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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 

Fall Silent Retreat - October 23–25, 2020
Fall Silent Retreat

We designed this retreat to give you a space to slow down, disconnect from your devices, and schedules so that you can spend some quality time with God. Come join in with some of your fellow Trojans on a weekend silent retreat held in Marina del Rey. We will require students to arrive at the location on their own. The retreat begins Friday evening and will end on Sunday morning. To sign up or if you have any questions, please write to Sister Kathy. This retreat is open to undergrad and graduate students.

Catholic Trojan Retreat V - October 2–3, 2020
Catholic Trojan Retreat V, October 2-3, 2020 Zoom

Our annual Catholic Trojan Retreat promises to be one constant you can count on regardless of the chaos and unfamiliarity in the world around us. God still desires to reveal Himself to you in the Catholic Trojan Community that surrounds you and in the Sacraments He gives us. The cost is $20 for early bird (the deadline is September 23, 2020). This retreat is open to undergrad and graduate students. Register on our Retreats page. For any questions contact Tricia.

Webinar Two-Part Series: Forming the Catholic Conscience: Citizenship, Voting, and Catholic Social Teaching

Please join us for our webinar two-part series: Forming the Catholic Conscience: Citizenship, Voting, and Catholic Social Teaching on September 20 and on September 27 at 11:30 a.m. The webinar is free and open to all students. Please register online.

Sunday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m.
The church has long spoken on the defense of all life and has challenged the faithful to live what it calls a consistent ethic of life. Such a position requires one to see the inter-relatedness of all life issues from protecting the unborn to working to end poverty. In this first talk of a two-part series Sister Kathy Schneider, ODN explores what constitutes the full church teaching on protecting life and what it means to live this ethic in our society today.

Sunday, September 27 at 11:30 a.m.
During every election cycle, the United States bishops update their letter to the faithful, "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." In this second talk of a two-part series, Sister Kathy Schneider, ODN explores this letter and the call to engage in the political process through voting and holding our elected officials accountable to support policies that promote a consistent ethic of life.

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!

    Liturgy Volunteers Needed
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    Are you interested in serving at Mass? We could sure use your help! We're looking for volunteers to help lector or usher during in-person Masses. And for our Sunday 10:00 a.m. Zoom Masses, volunteer roles include: lector, designated responder, and virtual courtyard host. If you are interested, please fill out this form. For questions, email Hannah.

    Communications Committee

    Join the Communications Committee!

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    Do you consider yourself a low/highkey content creator? Are you a budding photographer or filmmaker? Do human interest stories captivate you? As we begin the new school year, the CC's student communications committee is looking for people like you. Our committee will be creating content for the CC's social media, writing blog posts, and preparing for our newest project: The Catholic Trojan Podcast! If you have any experience in graphic design, love to write, or want to help with our new podcast, please feel free to reach out to Britney to sign up.

    Eastern Catholic Theology in Action
    Register online for Eastern Catholic Theology in Action

    Our fall webinar series is free and open to the public! The Nova Forum at USC Caruso Catholic Center is proud to co-sponsor a web-lecture series this fall, Eastern Catholic Theology in Action. Eastern Catholics are part of the rich tapestry of our church, but often the wider Roman Catholic Church remains underexposed to their distinctive practices and theology. This new web-lecture series works to present examples from the living eastern Catholic theology. Register online.