Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is being offered this summer! All parishes in the linkage are invited to participate in this summer Catholic youth program for both grade school and middle/high school age students!

 

Totus Tuus Grade School Program
–Students entering grades 1-6
–Monday to Friday, July 29 to August 2 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
–St. Mark (415 Main Street, Iowa Falls)

Junior High and High School Program
–Students entering grades 7-12
–Sunday to Thursday, July 28 to August 1 from 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM
–St. Mark (415 Main Street, Iowa Falls)

 

Click here for 2019 Totus Tuus Participant Registration


What is Totus Tuus?

The Totus Tuus parish summer catechetical program, a week-long “parish mission” for Catholic youth in Grades 1-12, is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the sacraments, Marian devotion, and Eucharistic worship.

Missionaries (college students and seminarians) engage the youth of the parish with skits, songs, games, and inspiring interactive teaching.

Totus Tuus instructs young people in the basic tenets of the Catholic faith to cultivate both a firm intellectual grounding and a solid personal relationship with Christ.

Totus Tuus demonstrates that one can be a faithful, practicing Catholic and still have fun!

Totally Yours

Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” was the motto of St. John Paul II. Taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s work, True Devotion to Mary, it “signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through the hands of our Blessed Mother Mary.” It also expresses our effort to give all that we have to every young person we encounter.

Totus Tuus seeks to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation, by challenging them to give themselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary, and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of her.

Curriculum

The Totus Tuus program has divided the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church into a six-year cycle. Additionally, each summer is dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary. In 2019, Totus Tuus will cover the Sacraments and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.

If you have any questions, please contact: 
Brenda Strayer DBQ108ym@DBQarch.org or (641) 648-9547
Sr. Connie at DBQ073s@DBQarch.org
Rachel Mosher at DBQ073ff@DBQarch.org.