Totus Tuus (a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours”) was the motto of Pope St. John Paul II. It signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through the hands of our Blessed Mother Mary. The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness. Seminarians and college students from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati carry this mission to every young person and participant of Totus Tuus.
Please note: for safety reasons, all participants and volunteers must wear shoes (safe for running), NO flip flops, please.
Registration is closed. If you need any last minute accomadations, please email Holly Moran, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need a 2022-23 Medical, Photo and Liability Form on file for each participating child. If we don't already have one for your child for this year, please download a form below and bring it into the parish office or drop it in the collection basket marked vbs.
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
EXCEPT Monday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bring a sack lunch – Friday will be pizza lunch
Grades 7-12 (Graduated Seniors are Welcome!)
Sunday – Thursday
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Bring snacks – Thursday will be pizza
This summer we will offer a week long VBS experience of a catechetical youth program that combines FUN and formation. Grades 1-6 will gather in the mornings and early afternoon and then grades 7-12 are invited to attend in the evenings.
Totus Tuus is an energetic, entertaining, and amazing spiritual summer youth program. Totus Tuus means "Totally Yours" in Latin. This phrase inspired by St. Louis de Monfort for his love and devotion to the Blessed Mother as the means to encourage our youth and boost the desire to give ourselves entirely to our Lord Jesus through Mary. Pope John Paul II became inspired by Monfort’s phrase and devotion; thus, he decided to make “Totus Tuus” a motto as we all aspire to imitate our Blessed Mother.
As parishioners of St. Maximilian Kolbe, we are reminded of the words of St. Max: “Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
Parish Missionaries will form teams which consist of college students and seminarians, who teach and inspire our youth through discussions, games, sons, skits, witnesses, and more. Our teams will also include adult (Safe Parish) and youth volunteers from our parish to assist our Totus Tuus missionaries in many ways throughout the week. Please be sure to fill out the necessary forms if you are interested in this opportunity. Many volunteers will be needed.
The mission of Totus Tuus is to stir the hearts of young people to a deeper encounter of Jesus Christ through the witness of a longing for holiness, to inspire the openness to their vocation, and to encourage the desire for daily conversion as we learn to place ourselves in the hands of our Mother Mary. The purpose of Totus Tuus is to also further our response to the call of our recent Holy Fathers for a “new evangelization” experience. It is our hope that by providing a stronger catechesis and encounter of Jesus through the sacraments we firmly root our youth in the Catholic faith and that the Totus Tuus experience seeks to evangelize our young people in a lasting and profound way.
The five pillars are as follows:
Questions? Feel free to call the parish office at 513-777-4322 or contact Holly Moran, email@example.com.
Thank you for volunteering for Totus Tuus. We are excited for next week! We have decided a training is not necessary for our volunteers, so please watch your email. On Friday, we will send out an email reminder and detail the day you volunteered. Questions? Contact Holly, firstname.lastname@example.org or Becca, email@example.com.