Joseph Reta

"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." Pope Benedict XVI

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Where I serve

I have been placed at the University of Southern California to serve as a full-time Varsity Catholic missionary with FOCUS. The Lord has called me to give my life fully to Him by serving students and student-athletes on the college campus. 

My Story

Being a college student holds unique and difficult challenges for a student to overcome. Add in a sport, and that challenge becomes even more difficult. As a baseball player at the University of Oregon, I experienced this first-hand. Through a lot of ups and downs, injuries, and personal challenges, I found it hard to keep my faith going strong. After God put FOCUS into my life, I attended a mission trip to the Dominican Republic where The Lord told me I was going to be a missionary. I was hesitant to give up my dream of professional baseball, but I knew that God had bigger things in store. I hope to take my experience as an athlete in college and use it to relate to student-athletes on campus at USC and help them grow in faith and virtue. A lot of times, student-athletes get caught up in a bubble and do not know that there is another way to live, I hope to show them the narrow path.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you. Please feel free to reach out to me via email or phone. 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (714)-889-8768

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …