Totus Tuus at Our Lady of Lourdes 2019


From a parent in the parish: "This is an awesome program!  My daughter participated last summer, and it increased her faith and devotion. She loved it so much and has been waiting all year to do it again. It's a wonderful opportunity for the kids of OLL."

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When is Totus Tuus?

July 7 -12, 2019

What is Totus Tuus?

Totus Tuus is a weeklong program that seeks to lead children and teens closer to Christ through prayer, sacraments, and fun. What makes Totus Tuus unique is that it is authentically Catholic and authentically fun. The program is run by college-aged missionaries and seminarians who embody the joy and life of the Gospel, and who have radically given their summer to the Lord in service to others.

Who can attend?

Totus Tuus consists of two programs. The daytime program for 1st-6th graders runs from Monday-Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm. The evening program for 7th-12th graders runs Sunday-Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm.

What to Expect

During the daytime program, children (1st-6th grade) will be diving into the Apostles’ Creed and the Luminous Mysteries, attending Mass, and praying a decade of the Rosary, in addition to enjoying games, recess, skits, crafts, and songs. During the evening program (7th-12th grade), kids and teens will hear talks on topics such as Theology of the Body and prayer, with one night devoted entirely to Adoration and Confession. The evenings will also include discussion, games, snacks, prayer, and authentic fellowship.

What is the cost?

The program costs $20 per child, or $50 per family. If cost is an issue, please talk to Will. 

The History and Meaning of Totus Tuus

The creation of Totus Tuus was inspired by the papacy of Pope St. John Paul II who selected the Latin phrase totus tuus as his papal motto after reading St. Louis de Montfort’s book, True Devotion to Mary. The English translation of totus tuus is “totally yours,” communicating St. Louis de Montfort’s and Pope St. John Paul II’s radical devotion to Jesus through our Blessed Mother. John Paul’s witness to Marian devotion sparked the creation of Totus Tuus back in the late 80s, and it has been spreading throughout the country ever since!


Summer Catholic Youth Programs for Your  Parish

I. Grade School Program

The Totus Tuus Grade School Program is designed for children going into first through sixth grades in the 2018-2019 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.

II. Junior and Senior High 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 2018- 2019 school year. These grade levels meet Sunday through Thursday.

We have found that vibrant, faithful, college-aged teachers can effectively impact the youth at this age. Two reasons for this have been noticed: the close proximity of age and the ability to establish mentor relationships, i.e., big brother or big sister.

The Totus Tuus Junior and Senior High School Program comprises instruction, small group discussions, quiet meditation, prayer, and fellowship. The team teaches in such a way as to offer a dialogue in which each person feels respected in his or her most basic dignity.

The junior high students will join the senior high students for the evening program; however, their classes will remain separate to maintain an atmosphere and discussion level that is appropriate for both age groups.



Payment is due by July 5 and can be made by visiting:

Instructions: Simply go down to the Religious Education box and enter the amount next to "Family Catechesis Tuition." In the comment box next to Family Catechesis Tuition, write "Totus Tuus" and your family's last name.