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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

First Anniversary of the Traditional Latin Mass Community at Saint Mary Magdalen

The Traditional Latin Mass community of Saint Mary Magdalen parish in Camarillo is thankful to Father Preston Passos, parish administrator and to Archbishop Jose Gomez as we observe the 1st Anniversary of our move on Passion Sunday in 2013.  After 15 years of celebrating the Usus Antiquor (older form) of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church in the historic setting of the Mission where Padre Serra and his fellow priests offered the same Mass, the community now worships at the historic Saint Mary Magdalen chapel built by the Camarillo family and dedicated 100 years ago on July 14th, 1914. 

See the Chapel's centennial website here

See new photos added to the right hand sidebar for Palm Sunday 2014.  Double click the photo thumbnail to view in larger slideshow (F11 for full screen).

Homily - Easter Vigil - April 19, 2014

Gn. 1:1-31; 2:1-2; Ex. 14:24-31; 15:1; Is. 4:2-6; Dt. 31:22-30; Col. 3:1-4; Mt. 28:1-7

The resurrection of Christ is the singular event which distinguishes us from every other religion, philosophy, or belief system.  Right reason tells us that when sin and death entered creation by the rebellious will of man, only God Himself could heal the breach caused with the divine sovereignty and holiness.  What human person could satisfy for such an offense against God?

Homily - Holy Thursday - April 17, 2014

1 Cor. 11:20-32; Jn. 13:1-15

On Holy Thursday, we commemorate the Last Supper in a particular way, and we remember the surpassing gifts God has given to us at this moment in our Lord’s life and ministry:  the Eucharist, the Priesthood, and the Great Mandate of charity as the Lord washes the feet of His disciples.

Homily - Palm Sunday - April 13, 2014

Phil. 2:5-11; Mt. 26:36-75, 27:1-60

On Palm Sunday, our Lord was greeted as a king, the promised and long-awaited messianic Son of David.  In the mind of the populace, He would free Israel from the Roman occupation and, by His earthly reign, establish the Kingdom of God.  Such mistaken notions of the messiah would accompany our Lord to His last moments on the cross.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Homily - Passion Sunday - April 6, 2014

Heb. 9:11-15; Jn. 8:46-59

Today, we begin Passiontide, which coincides with the last two weeks of Lent, including Palm Sunday and Holy Week.  The Gospel readings of this season give us the events which lead up to the suffering and death of our Lord on the cross.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Special Series on the Traditional Mass on EWTN - starts April 14

Alex Begin of Extraordinary Faith sends us the news of this special new series dedicated to the Traditional Mass and Traditional Catholic life - it is being broadcast by EWTN, but it is an independent production.  The first of (so far) eight episodes will be broadcast on April 14.

Extraordinary Faith is pleased to announce the debut of a new, self-titled, 30-minute television series for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) that showcases the beauty of classic Catholic sacred art, architecture, liturgy, and music. Special emphasis is given to the Traditional Latin Mass, also known as the Extraordinary Form or Tridentine Mass. This historic form of Catholic worship has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, especially among the young, and is a rich source of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  Read more...

Homily - Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 30, 2014

Gal. 4:22-31; Jn. 6:1-15

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent, the midpoint of the Lenten Season.  It is also Laetare Sunday, a word which means Rejoice.  We use the rose vestments instead of the seasonal violet.  It is enough for us to rejoice knowing that the celebration of the Easter mysteries, the source of our salvation, is near.  But there is more.  The word comes from the Introit of today’s Mass, taken from the Old Testament Book of the Prophet Isaiah:  “Rejoice with Jerusalem; exult all you who were mourning over her.”  It is a tribute to the heavenly Jerusalem, which is ours even now.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nota Bene! Palm Sunday Start Time Change

The start time will be 9:45 am on Palm Sunday due to the blessing and distribution of Palms before Mass and the length of the chanted readings!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - April 2014


Stained Glass Windows of Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel

DateDayTimeCalendarIntention
6-AprSUN10 amCPassion SundayHelen Milan (L)
13-AprSUN9:45 amCPalm SundayMarcella Barisa (D)
17-AprTHU7 pmHoly Thursday
***FRI***Good Friday
19-AprSAT10:30 pmEaster Vigil
20-AprSUN1 pmEasterAmy Raab (L)
27-AprSUN10 amCOctave of EasterHector & Alicia Tarin (L)
*** = no Extraordinary Form Service, see church bulletin for Ordinary Form
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Homily - Third Sunday of Lent - March 23, 2014

Eph. 5:1-9; Lk. 11:14-28

There are two aspects to the Lenten season.  I don’t like to use these words because both are good, but there is a positive aspect and a negative aspect.  In the negative aspect, we take something away.  We sacrifice something willingly, or we give something up, a temptation, a sin.  Someone once said the fine art of sculpture is the art of taking away what is not necessary, and something wonderful appears.  Lent is like this.