TOTUS TUUS
CHICAGO

 

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FOR COLLEGE MISSIONARY TEACHERS

Applications for 2018 are now available here!

 

 

“At the beginning of this third millennium, you too, young people, are called to proclaim the message of the Gospel with the testimony of your lives. The Church needs your energies, your enthusiasm, your youthful ideals to ensure that the Gospel permeates the fabric of society and inspires a civilization of authentic justice and love without discrimination. Now more than ever, in a world all too often deprived of light and the courage of noble ideals, it is not the time to be ashamed of the Gospel (cf. Rom 1: 16). Rather, it is time to preach it from the rooftops (cf. Mt 10: 27). The Pope, your Bishops, the whole Christian community are counting on your commitment, on your generosity, and following you with confidence and hope!”

John Paul II, Meeting with the Catholic Youth of Switzerland, 5 June 2004       

    

WHAT IS A
MISSIONARY TEACHER?

Team of 4

Teach & evangelize

Travel to 6 parishes

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WHO CAN BE
A MISSIONARY TEACHER?

Faith-Filled college student of seminarians,

Give self to Christ and Church for the summer 

Preach the Gospel to children and teens

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WHY BE A
MISSIONARY TEACHER?

Spread the Gospel to youth

Feed their hungry for the truth in God's Word

Share joyfully your gifts from God
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TEACHER
APPLICATIONS
Apply as a New or Returning Teacher

Return application by February 17, 2018

In person or phone interviews
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IMPORTANT DATES
FOR TEACHER

Missionary Teacher Trainings
First week in Parishes
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TOTUS TUUS
PARISH SITES

Locations
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WHAT IS A MISSIONARY TEACHER?

 

Totus Tuus Teachers commit to traveling in a four-person team, teaching, evangelizing and spreading the gospel in parishes for six weeks. Teachers also complete two weeks of training in the curriculum and program, and have a break during the week of the July 4th holiday. Finally, teachers also take part in a mid-summer and an end of summer spiritual retreat.

 

“Anyone who has discovered Christ must lead others to him. A great joy cannot be kept to oneself. It has to be passed on.” - Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at the World Youth Day 2005 closing mass


 

WHO CAN BE A MISSIONARY TEACHER?

Totus Tuus Teachers are faith-filled college students and seminarians who are willing to give themselves totally to Christ and His Church for the summer, by preaching the Gospel to children and teenagers. Young Adult Teachers must be Confirmed, practicing Catholics who are faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium, willing to live in the community of their team, be committed to a personal and communal prayer life, be prepared to make sacrifices through a rigorous daily schedule, and also be prepared to have fun.  

 

 

WHY BE A MISSIONARY TEACHER?

As part of the Totus Tuus team, a Missionary Teacher has the tremendous privilege and challenge of spreading the Gospel throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago. This challenge is accepted with great joy! The teams come to know and love the vitality, faith, and courage of all the youth they encounter. These youth are the future and hope of the next millennium. Today’s youth are hungry for a greater understanding of the Truth contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, as guided by the Magisterium. The youth are seeking not just role models, but heroes who are striving to live and proclaim, “Lord, I will be totally yours”. With joy and honor, Totus Tuus teams serve these youth by sharing the gifts that God has given to them. Teachers are provided with housing, a $2,000 stipend and meals during their service time.

 

 


TEACHER APPLICATIONS

Application Information: All applicants (new and returning) should read though the Application Information letter before applying.

New Teachers: If you are interested in applying to be a Totus Tuus Teacher for the first time, please fill out a New Teacher Application, as well as 2 Referral Forms.

Returning Teachers: If you have been a missionary teacher previously, fill out the Returning Teacher Application. (No further referrals are required.)

We are accepting applications now until February 17, 2018, or until all positions are filled. Our goal is to fill all teams by March 1, 2018. After your application is reviewed, we will contact you for an interview.

Four-person teams will be selected after the first week of training. Check back for team pictures at that time.

 

TOTUS TUUS PARISH SITES

WEEK DATE PARISHES TEAMS
Training May 27 - June 8 Retreat Center All
1 June 10-15 TBA 4
2 June 17-22 TBA 4
3 June 24-29 TBA 4
4 July 8-13 TBA 4
5 July 15-20 TBA 4
6 July 22-27 TBA 4

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FR. TIMOTHY MONAHAN

 

 

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