WHAT IS TOTUS TUUS?
Totus Tuus is a week-long, summer youth re-treat for young people in first through 12th grade. Participants will grow in their faith through skits, games, songs, the celebration of the sacraments, and engaging, interactive teaching.
Hosted at 30 parishes, a Totus Tuus team of four college students and seminarians will inspire our young people with their energy and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith. They bring to our parish a zeal for the proclamation of the Gospel and a missionary spirit. Their joy is contagious and will remind us that Jesus “came that we might have life and have it more abundantly” (Jn. 10:10).
The Totus Tuus program is built upon five pillars: love for the Eucharist, Marian devotion, authentic catechesis, Christian vocations, and fun! Our hope is to deepen the relationship our young people have with the Lord Jesus, while showing them how exciting a lifetime adventure with the Lord can be.
A Totus Tuus promise: If you can convince your kids to come the first day, we promise you they’ll want to come back the next day!
Totus Tuus is a Latin phrase meaning “Totally Yours.” It was the motto of the late, great Pope St. John Paul II. Taken originally from St. Louis de Montfort’s classic book, 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 lives of prayer in imitation of her.
Totus Tuus hosts two programs during the week that will be here at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish.
GRADE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Students entering grades 1 – 6
Monday, June 13, 2022 – Friday, June 17, 2022 | 9am – 2:30pm
Cost: $50 per child (includes T-Shirt)
Highlights include: 11:15am daily Mass (parents welcome to attend), outdoor recess, silly skits, Friday water fight.
Your child should bring a sack lunch each day.
Please donate a snack to share during the week (cookies, crackers, Goldfish, but please no nuts). You can send it with your child on Monday morning.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
Students entering grades 7 – 12
Sunday, June 12, 2022 – Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 7-9pm
Cost: $50 per youth (includes T-Shirt)
Highlights include: New friends, fun games, an evening of Adoration with our Lord, conversations about how to live out faith in high school and college, Thursday night social.
Teens should also donate a snack to share (again, no nuts, please.) Please have them bring it with on Sunday night.
Questions? Please contact Carol Uhlarik, Coordinator of Religious Education at (847) 979-0901 X1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.