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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.

CC Greet Team - Hospitality Sign Ups

Do you love the Our Savior Parish community and want to share it with others? Contact Nina via e-mail to sign up for the new CC greet team. You will be helping greet people before and after Mass as well as Sunday SCupper during the school year!

Help Immigrant Families - Donations Needed

Join us in helping our immigrant brothers and sisters in need at the Rio Grande Valley Humanitarian Respite Center, overseen and funded by Catholic Charities in El Paso, Texas. As a fully donation based center, they have called on multiple diocese to help provide basic necessities such as:

  • Toiletries for men and women (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, etc.) 
  • Shoes (sandals, tennis shoes, loafers, etc.) for men, women, children, and infants of all sizes
  • Clothes (pants, t-shirts, blouses, underclothing, etc.) for children and adults of all sizes
  • Baby supplies for toddlers (Pampers, baby wipes, baby bottles, etc.) 
  • Sealed snacks (granola bars, chips, peanut butter and cheese crackers, etc.) 
  • Gift cards to purchase food items 
  • Phone cards 
  • Ziplock bags

If you feel called to donate any of the aforementioned items, there will be a donation box near the CC front desk until July 19. We will ship the items to El Paso, Texas by the end of the month. Please contact Tia via e-mail with questions.

Lourdes Prayer Requests

The time has come for our 12 pilgrims to head to Lourdes in just under two weeks! Because Lourdes is a sacred site for our faith, we would like to invite the entire Our Savior Parish Community to participate in this pilgrimage as well, by submitting any prayer requests you might have. During our trip, we will place these prayer requests in the Grotto where Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, appeared to St. Bernadette in the 1800s. 

If you’d like to write a request, you can e-mail Nina. Again, all are welcome to submit a prayer intention. Please pray for us as we go on this pilgrimage to serve the sick in Lourdes. We’ll be praying for all of you as well.

Weekly Small Group - Scripture Study

Join the CC summer squad every Monday night at 8:00 p.m. for a small group scripture study! Every week the group will be reviewing the upcoming Sunday's readings. This is a great opportunity to meet other students living in Los Angeles over the summer while also preparing yourself for the upcoming Sunday's mass. If this sounds like something you have an interest in, contact Alexis via e-mail for more information and to sign up!

Detention Ministry

On the first Sunday of every month, we will meet at the Catholic Center at 7:00 a.m. to carpool to a local juvenile detention facility where we will have a faith-sharing session with those in the facility. You must be 21 years old or older to volunteer. Contact Anthony via e-mail to learn how to get involved!

2018 Catholic Trojan Class Gift

Has the CC made an impact on your time here at USC? Looking for a way to give back? Look no further than the 2018 Catholic Trojan Class Gift! Join with the rest of the class of 2018 to make a lasting gift to the CC. Visit our Trojan class gift page for more information! Contact Kathleen with any questions you may have!

2018 Fall Encounter Retreat

Come for the views. Stay for the people. Never been on a USC retreat before? Not a problem! This retreat is for you! The fall encounter retreat is a great opportunity to meet fellow USC students, encounter Christ, and get a head start at USC. Spend the night at one of the most beautiful retreat centers in southern California, the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, on Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15. You will also be able to move in as early as Monday, August 13, two days before USC's official move-in day. 

The retreat is Tuesday, August 14 through Wednesday, August 15. Meet at the CC at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14 for a parent and student brunch. Students will be departing from USC no later than 11:30 a.m. Students will return to USC at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15. They will meet their parents inside of Our Savior parish for a new-student candle blessing on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

The registration cost of the retreat is $75. The registration fee is due by July 31 to the CC. To move in early at USC, there is an additional cost of $75/night. (USC housing charges the additional cost, not the CC.)

If you have questions, e-mail Rosie. Otherwise, go ahead and sign-up for the retreat. We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations Fr. Matt Wheeler ’10!

Recently, one of our own, Matt Wheeler ’10, was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Congratulations, Fr. Matt! We are so excited for you. May God bless you in your vocation and your ministry going forward! We can’t wait to see all the amazing things you will accomplish. Fight on!

St. Francis Volunteer Opportunity

Join the Los Angeles Order of Malta Auxiliary on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month as they volunteer at the St. Francis Center in DTLA. You will help prepare a delicious breakfast for the guests at the center! If you’re interested in serving, please contact Nina for more information.

Summer Liturgy Schedule Update

The only Sunday Mass at Our Savior Parish will be at 10:30 a.m. during USC summer recess. We will not have our regular 5:30 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. Sunday Masses. Starting on Monday, June 11, we will no longer be celebrating our 12:10 p.m. daily Mass and will no longer have Eucharistic Adoration at 4:30 p.m. There will still be 5:30 p.m. daily Mass and confession will begin at 5:00 p.m. Please continue to check this page for more information throughout the summer.

Summer at the CC

Staying in LA this summer? Contact Rosie so that we can get you plugged in this summer! We will have Mass every Sunday, a small group for those interested, occasional beach trips, and more. We hope you will join us!