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Our priests, clergy, campus ministry and staff remain committed to serving you, our beloved Trojan Family, and are fully functioning via multiple online outlets! Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram, and turn on your notifications so you can join us in real time when we go live!

Take Courage! It is I, be not afraid. Come!
Matthew 14:27

"Although the tempests cause us to question our own ability and safety, it never diminishes the power of Jesus’ care for us—if only we keep our eyes fixed on Christ!" - Fr. Richard Sunwoo, March 31, 2020 Letter 

Spark of Love Toy Drive 2020

This Advent, the Catholic Center is helping to support the Spark of Love toy drive. This special community campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura, and Riverside counties. Safe, quick, and convenient donations are possible through the Spark of Love toy gift registry. We also welcome financial donations as they allow us to provide toys for communities with overwhelming needs. All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children.

Spark of Love Toy Drive

Here are three ways you can donate:

  1. Buy a toy online at the Spark of Love toy gift registry.
  2. Text "SPARK" to 24365.
  3. Visit the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation to make a donation online via credit card.

Eighth Anniversary Mass & Virtual Tree Lighting Celebration

8th Anniversary of the Dedication of Our Savior Church and Tree Lighting

This Advent season, let us embrace hope amidst the struggles in our world. Let us joyfully come together, as one Catholic Trojan Family, to celebrate and prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ this Christmas. 

Get into the Christmas spirit at one of Catholic Trojan Family's most beloved community events! This year, due to COVID-19, we will host this event virtually on Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. Watch on Facebook or Vimeo. We hope you will celebrate with us!

Maranatha Advent Devotional for Women
Marantha - the story of our Savior

The 2020 Advent reflection devotional, Maranatha: The Story of Our Savior, provides a daily journey of inviting Jesus into your life and discovering more of who he is throughout the Advent season. We invite you to download your free copy of the devotional today.

Give Back to the CC with AmazonSmile!

The Catholic Center is a recognized charity on AmazonSmile! What does that mean? When you visit AmazonSmile 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. This is a great way to purchase the things you need while giving back to the CC!

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Winter Break Liturgy & Sunday Mass Schedule
Winter Litergy

Beginning Sunday, November 29 and running through Sunday, January 10 we will offer the following options for Sunday Mass:

  • At 9:00 a.m. we will live stream on Facebook and Vimeo. This live stream will replace the online Zoom Mass over winter break.
  • At 11:00 a.m. we will have an in-person, outdoor Mass in the CC courtyard. There will be no in-person, outdoor Sunday Mass at 5:00 p.m. during winter break. The only in-person, outdoor Mass we will hold is at 11:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly, and register if you plan to attend.

Weekday Mass
Please note we will not hold weekday Mass or Adoration during winter break beginning Sunday, November 22.

Pac-12 Fantasy Football

Create weekly predictions for Pac-12 games with your fellow Catholic Trojans. Cast your votes before game time and join the fun! Please contact Cami or Katie to participate.

All Souls Day - Book of the Dead and Virtual Memorial
Flowers with words Dia del los Muertos

Every year for the feast of All Saints Day we invite parishioners to write the names of their deceased relatives or loved ones in our Book of the Dead at Our Savior Parish. This year, due to COVID-19, we invite you to share with us their names so we can write them in the Book of the Dead for you. We will pray for them during our daily and Sunday Masses throughout the month of November.

In addition, we will be creating an Instagram story memorial for each deceased member of your family or friendship circle from October 31 through November 2. We will honor them in a special virtual memorial. Please submit your memorial request online

The First Catholic Center Student-Run Podcast
The Catholic Trojan Podcast

Premiering October 9, 2020, on Spotify and Anchor, we will be having our first Catholic Center student-run podcast! This podcast allows for a safe space for students to openly engage in fruitful discussions and to express themselves freely.  The Catholic Trojan podcast will have a giveaway! Before our first episode airs, you will have a chance to win a Catholic Trojan t-shirt! 

All you have to do is: 

  1. Follow our podcast on Spotify or Anchor
  2.  Post a screenshot on your socials
  3. Tag us!  

Episode 1 (Quick Intro): Spider-Man, Italy, Vegemite, and the Pandemic

Catholic Theology Lounge, Thursdays

Catholic Theology Lounge is on Thursdays beginning September 3, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. PDT

Breakout of your COVID bubble, Catholic Theology Lounge Connection, Conversation, Growth

Need a break from your studies and routine of life? Looking for meaningful conversations and connections? Just need someone to talk to when those in your "Covid Bubble" won't do? Come join Fr. Joe and others from your Catholic Center (CC) community to talk about all things: concerns, problems, subjects of general interest, etc. Grab a beverage, a snack; bring your questions, share your comments, and observations about life in general. Whether you are new or a returning student: meet others and build friendships - hope to see you there!

*No meetings: 9/17, 10/8, 10/15

Feel free to contact Fr. Joe for any questions!