Totus Tuus spends one week at each parish we serve. A team of four college students--two men and two women--arrives on Saturday evening to meet the Parish Coordinator and Pastor, and to get a tour of the facilities. They will go over any last-minute details and familiarize themselves with the area and resources at your parish. The team will speak at all Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning to introduce themselves to the parish and call for any last-minute registrations.
The daytime program for students entering grades 1-6 runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 2:30pm. The evening program for teens entering grades 7-12 runs Sunday through Thursday from 7pm tp 9:30pm.
In addition to making the church available throughout the week, each parish must also provide a large gathering space (like a school gym), at least three classrooms, a room for the team members, and an open space outdoors (like a field or parking lot).
Parishes are responsible for finding two host families--one for the men and one for the women--which will house the team members for the entire week they are at your parish. The host families are responsible for providing breakfast each morning and a place to stay Saturday through Thursday evenings.
The Parish Coordinator is responsible for finding volunteers to bring lunch for the team to the parish Monday through Friday, as well as families to host the team in their homes for dinner each night of the week. It is best if the team visits a different family each evening so they can meet as many parisioners as possible.
Each parish has the option of hosting a parish-wide potluck one evening during the week. Most parishes do this on Wednesday, but the day is flexible based on parish events and your pastor's schedule. This potluck offers the entire parish a chance to see the Totus Tuus program in action, and to help support the program at your parish.
The team will depart after the daytime program ends on Friday afternoon.
Parish Coordinator/Pastor/Team Member Meeting:
June 3rd (as part of the Diocesan Summer Institute)
Week 1: June 11-16
St. Mary, Pontiac
St. Jude, Peoria
St. Anne, East Moline
Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet
Week 2: June 18-23
Holy Family, Peoria
St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria
St. Michael the Archangel, Streator
Week 3: June 25-30
St. Edward, Chillicothe
Marquette Academy, Ottawa
St. Matthew, Champaign (two teams)
Week 4: July 2-7
St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville
St. Mark, Peoria
Immaculate Conception, Monmouth
St. Mary, Metamora
Week 5: July 16-21
St. Mary, Kickapoo
St. Thomas, Philo
St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington (two teams)
Week 6: July 23-28
LaSalle Catholic Parishes
St. Patrick, Washington
St. Louis, Princeton
St. Mary, Canton