Around 70 first through twelfth grade students from St. Boniface Parish in Elgin and the surrounding area are nearing the end of their week of Totus Tuus, and by the sound of things over on the school lawn, enjoying it immensely.
Led by a team of eight high energy college-aged students, the Totus Tuus program, which means “Totally Yours” in Latin and is pronounced “Tote-Us Two-Us”, aims to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in parishes across the archdiocese, in addition to helping parishes by providing a fun and strong catechetical program.
The program will be in O'Neill, Ewing, and Atkinson in the coming weeks.
Junior High and High School students meet in the evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm, and focus on instruction on topics important to young people, along with fun and fellowship with the team members. The overarching goal is to help the youth further develop a deep personal relationship to Jesus Christ.
The first through sixth grade kids meet each day during the week from 9:00 am-2:30 pm, focusing on learning more about God and their faith through catechetical instructions, songs, games, daily Mass, lunch, and recess.
They also sing a song about a sticky moose who drank some juice:
Parents enjoyed root beer floats with their kids and the Totus Tuus team at the school Wednesday afternoon, and had the chance to hear the kids perform this and another kid favorite, a catchy ditty called “The Banana Song.”