Totus Tuus

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Coming this summer! June 2-June 7, 2019

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.

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: Incoming 1st - 6th grade students                                        Who: Incoming 7th-12th grade students

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 3-June 7                                           Dates: Sunday-Thursday, June 2-6

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 www.CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/faith and click on "Totus Tuus."

5th/6th Grade Camps: St. John's will subsidize the cost of Totus Tuus camp by $50 for each camper - contact Cassi FitzGerald, Director of Faith Formation for parish code. 

7th-12th Grade Camps: St. John's will subsidize the cost of Totus Tuus camp by $70 for each camper - contact Cassi FitzGerald, Director of Faith Formation for parish code. 

 

2019 Grade and Camp Date

5th/6th grade Girls: June 12-14, 2019

5th/6th grade Boys: June 10-12, 2019

7th/8th grade Girls: June 3-7, 2019 or July 8-12, 2019

7th/8th grade Boys: June 17-21, 2019

9th/10th grade Girls: June 24-28, 2019

9th/10th grade Boys: July 15-19, 2019

11th/12th grade Girls: July 22-26, 2019

11th/12th grade Boys: July 29-August 2, 2019

 

Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs 

 

The 2019 dates for Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs have not yet been set. Typically this program is offered at the Spiritual Life Center from 10am-2pm for four days. 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 different saints, tenants of our faith, and 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 www.CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/faith or call 316-269-3940.