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Totus Tuus

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2018 Summer Faith Formation Program
July 15th – 20th

TOTUS TUUS (Latin for “Totally Yours”) is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in, Jesus Christ. “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

The teachers for the Totus Tuus program are college age students, two men and two women. (Generally one of the men is a seminarian)

There are five essential elements to the Totus Tuus program:

  1. Proclamation of the Gospel – to arouse faith.
  2. Apologetics – examination of the reasons for our beliefs.
  3. Christian Witness – an experience of Christian living.
  4. Celebration of the Sacraments – especially Holy Eucharist and Confession.
  5. Active Witness of the Missionary Nature of the Catholic Church

 

2018 CURRICULUM

The Apostle’s Creed & The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

 

 

Grade School Program

Grades 1~ 6 (Fall of 2018)

Monday–Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm

This program strives to help students be clear and consistent in their faith, and show the children that the humble yet courageous seeking of all believers is to be based upon the Word of God

 

Jr. High & High School Program

Grades 7~12 (Fall 2018)

Sunday–Thursday 7:30pm to 9:40pm

This program, Totus Tuus Primetime, includes instruction, large and small group discussions, quiet meditation, skits, subject-related activities, and prayer and fellowship.

We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate the program for this summer. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Kelly Kalmes @ adminstrose@hbci.com or Ashley Gossen @ srcff@hbci.com

Registration Forms will be sent home with students during Faith Formation Classes!

 

THE FOCUS

 

1.                       The Eucharist

2.                       Marian Devotion

3.                       Catechetical Instruction

4.                       Vocational Discernment

5.                       Fun

 

OUR MOTIVATION

TOTUS TUUS is Latin for “Totally Yours” and was the motto of Pope John Paul II. Taken From St. Louis de Montfort’s great work, True Devotion to Mary, it represents our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through the hands of His Immaculate Mother. TOTUS TUUS, then, reminds us of the tremendous and sometimes difficult call to spend ourselves for Christ while relying on the intercession of His Mother, and to preach the gospel to all nations.

                                                   

 

This challenge to be TOTUS TUUS is accepted with great joy! The teams come to know and love the vitality, faith, and courage of all the youth they encounter. The youth are seeking not just role models, but HEROES who are striving to live and proclaim, “Lord, I will be totally yours”. With joy and honor,

TOTUS TUUS serves these youth and shares with them the blessings that God has given them. Therefore, the teachers dedicate their summers entirely to the youth, leading the youth of our Church through the New Millennium.

FIVE MARKS OF TOTUS TUUS

 

1.        Proclamation of the Gospel...to arouse faith.

2.        Explanation...examination of the reasons for our beliefs.

3.        Christian Witness...an experience of Christian living.

4.        Celebration of the Sacraments...especially Holy Eucharist and Confession.

5.        Active witness of the Missionary Nature of the Catholic Church.

 

CATECHETICAL INSTRUCTION

 

The TOTUS TUUS program was founded in Wichita, Kansas and is continuing to spread across the country. The foundation behind what is taught is formed by an authentic catechesis, which is an orderly and systematic initiation into, and explanation of the revelation that God has given of Himself to humanity in Jesus Christ. This revelation, stored in the depths of the Catholic Church’s Sacred Tradition and in Sacred Scripture, is constantly communicated from one generation to the next by a living, active tradition.

 

The methodology, structure, content, and enthusiasm of TOTUS TUUS are concerned not only with teaching the faith but also setting it on fire within the hearts and lives of our young people.

 

MASS AND RECONCILIATION

 

Understanding that all we do is intrinsically linked with the whole Liturgical and Sacramental Life, TOTUS TUUS encourages the celebration of Holy Mass at 11:15 a.m. every day. (Please note that the TOTUS TUUS schedule can be adapted to meet the needs and special circumstances of your parish.) It is in the Sacraments, especially in the Eucharist, that Christ Jesus works most fully for the transformation of all mankind. Children will participate in serving, bringing up the offertory gifts, and proclaiming the readings and petitions.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

 

GRADE SCHOOL PROGRAM

9:00 a.m.         INTRODUCTION

9:15 a.m.         Warm-up/songs

9:25 a.m.         CLASS PERIOD #1

9:50 a.m.         Snack Break

10:10 a.m.       Music preparation for Mass

10:20 a.m.       CLASS PERIOD #2

10:45 a.m.       Mass preparation/Confessions

11:15 a.m.       MASS

12:00 p.m.       Lunch-Recess        

12:55 p.m.       Cool Down-Water Break

1:00 p.m.         “Totus Tuus Show” 

1:15 p.m.         CLASS PERIOD #3

1:40 p.m.         Break

1:50 p.m.         CLASS PERIOD #4

2:15 p.m.         Gather, Review and Closing prayer

2:30 p.m.         DISMISSAL

 

JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

7:30 p.m.         Introduction/Review

7:45 p.m.         SESSION #1

8:30 p.m.         Break

8:45 p.m.         SESSION #2

9:30 p.m.         Night Prayer

9:40 p.m.          Dismissal    

 

 


 

 

 

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