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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Missa Cantata - Saint Rose of Lima - December 29th

Traditional Latin Mass
Monday, December 29th at 5:30 p.m.
Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church
1305 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Do you enjoy reverence and tradition? Do you love the sacred music of the Catholic Church? Are you attracted to the mystery and beauty of worship in the Latin language? Then the Traditional Latin Mass might be for you!

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI issued the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum which encouraged the celebration of the Mass according to the Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962. Archbishop Jose Gomez has encouraged the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Homily - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - December 8, 2014

Prov. 8:22-35; Lk. 1:26-28

Today, we celebrate the cherished belief from time immemorial, and defined by Bd. Pope Pius IX in 1854, that the Blessed Virgin Mary was kept free from original sin from the first moment of her conception, by a unique grace and favor of God, in view of the foreseen merits of Christ in His cross, in order to fulfill her role in salvation history.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis - Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis
Sacred Liturgy, the Traditional Latin Mass, and Renewal in the Church

Since the time of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church has experienced an unprecedented crisis of identity, symbolized and propelled by the corruption of the greatest treasure of her tradition: the sacred liturgy. The result has been confusion, dismay, devastation. To the surprise of some, however, the same half-century has witnessed a growing counter-movement of Catholics who find in the Church’s traditional liturgy a perennial witness to the orthodox faith, a solid foundation for the interior life, an ever-flowing source of missionary charity, and a living embodiment of the true Catholic spirit.


Father Sebastian Walshe on the Synod on the Family

On the final day of the recently concluded Synod on the Family, the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, published an essay about the Synod’s purpose — and its challenges — by Rev. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem. (Thomas Aquinas College, Class of 1994).  A professor of philosophy at St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, California, Fr. Sebastian argues that, “The stakes are high,” for the Synod. “For unless modern man can recapture the meaning which God has written into the natural human family, the result will be ignorance and error, indifference and animosity, toward the entire supernatural order.”  The full article is available via the Vatican’s news website.

Homily - Third Sunday of Advent - December 14, 2014

Phil. 4:4-7; Jn. 1:19-28

Today, is the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, from the first words of the introit of today’s Mass, “Rejoice,” from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians.  We use the rose vestments.  We rejoice because so near is the coming celebration of our Lord’s birth.  We rejoice because the Lord is near and gives us hope.

Homily - Second Sunday of Advent - December 7, 2014

Rom. 15:4-13; Mt. 11:2-10

The 1962 Missal is filled with insights for us.  Today’s Gospel features St. John the Baptist, but it is not about him.  It is fitting, since the whole purpose of St. John the Baptist was, “He must increase, I must decrease.”  His call was to point out and prepare the way for the Messiah, and this he does even in today’s Gospel.

Homily - First Sunday of Advent - November 30, 2014

Rom. 13:11-14; Lk. 21:25-33

As you may know, the New Testament epistles were written in Greek.  The Greeks have two words for time, one is “chronos,” from which we get the word, “chronology,” which is the measure of time by minutes, days, weeks, months, years.  The other is “kyros,” or, “time measured by the fulfillment of events.”  So it is a little like my young nephew, who once asked, during the middle of November, “When is Christmas?” and someone answered, “In six weeks,” which he could not comprehend at all.  And someone said to him, “Well, first we have to have Thanksgiving, then we have to put the lights on the house, then we have to get the tree, then we will put up the Nativity, then it will be Christmas,” and he understood.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - December 2014

Note:  Benediction will now be on the first Sunday of the Month
Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
7-Dec SUN 10 am C B 2nd Sunday of Advent Rose & Joseph Turco (D)
8-Dec MON 7:30 pm     Feast of the Immaculate Conception All Parishioners
14-Dec SUN 10 am C 3rd Sunday of Advent Michael Munninger (L)
21-Dec SUN 10 am     4th Sunday of Advent Willie & Bertie Burke (D)
25-Dec THU 10 am     Christmas All Parishioners
28-Dec SUN 10 am C   Sunday in the Octave of Christmas Jason Thomas Lopez (D)
1-Jan THU 10 am C   Octave day of Christmas All Parishioners
"C" = Confessions available before Mass (9:00-9:45 am)
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Homily - Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost - November 23, 2014

Col. 1:9-14; Matt. 24:15-35

Today is the thirty-fourth and last Sunday after Pentecost.  Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the new liturgical year and the preparation for the celebration of our Lord’s birth.  And so, naturally, the readings call our attention to the end of time.  I would like to preface my comments by pointing out a pattern in the Gospels, which you may already recognize.  The Lord calls His disciples to a very high standard of behavior.  He says love your neighbor as yourself, love your enemies.  But as high as the standard is for our actions, so profound is His mercy when we fail.  He says, go and sin no more, your faith has saved you.

Homily - Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost - November 16, 2014

Philipp. 3:17-21; 4:1-3; Matt. 9:18-26

When we read today’s Gospel with our mind’s eye, the Lord, by stages, moves from the crowd, to the few, and then into the house where he raises the child who has died.  It is a movement from the macrocosm to the microcosm, from the big picture to the individual, from the universal to the particular.  When we pair it with the words of St. Paul in the Epistle, that the Lord will remake our lowly bodies after the glory of His own in the resurrection, we realize that what he has done for the child and the woman with the hemorrhage in a moment, He does for us over a lifetime.