TOTUS TUUS
CHICAGO

 

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SUPPORT FOR PARISHES

Parish Totus Tuus Coordinators play a crucial role in the success of the program. In order to ensure that the program is beneficial to all involved, we have created a Parish Information Packet to help you every step of the way. Furthermore, the Archdiocesan Totus Tuus Coordinator is available to assist you throughout the year. Please contact  Joshua Smyser-DeLeon at 312-534-8034 or totustuus@archchicago.org

 

BRING TOTUS TUUS TO YOUR PARISH

The most important first step of bringing Totus Tuus to your parish is to introduce the program to your Pastor. We have provided a very helpful program guide that will explain the program in brief and can be easily printed.

Once your parish has the enthusiastic support of your Pastor, a parish contact needs to be named to coordinate with the Vocation Office.

At this time that contact person should call Joshua Smyser-DeLeon 312-534-8034 to begin going over the specifics of the preparation or submit your Team Reservation Form.      

 

LOGISTICS AND FINANCIALS

A complete guide to Totus Tuus can be found inside of our Program Guide.   Please note that, while the program guide might seem daunting, with a few volunteers your program will run smoothly and the children of your parish will be spiritually enriched for life! Below are key points found in the Program Guide.

  • Minimum Students: 15. Maximum Students: 90

  • The Vocation Office charges $1700.00 for the program. It is up to your parish to decide how to raise those funds (Most parishes charge per-student fees.)

  • Space – 4 classrooms, 1 large indoor gathering area, chapel/Church for daily Mass at 11:15am.

  • Parish priest (s) to perform sacraments: Mass and Confession daily for Grades 1-6 and Tuesday night adoration and Confession service for Jr. High/High School program.

  • 2 Host families to house the College-aged teachers (1 for guys, 1 for girls)

  • 1 Parish Volunteer will be needed per 15 students

  • Teacher Meals: Breakfast (host homes), Lunch (parish coordinator), Dinner (different parish family each evening). Students bring own lunch.

 

BEST PRACTICES

Please click here to download our Best Practices.

 

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