TOTUS TUUS IN THE DIOCESE OF DULUTH
2020 Update: The Diocese of Duluth will not be providing Totus Tuus around the diocese for the summer of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the diocese is not able to hire Totus Tuus team members to train this spring and guarantee them a position this summer. Some parishes may choose to host a Vacation Bible School or a Totus Tuus week of their own without a diocesan team. Please check with your parish this summer.
Last Year's Totus Tuus Host Parishes:
St. Benedict, Duluth | St. Andrew, Brainerd | St. Joseph, Crosby
St. Joseph, Grand Rapids | St. Martin, Tower | St. Lawrence, Duluth
Immaculate Heart, Crosslake | St. Joseph, Chisholm | Our Lady of the Lakes (St. Christopher's), Pequot Lakes
St. Cecilia, Nashwauk | Queen of Peace, Cloquet | Blessed Sacrament, Hibbing
St. Patrick, Hinckley | St. Thomas Aquinas, International Falls | St. James, Aitkin
Holy Angels, Moose Lake | St. Agnes, Walker | Holy Spirit, Virginia
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Duluth | Resurrection, Eveleth | St. Anthony, Ely
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 usually 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!
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.
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
Host parishes must complete the Parish Information Sheet and return it by April 5th, 2019 if possible.
Download Promotional Flyer and Poster.
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
2019 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 [email protected]e.com. Please supply your top three choices of weeks for the summer. Registration forms and deposits are due by April 5, 2019. Parishes who had a week the previous summer are given priority. Parishes will be scheduled on a “first-come, first serve” basis for preferred dates.
Team St. Michael the Archangel:
Team Mary: Ben M.*, Cole, Therese, & Lily
Team Joseph: Nicole*, Maria, Jacob, & Peter
Team St. Michael the Archangel: Bridget*, Rachel, Nathan, & Mathias
Order of dates in schedule does not correspond with which Team is assigned.
2017 Totus Tuus Teams:
Team 1: Morgan, Allie, Adam, & Ethan
Team 2: Bridget, Nicole, Ben M., & Peter
Team 3: Al, Lydia, Ben L., & Christian