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Totus Tuus- Totally Yours

Summer Missions for Children and Adolescents

What is Totus Tuus?


TOTUS TUUS (Totally Yours), is a summer parish mission for youth, is being held at St. Paul’s Church June 16th- 21st for children and teenagers who will be in grades 1– 12 this fall. Two faith filled college women and two of the men studying for the priesthood, will lead some amazing fun activities that will provide opportunities for the children to explore their faith and come to know Jesus better.  Each day different fun events will be led by these four faith filled college students.  These events and activities combine, play, prayer, and worship.  TOTUS TUUS combines  growing in faith and having FUN!!!   

  Our Mission

The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by constantly challenging them to give themselves entirely to Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of her.

Our Method 

Totus Tuus calls upon college students and seminarians from the Catholic Diocese of Gary and across the United States to carry this mission to every young person they encounter in the parish mission. Students are chosen for their energy, enthusiasm, love for the faith, commitment to spiritual growth, ability to work with a team, and desire to work with youth. 

Each Totus Tuus team consists of four college students, two men and two women, and are invited to a different parish every week for six weeks, where they conduct a week-long "parish mission,” catechizing and inspiring the parish’s youth. 


Daily Schedule 

1st - 6th Grade Mission 

Monday, June 17– Friday, June 21

9:00 a.m. Introduction 

9:15 a.m. Warm-up/Songs 

9:25 a.m. Session Period #1 

9:50 a.m. Snack/Game 

10:10 a.m. Music Preparation for Mass 

10:20 a.m. Session Period #2 

10:45 a.m. Mass Preparation/Confessions 

11:15 a.m. MASS 

12:00 p.m. Lunch-Recess 

1:00 p.m. Water Break 

1:10 p.m. Session Period #3 

1:35 p.m. Skit 

1:50 p.m. Session Period #4 

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

2:30 p.m. Dismissal 

Middle & High School Mission 

Sunday, June 16– Thursday, June 20 

7:00 p.m. Introduction/Review 

7:10 p.m. Session #1 

7:55 p.m. Break 

8:05 p.m. Session #2 

8:50 p.m. Night Prayer 

9:00 p.m. Dismissal 


How to Register 

Totus Tuus will be held Monday, June 17– Friday, June 21 for grades 1st thru 6th form 9 am– 2:30 pm in the St. Paul Education Center. The Middle/High School Mission runs from Sunday, June 16th through Thursday, June 20th from 7– 9 pm. In the Life Teen Center.

Registration forms for Totus Tuus are available in the Religious Education Office, St. Paul Catholic School office, and the Parish office or by clicking here for the English version  and aqui para la version española.  The deadline for Registration is Friday, June 14, 2019. Cost is $10 per student, ($25 for families of 3 or more students.)  Participants in the grade school program should bring a sack lunch and recess equipment.  Information is available in the narthex of the church or by calling Diane Matthys in the RE office at 219-464-8502 or Matt Pysh in the Life Teen office at 465-7762. We hope that you will join us!

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Quick Information


Elementary: Monday, June 17-

 Friday, June 21.

Middle/High School: Sunday, June 16-

 Thursday, June 20


Elementary: 9 am to 2:30 pm

Middle/High School: 7– 9 pm


$10 per participant, $25 for 3 or more


Elementary: St. Paul Education Center

Middle/High School: Life Teen Center

This Year’s Theme- The Sacraments

Mysteries of the Rosary- The Sorrowful 


**Forms that can be turned in at the RE, Life Teen, or Parish offices are available below.

Register for Totus Tuus in Spanish here.

Register for Totus Tuus in English here

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