“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." - Luke 18:16
To lead our youth into a deeper, closer relationship with Jesus Christ. To instill in them the confidence to live out their teen years with the knowledge of who they are in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
To give them a sense of belonging to our Roman Catholic community of St. George that will sustain them for life.
The next NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) is November 18-20, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN. Contact the Parish Office if interested!
TOTUS TUUS (Latin for Totally Yours) named after St. John Paul II’s papal motto is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program for both grade school age children and middle and high school youth.
TOTUS TUUS gathers together college students and seminarians from across the United States onto teaching teams of four in order to train them and send them out on the road to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various participating parishes throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City.
The teachers’ youthfulness, energy, and ability to witness to the Faith make them particularly effective with children and young adults.
Grade School Program
The Totus Tuus Grade School Program is designed for children entering first through sixth grades in the upcoming school year. The Grade School Program runs Monday through Friday.
The students are encouraged to be clear and consistent in their faith. They are shown how to view their Lord as a good Father. This personal relationship gives them the confidence to be Christ’s witnesses in the world around them. Finally, Totus Tuus endeavors to show the youth that a humble and courageous desire to know God must be based upon a steadfast and disciplined life of prayer combined with the reception of the sacraments.
Junior and Senior High School Program
TOTUS TUUS offers an evening program for junior and senior high school youth. Junior High youth are those entering the 7th or 8th grades, and Senior High youth are those entering grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year. These grade levels meet Sunday through Thursday.
We have found that vibrant, faithful, college-aged teachers can effectively impact the youth at this age. This is a great opportunity for teens to see older peers on fire for their faith and insight into discerning their vocation.
The Totus Tuus Junior and Senior High School Program comprises instruction, small group discussions, quiet meditation, prayer, and fellowship. The team teaches in such a way as to offer a dialogue in which each person feels respected in his or her most basic dignity.
Each night there is time for fellowship, snacks, and presentations. Adoration and Reconciliation will also take place on one of the nights (usually Wednesday), and on Thursday there is an opportunity for a social night.
For More Information
Contact our High School Youth coordinators, for information about any of the programs on this site.
Becky Steinbeck & Sheila Hock