Denver parish has fun with Totus Tuus
DENVER — The week of June 10-15, Holy Spirit Church in Denver was filled with youthful enthusiasm as a team of four college-aged leaders engaged more than 75 students in an exploration of the Catholic faith. Totus Tuus is a summer catechetical program that many parishes throughout the diocese are offering this summer.
The specially trained catechists led small groups in sessions that focused on the Creed and the Glorious Mysteries of the rosary. The students attended daily Mass, participated in games and activities, and ended each day singing praise and worship. A favorite song to end the day involved being "Bananas for Jesus."
The smiles, laughter, singing and sharing were testaments to how much the children enjoyed their week with Totus Tuus. The answers they provided to Father Carmen Malacari, pastor, and the leaders at the end of Mass each day were evidence that knowledge was gained and faith was deepened during the students' time with their teachers. The teenagers engaged in activities, faith discussions, and took part in Eucharistic Adoration and reconciliation one night during the evening teen sessions.
Pictured above, a Totus Tuus leader is made into a human sundae by the children of Holy Spirit parish – one of the lighter activities the group traditionally does during the week together.
Totus Tuus will begin at the following parishes this month and next:
July 8-13: Our Lady of Grace in Greensboro, St. James the Greater in Concord, St. Mary in Shelby
July 15-20: St. Barnabas in Arden, St. Pius X in Greensboro
July 29-Aug. 3: Sacred Heart in Salisbury, St. Joseph in Asheboro, St. Dorothy in Lincolnton
For details and registration information, go online to education.charlottediocese.org/faith-formation/totus-tuus
— Doreen Sugierski | Catholic News Herald
Totus Tuus serves at Boone parish
BOONE — Children and teens at St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country Church in Boone took part in Totus Tuus, the Catholic summer catechetical program, last month. Totus Tuus team members are pictured at right.
— Amber Mellon
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Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
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