Totus Tuus camp makes a splash with kids

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hundreds of students entering first-through-sixth grades, including 84 at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony, are learning more about their faith this summer by participating in Totus Tuus camps. The program, whose name means “totally yours” in Latin, brings four-member teams of college students or seminarians to parishes for a week-long camp. The team spends time with the students on catechetical instruction, songs, games and daily Mass. The camp at St. Charles started July 7 and ended on July 11 with a water celebration.

Matthew Narog, center, runs through the spray as a truck from the St. Anthony Village Fire Department sends a stream of water over the parking lot at  St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony July 11.

Matthew Narog, center, runs through the spray as a truck from the St. Anthony Village Fire Department sends a stream of water over the parking lot at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony July 11.

Carter Pitt prays during Mass July 11.

Carter Pitt prays during Mass July 11.

Sam Magee laughs with a friend during the lunch break.

Sam Magee laughs with a friend during the lunch break.

Boys in the first- and second-grade class show frustration as they compete in a game of hangman to learn the word, “transubstantiation.”

Boys in the first- and second-grade class show frustration as they compete in a game of hangman to learn the word, “transubstantiation.”

Camp participants Patrick Fink, left,  and Tim Loutchko helped Deacon Bruno Nwachukwu and Father Brian Park as altar servers during the daily Mass.

Camp participants Patrick Fink, left, and Tim Loutchko helped Deacon Bruno Nwachukwu and Father Brian Park as altar servers during the daily Mass.

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  • Mom at St. Mary’s

    This sounds like such an awesome experience. How would I find out more information about having my rural Parish Community (St. Mary’s New Trier,) involved? Thanks for any information.

    • TCS_editor

      You can contact the archdiocese’s Marriage, Family and Life Office
      at (651) 291-4489 or email totustuus@archspm.org.