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Parish Information

TT parish photoTotus 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.

2019 Schedule

New Parish Coordinator Meeting:
Tuesday, April 23rd at 3pm
Spalding Pastoral Center

All Parish Coordinator/Team Member Meeting:
Saturday, June 9th 10-11:30am
Central Catholic High School, Bloomington

Parish Weeks:

Week 1: June 9-14
St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville
Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet
St. Michael the Archangel, Streator
St. Anne, East Moline

Week 2: June 16-21
Marquette Academy, Ottawa
Danville Vicariate
Epiphany, Normal
St. Edward, Chillicothe
St. Mary, Pontiac

Week 3: June 23-28
St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria
St. Matthew, Champaign
St. Mark, Peoria
St. Mary, Kickapoo

Week 4: June 30-July 5
St. Jude, Peoria
St. Mary, Metamora
St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights
St. Paul, Macomb

July 6-12
St. Jude, Fort Wayne, IN

Week 5: July 14-19
St. Mary, Bloomington
Immaculate Conception, Monmouth
St. Thomas/St. Mary, Philo
St. Patrick, Washington
St. Joseph, Mishawaka, IN

Week 6: July 21-26
St. Mary, Canton
St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington
St. Louis, Princeton
LaSalle Parishes


For more information, please contact:

Amy Chovan
Office of Priestly Vocations
Catholic Diocese of Peoria
419 NE Madison Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 671-1550

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