“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 email 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 email.


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 email.

One-Day Decision Making Retreat

We make decisions—great and small—for a variety of reasons. In this one-day retreat, taking place on Sunday, October 21, we will learn some of the spiritual fundamentals of making a good choice and making it for the right, healthy, and spiritually grounded reasons. Visit our Upcoming Retreats page to register and contact Fr. Greg via email with any questions.


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:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 5:00 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? Email Deacon Paul for information about becoming a liturgical minister.

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 Dcn. Paul.

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.