Totus Tuus Mary Magdalene Sponsorship Program

Mary Magdalene Totus Tuus Sponsorships

In the gospels, Mary Magdalene anoints Jesus’ feet with costly perfumed oil. This action causes Judas to respond that she has wasted what could have been used to give to the poor. Jesus rebukes Judas and points out the good deed Mary has done. I reflect on this moment in the life of Christ given to us in the scriptures as I think about the opportunities available to us to lavish our own resources on making Jesus known throughout the Diocese of Rapid City!

Totus Tuus camps have been available in our diocese for over 25 years and have grown in the outreach to youth throughout the diocese. We have consistently offered the camp to families for a fraction of what it actually costs us so that no family feels like they cannot participate in the camp.

In an effort to ensure that this great camp can be around for many more years we are inviting you to participate as Mary Magdalene did! Below are some of the costs to run the camp. Any donation is appreciated! Thank you in advance for responding to Jesus with a heart full of gratitude and a desire to lavish upon his bride your gifts of costly perfumed oil!

For any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at: jdaniel@diorc.org or 343-3541

Jacques Daniel
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

2021 Camp Costs

Terra Sancta Lodging for all sisters/priests and camp staff for 1 night (camp is 5 nights) – $1400

Bus costs for lake day to transport campers – $1200

Airfare for 2 sisters (orders will only send the sisters in a pair) – $1000

Cost of lodging for 1 sister or 1 priest for the whole week of camp – $500

Cost per youth to put on camp – $350

Totus Tuus Testimonies

“When I think back to the summer weeks I spent at Totus Tuus, I see it now as the moment that I first understood that God had a particular plan for my life. The incredible combination of time spent with religious sisters – shared meals, insightful talks, hilarious games, and deep conversations – and time spent in prayer – Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass, and Eucharistic Adoration – primed my heart to truly seek where the Lord was leading me. To share a summer camp with religious sisters who faithfully and joyfully lived out their religious vocations was an opportunity for me to say ‘Is this what you might want for me, Lord?’ Even though God didn’t call me to consecrated life – the time spent at camp helped me to say to the Lord ‘I am totally yours’ which led me to serving as a FOCUS missionary, and then to the vocation of marriage.”

-Erin Litt, Totus Tuus Alumni | 2003-2006

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