Our 60th Anniversary

In 1954, Saint Camillus Parish was founded and since that time has provided Catholic chaplains to LAC+USC Medical Center. In 1985, the parish boundaries were reworked and we became Saint Camillus Center for Pastoral Care. The chaplains’ full-time focus became the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center & Hospital, and USC University Hospital. Today, Saint Camillus Center for Spiritual Care continues to provide 24-hour ministry to this community.

Time to Heal by John August Swanson

About Us

We are Catholic chaplains of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. We are here to be present to patients and supportive of family and staff.

We try to live out our Mission Statement in light of the Gospel. We work in collaboration with the other chaplains of the Interfaith Chaplaincy Center. We pray for your healing and we hope we can be part of your journey of faith.

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Our Mission Statement

The Mission of Saint Camillus Center for Spiritual Care is to accompany people in the midst of suffering with holistic healing and hope.

As chaplains we support, affirm, and challenge each other in a spirit of collaboration. We commit ourselves to be Church in its preferential option for the poor in the L.A. County/USC Medical Center.


We provide experience-based theological education for seminarians, clergy and lay persons of diverse cultures, ethnic groups and faith traditions by building innovative partnerships in order to pursue a vision of greater service to the communities surrounding Los Angeles, California.

A Satellite of Methodist Hospital of Southern California Accredited ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education Program.

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Acts of Kindness Quilts

LAC+USC Medical Center's Department of Spiritual Care invites you to join us in our Annual “Acts of Kindness” drive.

Each year, your help is needed to continue a tradition of giving our patients a handmade quilt during the holiday season.

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Saint Camillus Center Awards

Please join us on March 2, 2014 for our annual awards luncheon as we honor groups and individuals who have greatly contributed to our mission and ministry.

Held at the San Antonio Winery, Los Angeles' oldest producing winery, the event includes delicious food and drinks and lively entertainment and wonderful opportunities to help Saint Camillus' ministry.

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Our mission is to accompany people in the midst of suffering with holistic healing and hope.

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Saint Camillus Center Events
Campaign Nonviolence Training with Ken Butigan “…those who want to engage in social change well often prepare to do this by learning and internalizing its complicated and challenging and thrilling process.”June 7, 2014, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and June 8, 2014, 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm Holy Family Church 1501 Fremont Avenue | South Pasadena [...]
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“Homelessness and Mental Health; Ending the Vicious Cycle” is the focus of the annual dinner Saturday April 26, 2014, co-sponsored by Pax Christi and the Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley. Speakers will include Richard Bunce of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Reggie Clark of Pomona Homeless Outreach Gilbert Saldate of Tri [...]
Please join us for our monthly Peace & Justice Mass. Due to Easter on April 20, our April mass will be celebrated on the second Sunday. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, 13 April 2014, 4:00 PM. Show Readings... Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Lectionary: 35 and 38 At the Procession with palms – gospel [...]
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 We invite you to take this Vow of Nonviolence and renew it every year. The wording of this vow expresses a solid theological tradition in the Church. But others of different faith and differing devotion should feel free to express the vow in their own words, giving it the emphasis that [...]

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