Roles and Duties of a Missionary

Totus Tuus Missionaries are post-secondary education students and seminarians, who will be returning to full-time studies in September, 2017. They may also be young leaders who have recently completed post-secondary education. Missionaries are hired based on:

1. Their love for the faith

2. Commitment to spiritual growth

3. Ability to make the Catholic faith "real" for children and youth

4. Previous experience and an understanding of parish ministry

5. Confident persons who are able to work well as part of a team

6. Willingness to travel weekly from parish to parish offering a day and evening program to youth

7. Comfortable speaking to large groups


"At the beginning of this third millennium, you too, young people, are called to proclaim the message of the Gospel with the testimony of your lives. The Church needs your energies, your enthusiasm, your youthful ideals to ensure that the Gospel permeates the fabric of society and inspires a civilization of authentic justice and love without discrimination. Now more than ever, in a world all too often deprived of light and the courage of noble ideals, it is not the time to be ashamed of the Gospel (cf. Rom 1: 16). Rather, it is time to preach it from the rooftops (cf. Mt 10: 27). The Pope, your Bishops, the whole Christian community  are counting on your commitment, on your generosity, and following you with confidence and hope…"

- Pope St. John Paul II, Meeting with the Catholic Youth of Switzerland, 5 June 2004