Vacation Bible School

What is Totus Tuus?

Totus Tuus, Latin for “totally yours,” is a faith program designed for incoming 1st–12th graders throughout the archdiocese. The 1–week summer program is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. The goal of the program is to help young people grow in the understanding of Jesus Christ.

The five essential elements of the Totus Tuus program:

  1. Proclamation of the Gospel - to arouse faith
  2. Apologetics - examination of the reasons for our beliefs
  3. Christian Witness - an experience of Christian living
  4. Celebration of the Sacraments - especially Holy Eucharist and Confession
  5. Active Witness of the Missionary Nature of the Catholic Church

 

Welcome to Totus Tuus!

For Grades 1–5
Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Please escort your child to the gym to sign them in. Name tags will be provided each day. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. The day ends at 2:30 p.m. Prompt pick-up is essential. Please come to the gym to sign your child out. If your child will be going to Extended Day after Totus Tuus, a staff member will escort your child.

Lunch & Snack Time
Please pack a labeled bag lunch for your child. Water will be provided. A variety of snacks will be offered throughout the week. If your child has any dietary needs, please have them bring a snack.

Recess
Your child is free to bring frisbees, gloves, bats and balls for recess. Please clearly label your items so we can ensure your child gets them back. Applying sunscreen before your child comes in the morning is recommended.

T-Shirts
Shirts will be given out on Monday!


For Grades 6–12
Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Doors open at 6 p.m. Students are to report to Howley Hall (the church basement). The night ends at 8 p.m. Prompt pick-up is essential. Please pick your child up at Howley Hall.

Dinner
Dinner will be provided each night! Sunday evening’s meal will be pizza. Pop and water will be provided.

T-Shirts
Shirts will be given out on Sunday!

Thursday Evening
The group will be walking to The Nook for bowling and dinner.


Questions?
Please email Christopher Menzhuber at menzhuberc@holy-spirit.org.