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Upcoming Events

As one of the largest Catholic student organizations at USC, we offer a variety of intellectual programs, service opportunities, and fellowship activities for you to participate in. When you participate and share your talents with us, you become an integral part of our Trojan Catholic Family tapestry.

Give Back to the Catholic Center with AmazonSmile

The Catholic Center (CC) is officially a recognized charity on AmazonSmile! What does that mean? When you visit the AmazonSmile website and select Our Savior Parish, USC Caruso Catholic Center as your charity of choice, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. This is a great way to purchase the things you need all while giving back to the CC!

Hiring - Marketing Intern

Do you have a passion for communications, digital, and social media? Are you looking for a unique way to share your gifts with the CC community? Are you studying design, public relations, marketing, or communications? Well, the CC is looking for a marketing intern, and it could be you! You must be a USC student with federal work study to qualify for the position. Contact Abbie via email to access the application or if you have any additional questions.

Join Our Retreat Team

Are you a returning USC student who wants to get involved? If so, contact Tricia via email, and she will add you to the retreat team! You could help lead a small group, set up games, help with registration, and more!

Welcome Back Fiesta and Giveaway

The USC Caruso Catholic Center welcomes new and returning students to the Welcome Back Fiesta & Giveaway. The festivities take place on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the main CC Courtyard. Celebrate the start of the new school year, while making new friends, enjoying festive music, and eat those amazing tacos from the taco truck. Plus there will be exciting raffle prizes and giveaways! You don't want to miss it!

Blessed Brunch

Ladies (female students, grad students, alumni, and parishioners!), are you looking for authentic sisterhood and community? Well, a Blessed Brunch might be exactly what you are looking for at USC. All you need to bring is an open heart, hungry appetite, and your bible. Each month is different, but one thing will remain true monthly: a community centered on Christ gathered to share a meal, prayer intentions, and our faith. Invite a girlfriend and just show up. The rest we will provide! Sunday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. in the CC Library (2nd floor). Contact Tricia for details.

Table to Table: First Sunday SCupper of the Year!

Come to the CC for delicious hot meals every Sunday at 6:00 p.m.! It's free! Come for the food, stay for the people. We welcome you as a part of our family, and would be honored to pray with you at the table of the altar by way of Mass, and also to the dinner table - breaking bread and simply enjoying the company of your peers. Our first SCupper of the year is on Sunday, August 25. No need to RSVP, just come. Text your friends too!

Mass of the Holy Spirit

At all three masses on Sunday, August 25 (10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.) we will gather in a special way to ask the Holy Spirit to support our academic ventures in the new school year. This also marks the first Sunday of the fall mass schedule for the 2019-2020 year!

CC Student Tailgate: USC vs Fresno State

Don't miss a minute of our first 2019 CC Student Tailgate of the year at the Catholic Center on Saturday, August 31! Three hours before kickoff come enjoy games, food, drinks, music, and more with your CC family. All are welcome to attend, so invite your friends! Contact Tricia by email or contact Rosie by email for questions.

Rite of Light and Blessing Mass

As St. Benedict encourages us, "begin all good things in prayer." The Rite of Light and Blessing allows parents and families to send their students forth into collegiate life. We'll embark on the new school year together by asking God to dwell with all members of the community throughout the year. All those attending will be able to take home a special candle. A light reception will follow the Mass. It's a great opportunity to meet people! Also, it's a parent favorite.

We encourage you to R.S.V.P. for this event. For questions, please contact Rosie via email.

Encounter Retreat Fall 2019

Please join us for our Encounter Retreat from August 24 to 25. This is a retreat designed especially for USC incoming freshman and transfer students! The number one fear for incoming college students is whether or not you will make friends and find community. At the CC, we want to help alleviate this fear and help you form authentic friendships at our annual Encounter Retreat!

Games, food, inspirational talks, prayer, worship, and Mass will make this an exciting overnight retreat you will never forget! Get more information and register on our Upcoming Retreats page