THANK YOU to everyone who participated, offered prayers, donated food, helped with food, and housed our guests! We can’t wait to host Totus Tuus again in the summer of 2020!
Totus Tuus Thank You
Filled with gratefulness and appreciation the Totus Tuus Team of Linda, Michele, Charlene, Conni and Sarah thank the communities of St. John and St. Isidore for the many ways you expressed your support and love for Totus Tuus. Fr. Jack, thank you for filling in until Fr. Andy arrived. We were blessed to have both your presences to provide us with daily Mass, reconciliation, prayer and Adoration. Thank you! Fr. Andy, thank you for taking time for us midst your moving in, getting settled and learning the scope of being our pastor. To the Mission Team, sent to us from the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Abby, Gabrielle, Stephen and Ben your joy and faith in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was brought to life each moment in all you said and did with our children and youth, thank you. To all the volunteers who came to help prepare lunch, to help in the classes, with registration, thank you. To parishioners from both parishes who supported our Mass and Adoration with your presence and let the Totus Tuus children be part of your coffee fellowship following Mass on Friday, thank you.
Last, a huge shout-out to the parish community members who donated the groceries we asked for via the “Sign-Up-Genius.” Your gracious generosity allowed us to provide the children and youth with a hot noon meal and snacks throughout the day and evening, thank you.
Linda Hansmeier, Michele Loehr (St. Isidore), Charlene Vig, Conni Swart, and Sarah Covington
If you have questions about Totus Tuus, contact one of the lead team members:
Linda Hansmeier, coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michele Loehr, coordinator (email@example.com)
Conni Swart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sarah Covington (email@example.com)
Charlene Vig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is Totus Tuus?
Totus Tuus is a summer program dedicated to bringing kids closer to Christ through the sacraments, prayer and fun.
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.
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.
For an overview video about Totus Tuus, click here.
For additional information about Totus, Tuus, visit the Archdiocese website, https://www.dbqarch.org/offices/catechetical-services/totus-tuus/
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|
|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)|