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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Picnic After Mass with Frs. Fryar & Carcerano - October 5th

Come and join us in the park after Mass from Noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 5th 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, Soccer balls & goals and 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 both Father Carcerano and Father Fryar as well as each other better! 
Latin Mass Picnic - June 2014
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. 

Tremendous Value of the Holy Mass

These quotes are taken from the book THE HIDDEN TREASURE - HOLY MASS by St. Leonard.  Imprimatur:  Michael Augustine Archbishop of New York Jan. 2, 1890

  • At the hour of death the Holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your greatest consolation. 
  • God forgives you all the venial sins which you are determined to avoid.
  • He forgives you all your unknown sins which you never confessed.
  • The power of Satan over you is diminished. 
  • Every Mass will go with you to Judgment and will plead for pardon for you.
  • By every Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less, according to your fervor. 
  • By devoutly assisting at Holy Mass you render the greatest homage possible to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord. 
  • Through the Holy Sacrifice, Our Lord Jesus Christ supplies for many of your negligences and omissions.
  • By piously hearing Holy Mass you afford the Souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief. 
  • One Holy Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death. 
  • Through Holy Mass you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you. 
  • You shorten your Purgatory by every Mass. 
  • During the Holy Mass you kneel amid a multitude of holy Angels, who are present at the Adorable Sacrifice with reverential awe. 
  • Through Holy Mass you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs. 
  • When you hear Holy Mass devoutly, offering it to Almighty God in honor of  any particular Saint or Angel, thanking God for the favors bestowed on him, etc., you afford that Saint or Angel a new degree of honor, joy and happiness, and draw his special love and protection on yourself. 
  • Every time you assist at Holy Mass, besides other intentions, you should offer it in honor of the Saint of the day.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Fr. James Fryar, FSSP - September 14th

Father James Fryar, FSSP will be the celebrant at a Sung High Mass (Missa Cantata) in the Extraordinary Form for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Sunday, September 14th at St. Mary Magdalen chapel in Camarillo at 10 a.m.  Fr. Fryar is from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and is working with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to establish a location for a Traditional Latin Personal Parish in the heart of Los Angeles.  There will be a coffee and donuts reception in the courtyard following Mass.

Homily - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 7, 2014

Gal. 3:16-22; Lk. 17:11-19

Luke remembers Jesus who had an eye for the poor and lowly, and so, once again, as in last Sunday’s Gospel of the Good Samaritan, a Samaritan is the hero of our Gospel today.

We have a certain insight into Jesus in today’s Gospel.  Leprosy was greatly misunderstood in our Lord’s day.  It was considered highly contagious and the result of sin.  So the leper lived a life of terrible isolation.  People would give them a large girth when passing them by.  In fact, they had to wear a bell around their necks so that before the leper was seen, he was heard, and could be avoided. 

Homily - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost - August 31, 2014

2 Cor. 3:4-9; Lk. 10:23-37

There is drama in today’s Gospel.  A lawyer asks our Lord a typical question for the day, “What must I do to inherit everlasting life?”  And our Lord elicits from him the ages old commandment to love God and neighbor.  But then the lawyer asks Him, “And who is my neighbor?”  If we were in the crowd, we might bristle a little bit at this question because it is asked in this sense:  who is my neighbor, so I may know who I need to love and who I need not to love.  Our Lord ever so gently and mercifully tells this beautiful parable where the Samaritan is the hero.  Jews and Samaritans had nothing to do with each other.  When the Lord asks the lawyer who is the neighbor to the man fallen victim to robbers, he cannot even get himself to say the word, Samaritan.  He says simply, “The one who showed him mercy.”

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - September 2014

Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
7-Sep SUN 10 am C   13th Sunday after Pentecost  Fr. Kenneth Walker (D)
14-Sep SUN 10 am B Exaltation of the Cross Stephanie Milan (L)
21-Sep SUN 10 am C   15th Sunday after Pentecost  Hector & Alicia Tarin (L)
28-Sep SUN 10 am C   16th Sunday after Pentecost  Herbert Steinbeisser (D)
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Brother Stephen takes Perpetual Vows at Benedictine Monastery

The Zalesak & Raab clans journeyed to New Mexico to witness first hand, the solemn perpetual vows of Evan's brother on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  After nine years at Our Lady of Guadalupe Benedictine Monastery in Silver City, Brother Stephen said his final vows during a beautiful Solemn High Mass.  These monks have built all of the buildings by their own labor and craftsmanship.  See photos of the Profession and Monastery.

Life Centers of Ventura County Receives Medical Facility License

From: Life Centers
Sent: Aug 16, 2014 1:03 PM
Subject: LICENSED !!!!

Dear Friend of the Life Centers,

In my celebratory excitement after our inspection yesterday I sent out an unfinished message, laden with typos.  Now that I have calmed down let me attempt to coherently convey my heartfelt thanks to you for all your support and prayers as we went through the conversion into a medical clinic.

Just before inspection, we put our effort in the hands of God.  We offered it up to Him, knowing we have done our best.  We pleaded for His favor and for a successful outcome. I know we were joined in prayer by so many people of diverse denominations. We were united in our belief that all human life is sacred. Our prayers were answered.  We were granted our medical clinic license following the inspection by the CA. Dept. of Public Health. I am pleased to report that we passed with "No deficiencies" and so we know that all the hard work and preparation was worth it.

I want to thank the Life Centers board for their vision and perseverance. I thank the many individuals  and groups who supported us from the beginning.  Thank you to Dr. Timothy McNicoll, Dr. Keith Shonnard and Dr. Eric Wallace for their medical expertise. Thank you Susan Jones, R.N. and Amy Schuberg, R.N. and staff members for representing the Life Centers so professionally and  for the meticulous preparation and planning. Next week Susan can begin scanning with our beautiful new ultrasound machine which the Knights of Columbus provided for us.  God is so good to bless us with such help!

While we are immensely grateful for all of our staff, past and present, today cannot pass without acknowledging the efforts of two of our previous Executive Directors, Lisa Gelinas and Emily Raab.  Both served us at times of great need. Lisa helped find and move us into this beautiful, new office and Emily poured herself into the minute details and requirements of licensing and office organization.  We couldn't have done it without them. We are so grateful to these wonderful women. Please remember to keep Emily in your prayers as she continues to recuperate from a motorcycle accident.

Thank you again for the support you have given the Life Centers over the years, especially for your support of this conversion to a medical clinic. Technology is on our side and ultrasounds are an amazing tool in educating women about their pregnancies. It is education which can change minds and hearts. It is education that can save lives.

God bless you always,
Michele Loughman​
Executive Director

600 North A Street, Suite A, Oxnard, CA 93030

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Homily - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15, 2014

Jth. 13:22-25; 15, 10; Lk. 1:41-50

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated from time immemorial, the Eastern Catholics call it the Dormition, the falling asleep.  It has been defined in our day, in the lifetime of many of us here, on November 1, 1950, that Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven.

Homily - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - August 10, 2014

1 Cor. 10:6-13; Lk. 19:41-47

In our Gospel passage, the Lord is in Jerusalem to undergo His cross and resurrection.  From the Mount of Olives, He views the Holy City, the city which will reject and crucify Him.  The Jerusalem of our Lord’s time had lost its way.  It would find peace, but the awful peace which follows war and destruction with its fall in 70 AD.  To the Pharisaism of the day which dominated the religion of Israel, the Lord would cleanse the temple, for His teaching and sacrifice.  In this moment of tears, the Lord takes possession of Jerusalem for His salvific work.  It is there that He will be crucified and rise; it is there that the Holy Ghost will descend on the Apostles and the Blessed Mother; it is from there that the mission goes out to all the world.