Totus Tuus 2023 Highlights!
What is Totus Tuus?
The program began in 1987 as a vacation bible school program in the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas. In 2022, the Diocese of Venice launched its pilot program, with great success. The Diocese received many requests from parents to continue the program, which continued and expanded in 2023.
For students entering grades 1 – 12.
The Five Pillars of Totus Tuus
The Eucharist is an integral part of the Totus Tuus schedule. Prayer provides the structure, but the celebration of the holy sacrifice of the Mass is the “source and summit” of the daily schedule.
Totus Tuus catechists and counselors (missionaries) lead young people of the program to Jesus for a week, however, Mary will lead them to Jesus for a lifetime. Meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, we come to see how Mary always leads us to her Son.
Totus Tuus instructs young people on the tenets of the Catholic faith to cultivate both a firm intellectual grounding and a solid relationship with Jesus. All of our teachings aim to help young people grow in their faith and friendship with Jesus Christ.
Totus Tuus strives to foster Christian vocations by encouraging young people to begin discerning God’s call in their lives. College-aged teachers sign a “covenant” in which they promise to be open to and actively discern God’s will for them. Through this commitment, they can help others do the same.
Totus Tuus demonstrates that one can be a faithful Catholic and still have fun. Morning “pump up,” silly skits and songs, recess and water fights at each parish infuse the element of fun into the program.
Grade School Program
- Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for students entering grades 1 – 6.
- Children participate in four classes each day, attend daily Mass, learn the parts and liturgical songs of Mass, and participate in games, skits, songs, recess and prayer.
Junior & High School Program
- Monday – Friday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for middle school and high school students entering grades 7 – 12.
- Students participate in instruction, small group discussions, quiet meditations, prayer and fellowship.