Totus Tuus is coming to St. Ann’s Catholic Parish in Carthage, June 19 to 24th. For more information, or to register your children, please contact Heidi Gilligan 417-388-2365 or firstname.lastname@example.org or https://dioscg.org/totustuus. Download a 2022 Program Brochure.
What is Totus Tuus?
TOTUS TUUS (Latin for Totally Yours) was the papal motto for Pope St. John Paul II who dedicated his life totally to Jesus Christ through Mary. Totus Tuus is also the name of our fun, faith-filled summer youth program for all children in elementary, middle school, and high school. The week long program is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, music, activities, Eucharistic worship, and more. Not only will the youth learn more about their Catholic faith but they will return home excited to live it and share it! Call Heidi Gilligan 417-233-2365 for more information or to register your children.
How is Totus Tuus Structured?
The TOTUS TUUS Grade School Program is designed for children entering first through sixth grades in the upcoming school year. The children will meet Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24, from 8:30am to 2pm each day. Four college age young adults and seminarians are hired and trained by our diocese to come to our parish as a missionary team. They will lead times of instruction in the faith, music, and fun activities, as well as participate in Mass (each day at 10:45am) and Adoration (Thursday 1-2pm). Through their enthusiastic example of love for Jesus Christ and the Church, the missionaries inspire the young participants to seek a closer relationship with Christ as well.
The same four missionaries offer an evening program for junior and senior high school youth who will be entering the 7th through 12th grades in the upcoming school year. These grade levels meet each night Sunday, June 19th, through Thursday, June 23, from 7:00-9:15pm. The missionaries will be sharing their own witness of faith with the youth as well as leading a time of instruction, small group discussions, prayer, fellowship, and fun. This is a great opportunity for teens to encounter older peers who are on fire for their faith! Call Heidi Gilligan 417-388-2365 for more information or to register.
Why Should You Send Your Children To Totus Tuus?
Totus Tuus is a Catholic summer youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, strengthen their faith in, and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Youth who participate in Totus Tuus not only learn more about their Catholic faith, but return home excited to live it and share it!