Vacation Bible School

Totus Tuus returns for 2019! 

1st-6th grade: July 22-26 (Mon-Fri) from 9:00am - 2:30pm (max. 75 children)
7th-12th grade: July 21-25 (Sun-Thu) from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
(max. 25 children)

Totus Tuus (Latin for "Totally Yours") is a fun and energetic, weeklong, parish-based summer catechetical program for youth entering 1st-12th grade. Led by a team of four AOC-affiliated college students (two women and two men), Totus Tuus seeks to evangelize young people in a lasting and profound way. Watch the video!

Children's Program

The Children’s Program is for students going into 1st through 6th grade. It runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. During the week, the children will participate in four classes each day; have the opportunity for Reconciliation; attend daily Mass together; learn the parts of the Mass and liturgical songs; and participate in games, icebreakers, skits, songs, recess, and prayer. At the end of the week, on Friday afternoon, all classes will be replaced by social recreation and water games.

The children's curriculum is based upon a six-year rotating cycle of teachings grounded in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. For 2019, suitable grade-level classes will focus on The Sacraments. Each year also emphasizes a set of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which for this year is The Sorrowful Mysteries

Teen Program

The Teen Program is for students going into 7th through 12th grade. It runs Sunday evening through Thursday evening from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The goal of this program is to encounter the youth with solid catechesis through witness and evangelization immersed in the Catholic understanding of prayer and worship, especially in Adoration/Eucharist with Reconciliation being made available. The program involves small group discussions and journaling in accord with their appropriate grade level. The end of every evening involves Night Prayer together inside the Church in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Thursday evening is a social night with the teens being rewarded for their participation in the program during the week.

The teen curriculum is adjusted according to the themes for each year:

 

Class Period #1

Class Period #2

Sunday

The Creed: What we Believe

God Chose Us

Monday

Discipleship: Called to follow Him

Defending the Faith

Tuesday

Luminous Mysteries: Prayer Life

Morality: Theology of the Body

Wednesday

Vocations Talk

Adoration/Reconciliation

Thursday

No Classes - Social Evening

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Registration and Payment

[1] Complete the online registration form - one form for each youth participant. You will receive an email confirmation for each individual registration.

[2] After submitting your last registration form, follow the link to make a single online payment for all youth that were registered. Cost is $35 per youth. There is a comment box where you must record the names of the youth for whom you are paying. You may optionally include payment to fund a youth who otherwise cannot afford to attend; record in the comment box as "scholarship". You will receive an email confirmation following your payment.

If you have questions regarding registration and payment (to include financial assistance), please contact the parish coordinator (Chris Stier) at 937-557-1711 or chriss@stmaryassumption.church.

Volunteers Needed!

The parish coordinator cannot possibly do everything by himself. As such, we are in need of high school students and adults to assist throughout the week. Volunteers will assist the coordinator by maintaining a safe environment, setting up drinks and snacks, cleaning the kitchen, sweeping the floors after breaks and lunch, helping those who may become ill, and doing anything else the coordinator may ask. :) Virtus certification is required for all volunteers 18 years or older.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the parish coordinator (Chris Stier) at 937-557-1711 or chriss@stmaryassumption.church.