Dear Families of St. Thomas More and St. Joan of Arc,
I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting information regarding Totus Tuus for this summer, and I thank you for your patience. I am excited to finally share registration information with you, and give some insight as to what to expect this year and why.
Midtown Catholic Parishes will be hosting Totus Tuus during the week of July 10-15. It will take place at St. Thomas More Church and School. This weeklong summer program engages students entering 1st-12th grades in worship, catechesis, and games! Young adult missionaries from the Archdiocese of Omaha travel around the Archdiocese leading this program, so participants get a unique opportunity to interact and learn from young people who are actively engaging in the faith and discerning their vocation.
The elementary school program, which serves students entering 1st through 5th grades in the 22-23 school year, meets Monday-Friday from 9am to 2:30pm. The middle and high school program, which serves students entering 6th through 12th grades in the 22-23 school year, meets Sunday-Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.
We will be trying a new registration format this year – a registration night. It will be on Wednesday, June 1st, beginning at 6pm in the St. Thomas More school cafeteria. No registrations will be accepted prior to this, but registration forms will be available on the parish website and at the school and parish offices one week prior to registration. I highly encourage you to come to the registration evening or have somebody drop off your registration form for you, as we anticipate that spots will fill extremely quickly. Registrations will be first come first serve, so please arrive early to have a best chance at securing your child’s spot in Totus Tuus. As soon as all slots are filled, we will open a waitlist.
In the event that we do not fill all of our slots during the June 1st event, we will accept registration forms at the Midtown Catholic parish office ONLY. The deadline for registration is July 1st.
The reason for the limited number of slots and newer registration process is because unfortunately, due to the Archdiocese having a limited number of Totus Tuus teams available, we are only able to bring one team to Midtown Catholic. We had originally reserved two teams to accommodate the anticipated number of youths wanting to participate, but the Archdiocese is dealing with low numbers of missionaries available to help this summer. This is also affecting other parishes in our diocese, and it is reported that other dioceses around the country are experiencing similar issues. Therefore, we are limited in the number of registrations we can accept, and anticipate that our slots will fill during the registration event. It is unfortunate that we can’t have more teams joining us, but I am grateful that we are one of the lucky parishes that still gets to have Totus Tuus at all this summer. Thank you in advance for your understanding!
Please keep an eye out on the parish website and social media pages for more information. And please read the attached FAQs sheet for more specific information, especially regarding opportunities to host and provide meals for our missionaries while they are at our parish!
Coordinator for Religious Education & Liturgical Music
402-556-1456 | firstname.lastname@example.org