Summer Ministry Opportunities
These opportunities are recommended organizations and are not directly affiliated with St. Paul’s.
Totus Tuus, Madison WI
How would you like to spend two months of your summer vacation serving Jesus and the Catholic Church as a Totus Tuus teacher? A Madison Diocese Totus Tuus teacher is a college student (you!) who joins a four-person team to travel to six parishes throughout the diocese of Madison. The summer starts with a two-week training in Green Bay to learn all of the material that you will be teaching for the rest of the summer. This year the focus is The Mystery of Salvation and the Joyful mysteries of the rosary. As soon as training is completed, you will return to Madison and bring the program to six parishes, spending one week at each.
Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” was the motto of Blessed John Paul II. Taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary, it signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary. It also expresses our effort to give our all to every young person we encounter. Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. Through the teams’ example of joy and service, the youth see that these men and women are ON FIRE with the Catholic faith and long for the same thing in their lives
During the summer you will learn more about your faith, experience what it is like to teach the faith to others, and meet many people who work serving the Church or are members of the parishes you visit. At training you will make connections that you can continue at least through the rest of the summer. Starting at training you will start a prayer schedule that you will continue with your team for the rest of the summer.
The 2017 Totus Tuus schedule starts with training on May 28th-June 9th. The team will arrive at their first parish the following day on June 10th. Break will be July 1st-7th and the team will complete their last week on July 29th. Each team member will receive $250.00 per teaching week (there are 6 teaching weeks) and $350.00 for the two weeks of training. For a total of $1850. Keep in mind that there are very few expenses for the summer. Your room and board is taken care of for the entire time you are working as a Totus Tuus teacher.
Totus Tuus is not just looking for teachers who are working towards a degree in teaching, philosophy, or theology. We are looking for teachers who are looking for an adventure and have the desire to share their Catholic faith with others. During training you are given all of the tools you need to make the mission of Totus Tuus possible. All you need to do is come with a mind open to learning from others and a heart full of love for Christ and all of the people he will be putting into your life this summer!
For more information please contact Kristi Erickson at 608-609-6934 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the application form right on the diocesan website at www.madisondiocese.org/totustuus!
Camp Gray- Reedsburg WI
It takes a special sort of person to be a Summer Camp staff member at Camp Gray. When you boil it down, the job of a Camp Gray staffer is to meet every need, of every camper, every single day. It’s a tall order – one that will no doubt change your life. Camp Gray staffers give much of themselves to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of a gaggle of campers. Serving at Camp Gray is challenging, rewarding, and oh so much fun. Camp Gray staffers are zany, hard working, and compassionate. If you’ve ever thought about a career working with children, this is the best prep you could ever get!
If you’re out of high school and interested in being a part of an incredible Catholic community that daily makes a difference in the lives of children, please fill out our application.
Love Begins Here- Madison WI
Catholic Youth Expeditions- Green Bay WI