SUMMER CATECHETICAL YOUTH PROGRAM
Parish Schedule at a Glance.
Totus Tuus is a fun and energetic Catholic youth program taught by seminarians and college students throughout the Diocese of Joliet. From catechetical teaching sessions, Sacraments, and Mass to songs, games and skits - your child is sure to have fun while learning more about their Faith!
Totus Tuus seeks 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 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 the hands of our Blessed Mother Mary. It also expresses our effort to give all that we have to every young person we encounter.
The Diocese of Joliet has executed the Totus Tuus Program each summer since 2009, recruiting parishes throughout the diocese to host. You may register your children at any or multiple parishes if you like, according to the location and date that work best for your family. After registering with the diocese, the parish you choose will get notification and that coordinator will then be able to connect with you to inform you of the details that may be unique to that parish’s program. Your child is encouraged to evangelize by inviting a buddy to attend! Let’s grow the Kingdom of God together!
Theme: The Apostle’s Creed
Rosary: Luminous Mysteries
GR. 1-6: Lunch, Snack, Water Bottle,
Jump Rope, Ball, etc for Recess
GR. 7-12: Snack, Water Bottle
11:15am (Time May Vary by Parish)
To Be Determined by Parish
Please note the only payment forms accepted online are credit card, debit card and bank draft. If your only method of payment is
cash or you are in need of financial assistance, please contact your parish coordinator.
*Volunteers can’t administer ANY medication
I request that my child/children be allowed to participate in the Totus Tuus event, at the parish as per my registration. I hereby release and indemnify the parish its staff, volunteers, and the Diocese of Joliet from any and all liability arising from claims of any kind or nature whatsoever from my child's participation in this event.
Video and still photographs may be taken during this event. This authorization form constitutes permission for my child's participation in the videotape and/or still photographs, which may be used for future promotional efforts, including the Diocese of Joliet website.
You are representing Youth Ministry in our diocese during this event and we expect you will represent us well. We expect that you will display mature and responsible behavior, which for many years has been the trademark of Catholic youth and adults of our diocese.
I understand and agree to this Code of Behavior. I also understand and agree that at the time of an infraction requiring my dismissal, I am responsible for my removal from the premises and any costs involved.
If under the age of 18, I also understand and agree that my parents or guardian will be notified at the time of an infraction requiring my dismissal. My parents or guardian will be responsible for my removal
from the premises and any costs involved.
I grant permission for the administration of First Aid to my my child/children, by the people in charge of the Totus Tuus event, and those transporting my child to and from the event as their judgment deems advisable, and to make the necessary referrals to qualified physicians for the treatment of illness or accidents of a more serious nature. I understand I will be promptly notified in the event of any serious illness or accident and prior to any major surgery, except when delay in such communication would endanger life. In the case of a medical emergency, I understand that every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardian of the participant. In the event that I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physicians selected by the adult staff to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for, and to order injection, anesthesia, or surgery if deemed necessary for my child.