“Be faithful in small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.”
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Light a candle

Even to your old age I am he, even when you turn gray I will carry you. I have made and I will bear; I will carry and will save. Isaiah 46:4

At Our Savior Parish at the University of Southern California, votive candles burn brightly night and day as expressions of prayer for any special intentions, or in dedication to a friend or loved one. The beautiful flame of each candle is a symbol of prayer and of hope. 

Join us on Sunday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. PDT as Fr. Richard Sunwoo lights a votive candle inside Our Savior Parish for the pillars of our families. Together in gratitude we will pray for all those who have bestowed wisdom on us. May we continue to show love, compassion, and patience to our grandparents and elders who throughout generations have been a source of faith and love. Together we entrust their care to Christ and pray that they may feel valued and loved.

If you would like to participate, please complete the form below and use this link to watch the candle lighting. Every dollar donated from the candle blessing goes to support Catholic life on the campus of USC.

To mail in your offering, please contact us online via email and we can mail you a form. Please note the deadline to submit your intention for this candle blessing is midnight on Friday, September 10. If you have any questions or concerns while making your donation online, please also feel free to contact us

Dear Lord, bless our grandparents and elders with an abundance of health and happiness. Help us continue to learn from them and embrace them with love. Amen.