Basic Information

Mass Location: St. Mary Magdalen Chapel, 2532 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Mass Time: Sunday 10 a.m. (check parish website bulletin for special feastdays which may be different)
Confessions: 9:00-9:45 a.m. - see schedule below
Contact: latin.mass.smm@gmail.com

Friday, July 25, 2014

Exposition & Adoration - First Friday - August 1, 2014

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel

First Friday of the month in the Chapel after the 6:30am Mass  and continues with  nocturnal adoration at 7:00pm.  Adoration concludes with  Benediction on Saturday at 8:15am.  See parish bulletin for details.

Day of Prayer & Penance - First Friday - August 1, 2014

Posted at FSSP.org

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter asks all of its apostolates around the world to dedicate Friday, August 1 to a day of prayer and penance for the Christians who are suffering terrible persecution in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.

August 1 is the First Friday of the month and the Feast of St. Peter in Chains, which is celebrated as a Third Class Feast in FSSP houses and apostolates.  It is the feast in which we read of the great power of the persevering prayer of members of the Church: “Peter therefore was kept in Prison. But prayer was made without ceasing by the Church unto God for him.” (Acts 12:5)

This feast of our Patron should be an invitation to the faithful to join us in Holy Hours and other fitting prayers  to beg the Most Holy Trinity that these members of the Mystical Body may persevere in the faith, and that, like St. Peter, they may be delivered from this terrible persecution.  May such a day serve as a reminder to us of the stark contrast that stands between our days of vacation and ease, and their daily struggle for survival as they are killed or exiled from their homes.

Homily - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - July 13, 2014


1 Pt. 3:8-15; Mt. 5:20-24

Today’s Gospel comes to us from the section of the Gospel of Matthew which is the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount, the charter of the people of God He has come to found.  He says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit. . . .  Blessed are the peacemakers.”  He goes on to say what He tells us in today’s Gospel.  It is not enough for His disciples simply to avoid grave sin, but they must also grow in charity.  He says, “You have heard it said, ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ what I say to you is you shall not be angry with your brother.  Both are rooted in the same vice, that of hatred.  But rather than any kind of hatred among His disciples, He asks that they and we be reconcilers.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter - now in Los Angeles

Posted on Rorate Caeli 7/18: 

The largest diocese in the United States, and one of the largest in the world, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is about to officially receive and welcome the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), Rorate can confirm. Rumors on this huge step for Tradition in America had been circulating in the past few weeks, but at last we are able to bring this piece of news to the general public.

Archbishop José Horacio Gómez receives our gratitude for warmly welcoming an institute dedicated exclusively to the Traditional Mass to the Archdiocese, the FSSP. The little pueblo of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de la Porciúncula was founded under the aegis of the Traditional Mass by settlers sent by Blessed Junípero Serra, so it is fitting and proper that the Mass of Father Serra be daily celebrated in a setting dedicated exclusively to it in the Archdiocese.

We are also informed that the FSSP will need to eventually purchase or build a church in the city: at first, they are looking at either the Downtown or Hollywood area. Fr. James Fryar, who will start this apostolate (Misión, we should rather say!), will be permanently in the city beginning in August.

For future updates and information, keep an eye on the (still mostly empty, of course) new website of the FSSP Apostolate in Los Angeles: FSSP.LA

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Homilly - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost - July 6, 2014

Rom. 8:18-23; Lk. 5:1-11

St. Paul is keenly aware that all creation has been affected by original sin.  It groans and travails because, of itself, it cannot achieve its end.  It strives to fulfill its highest aspirations, but is constantly frustrated.  At the center of creation is the human person.  Likewise, we cannot achieve our end of ourselves.  But, St. Paul says, there is sure hope, because under the effects of grace, the coming of the Kingdom of God is inevitable and will see its day.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - July 2014

Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
6-Jul SUN 10 am C   4th Sunday after Pentecost Bartholomew Barisa (L)
13-Jul SUN 10 am C B 5th Sunday after Pentecost William Maddux (D)
20-Jul SUN 10 am     6th Sunday after Pentecost Fr. Vladimir Kozina (D)
27-Jul SUN 10 am C   7th Sunday after Pentecost Arturas Vilkas (D)
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Homily - Requiem Mass for Fr. Kenneth Walker, F.S.S.P. - June 25th, 2014

Holy Innocents Church, Long Beach

1 Thes. 4:13-18; Jn. 11:21-27

 Fr. Kenneth Walker was born on September 13, 1985, the sixth of eleven children to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Walker, in Upstate New York, and was baptized October 13th of the same year.  In a used bookstore, the family discovered a book describing the Tridentine Mass entitled, “The Incredible Catholic Mass.”  The bookstore owner considered it worthless and gave it to them for free.  They were enthralled.  They moved to Scranton, PA, in order to be near a traditional Latin Mass parish.  Fr. Kenneth took it upon himself to learn Latin.  He attended Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, Ontario, Canada, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Denton, Nebraska.  He was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on May 19, 2012.  He was assigned as associate pastor to Mater Misericordiae Parish, Phoenix, where he was killed by an intruder this June 11th.

Homily - Feast of Corpus Christi - June 22, 2014

1 Cor. 11:23-29; Jn. 6:56-59

Today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, we will have the procession with the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.  We will proceed out the main doors of the chapel and around the driveway in front, counterclockwise, in the direction of traffic, return to the chapel, and conclude with Benediction.  In former days, all the parishes of a city would come together and have one Corpus Christi procession, signifying our unity in the Sacrament of Unity.  The procession with the Blessed Sacrament into the community signifies our Lord’s entrance into the world to give the gift of redemption, and His presence with us as we bear witness to our faith by our words and actions.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Picnic in the Park After Mass with Fr. Carcerano - June 22nd

Come and join us in the park after Mass from Noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22nd at the Camarillo community center park.

Bring your own lunch, beverage (no alcohol) and folding chair.  There is a horseshoe pit with horseshoes.  There will be a Bocce Ball set & Frisbees to use as well!  There are clean bathrooms and a new playground for the kids.  This will be a great opportunity for all of us to get to know Father & each other better! 


Directions from the Chapel:  From the Chapel driveway, turn left onto Ventura Blvd (west).  At Carmen Drive, turn right (north) to Modesto Avenue, turn right (east).  The park is on the right and the playground is across from 1014 East Modesto Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010.

Homily - Feast of the Most Holy Trinity - June 15, 2014

Rom. 11:33-36; Mt. 28:18-20

At some point in our lives, probably when we were very young, someone may have drawn a triangle and said the Trinity is something like this, one entity, a triangle, yet with three parts.  I would not fault that.  After all, St. Patrick, explained the Trinity with a three leafed clover and converted all of Ireland.