Office of Youth Ministry

573-635-9127 x233

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Jefferson City, MO 65110

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Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people (grades 1-12) grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in, Jesus Christ.

Registration is now closed for the 2019 season.  Thanks to all the parishes who registered!


2019 Parish Schedule

Week 1 (June 2-7):

  • St. Lawrence & St. Anthony - St. Elizabeth;

  • St. Clement & Sacred Heart - Bowling Green

  • St. Thomas & St. Cecelia - Meta

Week 2 (June 9-14)

  • St. Mary & St. Joseph - Glasgow

  • Our Lady of the Snows - Mary's Home

  • St. Joseph and St. Peter - Jefferson City

Week 3 (June 16-21)

  • Holy Rosary - Monroe City

  • St. Brendan - Mexico

  • St. Peter - Marshall

Week 4 (June 23-28)

  • St. Joseph - Westphalia

  • St. George & Our Lady Help of Christians - Linn

  • Sacred Heart, St. Patrick, & St. John - Sedalia

Week 5 (July 7-12)

  • Sacred Heart - Eldon

  • Mary Immaculate - Kirksville

  • Ss. Peter and Paul - Boonville

Week 6 (July 14-19)

  • Holy Cross - Cuba

  • St. Patrick - Rolla

  • St. Fracis Xavier - Taos

What is Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. Our week-long Parish Summer Catechetical Program assists parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are currently doing.
The methodology, structure, content, and enthusiasm of Totus Tuus is concerned not only with teaching the Faith, but also igniting the hearts of the team members and the young people they encounter. The result has been the formation of young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church’s mission of evangelization along with many vocations to the priesthood and religious life.


How does the program work?

Totus Tuus calls upon college students and seminarians from across the United States to carry this mission to every young person they encounter. These young men and women are hired for their energy, enthusiasm, love of the Faith, commitment to spiritual growth, ability to work with a team and a desire to work with youth.

Teams of four young adults (two men and two women) travel to a different parish each week, hosting a five day catechetical program for grades 1-12, similar to ‘vacation Bible school.” The week is filled with faith, fun and friendship. There are messy games and crazy skits as well as catechetical learning joined with prayer and sacrament. Our college-age teachers provide an authentic witness to the students.


Become a Totus Tuus Missionary!

Are you a Catholic young adult interested in bringing the Gospel to kids and teens across our diocese? Please consider applying to be a Totus Tuus missionary this year. Download the materials below and return your application to the Office of Youth Ministry and Religious Ed by February 1, 2019.  We do hire on a rolling basis so the earlier the better!


For More Information Please Contact:

John DeLaporte, Director of Youth Ministry and Religious Education

Tel: 573.635.9127 x233