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

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

Thursday, March 26, 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.

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

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

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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Palm Sunday - Come Early!

March 29th - Palm Sunday:  Confessions 9 AM.  Mass intention:  Rafael Guzman (D). 

Note: Mass will start early in the courtyard at 9:45 AM, with the blessing of the palms followed by a procession into the Chapel. Remember to come early! 

Funeral & Rosary for Father Joseph Scerbo, S.A.

Vigil for Father Joseph Scerbo, S.A. including the Rosary at 7:00 pm Tuesday (3/24) evening, with visitation continuing until midnight.  Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am Wednesday (3/25) at St. Paschal’s.  More info is on the St. Paschal Baylon parish website including a short biography.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Father Joseph Scerbo - Requiem Aeternam Dona Ei

Please pray for the repose of the soul for Fr. Joe Scerbo S.A.  He died March 19th at 2:10 am from complications related to pancreatic cancer.  While Fr. Joe fought this running battle over the past few years, he took it upon himself to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  His effort was brought to fruition for a time at St. Paschal Baylon Parish in Thousand Oaks, CA.  He presided over a monthly offering of the Traditional Latin Mass until such time as it was agreed upon to concentrate all efforts entirely in support of the TLM community at St. Mary Magdalen.  Possessed of an over-sized Franciscan heart,  Fr. Joe was known and loved for his extraordinary efforts to bring the Gospel and the sacraments to as many people as could be reached during all hours of the day.

The Vigil and Funeral Mass for Fr. Joe have not yet been set, but they will take place at Saint Paschal Baylon Church next week, as the head of Fr. Joe’s order, the Franciscans of Graymoor, will be flying out from New York for the services.  More information will be posted when the arrangements have been confirmed.

Video Recording - The Royal Priesthood of the Laity - Fr. Fryar

The video of the  Lenten talk by Fr. Fryar on the "The Royal Priesthood of the Laity" is now available.  It's a great talk about the priesthood in general - and how to have more perfect participation at Mass.  Una Voce Ventura and St Mary Magdalen parish sponsored this talk by Fr. James Fryar, on March 10, 2015.  Father gives a beautiful talk on the Ministerial priesthood and the Royal Priesthood of the Laity, talking about the ways that we can cultivate "perfect" participation in the Sacrifice of the Mass as laity with our distinctive role and dignity. The more we fade away in this offering, the more Christ can come through in the offering of the sacrifice of the Mass.  Video by Ron Lawson

Monday, March 16, 2015

Easter Triduum - Holy Week Schedule

Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel
Easter Vigil, April 4th, 11 PM
Easter Sunday, April 5th, 1 PM

Saint John Chrysostom

546 E. Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
Holy Thursday, April 2nd, 5 PM
Good Friday, April 3rd, 3:30 PM
Easter Vigil, April 4th, 11 PM

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Audio Recording - The Royal Priesthood of the Laity - Fr. Fryar

About 70 faithful gathered to hear Fr. Fryar speak on "The Royal Priesthood of the Laity" on March 10th at Saint Mary Magdalen school hall.  If you missed the opportunity, you can still gain benefit by listening to the audio recording of the talk!  You can download (right-click, save as) or just click and listen on line (be patient while it loads). 

Click here for the audio recording.  (33 MB, 35+ minutes)