“The Holy Spirit truly transforms us. With our cooperation, he also wants to transform the world we live in.”
Praying Hands


Spiritual life is at the heart of our Catholic Trojan Family. As a community of Catholics, we foster spiritual growth through a variety of programs and ministries. Whether you desire growth through one-on-one direction or gravitate toward group settings such as retreats and masses, we have something to offer you at the USC Caruso Catholic Center.

While we are a parish primarily devoted to the Catholic Trojan Family, we welcome all to attend or participate in our numerous masses throughout the week, RCIA program, and other sacramental preparations.

Praying Bride and Groom


As Catholics, we believe that the real presence of Christ fills us when we actively participate in Mass and receive the Holy Communion. If you have not received your sacraments of baptism, first communion, or confirmation, please e-mail Deacon Paul.

Additionally, you may direct wedding inquiries to Deacon Paul who oversees the marriage preparation program at Our Savior Parish.

Our Confirmation Candidates

Please pray for all those who will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation this Easter season:

Charlotte Aranaga
Stephanie Balais
David De La Cruz
Domenica Diaz
Cassandra Duran
Andrew Godoy
Kimberly Gorrell
Michael Hamakawa
Gabriela Ibarra
Isabelle Johnson
Hallie Jose
Joshua Linares
Jessica Lopez
Matthew Maceda
Anthony Martinez
James Miller
Carrie Jo Morris
Hilda Rosales
Melissa Parrilla
Natalie Pesqueira
Danielle Pesqueira
Monica Prado
Helen Salinas
Patrick Valadez
Jenny Ventura

The candidates will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on April 15, 2018, at the 10:30 a.m. mass. We invite all to attend!

Small Groups

Our student-led groups focus on weekly Bible study and serving the community. We offer several small group settings to accommodate the needs of our members, including groups focused on weekly Sunday readings, men’s and women’s groups, Spanish-language groups, and groups led by our FOCUS missionary team.

For more information, contact Rosie Shawver by e-mail.


At Our Savior Parish, we offer retreats throughout the year for both undergrad and graduate students. Past retreats include the New Student Retreat (before move-in day), fall and spring undergraduate and graduate student retreats, and Busy Trojans Lenten Retreat. For more information, contact Fr. Greg Vance via e-mail.

Spring 2018 Retreats

  • Encounter Retreat - Sunday, January 14: Learn how to pray, and get to know our Catholic Trojan community!
  • Discover Discipleship Retreat - February 16-18: Learn what is a disciple and how to navigate life as His disciple.
  • Busy Trojan's Retreat - Sunday, February 18-Sunday, April 8: Learn how to grow in spiritual friendship with Christ and a spiritual mentor. To sign up or for more information, contact Sr. Kathy.
  • Silent Retreat - Men - Friday, January 26-Sunday, January 28: Learn how to grow in relationship with Christ in silence.
  • Silent Retreat - Women - Friday, March 23-Sunday, March 25: Learn how to grow in relationship with Christ in silence. To sign up or for more information, contact Sr. Jenny.
  • Decision Making Retreat - Saturday, February 24: Learn tools on how to make important life decisions.
  • Catholic Trojan Retreat - Friday, March 2- Sunday, March 4: Create community, encounter Christ through prayer, adoration, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation and leave with more spiritual tools to continue to grow in your spiritual life!
  • Going Forth Retreat - April 13-14: Learn what your gifts are and how to share them with the world! Register online.


Each week, we hold eight masses for our community to gather and worship together. We welcome all to join us:

Daily Mass:

  • Monday–Friday at 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

Sunday Liturgy:

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 9:00 p.m. 

Our summer mass schedule will be in effect until August 20. We welcome all to join us at the following times:

Daily Mass:

  • Monday-Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday Mass:

  • 10:30 a.m. only

Throughout the year, we offer special liturgies such as Mass on the Grass (an outdoor mass on the USC campus), one-hour Adoration, all-day Adoration, and daily rosaries.

Want to get involved in liturgies? E-mail Deacon Paul for information about becoming a liturgical minister.

Music Ministry

Our thriving Music Ministry offers students the opportunity to share their talents by providing music at liturgies and special gatherings like Praise and Worship. To get involved with our Music Ministry, e-mail Joe Bazyouros.

Vocations Alive

Vocations Alive! is devoted to developing a culture of discernment where Catholic students at college campuses have the environment, support, and tools they need to discern their call in life.