Totus Tuus and VBS

Totus Tuus

July 18 – 22, 2022

Totus Tuus begins Monday, July 18th, 2022! We’re thrilled that the best week of the summer is here for our children and youth!

St. Jude of the Lake, St. Mary of the Lake, & St. Pius X are all coming together to offer this engaging faith-filled opportunity to our children and youth.

Totus Tuus—(Latin for “Totally Yours” is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ while spending a memorable week together.

2022 Totus Tuus Theme:

This year our children and youth will be focusing on learning about the PRAYER, the OUR FATHER, and the LUMINOUS MYSTERIES. Through this week we hope that each participant grows in friendship with Jesus and experiences the Father’s, tremendous love. Our Lady will “light” the way through these mysteries.

  • Teachings are rooted in the Word of God and geared for this youthful age group
  • Large group activities with small groups based on age
  • The days include fun activities, songs, and Mass
  • Includes a T-shirt

Grades 3-6
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 2:30pm (Doors Open at 8:45 AM)
St. Pius X parish campus
$50 per child

Lunch: Each child should bring a sack lunch and a water bottle with them to Totus Tuus each day


Vacation Bible School: God’s Wonder Lab

Dates: July 18th-22nd, M-F, 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Cost $50

Grades: Preschool -2nd Grade 

Location: St. Jude of the Lake, 700 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi, MN 55115 

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a ministry outreach we here at St. Jude is providing to educate children about God.  The purpose is to incorporate themed activities that entertain kids with the chance to learn about God.

Vacation Bible School is an easy way to get kids involved in church community while giving you the opportunity to meet the people within the church, too. VBS is typically a week-long affair that takes place in the summer. Children attend around three to four hours each day. Vacation Bible School teachers are church staff as well as church members volunteering their time. Many of the church members helping out with VBS are parents, too.

A typical day at Vacation Bible School may include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Bible stories
  • Character-building activities
  • Games
  • Prayer
  • Puppet shows
  • Skits
  • Snack breaks
  • Songs
  • Sports activities

Benefits of VBS include: 

  • Children learn about religion through fun, age-appropriate activities.
  • Kids meet new friends who share their beliefs.
  • Life lessons help every child learn how to be a good person and a friend to others.
  • Perfect for younger children to get a feel for camp without having to go away overnight.
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