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Program 2022


Register your children for 2022 Totus Tuus!

Registration available through the Parish for Summer 2022

Summer 2022 Program Dates
June 12 - July 29
Grades 1-6: Monday-Friday Daytime
Grades 7-12: Sunday-Thursday Evening

Find a parish near you scheduled to host Totus Tuus


If you would like to help bring this program to your parish, please talk to your Pastor or your Director of Religious Ed or contact the Vocations Office - Tamara Brongiel 815-221-6171.

Totus Tuus

John Paul IIThe Totus Tuus parish summer catechetical youth program is a week-long “parish mission” for Catholic youth entering grades 1st through 12th. It is dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the sacraments, Marian devotion, and Eucharistic worship.

Totus Tuus aims to assist parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are already doing.

The methodology, structure, content, and enthusiasm of Totus Tuus is concerned not only with teaching the faith, but also igniting the hearts of the team members and young people. The result has been the formation of youth and young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church’s mission of evangelization.

Totally Yours

Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” was the motto of Saint Pope John Paul II. Taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s 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.

When asked to explain this motto chosen for his papacy, Pope John Paul II responded “Totus Tuus. This phrase is not only an expression of piety, or simply an expression of devotion. It is more.... At first, it had seemed to me that I should distance myself a bit from the Marian devotion of my childhood, in order to focus more on Christ. Thanks to Saint Louis of Montfort, I came to understand that true devotion to the Mother of God is actually Christocentric, indeed, it is very profoundly rooted in the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity, and the mysteries of the Incarnation and Redemption” (Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 212-213).