Totus Tuus Summer Program 2017

Starts: July 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Ends: July 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

TOTUS TUUS “Totally yours”

All children going into 5k -12th grade are invited to attend Totus Tuus, July 23-July 28. There is no cost for the event and all meals/snacks/t-shirt are provided. T-shirt is for grades 5K-6th grade. Children’s day sessions will be July 24th – 28th for children entering 5k-6th grade and will be held from 9am-2:30pm in Toeller Hall.
Teen’s evening sessions will be July 23 – July 27th for children entering 7-12th grade and will be held from 6:30-8:30pm in Toeller Hall. We are limited to 100
children. Call Kim Kimmet at 715-884-2127 or e-mail
to pre-register.

TOTUS TUUS is a Catholic summer 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 develop their relationship with Jesus Christ so that there is an intimate friendship whereby he may lead them to the Father in the Holy Spirit. To accomplish this, we emphasize devotion and love for our Lord in the Eucharist and for Mary our Mother. We strive to help young people to understand their faith through catechesis so that they may live it in today’s world. We do this in such a way that it is fun for both teachers and youth alike.

A TOTUS TUUS teacher helps to make the faith real to the youth as a way of life and love and not simply a set of rules and obligations.  The program calls upon college students and seminarians from the Diocese of La Crosse and across the United States to carry out this mission. Those hired are trained and put onto teams of four (two men and two women) to go out into a parish for a week, putting on a “parish mission” in order to teach the faith and inspire the young. They do this for eight weeks. In addition to trying to communicate our faith and translate that into daily life, we also strive to foster Christian vocations. It is our firm belief that vocations, callings from God, can only be heard and responded to if one is living a Christian life. We strive to foster this, first and foremost, in our teachers by providing them with an understanding of the faith, a strong prayer life, and an opportunity to witness to their faith. The teachers sign a “covenant” in which they promise to be open to God’s will for them and actively to discern it. Because the teachers are striving to live an authentic Christian life and are actively discerning their vocation, they can better help the youth to do the same.

All photos Copyright © 2012-2017 Sacred Heart of Marshfield. Special thanks to Tom Brunette for providing photographic assistance.