Where Do I Begin?

Missionary Teacher Information

Here is the application for the 2024 program: 

Applicant requirements:

  • High school graduate between the ages of 18-24
  • Practicing Catholic
  • Confirmed
  • Have a working knowledge of the Catholic Faith and desire to work with youth

Totus Tuus missionaries are…

Committed to Christ and the Program’s Mission

Totus Tuus missionaries are faith-filled college students and seminarians who are willing to give themselves to Christ and His Church for the summer by preaching the Gospel to children and teenagers. Totus Tuus missionaries commit to traveling in a four-person team, teaching, evangelizing and spreading the gospel throughout parishes for six weeks. Missionaries complete two weeks of training around the curriculum of the program and have a break during the week of the July 4 holiday. In addition, missionaries take part in a mid-summer and an end of summer spiritual retreat. 

“Anyone who has discovered Christ must lead others to Him. A great joy cannot be kept to oneself. It has to be passed on.” Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at the 2005 World Youth Day Closing Mass.


Become a Missionary

Young adult missionaries must be practicing Catholics, confirmed and faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium. In addition, missionaries must be willing to live in a community of other team members, and be committed to a personal and communal prayer life, equipped to make sacrifices through a rigorous daily schedule and be prepared to have fun. The program provides housing, a $3,500 stipend and meals and lodging for all missionaries ($4,000 for returning missionary and/or driver of team!).

Please contact Katie Hazen at the Vocation Office if you are interested in applying to be a Totus Tuus missionary.

Katie Hazen
Office of Vocations
Event Coordinator
[email protected]