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Children's Ministry

Totus Tuus - Day Program
The 2021 Totus Tuus Program will focus on The Ten Commandments and The Joyful Mysteries. Students will spend time learning about these in classroom time, singing songs, playing games, hearing stories, watching skits, and engaging with material in a relevant manner for their age. 
Incoming 1st-6th Graders
 
 $35/child or $95 per family
We need your help. Interested in volunteering for Totus Tuus? Sign-up below. 
What to Expect
St. John Paul II will be teaming up with Divine Mercy in Gardner. The program will take place in their Religious Education Facilities. Check-in will be located in the rear of the church. 
555 Main Street, Gardner, KS 66030
Students should bring a sack lunch each day. The parish will provide snacks and water, a water bottle is recommended. 
Please clearly label your child's water bottle and lunch box with their name. We ask students to dress modestly but comfortably to be able to play and run around. The $35 cost includes a t-shirt for each student. 
General Schedule
8:50am- Check-In and Attendance 
9:00-9:20- Opening Prayer, Songs, and Skits,
9:20-10:00- Class Period #1
10:00-10:15- Snack Break (provided by the parish)
10:15-10:45- Class Period #2
10:45-11:05- Music Preparation for Mass
11:05-11:25- Mass Preparation / Confession
11:30-12:00pm- Mass
12:00pm- Angelus and Announcements 
12:15-1:00- Lunch and Recess
1:00-1:15- Cool Down- Water Break
1:15-1:50- Class Period #3
1:50-2:10- Snack Break (Provided by Parish)
2:10-2:40- Class Period #4
2:40-3:00- Gather, Review, and Closing Prayer
3:00- Dismissal 
Friday Fun Day
Totus Tuus traditionally has a "Fun Day" on the Friday afternoon. The teachers will give more specific details the week of. This typically includes "sundae-ing" the teachers with ice cream toppings, followed by a water fight.  Students must dress modestly as they will still be attending mass this day. Please make sure they wear clothes that can get messy, they may not wear white. Students can wear swimsuits under their clothes if they desire. We suggest comfortable shoes that can get wet. 
If your student does not wish to participate, there will be a dry zone for them to watch from. 
Students may bring EMPTY water guns on Friday as well as an ice cream topping.
They may bring: canned whipped cream, chocolate syrup, or cherries.
 
Please clearly label these with your child's name. 
Meet our Team
Ben Anderson our team lead who hails from Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indian.  He's originally from Chicago.  

Cassis Martienz will be the co-lead, and hails from Benedictine College in Atchison.  She's originally from Nebraska City, NE.  

Megan Shulfer is a recent graduate of the University of Kansas and is from Olathe, KS and Prince of Peace parish.

Anton Johnson is currently pursuing his masters at Mid-America Nazarene University.  While originally from India, he currently makes his home in Olathe, KS and is also a member of Prince of Peace Parish.  
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