anthony


St. Pius X Parish, Moberly


 

Week 2 (June 14-19)

St. Thomas Parish, St. Thomas


St. Thomas Moore Newman Parish, Columbia


Holy Rosary Parish, Monroe City

Week 3 (June 21-26)

St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, Jefferson City


St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City


St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Sedalia

Week 4 (June 28 - July 3)

St. George Parish, Linn


Mary Immaculate Parish, Kirksville


St. Peter Parish, Fulton

Week 5 (July 12-17)

Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Boonville


Sacred Heart Parish, Eldon


St. Joseph Parish, Westphalia

Week 6 (July 19-24)

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Taos


Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Mary's Home


Holy Cross Parish, Cuba

Week 7 (July 26-31)

St. Martin Parish, St. Martin


St. Joseph Parish, Edina


St. Patrick Parish, Rolla