Totus Tuus: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Accepting Missionary Applications through Feb. 28, 2021
Totus Tuus Summer Program
One week can inspire a lifetime!
(Totus Tuus will not take place in the summer of 2020 due to COVID-19)
Totus Tuus is a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours.” It was the motto of St. John Paul II and taken from Louis De Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary and it signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus through Mary. The mission of the Totus Tuus Summer Program is to inspire in the next generation a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by constantly challenging them to give themselves to Christ through Mary’s example.
The Totus Tuus Missionary Team will consist of four college aged catechist/ witnesses. There will be two young women, and two young men who have committed their summer to deepening of their own faith through prayer, worship, and spreading the word of God through their witness.
Totus Tuus Missionaries will receive ten days of paid training at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, IL . After training, the team will travel to six different parishes within the diocese (possibly spending one week in a neighboring diocese) sharing the joy and beauty of our faith teaching about the Ten Commandments and and the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.
Missionaries will arrive at each parish on Saturday evening, speaking at the vigil Mass and greeting parishioners. The team will speak again at the Sunday Masses, inviting all young people within the parish to attend the program.
Missionaries will be housed with a family from their host parish. The ladies will be with one host family and the men with another. Lunch is provided by parishioners. Each evening, missionaries enjoy dinner with different families within the parish, before returning for the evening session with teens.
The Totus Tuus Program is set up to reach young people from first grade through high school in two separate programs. The middle school/ high school program will run from in the evening from Sunday through Thursday each week. The Elementary Program for grades 1-6 run during the day.
Parish Schedule for Totus Tuus:
Early June - Late July 2021