Totus Tuus



If your parish is interested in hosting TOTUS TUUS please fill out this form

What is Totus Tuus?

TOTUS TUUS (Latin for Totally Yours) named after St. John Paul II's papal motto is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program for both grade school age children and middle and high school youth. TOTUS TUUS gathers together college students and seminarians from across the United States onto teaching teams of four in order to train them and send them out on the road to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various participating parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The teachers’ youthfulness, energy, and ability to witness to the Faith make them particularly effective with children and young adults.

Information for Parishes

Grade School Program

The Totus Tuus Grade School Program is designed for children entering first through sixth grades in the upcoming school year. The Grade School Program runs Monday through Friday.

The students are encouraged to be clear and consistent in their faith. They are shown how to view their Lord as a good Father. This personal relationship gives them the confidence to be Christ’s witnesses in the world around them. Finally, Totus Tuus endeavors to show the youth that a humble and courageous desire to know God must be based upon a steadfast and disciplined life of prayer combined with the reception of the sacraments.


Junior and Senior High School Program


TOTUS TUUS offers an evening program for junior and senior high school youth. Junior High youth are those entering the 7th or 8th grades, and Senior High youth are those entering grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year. These grade levels meet Sunday through Thursday. 

The Totus Tuus Junior and Senior High School Program comprises instruction, small group discussions, quiet meditation, prayer, and fellowship. This is a great opportunity for teens to see older peers on fire for their faith and insight into discerning their vocation.

Each night there is time for fellowship, snacks, and presentations. Adoration and Reconciliation will also take place on one of the nights (usually Wednesday), and on Thursday there is an opportunity for a social night.


Find out how you can teach Totus Tuus here: Missionaries



Download your Parish Informational Guide below!


Parish Schedule 2018

Date Parish
June 4-8  
June 11-15  
June 18-22  
June 25-29  
July 1 - 7 Vacation
July 9-13  
July 16-20  
July 23-27  

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TOTUS TUUS in the news: 

St. Louis Review July 2017

Catholic St. Louis Magazine August 2017

St. Louis Review September 2016

 National Catholic Register

#totustuusstl on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

2018 Totus Tuus Parish Info Guide.pdf4.14 MB