We are so excited to host a week of Totus Tuus at OLW this summer, July 17 – 22. It is a week-long, summer youth retreat for students in 1st through 12th grade. Participants will grow in their faith through skits, games, songs, celebrating the sacraments, and engaging, interactive teachings. It is run by a Totus Tuus team of four college students and seminarians who will inspire our students with their energy and enthusiasm for our Catholic faith. Their joy is contagious and will remind us that Jesus “came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.”
A Totus Tuus Promise: If you can convince your children to come the first day, we promise you they will come back the next day!
The 1st-6th grade program runs from Mon – Fri, July 18 -22 from 9am – 2:30pm. The fee is $75/student and includes a t-shirt.
The 7th grade-high school program Sun – Thurs, July 17 – 21 from 7 – 9pm. Fee is $25/student and includes a t-shirt.
Partial scholarships are available. Contact Danielle Pitzer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
7th grade-high school age students are encouraged to volunteer to help with the day program.
We also need many adult volunteers!
Student Participant and Student Volunteer Registration link: https://forms.gle/ftBGoUwRpzXVmvuv6
Adult Volunteer Registration link: https://forms.gle/JCxeF8NedfqJwZbL8
Totus Tuus means “Totally Yours” in Latin. It was the motto of Pope St. John Paul II. Originally coined by St. Louis de Montfort in his classic book, True Devotion to Mary, it signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through the hands of our Blessed Mother Mary. It also expresses our effort to give all that we have to every young person we encounter.
Totus Tuus seeks to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by challenging them to give themselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their lives of prayer in imitation of her.