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, November 17, 2015

Spiritual Conference - Saturday November 21st - Traditional Latin Mass Community

This month's Conference at the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel will include Low Mass said at 12 noon by Fr. Michael Carcerano followed by the Virtus Training given by Deacon Ron Moon from 1:00p to 4:00p at the school hall at the back of the property.  If you plan to attend the free training session, please let us know by sending an email to Ron Lawson (

Homily - Resumed Sixth Sunday after Epiphany - November 15, 2015

1 Thess. 1:2-10; Mt. 13:31-35

Our epistle today is a shining page in sacred Scripture.  It is the first page of the New Testament.  St. Paul wrote his first letter to the Thessalonians in 51.  The first gospel, of Mark, was written in 64.  In the few words, the epistle today has everything.  St. Paul commended the Thessalonians on their faith, hope, and charity.  They turned from idols to the one true God, so we have monotheism.  Their hope is in the Lord, who was crucified and raised up, so there is Christology, and even persecution.  St. Paul had to flee Thessalonika because of opposition by the synagogue.  He commends the Thessalonians for their patient endurance as they persevere in tribulation.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Guadalupe - The Miracle and the Message

The most important event in the evangelization of the New World occurred in December 1531. Over the course of four days, the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego. As a result of this encounter, and the image miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma (cloak), nine million Native Americans embraced the Catholic faith, and the Americas began its transformation into “the Catholic hemisphere.” Our Lady of Guadalupe’s message of love had replaced the institutionalized violence of the Aztec culture and built a bridge between two worlds.

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message, narrated by famed actor Jim Caviezel, traces the history of this transformative event from the 16th century to the present. Featuring interviews with leading theologians, historians and experts on the scientific inquiries into the miraculous image—this gripping film explores both the inexplicable mysteries behind the image, and the continued relevance of the Guadalupe apparition to the modern world.

Homily - Resumed Fifth Sunday after Epiphany - November 8, 2015

Col. 3:12-17; Mt. 13:24-30

The Epistle today gives us the community virtues, how those regenerated by faith and baptism must live together in unity, forbearance, forgiveness, in peace and thanksgiving, a word which, in the Greek, is eucharistoi, suggesting the Eucharist, worshipping together, giving honor to God through Christ.  We are well to remember these qualities and this life which bring us grace and bear witness to the redemption of Christ in the world.

However, it takes on a new meaning when, in the genius of the traditional Missal, this reading is paired with the Gospel, which asks how we are to respond when error arises, or, as St. Augustine comments, any other obstacle or works of iniquity in our mission.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Virtus "Protecting God's Children for Adults" Program - November 21st

All volunteers who work with or around children in any capacity are required to complete the initial three-hour Virtus “Protecting God’s Children for Adults” program.  Deacon Ron Moon from St. Mary Magdalen will offer this 3 hour session for the Latin Mass Community on November 21 from 1 to 4 PM at the School Hall.  The presentation is not suitable for minors and we ask that children not be present for the training.

All director s of religious education , catechists, confirmation coordinators, youth ministers and music ministers working with youth groups as well as adult volunteers who have regular contact with minors must be fingerprinted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Fingerprinting by other agencies does not take the place of this fingerprint requirement.  There will be a fingerprint session held at St. Mary Magdalen School Hall on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 to 2 and 3 to 5 PM.  You will need to call 484-0532 to schedule an appointment. 
A complete listing of all requirements relating to Safe Environments can be found in the ADLA Administrative Handbook, Chapter 9 found on the Archdiocesan website under the publications link.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Audio Recording from Spiritual Conference - October 17, 2015

The conference included Low Mass, Benediction, potluck dinner and a talk by Fr. Fryar on "The Social Kingship of Christ" on Saturday October 17th at Saint Mary Magdalen school hall.  If you missed the opportunity, you can still gain benefit by listening to the audio recordings of the talks!  You can download (right-click, save as) or just click and listen on line (be patient while it loads).

The Social Kingship of Christ  (30 MB, 33 minutes)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours)

Divine Office on-line: 

In the Roman Catholic Church priests are required by canon law to pray the entire Liturgy of the Hours each day while deacons are required to pray the morning and evening hours. The practice among religious communities varies according to their rules and constitutions. The Second Vatican Council also exhorted the Christian laity to take up the practice, and as a result, many lay people have begun reciting portions of the Liturgy of the Hours.  This site offers many versions of the Traditional Office going back to pre-Tridentine monastic.  It is interesting and inspiring to see how little it has changed over the centuries.  This site is formatted for access to the traditional office on personal computers or smartphones.

Homily - Feast of All Saints - November 1, 2015

Apoc. 7:2-12; Mt. 5:1-12

Today, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  The Epistle gives us the picture of the Church triumphant, in heaven, worshipping the Lamb Who was slain, the 144,000, which represents a great multitude.  It is this great multitude, the saints, those named and unnamed, who we honor today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - November 2015

10 AM November 1st - All Saints
Confessions 9 AM. Benediction after Mass
Mass intention: Joseph & Rose Turco (D)

10 AM November 8th - Resumed Sunday after Epiphany
Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention: Evan Zalesak (L)

10 AM November 15th - Resumed Sunday after Epiphany
Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  William Grimm (D)

12 PM to 4 PM November 21st - Saturday Spiritual Conference
Mass, followed by Virtus Training in SMM school hall

10 AM November 22nd - 24th & Last Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions not available
Mass intention: Leo Raab (L)

10 AM November 29th - 1st Sunday of Advent
Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention: Willie Burke (D)

Homily - Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ - October 25, 2015

Col. 1:12-20; Jn. 18:33-37

Today, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  It is noteworthy that our Lord manifests His kingship precisely in His passion and cross.  In what the world would consider weakness, He manifests His power.  He overcomes all things.  He even overcomes Himself.  He, of course, was sinless, and had no concupiscence.  But in the garden of Gethsemani, He experienced human frailty and the dread of death.  Even this, out of love, love of the Father, love for each of us, He overcame.