“Be faithful in small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.”
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Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. - Isaiah 60:1

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 August 18th for the Rite of Light and Blessing where Fr. Richard Sunwoo will give a special blessing to all students as they prepare for the start of their collegiate life. As Saint Benedict encourages us, "begin all good things in prayer,” let us together send forth our students with love and prayer as we entrust them to Our Lord. Make sure to RSVP here or on our mobile app if you will be in attendance.

Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to continue to light a perpetual candle for your student, family, and other special intentions. If you would like to participate, please complete the form linked below. If you would like to mail in your offering, please contact us online via email and we can mail you a form. 

If you have any questions or concerns while making your donation online, please also feel free to contact us

Every dollar donated from the candle blessing goes to support Catholic life on the campus of USC.