Totus Tuus

What is Totus Tuus?

Totus Tuus is a summer program dedicated to bringing kids closer to Christ through the sacraments, prayer and fun.

Follow the links below to find helpful information about planning for Totus Tuus at your parish.

If you have questions that cannot be answered from these documents, please contact the Archdiocesan Totus Tuus coordinator, Joanne Pohland at 563-556-2580, ext. 255 or We will help you in any way we can!


Application Process for 2020 Totus Tuus Missionaries

The Archdiocese of Dubuque is looking for college-aged missionaries who are amazing, faith-filled, and high-energy!

The mission of Totus Tuus is to provide children and teens with a meaningful experience of the Catholic faith that fosters solid catechesis, sacramental engagement, and authentic faith-filled role models.

As a Totus Tuus missionary you will spend the summer traveling from one parish to another leading strong Catholic catechetical programs during the day for children in grades 1-6 and at night for youth in grades 7-12. You will work on a four-person team (two men and two women) traveling weekly to different locations, sharing faith and joy with those you meet.

For more information and to apply as a New Totus Tuus Missionary in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, please go to: 2020 New TT Missionary Application . The reference form for New Totus Tuus Missionaries can be found by going to: 2020 New TT Missionary Reference Form.

For more information and to apply as a Returning Totus Tuus Missionary in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, please go to: 2020 Returning TT Missionary Application

[Please keep in mind that we are utilizing Google Forms for the application process. We would advise that you review the application and prepare your answers prior to beginning to complete the form. You will not be able to save a partial application, however, you will be able to edit a completed one.] If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Pohland, Director of Catechetical Services at or 563.556.2580 x255.




A video overview of what Totus Tuus is…..

Grades 1-6 Program

The Totus Tuus Grades 1-6 Program is designed for children entering first through sixth grades in the upcoming school year. The Grades 1-6 Program begins on Monday and concludes on Friday.

The sacred scriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church provide the foundation of the catechetical instruction of the Totus Tuus summer program.  The topic for 2019 is “The Sacraments”.  In addition, 2019 is dedicated to The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.


View a short overview of the Totus Tuus Grades 1-6 Program…


Middle School/High School Program

Totus Tuus offers an evening program for middle school and high school youth. Middle school youth are those entering grades 7 and 8, and high school youth are those entering grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year. These grade levels meet Sunday through Thursday evenings.

The middle school students will join the high school students for the evening program; however, when group attendance allows, their classes will remain separate to maintain an atmosphere and discussion level that is appropriate for each age group.