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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Picnic in the Park after Mass - April 12th

Come and join us in the park after Mass from Noon until 5 p.m. on the Sunday after Easter, April 12th 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 each other better!
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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 North Modesto Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010.

Prayer of Saint Gertrude the Great for the Souls in Purgatory

"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy Souls in Purgatory".  
Our Lord told Saint Gertrude the Great that this prayer would release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said.  Approval and Recommendation signed by M. Cardinal Pahiarca, Lisbon, Portugal March 4, 1936.   Read more about St. Gertrude the Great.

Photos from Palm Sunday and the Easter Vigil

View a few selected photos

Saturday, April 4, 2015

For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible - 1 Corr 15

Resurrection (Matthew 28:1) "After the Sabbath and towards dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen and the other Mary went to visit the sepulcher. And all at once there was a violent earthquake, for the angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. His face was like lightning... The guards were so shaken, so frightened of Him that they were like dead men".

Symbols: A cross and four rivers are representative of the four gospels flowing from the cross of Christ, to irrigate the earth with the waters of life. The Phoenix is a legendary bird, The legend is that it lives from 4 to 5 hundred years. After gathering a nest of sweet-smelling twigs, the nest is set on fire by the heat of the sun. The Phoenix is consumed in the fire, however, out of these ashes the bird rises again, recreated and young, destined to live another 4 or 5 hundred years. St. Clement introduced the Phoenix as a symbol of Resurrection during the first century.

You can view all the stained glass windows of the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel with an explanation of the details depicted.  Click the link below, then click the first photo, then right arrow to step thru the photos.  Explanations will be to the right of the photos of full windows.

View Stained Glass Windows

Friday, April 3, 2015

Divine Mercy Novena Starts Good Friday

The Divine Mercy Novena runs from Good Friday to the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday after Easter). 

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on  Good Friday.  He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:  "These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy." 

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:  "On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."

For more information about the Divine Mercy devotion, including information about the Divine Mercy Sunday indulgence — and instructions on saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet — go to http://www.EWTN.com/devotionals/mercy

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Woman behold thy son, son behold thy Mother - John 19:26

The Crucifixion (Luke 23:33) "When they reached the place called "The Skull", they crucified Him there." Mary, His mother, Mary Magdalene, and St. John (found only in his gospel) were present. Symbols: The reed in the Crown of Thorns represent the Kingship of Christ. The whip represents Christ becoming man. The pelican is a symbol of Christ in feeding us with His flesh and blood in the Eucharist, as the pelican in extremes, feeds her young with her flesh. "I am like a pelican of the wilderness." (Psalm 102:6)

You can view all the stained glass windows of the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel with an explanation of the details depicted.  Click the link below, then click the first photo, then right arrow to step thru the photos.  Explanations will be to the right of the photos of full windows.

View Stained Glass Windows

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Will you watch one hour with me? - Matt 26:40

Agony in the Garden (Luke 26:40) After the Last Supper, Christ, knowing the betrayal of Judas, retired with His disciples to a place called Gethsemane. There he took Peter, James and John, He asked them to wait for Him and watch while He went by Himself to commune with God. After He prayed, He returned to find the three disciples asleep and said ... "What, could you not watch with me one hour?"  Symbols: The chalice symbolizes Christ's agony in the garden and the celebration of the Eucharist when we remember Christ's blood shed for us. The lamb symbolizes Christ, the Lamb of God who sacrificed His life for us.

You can view all the stained glass windows of the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel with an explanation of the details depicted.  Click the link below, then click the first photo, then right arrow to step thru the photos.  Explanations will be to the right of the photos of full windows.

View Stained Glass Windows

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - April 2015

11 PM April 4th - Easter Vigil

1 PM April 5th - Easter Sunday: Confessions 12:30PM. Mass intention: Holy Souls in Purgatory


10 AM April 12th - Low Sunday: Confessions 9:30 AM. Benediction after Mass. Mass intention: Holy Souls in Purgatory


10 AM April 19th - 2nd Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd): Confessions 9 AM. Mass intention: Marcus Barisa (D)


10 AM April 26th - 3rd Sunday after Easter: Confessions 9 AM. Mass intention: Holy Souls in Purgatory

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt - Update

Due to time constraints, the Easter Egg Hunt has moved to the Camarillo Community Center park.  There will be two different age groups for the hunt,1-5 and 6-10.  Families wanting to participate should bring 5 candy-filled plastic eggs per child.  Deliver them before the 1pm Easter Mass to Anna Zalesak in the museum wing between 12:15 and 12:50. Eggs will be hidden by volunteers just before the end of Mass.  At 3pm we'll gather by the park playground (across from 1014 N. Modesto Ave.) to hear an explanation of the rules of the hunt as treat bags are passed out.  Parents are asked to assist with supervision & clean-up.  Contact Anna Zalesak if you'd like to volunteer to hide eggs  805-415-3795.

Catholic Motorcycle Riders Group

Our Catholic Riders Group with many members from the Traditional Latin Mass Community at St. Mary Magdalen wish to extend an invitation to other riders & passengers to join our rides.    Some rides are short (a few hours) and some are two day overnighters.  We have done a Rosary Run with a decade of the Rosary said while visiting churches on the way, starting at St. Mary Magdalen and ending at Mission San Buenaventura.  We have future plans to make a two day trip to visit some of the Missions including Carmel.  View photos from some of the trips in the Santa Monica Mountains nearby to long jaunts to Monterey and to Colorado.  Our next two rides are listed below.  If you are interested in receiving notices about upcoming rides and possibly joining us on some of them, please contact the Ride Master at latin.mass.smm@gmail.com

SATURDAY 3/28
Ozena Station - Frazier Park - Carizzo Plain Nat'l. Monument
237 miles, 5h 34min (per Google Maps)
With fuel stop and a meal it would be 7 hours RT
Depart at 1100 from Camarillo and return around 1800

SATURDAY 4/18
Tepusquet / New Cuyama / Maricopa
247 miles, 4h 54min (per Google Maps)
With fuel stop and a meal it would be 7 hours RT
Stop for lunch at the Reyes Creek Bar & Grill
Depart at 0700 from Camarillo and return approximately 1500