Totus Tuus ~ “Totally Yours”   July 16-21, 2017

Please join us this summer for Totus Tuus and VBS!

Catholic Summer Youth Program for 2017!

Grades 1-6/ 7-12/ and VBS for pre-K+K

Theme for the week:  The Mystery of Salvation and The Joyful Mysteries.

We are EXCITED to offer again this summer program for children & youth at Our Lady of Grace Church from July 16th-21st.

The Sacred Scriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church provide the foundation of the catechetical instruction of the Totus Tuus summer catechetical program.

Totus Tuus is a unique and fun-filled program that features a team of 4 college-age students (2 men and 2 women) who will engage our youth with a week-long program about faith with skits, songs and inspiring, interactive teaching. Thousands of Catholic youth in dozens of dioceses have been delighted to be a part of Totus Tuus which is strongly supported by Bishop Jugis. Registration forms are now available on our parish website at www.olgchurch.org under “Religious Education”  (Registration Forms) as well as in the parish office and the back of the church. Contact Rachel Yarbrough at ryarbrough@olgchurch.org or call 274-6520 x333 if you have questions.

Grade School Program Students entering Grades 1-6 Monday, July 17th thru Friday, July 21st from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Children bring sack lunches and beverages and one box of cookies or crackers to share at snack time in the morning. Outdoor fun break at midday. Registration fee: $20 for one child, $30 for two, $40 for three or more (maximum per family). 

Jr. High and High School Program Students entering Grades 7-12 Sunday evening July 16th thru Thursday evening July 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Registration Fee: $20 for one child, $30 for two, $40 for three or more (maximum per family).

VBS for children 3 years old, up to entering Kindergarten (must be potty trained) will run the same week, 9:00 AM to 12 Noon. A snack will be provided. Children must be 3 and potty trained by July 1st. Register using the same form.

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 assist parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are already 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 young people. The result has been the formation of young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church’s mission of evangelization.

The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by constantly challenging them to give themselves entirely to Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of Her.

Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” was the motto of Pope 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.

Click here to download the 2017 Registration form to print and mail in.

Click here to register online.

Registration Fee: One Child – $20  Two Children – $30 Three or more children – $40 (maximum per family).  If using PayPal there is a small convenience fee added to cost.

Please visit the following links as they will give you a more extensive explanation of Totus Tuus.

http://education.charlottediocese.org/faith-formation/totus-tuus#Totally
http://education.charlottediocese.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=317:2014-01-27-21-11-29&catid=348:programs-and-services