Totus Tuus is a faith filled week filled with lots of learning, fun and smiles. The students will engage in a variety of activities lead by a team of young people from our diocese.
The cost is $30 per student with a max of $60 per family.
Our Elementary Program (children entering grades 1-6 in fall of 2023) will be held Monday, June 19th - Friday, June 23rd @ Stella Maris Academy St. John's Campus from 9 am - 2:00pm
Hot Lunch Option Available for Elementary Program - Hot lunch will be available for purchase. Our Stella Maris licensed cook will be preparing our hot lunch meals for us. That link will be emailed to families that register.
*Please note that the times of the MS/HS program have changed
Our Middle School & High School Program (student's entering grades 7-12 in fall of 2023) will be held Sunday, June 18th - Thursday, June 22nd at Stella Maris Academy St. John's Campus and High School. Dinner will be served at 6PM and the program will run from 6:30-8:30PM
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 by supplementing the
work already being done in a way that is fun for both the Totus Tuus
Teachers and youth alike.
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 young people. The result has been the formation of
young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church’s mission
The mission of Totus Tuus is to help young people develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and to
understand their faith through catechesis in a way that makes the faith real to the youth and helps them live
as a witness in today’s world. To accomplish this, we emphasize a devotion and love for Our Lord in the
Eucharist and for Mary our Mother.
Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “Totally Yours,” was the motto of St. John Paul II. Taken from
St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary, it signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ
through Mary. It also expresses our effort to give our all to every young person we encounter. Through the
teams’ example of joy and service, the youth see that these men and women are on fire with the Catholic
faith and long for the same thing in their lives.
Totus Tuus calls upon college students and seminarians from the Catholic Diocese of Duluth and across the
United States to carry this mission to every young person they encounter in the parish program. Students
are hired for their energy, enthusiasm, love for the faith, commitment to spiritual growth, ability to work with a
team and a desire to work with youth.
Parish catechists are grouped into teams of four, each consisting of two men and two women, and are
invited to a different parish every week for seven weeks, where they conduct a week-long “parish mission,”
teaching and inspiring the parish’s first through twelfth grade youth.