TOTUS TUUS IN THE DIOCESE OF DULUTH
About Totus Tuus
Totus Tuus is a current K-12 summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.
The mission of Totus Tuus is to help young people develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and to understand their faith through catechesis in a way that makes the faith real to the youth and helps them live as a witness in today’s world. To accomplish this, we emphasize a devotion and love for Our Lord in the Eucharist and for Mary our Mother.
Totus Tuus calls upon college students from the Catholic Diocese of Duluth and across the United States to carry this mission to every young person they encounter in the parish program. Students are hired for their energy, enthusiasm, love for the faith, commitment to spiritual growth, ability to work with a team and a desire to work with youth. Parish catechists are grouped into teams of four, each consisting of two men and two women, and are invited to a different parish every week for seven weeks, where they conduct a week-long “parish mission,” teaching and inspiring the parish’s first through twelfth grade youth.
INTERESTED IN SERVING WITH TOTUS TUUS?
Team members are grouped into teams of four, each consisting of two men and two women, and are invited to a different parish every week for seven weeks, where they conduct a week-long “parish mission,” teaching and inspiring the parish’s first through twelfth grade youth. Training is provided.
For complete details, including summer schedule, salary and a more complete explanation of what is expected of Totus Tuus Teacher here.
To Apply Download and Return:
2017 Team Member Application
2017 Referral Form
Your commitment to Totus Tuus begins with a training program. Each teacher is trained to articulate the information contained in the 2016 curriculum and all aspects of the parish catechetical program. Additional training includes instruction in: the mission of Totus Tuus, prayer, Catholic doctrine, Christian relationships, and evangelization skills. Opportunity for individual and/or community prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, daily Mass, Confession, team recreation, and fellowship completes a well rounded week of training.
On the Road
Upon completion of training week your team will travel to seven parishes throughout the Diocese of Duluth and serve at Camp Survive. You will need to make your own arrangements for vacation, room and board, and transportation during the July 4th holiday week.
As part of Totus Tuus you will have the opportunity to teach many youth, ranging in age from first to twelfth grade. You may also assist in leading songs, prayers, meditations, giving talks to the parish or a number of other duties that may arise. The duties of the Totus Tuus team do not end in the classroom. While on the road, a Totus Tuus team is not only evangelizing to the children and young adults that they teach, but also to the priests, sisters, families, waiters, gas station attendants and everyone else God brings into your life.
Housing, Meals, Transportation
During the week, the team will stay at host family homes so as to better know the families of the parish better. The host families often treat the teachers as though they were part of their own family. Housing of team members occurs from their arrival Saturday afternoon/evening until their departure the following Saturday. Each team will provide their own transportation through the generosity of one of the team members whose mileage will be reimbursed by the Diocese. All of the team's meals will be provided for while the team is in the parish.
HOSTING A PARISH
Download the Parish Information Book here for more information on hosting a team. The book includes:
• Team Schedule
• Overview of Elementary and High School Programs
• Task List
Once you have booked a team, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit it 3 weeks prior to the teams arrival at your parish. To complete the form you must have the names, address and phone numbers of the host homes as well as the names, addresses and phone numbers of those having the teams over for dinner.
Complete the online checklist here!
Download Promotional Poster here!
Below is the cost to a parish for hosting a team and the maximum number of youth per team.
Number of Teams Cost
1 Team (4 persons) $1,700
2 Teams (8 persons) 180 $3,400
*”Max. Youth Served” applies only to those youth served through the Grade School Program.
2016 REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT
To register your parish for a team complete and return the form on the back page of the information book along with the $500 deposit. You can e-mail the requested date to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms and deposits are due by March 16, 2016. Parishes will be scheduled on a “first-come, first serve” basis ONLY when the registration AND deposit are received.
Father Michael Schmitz
Diocese of Duluth
2830 E. 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812
• Youth Ministry
• Totus Tuus
• Junior High Rally
• Camp Survive
• Forms & Flyers
• Confirmation Retreats
• YM Meetings
• Jr. High Retreat
• Mission Trips