Totus Tuus

St. John Paul IIWhat  is Totus Tuus?

Totus Tuus (Latin for Totally Yours) is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. Our week-long Parish Summer Catechetical Program and Summer Camps assist parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are already doing. 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 young people. The result has been the formation of young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church’s mission of evangelization.

For more information about Totus Tuus, please click here to see the national Totus Tuus page to see more information about the program.


Check out this brief video, then apply to be a Totus Tuus missionary, using the link below!

A day in the life of a Totus Tuus team member

Typical Daily Schedule (times may vary according to parish needs):

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast
7:45 a.m.         Morning Prayer (Lauds), Rosary
8:00 a.m.         Silent/Meditative Prayer

Daytime Program: Monday- Friday for 1st - 6th Grade
9:00 a.m.         Introduction
9:15 a.m.         Icebreaker/Warm-up/Songs
9:25 a.m.         Class Period #1
9:50 a.m.         Snack/Game
10:10 a.m.       Music Preparation for Mass
10:20 a.m.       Class Period #2
10:45 a.m.       Preparation for Mass -Confessions available
11:15 a.m.      MASS
12:00 p.m.       Lunch-Recess
1:00 p.m.         Water Break
1:10 p.m.         Class Period #3
1:35 p.m.         Skit
1:50 p.m.         Class Period #4
2:15 p.m.         Gather, Review and Closing Prayer
2:30 p.m.         Dismissal

2:30 p.m.         Clean-up/Set-up for next day/Team Meeting
3:00 p.m.         Evening Prayer and Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:30 p.m.         Team Recreation (free time)
5:30 p.m.         Dinner

Evening Program: Sunday- Thursday for Grades 7-12 ( Junior & High School )
7:30 p.m.         Introduction/Review
7:40 p.m.         Session #1
8:25 p.m.         Break
8:35 p.m.         Session #2
9:20 p.m.         Night Prayer
9:30 p.m.         Dismissal

9:45 p.m.         Team returns to host family

Apply to be a Totus Tuus team member

If you are a college or seminary student and would like to apply for service on our Archdiocese of Indianapolis 2023 Totus Tuus team, please complete this national totus tuus application. When you do so, make sure to select the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as a diocese that you would like to work for!

Questions about Totus Tuus in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis? Please contact Anita Bardo, Coordinator of Evangelization and Discipleship, at this address:

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