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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.

Catholic Center Student E-Board Tailgate

Our Catholic Student Executive Board is hosting a tailgate, and they want you to be there. The event will take place before the USC vs. Arizona State game on Saturday, October 27. More details to come. For additional information or if you'd like to help with this event, email Joseph.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

Join us for a Dia de Los Muertos Mass and Celebration on Friday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. here at the Catholic Center. The evening will begin with our regular 5:30 p.m. Daily Mass, and conclude with food and other Dia de los Muertos festivities. You don't want to miss it. If you have any questions, you can email Monica.

Latin Mass with SCL

Come and participate in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite at St. Thomas Aquinas College on November 8. For more information and to RSVP, email David. Time is TBD. However, more details will come soon!

Greek Bible Study

Are you involved in a fraternity or sorority? Are you interested in incorporating your faith into Greek life? Come talk to us about one of our new Greek Bible studies! Email Patrick Tavelli for more information.

Fuel Up!

Join us for Fuel Up! on Thursday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Smile's Cafe. You'll learn all you need to know about the upcoming Seek2019 conference taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana this January! You can also look forward to free Chipotle and great friends. If you have questions about this event or would like to learn more about the conference in general, email Patrick.

One-Day Decision Making Retreat

We make decisions—great and small—for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are good and valid, and some of them are wrong, distracted, or otherwise unhelpful. How can we tell the difference? 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. Fr. Greg will address how we understand God's will and how we are both inspired and intimidated by it. He will lead us through the major principles of Saint Ignatius of Loyola for discernment of spirit. The cost of the retreat is $10. Contact Fr. Greg via email with any questions!

6th Annual Anniversary Mass and Tree Lighting

Don't forget to RSVP for USC Caruso Catholic Center's 6th Annual Anniversary Mass and Tree Lighting on December 2, 2018. You don't want to miss this memorable event! Click the button below to RSVP! 

RSVP to our 6th Anniversary Mass and Christmas Tree Lighting

2018 Missions Fiesta

Spring break 2019 provides USC students five meaningful mission opportunity through our alternative spring break missions. This year we have been called to "live love" around the globe and respond to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ near and far. You can learn more about the ASB mission trips during our missions fiesta following all masses on Sunday, October 21 in Newman Hall. You can also fill out the alternative spring break application online to show your interest in being a part of the Catholic Trojan family this spring! Please contact Tricia Tembreull via email or at (213) 516.3959 with questions.

Theology On Tap: Incorporating Faith In A Secular Profession

Each month we will be hosting a speaker to explore a different current topic in religion and theology together. On Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. Mr. Dave Tomblin, a friend of the Catholic Center as well as the founder and CEO of Highgrove Holding Management, LLC., will focus on how he incorporates his Catholic faith and values into his secular-based profession. Contact Madeleine via email with questions. 

A little more about Mr. Tomblin:

He is the founding partner of a family-owned business, Highgrove Holding Management LLC., which was founded in 1974. The real estate investment, development, and management firm has expanded to a total of six states: California, Arizona, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Washington, and Minnesota. Mr. Tomblin has also served on a multitude of community boards, such as, The LA Metro Advisory Board of Salvation Army, the Greater Los Angeles Area Boy Scouts of America (Scouts BSA), The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, and The Rotary Club of Los Angeles where he served as president in 1999 and is currently serving on the foundation board. 

SEEK 2019

SEEK is a five-day event from January 3-7 in Indianapolis where people of all faith journeys gather to ask the big questions about life, love, and how to discover true happiness. It is the largest Catholic conference in the nation featuring the best Catholic speakers of our time. Come with the USC Catholic Center to encounter something more. For more information, visit the SEEK 2019 website. Scholarships are available for this conference. Please contact Patrick Tavelli via email for more information.

CC Greet Team - Hospitality Sign Ups

Do you love the Our Savior Parish community and want to share it with others? Email Nina to get signed up for the new CC Greet Team! You'll be helping greet people before and after Mass as well as Sunday SCupper during the school year!

Blessed Brunch

At the CC, we want to offer the female students an opportunity to gather for a monthly blessed brunch on Sunday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m. as part of Blessed Is She.

A blessed brunch is a simple brunch that will be in the library after the 10:00 a.m. mass. Bring with you an empty stomach, an open heart, your bible, and a desire for female sisterhood. The rest God will provide. 

Never heard of Blessed Is She? Blessed Is She is a Catholic women’s community committed to deepening a life of prayer starting with daily scripture devotionals and supportive sisterhood. We begin with the word of God and grow as sisters as we share our hearts. We believe in beauty pointing toward the divine, and we strive to live a eucharistic life. Please contact Tricia via email with questions about this event.

Discipleship: Spiritual Mentoring

The purpose of the spiritual mentorship program is to provide USC students and alumni with an experienced spiritual guide who can accompany students and alumni on their faith journey. Please register online, and email Sr. Kathy for more information.

Religious Vocation Retreat

Have you ever thought of becoming a Sister? Come and see if God is calling you! The Daughters of Charity have an overnight religious vocation retreat for women ages 18-40 on October 26-27 in Los Altos Hills, California. Please contact Sr. Lisa Laguna, D.C. via email or phone at (650) 949.8890 or (213) 210.9903 for more information.

Music Ministry Sign-Ups

The CC Liturgy team is looking for talented musicians and vocalists to share their gifts with the USC community during our Sunday masses at 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. If this sounds like something you have an interest in, please contact Andrew to sign-up!

Table Talks at the CC

Wouldn't it be great to be able to have meaningful conversations with our friends about the issues that really matter in life? Wouldn't it be great to be able to get together around a table to talk, laugh, be understood, and get to know another's point of view? Join the CC for Table Talks, an evening for people to begin to explore, articulate, and engage in conversations about the big and not so big questions of life. 

The topics of this semester's Table Talks will be as follows:

  • Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Stress Management
  • Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. - Self-Compassion

These events will be in Newman Hall at the Catholic Center, and we will be providing a light meal. If you have questions, please contact Rosie.

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 email to learn more!