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Monday, 21 March 2022 14:04

Popular Totus Tuus program gears up for another summer of faith, fun

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By ANDREW HANSEN 
Editor 

After another year of the pandemic, children are probably itching to get out of the house, socialize, and have fun. Parents are probably just as eager to have their children try some new experiences. This summer, the Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is excited to have Totus Tuus, a fun and faith-filled experience, coming once again to several parishes across the diocese in June and July.

Totus Tuus is a weeklong Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and eucharistic worship. The program inspires in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation. 

A team of four college-aged teachers are traveling to different parish each week, hosting a five-day catechetical program for grades 1-12. The week is filled with faith, fun, and friendship. There are messy games and crazy skits, in addition to prayer, learning, and the sacraments. The college-age teachers also provide an authentic witness to the students. 

June schedule:

  • June 12-17: Our Lady of Lourdes, Decatur
  • June 19-24: St. Boniface, Edwardsville
  • June 26-July 1: Holy Family, Granite City

July schedule: 

  • July 10-15: St. Isidore, Dieterich 
  • July 17-22: St. Katharine Drexel, Springfield
  • July 24-29: St. Peter, Quincy

Costs vary by parish. For more information and to sign up your child, call the parish office that is hosting Totus Tuus near you.

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Students attending Totus Tuus at St. Boniface Parish last year pray after competing in a Catholic trivia game with their student leader, Joe Niemerg, at left. Totus Tuus is returning across the diocese this summer. Sign up at a parish near you.

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