Totus Tuus



Totus Tuus 2019 Parish Schedule: To Be Determined

Totus Tuus 2018 Parish Schedule

Please contact the individual parish for registration and information.  Click on the links below for contact information.

June 10-15, 2018:  St. Andrew's, BrainerdSt. Cecilia, Nashwauk; St. Lawrence, Duluth
June 17-22, 2018:  Immaculate Heart, CrosslakeCathedral of Our Lady, Duluth; Resurrection, Eveleth
June 24-29 2018:  St. Agnes, WalkerHoly Angels, Moose LakeSt. Thomas Aquinas, International Falls
June 30- July 7, 2018: Teams' Break and Retreat
July 8-13, 2018:  Holy Spirit, Virginia; Blessed Sacrament, HibbingSt. Benedict's, Duluth*
July 15-20, 2018:  St. Joseph's, ChisholmSt. Joseph, Ball ClubSt. James, Aitkin
July 22-27, 2018:  St. Patrick's, HinckleySt. Rose, Proctor; Queen of Peace, Cloquet
July 29-August 3, 2018: St. Anthony, ElySt. Charles, Cass Lake; St. Joseph's, Crosby   

*Please note: St. Benedict's week was updated to be July 8-14 instead of in June.
Order of dates does not correspond with which Team is assigned.

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.

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:
2019 Team Member Application
2019 Referral Form

Please submit application by February 3, if possible.  Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  Thank you!

Training Program
Your commitment to Totus Tuus begins with a training program.  Each teacher is trained to articulate the information contained in the 2018 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.

Download the Parish Information Book (2017 book here - 2018 coming soon) for more information on hosting a team. The book includes:
• Team Schedule
• Curriculum
• 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)  $1,750
2 Teams (8 persons) 180  $3,500

**"Max. Youth Served” applies only to those youth served through the Grade School Program.
***updated for 2018

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 [email protected] Registration forms and deposits are due by March 16, 2018. Parishes will be scheduled on a “first-come, first serve” basis ONLY when the registration AND deposit are received.

2018 Teams:

Team Mary: Ben M.*, Cole, Therese, & Lily

Team Joseph: Nicole*, Maria, Jacob, & Peter

Team St. Michael the Archangel: Bridget*, Rachel, Nathan, & Mathias

*Team Leader

Order of dates in schedule does not correspond with which Team is assigned.

Last year's Totus Tuus Teams (2017):

Team 1: Morgan, Allie, Adam, & Ethan

Team 2: Bridget, Nicole, Ben M., & Peter

Team 3: Al, Lydia, Ben L., & Christian







Father Michael Schmitz
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Heather Serena
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Annette Merritt
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Diocese of Duluth
Youth/Young Adults
2830 E. 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812
Fax: 218-724-1056



Youth Ministry
Camp Survive
Confirmation Retreats
Forms & Flyers
Jr. High Rally
Mission Trips
Teen Discipleship Summer       
Totus Tuus
YM Meetings