What is Totus Tuus?
In lieu of traditional Vacation Bible School, Ascension Parish will be embracing the Archdiocesan Program, "Totus Tuus" which means "Totally Yours" in Latin. It cames from the papal motto of St. John Paul the Great.
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. Four college-aged, Archdiocesan-trained missionaries will lead this week-long program, traveling to different parishes of the Archdiocese of St. Louis each week. 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 daily schedule includes skits, games, music, Mass, prayer and instruction. The program is catered to Elementary-aged students during the day, and Middle and High School students in the evening.
All Parishioners are invited to meet the missionaries at our
Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30-6:30 in the MPR.
Please bring a dish to share, if you are able!
Students entering 1st-6th grade, are invited to Totus Tuus' Day Program!
During the week, students will learn about Catholic prayer and the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, along with watching skits, singing songs, playing games and having fun! On Friday, the Chesterfield Fire Department will join us for a waterfight, and we will even make a "human sundae" out of one of the missionaries!
Monday June 17- Friday June 21
from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the MPR.
Registration is due to the Rectory by May 31st! Checks payable to “Ascension PSR.”
First Camper: $35 Second Camper: $25 Third+ Campers: FREE!
Bring a sack lunch; we’ll provide the drinks and snacks!
Middle & High School Program
Students entering 7th-12th grades, and recently graduated Seniors are invited to Totus Tuus' Evening Program!
In place of ASCEND, (youth ministry's standard Sunday night programming), we will meet in the Parish on Sunday night, where the missionaries will lead us in prayer, small group discussion and various activities. Topics will cover everything from Catholic Social Teaching to morality. This will happen each night Sunday-Wednesday, and will replace Open Office on Tuesday. On Thursday, we will have an optional fun night/social.
Sunday June 16- Thursday June 20
from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Parish Hall.
The cost for Totus Tuus is free, but free-will donations to off-set the cost of food is appreciated.
Totus Tuus is a community effort and depends on the support of volunteers. If you would be able to serve in any of the following ways, please sign up on the link below.
Housing 2 either male or female Missionaries for the week
Hosting the Missionaries one evening for dinner
Bringing lunch to the Missionaries
Teenagers (12-18) to help during the day program.
Thank you for supporting this program!