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Christian Service 4 Life

Held at the Galen Center on USC’s campus welcomes more than 7,000 students who are given the opportunity to meet life-serving organizations who are in need of volunteers. The program includes speakers, music, dancing and games…and a presentation of A … Continue reading

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City of Saints Teen Conference

This amazing Catholic teen conference is hosted by Archbishop Gomez and the youth ministry division of the religious education department. This weekend conference, held at UCLA features dynamic speakers, diverse liturgical experiences, music, interactive exhibits, opportunities to receive the sacraments … Continue reading

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The National Evangelization Team has been serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 1987 putting on retreats and ministering to 38,000 teens. They have offices provided by the Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart in Alhambra. The wish to … Continue reading

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Community Dinners, Fellowship Events and Activities at the USC Caruso Catholic Center. For some students, the enter point to participating in a faith centered college life is an invitation to a social event. At these events, students encounter Christ in … Continue reading

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The Association of Catholic Student Councils is a leadership-based initiative that brings high school and middle school students to workshops on service-leadership, diversity, finding your strengths, conflict management and problem solving – these lessons are prepared and presented by over … Continue reading

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Jack Blumenthal

After Jack Blumenthal retired from a successful 35-year career as an engineer, he decided to pay it forward by teaching mathematics at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena. “I thought, I’ll come here and spend a year or two and that … Continue reading

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Heidi McNiff Johnson

When Heidi McNiff Johnson received a phone call in the middle of the night on November 9th, 2002 that her mother had died in a car accident she transcended her grief by finding ways to give back to families in … Continue reading

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Jim Sarni

For James P. Sarni, a series of events starting at eight years of age were the beginning of his history of outstanding service to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Born in Los Angeles, Jim was a third grader at St. … Continue reading

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Anderson Shaw

The oldest of six children raised in Jackson Mississippi by a single mom, Anderson Shaw knew he was going to become a Catholic one day – but not while he was living in his mother’s home. “My mom, until the … Continue reading

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Cindy Smet

Cindy Smet was an investment banker firmly rooted in the for-profit world when one of the busts on Wall Street led to her layoff. “Which was fine because I already had one child and we wanted to have a larger … Continue reading

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