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

Monday, August 14, 2017

Holy Day of Obligation - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Low Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Fr. Fryar - No Confessions
Holy Day of Obligation

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Low Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Fr. Fryar - No Confessions
Holy Day of Obligation


On August 15 the universal Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which we commemorate her being taken up body and soul into heaven when her earthly life was finished. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us: “The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son's Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of His Body”.  Thus, the Assumption looks to eternity and gives us hope that we, too, will follow Our Lady when our life is ended.

The Assumption first began to be celebrated as a feast day in the Eastern Church after the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus (431) proclaimed Mary the Mother of God. By the sixth century, the feast celebrated Mary’s Dormition, “her falling asleep.” The western church began to celebrate this feast around 650. St. John Damascene (675-749), an early Father and Doctor of the Church, expressed the belief of his time by writing that Mary’s “pure and sinless body was not left on earth but was transferred to a heavenly throne.”   The Church’s teaching on the Assumption was formally proclaimed a doctrine by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

 Today we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, who always directs us to her Son.  According to Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, “The main ministry of Mary is to incline men’s hearts to obedience to the Will of her Divine Son.” Her last recorded words at Cana are the words that she conveys to us on the solemnity of the Assumption: “Do whatever He tells you.” She asks us to be obedient to Him, to surrender our hearts to Him, and to say “Yes” to Him, just as she did, despite our uncertainties. She desires that we come to Him with open and contrite hearts, seeking His mercy and His holy will in our lives, so that we may one day be united with Him in heaven for all eternity. The Blessed Mother is our advocate and guide in this life who loves us as only a mother can. Her maternal heart overflows with compassion for us, and she is always there for us, eager to listen to our prayers, and to draw us closer to the heart of her Son. Our Blessed Mother has preceded us into Heaven so that on the day of final judgment she will be there to accompany us on our eternal journey.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sermon - Transfiguration of Our Lord - August 6, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Mass Is Not A Show" at St. Victors in West Hollywood.
Sermon (7.93 MB, 8:40 min)


Audio recording of Fr. Masutti's sermon on "This is My Beloved Son In Whom I Am Well Pleased, Listen to Him" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (10.4 MB, 11:22 min)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - August 2017

10 AM August 6th:  Transfiguration of Our Lord   
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Skylar & Theresa Covich (L)

10 AM August 13th:  10th Sunday after Pentecost  
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:   Christian Milan (L)

7 PM August 15th:  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fr. Fryar - No Confessions

10 AM August 20th:  11th Sunday after Pentecost  
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Joseph Turco (D)

10 AM August 27th:  12th Sunday after Pentecost 
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  - Rose Turco (D)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Sermon - 8th Sunday of Pentecost - July 30, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Prudent Man and Purgatory" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (7.33 MB, 8:00 min)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

All Souls Day Latin Mass in Santa Barbara – November 2nd, 2017

If you plan to attend or are interested in future news on the Traditional Latin Mass in the Santa Barbara area, add your contact information here.   Please invite others!!!


A Sung High Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  Come and experience the Mass of the Ages!

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1300 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm
Fr. James Fryar, FSSP
Gregorian Schola, Directed by Daniel Grimm

Sermon - 7th Sunday of Pentecost - July 23, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "A Good Tree Bears Good Fruit" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.

Sermon (4.46 MB, 4:52 min)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sermon - 6th Sunday of Pentecost - July 16, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Sanctity is found in living our vocation" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (8.67 MB, 9:28 min)

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Update - Latin Mass in Santa Barbara


July 7 was the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, which allowed priests to celebrate the Tridentine Mass -- the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  The people of the Santa Barbara region have been blessed to have a beautiful sung High Mass in the Extraordinary Form said on April 30th at our Lady of Mount Carmel in Montecito, California.  The pastor, Fr. Lawrence Seyer has graciously allowed this Holy Mass to be said by Fr. James Fryar, FSSP at the request of some local parishioners.  The church was filled to standing room only, with about 420 people attending.  Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony was provided by a 40 person choir from the Fraternity of Saint Peter of Los Angeles parish at St. Victors in West Hollywood.


Fr. Lawrence has approved the scheduling of another Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be said on the Feast of All Souls this coming November 2nd, 2017.  More details to follow...

Sermon - 5th Sunday of Pentecost - July 9, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "We should see others the way Our Lord sees them" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (5.14 MB, 5:36 min)