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"I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

Trust in the Lord - Graduating Students Candle Blessing

Let us unite our hearts in prayer on Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. PST, as Fr. Richard Sunwoo celebrates Mass and lights a candle for our graduating students. As we offer a candle for our graduates, we pray that they may have the courage to listen to Christ as they prepare for new beginnings. May their faith continue to guide their ambitions, and may they make use of their talents to be a source of inspiration as they transform hearts. We invite you to celebrate their scholastic achievements by lighting a candle as a symbol of the culmination of prayers that have and will continue to follow our graduates as they bear the fruits of their labor. 

If you would like to participate in either of our candle blessings, please complete the online form below and plan to watch the candle lighting on our Media Gallery page or on Facebook. 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 the graduating students candle blessing is midnight on Tuesday, May 11. If you have any questions or concerns while making your donation online, please also feel free to contact us.

Dear Lord, as I look toward the future with hope, be my light. Guide me in my path and empower me with the strength and courage to demonstrate the talents confirmed upon me. May Your spirit fill me with grace to carry forth your will. Amen.