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 the Vocation Office at 312-534-1037.
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 the Vocation Office at 312-534-1037 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.
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