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Upcoming Events

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 

Liturgical Ministry Training
Liturgical Ministry Training

Do you have an interest in assisting in our Liturgies/Masses? We are looking for anyone that feels called to serve as a lector, altar server, and sacristan. Altar servers training is on Tuesday, September 28, and sacristans on Tuesday, October 5. All training will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the church. If you have any questions, please contact Francis Cabildo via email.

Front Row at the CC // USC vs. Oregon State
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Calling all Catholic Trojan football fans! Do you have tickets to the USC vs. Oregon State game and want to sit in the front row of the Coliseum? Meet us at the CC two and a half hours before kickoff to head to the student section with the CC front row squad. If you have any questions, please contact Sammy via email.

Men's Camping Trip

Come join other men of the CC and go on a weekend adventure to a US National Forest. We'll be camping, cooking, hiking, and praying. Cars will depart at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1 and will return for 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday October 3. No prior experience necessary, we will provide camping gear if needed. 

Men's Prayer Vigil

Calling all Trojan Catholic Men - undergrad, grad, alum, professors, staff - all men - are encouraged to join us this Wednesday for a Men’s Prayer Vigil. We have designed the night for men to gather as a community in prayer, sacrament, and fellowship. There will be Mass here in the church at 8:30 p.m., with adoration to follow at 9:30 p.m., and then a social at 10:00 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Catholic Trojan Retreat VI
Catholic Trojan Retreat VI

We are excited to host the Catholic Trojan Retreat VI, our first in-person retreat in 2021! Take your fall break to reconnect with God, build relationships with fellow Catholic Trojans, and rejuvenate your spirit at the Catholic Trojan retreat from October 13 through October 15, 2021. This years retreat will take place at the beautiful and historic Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center in Oceanside. Make CTR an annual event for you throughout your years at USC. This year’s Catholic Trojan Retreat VI will be full of mystery, surprises, and amazing encounters with Christ.

If you have any questions about this retreat, please contact Tricia Tembreull via email.

Who Do You Say That I Am? Jesus of Nazareth Sunday // September 26 at 7:00 p.m. PST

No figure has caused more controversy in world history than Jesus of Nazareth. What did he say and do that stood out? What do we know about his life? Why did the Roman Empire want him dead, and why are Christians convinced he is alive? Join us for our next installment of “CREDO: Exploring Catholic Faith” on Sunday, September 26 after our community dinner. For more information email Sr. Kathy.

Fall Silent Retreat
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In the hustle and bustle of our lives, we need to take time to listen to the still small voice of the Spirit. Our fall silent retreat is on Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7. This retreat is designed to give you that space to slow down and disconnect from your devices and schedules so that you can spend some quality time with God. Everyone will have single rooms and the grounds are spacious. Please contact Sister Kathy via email to learn more.

Contemplating God: Think About Love Session II - Love, Ecstasy, and God: Medieval Monks on the Song of Songs // September 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Contemplating God: Thinking About Love Fall Colloquim Session II - Thursday, 9/30 at 6:00 p.m.

The second session of Contemplating God: Thinking About Love. This series will be led by Nova Forum Senior Fellow and executive director, Professor David Albertson (University of Southern California).

In modern culture, falling in love is viewed as irrational, a private affair, even as sport or entertainment. But for ancient and medieval Christians, the mystery of human love, including physical desire, was a matter for profound contemplation. Love has its own rationality that points us toward the meaning of God and the purpose of life. We’ll study three episodes in Catholic meditation on love. What is desire, and is it rational? Why does love engage body and soul? What does physical desire have to do with loving God? Join us for three Thursday evenings in September in the CC Library for conversation and pizza!

For questions, email Novaforum@catholictrojan.org.

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USC vs. Notre Dame Watch Party

Football season is well underway, and it is time for the Trojans to take on the Fighting Irish! Join us at the CC on Saturday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. to watch USC play Notre Dame. Contact Tricia via email with any questions!

Seeking Wisdom Session III: Love, Desire, and Reason: Medieval Woman Mystics // October 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Don't miss out! Our final session of Seeking Wisdom Colloquium- Contemplating God: Thinking about Love. Join us on Thursday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the CC courtyard for pizza and discussion!

Session III: "Love, Desire, and Reason: Medieval Women Mystics" will be led by Professor David Albertson and features a discussion around poems and letters by Hadewijch of Antwerp.

Head to our website to access these readings and register for the event!

For questions, email Novaforum@catholictrojan.org.

Dodgers Game
Dodgers Game -Take Me Out to The Ball Game!

Take me out to the ball game! On Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m., join other Catholic Trojans as we watch the World Series champions take on the San Diego Padres at Dodgers Stadium. Sign up today to reserve your ticket to see the Dodgers live!

Community Service Opportunities
Community Service Flyer. Contact Sr. Kathy for community service opportunities.

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right where you are.” This sentiment underlies the community outreach opportunities at the Caruso Catholic Center. If you feel God is calling you to extend your hand to your neighbors in Los Angeles, then please join fellow Catholic Trojans in outreach ministry. For more information, email Sr. Kathy Schneider. Opportunities include: tutoring, mentoring college-bound high schoolers, catechesis, work with the homeless, responding to food insecurity, and ministering to senior adults.

Women and Men Bible Study Nights
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Women and Men Bible Study Nights

Whether you have been a part of a bible study elsewhere or are just curious, we invite you all to come and find a small group that will work for your spiritual growth and busy schedule.

Email us for more information. 

Table to Table: Sunday Scupper

Table to Table: Sunday Scupper | Every Sunday

We invite your child to the CC for delicious, free hot meals every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. (after 5:00 p.m. Mass)! No need to RSVP, just come, eat, and hang out in a safe space.