St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Merna and St. Mary’s of Downs will be hosting Totus Tuus this summer on July 21-26, 2019!
What Is Totus Tuus?
Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” was the motto of Blessed Pope John Paul II. Taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s work, True Devotion to Mary, it signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary. It also expresses our effort to give all that we have to every young person we encounter. Totus Tuus seeks to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by challenging them to give themselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary, and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of Her.
The Totus Tuus summer catechetical program is a week-long “parish mission” for Catholic youth in grades one through twelve. It is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.
Totus Tuus provides an environment in which the Eucharist is central to the day. Prayer provides the structure, but the Mass is truly the “source and summit” of the daily schedule.
Totus Tuus inspires young people to go to Jesus Christ through Mary by meditating on the mysteries of the rosary.
Totus Tuus instructs young people in the basic tenets of the Catholic faith to cultivate both a firm intellectual grounding and a solid personal relationship with Christ.
Totus Tuus encourages young people to begin discerning God’s call in their life to be married, a priest, a religious, or single.
Totus Tuus demonstrates that one can be a faithful, practicing Catholic and still have fun!
Grade School Program
- Students entering grades 1-6
- Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 2:30 PM
- Daily Mass at 11:15 AM: All are welocme!
- Outdoor fun break at midday
- $30 fee per child/ $60 fee per family
Please pack a lunch, including something to drink, for you child Monday through Friday. Please feel free to bring items for recess (jump ropes, balls, etc.)
We ask that each participant donate a box of cookies or crackers at the beginning of the week to share for snack. Please have your child bring it with them on Monday.
Jr. High and High School Program
- Students entering grades 7-12
- Sunday to Thursday from 7PM to 9 PM
- $10 fee before July 21/ $15 fee at the door
We ask that each participant donate a box of cookies or crackers to share for the week. Please have your teen bring it with them on Sunday.
*COME BACK IN THE SPRING FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTERING FOR THE 2020 PROGRAM*
*COME BACK IN THE SPRING FOR MORE INFORMTION REGARDING THE 2020 CURRICULUM*