FOCUS is a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the Gospel with college and university students. Trained in Church teaching, prayer, sacred Scripture, evangelization and discipleship, FOCUS missionaries encounter students in friendship where they are, inviting them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and accompanying them as they pursue lives of virtue and excellence. Through Bible studies, outreach events, mission trips and discipleship, missionaries inspire and build up students in the faith, sending them out to spread the Good News and to live out the Great Commission: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19).
Since 2013, the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation has supported the work of missionaries at UCLA and USC. Today, nearly 40 missionaries encounter students with the Gospel at nine campuses across the state of California.
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