Summer Youth Week

July 12-17, 2020


Program Summaries:



Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm.  This year, welcome to Peace Lab, where children discover God’s way of peace! Five Bible stories  take children on an amazing adventure in learning how to be compassionate peacemakers.  Peace Lab is a fun-filled time of learning and experiences. Children watch dramas, sing songs, play games, enjoy snacks and make crafts. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday May 8, 2020



(Latin for Totally Yours) named after St. John Paul II's papal motto is a fun and energetic parish based summer program for grade school age children and middle and high school youth.  The program is run by Archdiocesan-trained college age missionaries.  For in-depth program information, visit  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday May 8, 2020


The Grade School Program is for incoming 1st-6th graders and runs Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.  Children learn about Christ and the Catholic Church through lessons and saint visits.  They experience Christ through daily prayer, Mass and the sacrament of Reconciliation.  Fun activities such as games, songs, skits and recess help children learn that it is cool to be Catholic!


The Middle/High School Program is for incoming 7th-12th graders and runs Sunday-Thursday, 7:30pm-9:45pm.  The program includes games, instruction, small group discussions, quiet meditation, prayer and fellowship.  The vibrant, faithful college-aged team interact in such a way as to continually offer a dialogue and to challenge young people to embrace a life of discipleship.



Adult: (a deduction of $20 for volunteering 5 days or serving as a station lead)

VBS volunteers staff the activity stations.  Child care is available for children 3 and under.

Totus Tuus volunteers assist in the classroom and/or assisting with recess, overseeing lunch and snack time and providing lunch for the team members.


Teen (incoming 7-12 graders, service hours awarded):

VBS volunteers serve as crew leaders escorting the children to the various stations or helping with a station.

Totus Tuus (day program) volunteers assist in the 1st and 2nd grade classrooms and with recess.

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Mary Kempa

Summer Youth Retreat Director

(314) 504-8717