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 Joshua Smyser-DeLeon at 312-534-8034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Joshua Smyser-DeLeon 312-534-8034 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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