FOR COLLEGE MISSIONARIES
Applications Now Open!
“At the beginning of this third millennium, you too, young people, are called to proclaim the message of the Gospel with the testimony of your lives. The Church needs your energies, your enthusiasm, your youthful ideals to ensure that the Gospel permeates the fabric of society and inspires a civilization of authentic justice and love without discrimination. Now more than ever, in a world all too often deprived of light and the courage of noble ideals, it is not the time to be ashamed of the Gospel (cf. Rom 1: 16). Rather, it is time to preach it from the rooftops (cf. Mt 10: 27). The Pope, your Bishops, the whole Christian community are counting on your commitment, on your generosity, and following you with confidence and hope!”
John Paul II, Meeting with the Catholic Youth of Switzerland, 5 June 2004
WHAT IS A
Team of 4
Teach & evangelize
Travel to 6 parishes
WHO CAN BE
Faith-Filled college student of seminarians,
Give self to Christ and Church for the summer
Preach the Gospel to children and teens
WHY BE A
Feed their hungry for the truth in God's Word
Share joyfully your gifts from God
Fill out an Application and Referral forms
In person or phone interviews
We are still looking to hire missionaries! Contact us if interested.
As Totus Tuus missionaries, you commit to traveling in a four-person team, teaching, evangelizing and spreading the gospel in parishes for six weeks. Missionaries also complete two weeks of training in the curriculum and program, and have a break during the week of the July 4th holiday. Finally, missionaries also take part in a mid-summer and an end of summer spiritual retreat.
Click here for more details on Missionaries.
“Anyone who has discovered Christ must lead others to him. A great joy cannot be kept to oneself. It has to be passed on.” Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at the World Youth Day 2005 closing mass
Totus Tuus missionaries are faith-filled college students and seminarians who are willing to give themselves totally to Christ and His Church for the summer, by preaching the Gospel to children and teenagers. Young Adult Missionaries must be Confirmed, practicing Catholics who are faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium, willing to live in the community of their team, be committed to a personal and communal prayer life, be prepared to make sacrifices through a rigorous daily schedule, and also be prepared to have fun.
As part of the Totus Tuus team, a missionary has the tremendous privilege and challenge of spreading the Gospel throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago. This challenge is accepted with great joy! The teams come to know and love the vitality, faith, and courage of all the youth they encounter. These youth are the future and hope of the next millennium. Today’s youth are hungry for a greater understanding of the Truth contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, as guided by the Magisterium. The youth are seeking not just role models, but heroes who are striving to live and proclaim, “Lord, I will be totally yours”. With joy and honor, Totus Tuus teams serve these youth by sharing the gifts that God has given to them. As a Missionary we will provide housing, a $2,000 stipend and meals
“Anyone who has discovered Christ must lead others to him. A great joy cannot be kept to oneself. It has to be passed on.” Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at the World Youth Day 2005 closing mass.
If you are interested in applying to be a Totus Tuus Missionary, please fill out this Chicago New Missionary Application. Returning missionaries have a slightly different application to fill out, which they can complete HERE. We begin accepting applications October 1, 2016 and we will continue to accept applications until we fill all positions. Our goal is to fill all teams by March 1, 2017. After your application is reviewed, we will contact you for an interview.
Four-person teams will be selected after the first week of training. Check back for team pictures at that time.
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|2||6/18 - 6/23||TBD||4|
|3||6/25 - 6/30||TBD||4|
|4||7/9 - 7/14||TBD||4|
|5||7/16 - 7-21||TBD||4|
|6||7/23 - 7/28||TBD||4|