Sign up your child for Totus Tuus, popular weeklong summer program coming to a parish near you

At Totus Tuus, students learn more about the sacraments, attend Mass, and pray. They also have fun watching skits, playing games, and being on the move.

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Three teams of missionaries this year at 13 parishes!

This summer, the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is excited to have Totus Tuus, a fun and faith-filled experience for children coming once again to several parishes across the diocese in June and July.

Totus Tuus is a weeklong Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and eucharistic worship. The program inspires in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation.

Three teams of college aged teachers are traveling to a different parish each week, hosting the five-day catechetical program for grades 1-12. The week is filled with faith, fun, and friendship. There are messy games and crazy skits, in addition to prayer, learning the Sacraments, and going to Mass. The college-age teachers also provide a witness to being an authentic disciple of Christ. The popular program sees hundreds of children participate every year in the diocese. 

For the schedule below, grades 7-12 are from Sunday-Thursday each week and the program is in the evenings. For grades 1-6, the program is Monday-Friday and starts in the morning and finishes in the afternoon.

June schedule:

  • June 9-13 (grades 7-12), June 10-14 (grades 1-6): Mother of Perpetual Help (Maryville), St. Katharine Drexel (Springfield), St. Isidore (Dieterich)
  • June 16-20 (grades 7-12), June 17-21 (grades 1-6): St. Clare of Assisi (O’Fallon), St. Francis Solanus (Quincy), St. Mary (Paris)
  • June 23-27 (grades 7-12), June 24-28 (grades 1-6): Ss. Mary and Joseph (Carlinville), Our Lady of Lourdes (Decatur), St. Francis Xavier (Jerseyville)

July schedule:

  • July 7-11 (grades 7-12), July 8-12 (grades 1-6): Holy Family and St. Elizabeth (Granite City), St. John the Evangelist (Carrollton), St. Boniface (Edwardsville)
  • July 21-25 (grades 7-12, July 22-26 (grades 1-6): St. Mary (Pittsfield), St. Peter (Petersburg)

            Costs vary by parish. For more information and to sign up your child, go to or call the parish office that is hosting Totus Tuus near you. You can also contact Daniel Heffernan, Programming Coordinator, Office for Vocations, with questions at