Totus Tuus


Coming this summer! June 11-June 16, 2017

What is Totus Tuus?

Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. Children will learn about Salvation History and the Joyful mysteries of the rosary this year. 

During the parish program, youth are encouraged to be clear and consistent in their Faith. They are shown how to view their Lord as a good Father. This personal relationship gives them the confidence to be Christ's witnesses in the world around them. Finally, Totus Tuus strives to show the youth that a humble and courageous desire to know God must be based upon a steadfast and disciplined life of prayer combined iwth the reception of the Sacraments.

Who are the teachers?

Totus Tuus calls upon college students and seminarians from across the United States to teach. They are hired for their energy, enthusiasm, love of the Faith, commitment to spiritual growth, and desire to work with youth. Come for the Totus Tuus Team Meet-n-Greet at the Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 11th at 4:30pm!

What is the cost?

There is no cost to St. John's parishioners. However, children from other parishes wil be allowed to register after the parish registration deadline of May 23rd, 2017. A $15 per child fee will be assessed for out of parish participants.

Day Program                                                                 Evening Program

Who: 6 year olds-incoming 6th grade students                              Who: Incoming 7th-12th grade students

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 12-June 16                                       Dates: Sunday-Thursday, June 11-15

Where: Meets at the Parish Center                                                Where: Meets in the Rectory Basement

Daily Schedule:                                                                             Daily Schedule:
9:00am - Arrival                                                                               7:30pm - Arrival
11:00am - Daily Confessions                                                          9:45 - Dismissal
11:30am - Daily Mass                                                                     Special activities planned for Thursday!
3:00pm - Dismissal
Special activities planned for Friday!                                              What to Bring:
                                                                                                        1. One 2 liter bottle of pop and 1 bag of munchie snacks  
What to Bring:
1. One dozen cookies per chld on the first day
2. Sack lunch each day except Friday, drinks provided
3. No shorts at Mass, skirts need shorts/leggings under
4. Mitts, bats and balls, etc. for recess

Camp Totus Tuus 


Camp Totus Tuus provides youth an opportunity to grow in their Faith. Testimonies given by counselors, facilitatoed discussions and group activities provide an exceptional learning environment for youth. Games and activities such as Totus Tuus Olympics, swimming, canoeing and Catechetical Jeopardy keep the atmosphere relaxed and exciting while allowing young people of all interests and abilities to take part and enjoy.

The primary, fundamental focus of Camp Totus Tuus is the development of the youths' spiritual lives and their ability to hear God's call in their life. Holy Mass, Adoration, Confession, the Liturgy of the Hours, Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy are the foundation of Camp Totus Tuus.

To register, please visit and click on "Totus Tuus."

Cost for 5th/6th Grade Camps: $150 ($165 after May 1, 2017) St. John's will subsidize the cost of Totus Tuus camp by $50 for each camper.

Cost for 7th-12th Grade Camps: $250 ($275 after May 1, 2017) St. John's will subsidize the cost of Totus Tuus camp by $50 for each camper.


2017-2018 Grade and Camp Date

5th/6th grade Girls: June 5-7, 2017

5th/6th grade Boys: June 7-9, 2017

7th/8th grade Girls: June 12-16, 2017 or July 17-21, 2017

7th/8th grade Boys: June 19-23, 2017 or July 10-14, 2017

9th/10th grade Girls: June 26-30, 2017

9th/10th/11th/12th grade Boys: July 24-28, 2017

11th/12th grade Girls: July 31-August 4, 2017


Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs 


Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs will be offered at the Spiritual Life Center on July 31-August 3, 2017 from 10am-2pm each day. This program is designed for children ages 6-13, with moderate to servere special needs. During each day, children will be taught by the Totus Tuus teachers, have an opportunity for Mass and engage in hands on activities to learn about Salvation History and the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Cost is $50 but will be covered by St. John's parish. Please contact Cassi in the parish office if interested. To register, visit or call 316-269-3940.