Where Do I Begin?

Chicago Missionaries

Here are the applications for the 2019 program:

Program Information (PDF)

New Missionary Application (PDF)

Returning Missionary Application (PDF)

 Application Referral (PDF)

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.

Dedicated to Shaping the Lives of the Youth They Encounter

Today’s youth are hungry for a greater understanding of the truth contained in sacred scripture and tradition, as guided by the Magisterium. The youth in the Totus Tuus program not only seek role models, but heroes who strive to live and proclaim, “Lord, I will be totally yours”. With joy and honor, Totus Tuus teams serve youth by sharing the gifts God has given to them. 

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 $2,000 stipend and meals and lodging for all missionaries. 

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