Missionary Program

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“The Lord has given me the opportunity to grow closer to Him this summer. This has been brought out by ministering to the youth, interacting with my team mates and allowing myself to be served, in addition to serving others.”

- 2011 Missionary

“This experience has had a huge impact on my prayer life. Praying constantly allows us to surrender ourselves totally to Christ. I have been truly touched by the kids, host families,
parents, priests, and fellow missionaries as well.”

- 2012 Missionary

Totus Tuus Missionaries are post-secondary education students and seminarians, who will be returning to full-time studies in September. They may also be young leaders who have recently completed post-secondary education.

Missionaries are hired based on their love for the faith, commitment to spiritual growth and ability to make the Catholic faith ‘real’ for children and youth. They have experience and an understanding of parish ministry. Successful candidates are confident persons who are able to work well in a team travelling weekly from parish to parish offering a day and evening program to youth and are comfortable speak to large groups.

Life as a Missionary

Your summer as a missionary will begin in June and end in August. In the spirit of missionary work, expect to be away from home most of the summer as your basic needs will be provided primarily through the generosity of parishes and parishioners. The summer begins with a transforming experience, a walking pilgrimage from Toronto to Martyr’s Shrine in Midland. Following that will be three weeks of training, then four weeks of parish assignments, a break week, final parish assignment and ending with a retreat. Each weekend you will have an opportunity to spend part of the weekend at home. As this will be a demanding summer in many ways, we highly recommend that you use that weekend time to be with your family and to rest.

Though you will receive a fair wage during this summer as missionary, the true value of this experience will be in how it enables you to grow in virtue and see God’s guiding hand in your life.

Discernment Process

Some questions to consider before applying to become a Totus Tuus Missionary:

  • Do you have a desire to give yourself totally and radically for Jesus?
  • Do you have a love for the faith you would like to share with enthusiasm?
  • Do you have the gift of being able to relate to the young with energy and conviction?
  • Are you willing to allow the Lord to use you and your gifts as His instrument of grace?

Missionary Program

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