Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus 2020

Please note that, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the future of the Totus Tuus program for this summer is uncertain at this point. We should know more by May what the summer plans will look like. Thank you for your understanding.

Our annual youth summer program—Totus Tuus— will take place on June 21– 26, 2020.

Participant Registration Form 2020

Totus Tuus is open to all students entering into 1st through 12th grades in the Fall of 2020. There are two tracks:

  • The Day Program (9:00 am–2:30 pm) for those entering Grades 1–6 (See Totus Tuus Parent Info Letter 2020 [Day] for important information.)
  • The Evening Program (7:00 pm–9:00 pm) for those entering Grades 7–12 (See Totus Tuus Parent Info Letter 2020 [Evening] for important information.)

The younger kids will enjoys skits, games, prayer, daily Mass, and much more!

The older kids will enjoy games (like marshmallow dodge ball and shaving cream baseball), thought-provoking talks, opportunities to have their questions answered, and snacks galore! And, of course, the Thursday evening pizza party!

The cost is $25 per child for the Day Program and $15 per child for the Evening Program with a maximum fee of $45 per family.

Please note that children will need to bring a bag lunch each day for the Day Program. In addition, we ask that each child bring a snack to share for the week (e.g. crackers, cookies, pretzels).

To register, please print and complete the Participant Registration Form 2020 and return it to the St. Matthew parish office, attn: Totus Tuus. Forms will also available in the back of Church or in the parish and school offices starting in May.

Help Wanted!

In order to make Totus Tuus a memorable and positive experience for all the youth of our parish, we need your help! Please prayerfully consider how God may be calling you to help make the week a success.

Help during the day

We need both adults and teens to help during the Day Program. There is a need for members of our Kitchen Crew to help with lunch and snack time. We also need plenty of Classroom Helpers to assist the Totus Tuus team with classroom activities and keeping a watchful eye on the children.

Adult volunteers: Please complete the Adult Volunteer Registration Form 2020. Adult volunteers also need to meet the Safe Environment requirements for the Diocese of Peoria. If you need any of the training, simply indicate that in the form and we will be happy to help you with this!

Youth volunteers: Please complete the Youth Volunteer Registration Form 2020 and the Code of Conduct for Youth Volunteers 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Diocese of Peoria requires that teens who volunteer during the day for service hours must also attend the evening sessions.

All forms should be submitted to the St. Matthew parish office, attn: Joe Taylor. Copies of these forms are also available in the parish office.

Help behind the scenes

We also need help housing and feeding the Totus Tuus team throughout the week. The team members are young adults from around the Diocese of Peoria (including our seminarians) who are volunteering their summer to put on the Totus Tuus program throughout the diocese. We need people from our parish to:

  • Provide a place to sleep from Saturday evening (June 20th) through Friday morning (June 26th) for three team members (either three men or three women).
  • Provide lunch or dinner for the entire Totus Tuus team (6 members) or half of the team (3 members) on any of the days that the team is in town.
  • Provide a snack for snack time.

If you can help with a meal or housing, please indicate that option on the Participant Registration Form 2020 or contact Joe Taylor at or (217) 359-4224.