This year, missionaries from Totus Tuus will join us to run our new Vacation Bible School day camp and youth nights!
St. Brendan is joining 8 other parishes in the Diocese of Columbus to welcome missionaries from Totus Tuus! They will join us to run our new Vacation Bible School day camp and youth nights.Totus Tuus (Latin for “Totally Yours”) is a fun and energetic, weeklong, parish-based summer program for youth entering 1st-12th grade. Totus Tuus gathers together college students and seminarians into teams of four and sends them out to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various parishes throughout the diocese. We will have two teams join St. Brendan so that we can accommodate 150 1st-6th grade students and 80 7th-12 grade students. Both the day camp and youth nights will take place at St. Brendan from June 25th-30th.
The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire and equip young people to encounter the truth of Jesus Christ through witnessing a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and a total openness to their vocation. Participants see this mission accomplished by being challenged to daily give themselves entirely to Christ through the most perfect manner, that is, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Totus Tuus exists to respond to the call of our recent Holy Fathers for a “new evangelization.” It aims to address the problem of the huge number of young Catholics who are leaving the Church at an earlier age than in the past in favor of modern secularism and a life without faith or religion. By providing them with solid teaching, genuine Christian witness, and—most importantly—an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ through the Sacraments, Totus Tuus seeks to evangelize young people in a lasting and profound way.
- Dates: Sunday, June 25th through Friday, June 30th. Day camp for those entering grades 1-6 will run from 9am-2:30pm Monday-Friday, and youth nights for those entering grades 7-12 will be 7pm-9pm Sunday-Thursday.
- Age: open to all children ages entering 1st-6th for day camp and entering 7th-12th for youth nights.
- Cost: $25 per child.
- Lunch – for the day camp, you must send your child with a packed lunch for the day. We will provide a morning snack.
- Potluck – We will have a potluck on Wednesday night in the MPR at St. Brendan to give your whole family a chance to meet the Totus Tuus Missionaries.
- Volunteer Opportunities: we need volunteers, dinner hosts, and host families to help make this year’s VBS successful, please visit https://stbrendan.ccbchurch.com/goto/needs/public