Atwood — Lunchtime conversation at Sacred Heart Parish included giggles, claps and several “God is good,” chants back and forth.
Totus Tuus, the annual summer catechetical program offered by the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry, kicked off June 5 in Atwood and across the diocese.
Children invited members of Team 2: seminarian Bob Schroeder, Matea Gregg, Michaela Sasse and Joshua Caasi to sit by them and share what they learned during morning sessions.
“Bob is the best teacher,” exclaimed 8-year-old Savannah Warning as she flashed the seminarian a smile across the table.
Her tablemate, Payton Juenemann, agreed. “We’ve learned a lot about the Glorious Mysteries,” she said.
Savannah and Payton, who will enter third grade in the fall, with the help of team leader Schroeder named the first, second and third mysteries. The fourth and fifth mysteries were learned in the next couple of days.
The Totus Tuus team conducting the Atwood session introduced themselves after Mass June 5. They relaxed and prepared for the five day “vacation Bible school” that evening, after being scheduled to host Sacred Heart junior high students.
Totus Tuus teachers instruct kindergarten through sixth graders from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
“Wednesday and Thursday evenings are scheduled for high schoolers,” Schroeder said.