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TOTUS TUUS 2020

We have 36 parishes registered this year!

The Diocese of Joliet schedule is full.
If you would like to be put on a next year's calendar
for Totus Tuus please let us know!

Returning Parish Application PDF
New Parish Application PDF

Questions? Contact Fr. Steven Borello at vocations@dioceseofjoliet.org
or NoraLabanauskas at noral@dioceseofjoliet.org


2020 TOTUS TUUS PARISH SCHEDULE



Totus Tuus is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in, Jesus Christ. It is only by establishing a real and personal relationship with Him who is "the way, the truth, and the life" that we can be led to the love of the Father in the Spirit and so be made sharers in the life of the Holy Trinity, for "no one can come to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).

 

How to Bring Totus Tuus to Your Parish

The most important first step of bringing Totus Tuus to your parish is to introduce the program to your Pastor. We have provided a very helpful program informational guide that will explain the program in brief and can be easily printed.

Once your parish has the enthusiastic support of your Pastor, a parish contact needs to be named to coordinate with the Vocation Office.

A registration form should be submitted to the Vocation Office.

Logistics and Financial Considerations

A complete guide to Totus Tuus can be found inside of our Program Information Guide. Please note that, while the program guide might seem daunting, with a few volunteers your program will run smoothly, and the children of your parish will be spiritually enriched for life!

Below are key points found in the Program Guide.

- Maximum number of students: 90, depending on space and volunteers
- 2020 Program Cost: $250 fee for 1 team.  $500 fee for 2 teams.  Family registrations are collected online by the Vocation Office.
- Space: 3 or 4 classrooms, 1 large indoor gathering area, outdoor space, church/chapel for daily Mass at 11:15am.
- Parish priest(s) to perform Sacraments: Mass and Confession daily for Grades 1-6, and Tuesday night Adoration and Confession service for Junior High/High School program.
- 2 host families to house the college-aged leaders (1 for the men, 1 for the ladies)
- 1 Parish Coordinator, plus a few volunteers during the program week, which may include teens from the night program helping out in the day program
- Leader meals: Breakfast (at host homes), Lunch (at parish provided by parish or volunteer family), Dinner (with a different parish family each evening at their homes or host home).
- Students bring their own snacks and lunch.