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

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.

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Sacraments

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 email Deacon Paul.

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

Please pray for our RCIA candidates, who we will fully receive into the Catholic church at our Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 20:

  • Henry Arayasirikal
  • Lillian Brownfield
  • Yanxi Diao
  • Mathew Harrison
  • Andrew Kwong
  • Claire Robertson
  • Yoshica Winata
  • Stephany Rodas
  • Candice Lau
  • Arcadia Le Vias
  • Ikem Chuckwudifu

Our Confirmation Candidates

Please pray for all those who will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation this Easter season. Our candidates will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on April 28, 2019, at the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Archbishop Jose Gomez will be presiding. We invite all to attend!

2019 Confirmation Candidates:

  • Andre Pineda
  • Andrey Pena Jimenez
  • Bethany Cooke 
  • Eleanor Kim
  • Liz Weithers
  • Espy Guevara
  • Gabe Galanti
  • Hannah Oh
  • Karla Diaz
  • Manika Tolentino
  • Mayra Portillo
  • Taylor Richardson
  • Stephen Campbell
  • Yojairo Morales
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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 email.

Retreats

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, please contact Tricia Tembreull via email.

View Our Upcoming Retreats Here

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Liturgies

Each week, we hold thirteen 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:

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

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.

Liturgy Sign Ups

The CC liturgy team is looking for volunteers! We're in search of lectors, Eucharistic ministers, AV/sound technicians, musicians, and more! Don't have experience? Not a problem! We'll let you know everything you need to know before you serve. If you're interested in helping at one of our masses in any capacity, please contact Paulina via email. Sunday masses will take place at 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. during the 2018-2019 school year. We greatly appreciate any help, and we welcome all those who are interested.

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, email Andrew.

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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.