Totus Tuus is a great week-long Catholic program to help your children and teens learn more about their faith and grow closer to Jesus through a relationship with his mother, Mary! College-age students travel to various parishes over the summer to offer our youth the chance to see that learning about and celebrating our faith doesn’t have to be boring. They engage students in classes, songs, skits, and games, all while deepening their understanding of the faith and showing them how to live it out day-to-day.

We bet your kids have never had this much fun at church!

Daytime Program (Incoming 1st – 6th Graders)

Dates: Monday, July 25th – Friday, July 29th

Time: 9am – 3pm each day

Location: St. Patrick Church of Merna

Cost: $30 for 1 child; $50 for 2 children; $70 for 3 or more children; scholarships are available – please contact Jenny at totustuus@stpatrickmerna.org for more information.

Evening Program (Incoming 7th – 12th Graders)

Dates: Sunday, July 24th – Thursday, July 28th

Time: 7pm – 9pm each day

Location: St. Patrick Church of Merna

Cost: $10 per teen; scholarships are available – please contact Jenny at totustuus@stpatrickmerna.org for more information.

Participant Sign Up

Teen Volunteers Needed

  • Volunteer opportunities are available for teens entering 7th through 12th grade. Help is needed during our daytime program (Monday-Friday, 9am-3:00pm).
  • We strongly encourage all youth volunteers to attend the evening teen program as a participant. It is structured for teens, and a lot of fun!  If you would like to earn service hours for your volunteer time, you must attend at least 3 of the 5 nights!
  • A “Code of Conduct” contract will be sent to all volunteers closer to the time of the program. This contract will need to printed and signed by the volunteer and a parent, and turned in on your first day of service.
  • Any volunteers 18 and over will need to complete the Diocese of Peoria’s Safe Environment training. We will contact you with more information if this applies to you.
Volunteer Application