The Totus Tuus parish summer catechetical youth program is a week-long “parish mission” for Catholic youth entering grades 1 through 12. It is dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the sacraments, Marian devotion, and Eucharistic worship. Totus Tuus aims to assist parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are already doing. The methodology, structure, content, and enthusiasm of Totus Tuus is concerned not only with teaching the faith, but also igniting the hearts of the team members and young people. The result has been the formation of youth and young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church’s mission of evangelization.
The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by constantly challenging them to give themselves entirely to Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of Her.
Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” was the motto of Blessed Pope 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 the hands of our Blessed Mother Mary. It also expresses our effort to give all that we have to every young person we encounter.
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Welcome to Saint John Paul II in Kankakee, Illinois! We endeavor, by the grace of God, to be a healthy, happy and holy church. We foster health by serving every aspect of the human person - physical, emotional, intellectual, social and most importantly, spiritual. From our food pantry, our free clinic and exercise programs, and our Family Bridges for healthy relationships, to our spiritual programs, devotions and liturgies, we grow together in a healthy environment as people of God. We are a happy church because of our welcoming spirit. We believe that the Lord calls all people to be part of his Kingdom, and so we joyfully embrace everyone who walks through our doors, and endeavor to see the Lord in each person. We are holy because the Lord Jesus is the heart of church, surrounded by the community of His saints, anchored upon the holy work of the apostles, and inspired by the holy example of our patron, St. John Paul II.
St. John Paul II Parish is proud of its history of providing a place of worship, friendship, and community for parishioners to gather as a family to praise and serve Our Lord.
We deeply value relationships. We love, serve, and care for one another and those whom God has placed around us in hopes that the community will see Jesus in us, hear us speak of Him often, and be drawn to Him. By welcoming you to our church, we are welcoming you into our lives.
We pray that our church will be a place where you experience the lavish love of God, ask questions, and find your place in God’s story.
We hope you will join us at a weekend service or in a community group. We would love to meet you or talk with you soon
We are here to serve you, and help you feel at home in our parish family.
The office is located at the St. John Paul II West Campus.
PARISH OFFICE ADDRESS:
956 S 10th Ave. Kankakee, IL 60901
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
PHONE NUMBER: 815-933-7683
FAX NUMBER: 815-933-7692
EMERGENCY LINE: Call Main Phone Number and Press #