Your faith formation team is excited to announce a new program that is coming to our Waterloo Parishes this July instead of Vacation Bible School: Totus Tuus.
What is “Totus Tuus”? “Totus Tuus” is a Latin phrase meaning “Totally Yours” and was Saint Pope John Paul II’s pontifical motto which expresses the desire to give ourselves totally to Jesus through our Blessed Mother Mary. This program’s goal is to form children and teens to be disciples of Jesus Christ through His mother Mary.
The “Totus Tuus” program is put on by teams of college students: 2 men and 2 women and typically consist of seminarians from the Archdiocese of Dubuque and other college students from Iowa and across the country. Students are chosen for their enthusiasm, energy, desire to grow in one’s faith, ability to work with a team/youth, etc.
Totus Tuus takes the 4 pillars of the Catechism and spaces them over a 6 year rotation. Totus Tuus 2017 curriculum is the Mystery of Salvation and will also be focusing on the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary.
TOTUS TUUS COMING TO WATERLOO July 7/23-7/27
Totus Tuus, unlike VBS, has a program for 1st-6th grade (day program) AND a separate program for 7-12th grades (evening program).
The schedule for each program is:
The cost for both 1st-6th grade AND 7th-12th grade programs is: $5/child OR $15/2 or more children.
If this sounds a little too much like school; don’t worry! This is NOT supposed to be like religious education class or school. While there is definitely learning involved, just like Vacation Bible School, there is time for silly songs, games, and FUN! For the teens there are nightly talks, time for small group faith discussions, food, games, and fellowship, along with prayer and time for quiet meditation.
Registration forms are available below as well as at church entrances for the Waterloo parishes. Please print off the form and waiver (each child needs to have a waiver signed for them). Send registration, payments, and waivers to 600 Stephan Ave. Waterloo, IA 50701.
Sign up by July 10th; Spots are very limited and we ran out of room last year! (Your spot is not guaranteed until you send in a waiver).
For questions/concerns please contact:
Day Program (Grades 1-6): Julie Novotney; firstname.lastname@example.org or 233-0498
Evening Program (Grades 7-12): Annie Zeets; email@example.com or 233-0498