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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you in any way we can!
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 Sorrow 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.
Tentative 2019 Totus Tuus Weeks
Week #1—June 9-14
Week #2—June 16-21
Week #3—June 23-28
Week #4—July 7-12
Week #5—July 14-19
Week #6—July 21-26
Week #7—July 28-August 2
The schedule typically followed during the week of Totus Tuus:
Grades 1-6 Program
|8:30 – 9:00 AM||Team Set-Up|
|9:00 – 9:20 AM||Opening Prayer, Songs and Skits|
|9:20 – 9:55 AM||Power Learning Session #1|
|9:55 – 10:10 AM||Restroom & Snack Break|
|10:10 – 10:40 AM||Power Learning Session #2|
|10:40 – 11:00 AM||Mass Preparation/Individual Grades to Confession|
|11:00 – 11:15 AM||Music Preparation for Mass|
|12:00 – 12:50 PM||Lunch and Recess|
|12:50 – 1:25 PM||Power Learning Session #3|
|1:25 – 1:40 PM||Restroom Break/Snack Break|
|1:40 – 2:10 PM||Power Learning Session #4|
|2:10 – 2:30 PM||Gather, Review and Closing Prayer|
Middle School & High School Program
|7:00 – 7:15 PM||Introduction and Ice Breakers|
|7:15 – 7:50 PM||Session #1|
|7:50 – 8:05 PM||Session #2|
|8:05 – 8:20 PM||Snack Break|
|8:20 – 8:45 PM||Session #3|
|8:45 – 9:00 PM||Night Prayer (Compline)|
Resources for Parish Coordinators
The following documents are for parish coordinators to help plan their Totus Tuus week.
Parish Coordinator Guide has information for the parish coordinator in a PDF format:
2019 TT Parish Guide FINAL10172018
Parish Coordinator Checklist:
2019 TT Parish Coordinator Checklist
Flyer to send home to parents/guardians about Friday afternoon:
2019 TT Friday Afternoon Handout
Guidelines for Host Families:
2019 TT Host Family Guidelines
Presence of a Priest:
2019 TT Needs for a Priest