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: 9:15-9:45 a.m. - see schedule below
Contact: latin.mass.smm@gmail.com

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sermon - 14th Sunday after Pentecost - September 15th, 2019

Audio recording of Fr. Gonzalez's sermon on "Purity of Heart" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.

Sermon (4.03 MB, 4:24 min)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Latin Mass in Santa Barbara - Sunday September 29, 2019

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
1300 E Valley Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Sunday September 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Confessions will be at 4:15 PM in the side chapel

Mass offered by Fr. Aaron Bayles, Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter

Music will be provided by The Floriani men's choir under the direction of Graham Crawley.

Please come and bring others!  Also, let the Pastor, Fr. Lawrence Seyer and the Pastoral council know how much you appreciate the Latin Masses here!

Questions about the Mass, singing in the Choir or if you would like to help with stipends for the Priest, servers, choir or in any other way, please contact:

Jake DeTar
509-710-9278
jakedetar@yahoo.com

Sermon - 13th Sunday after Pentecost - September 8, 2019

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Virtue of Faith" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (7.65 MB, 8:21 min)

Friday, August 23, 2019

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - September 2019

10 AM September 1st:  12th Sunday after Pentecost           
Fr. Raftery – Confessions 9:15 AM
Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Jane Raab (L)

10 AM September 8th:  13th Sunday after Pentecost          
FSSP Priest - Confessions 9:15 AM 
Mass intention:  Clara Hollis (D)

10 AM September 15th:  14th Sunday after Pentecost          
Fr. David - Confessions 9:15 AM 
Mass intention:   Bart Barisa (L)

10 AM September 22nd:  15th Sunday after Pentecost     
FSSP Priest - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:   Antonio & Dora Pillado (D)

10 AM September 29th:  Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel  
FSSP Priest - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:   Confraternity of St. Peter

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Holy Day of Obligation - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Sung High Mass
St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
Thursday at 7:00 PM
August 15th, 2019
FSSP Priest
No Confessions

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” (974). 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.

On this Feast Day, 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 5, 2019

Sermon - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - August 4th, 2019

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Preparation for Death" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (9.24 MB, 10:05 min)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Portiuncula Indulgence

From midnight August 1st to midnight August 2nd, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence.  To obtain the Portiuncula plenary indulgence, a person must visit the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels at Assisi, or a Franciscan sanctuary, or one’s parish church, with the intention of honoring Our Lady of the Angels. Then perform the work of reciting the Creed and Our Father and pray for the Pope’s designated intentions. You should be free, at least intentionally, of attachment to venial and mortal sin, and truly repentant. Make your sacramental confession 8 days before or after. Participate at assist at Mass and receive Holy Communion 8 days before or after.  

The Portiuncula indulgence is the first plenary indulgence that was ever granted in the Church. There were indeed indulgences at all times, but they were only partial, and only a partial remission of the temporal punishments could be obtained by them. He who gains the Portiuncula indulgence is freed from all temporal punishments and becomes as pure as after holy baptism. This was also the reason why Pope Honorius was astonished when St. Francis petitioned for the confirmation of this indulgence, for such an indulgence, up to that time, had been entirely unknown. It was only after he had come to the conviction that Jesus Christ himself wished it, that he granted the petition of the saint and confirmed the indulgence.

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - August 2019

10 AM August 4th:  Eighth Sunday after Pentecost           
FSSP Priest – Confessions 9:15 AM
Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Clara Hollis (D)

10 AM August 11th:  Ninth Sunday after Pentecost          
FSSP Priest - Confessions 9:15 AM 
Mass intention:  Lyna Milan (L)

7 PM August 15th:  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
FSSP Priest - No Confessions

10 AM August 18th:  Tenth Sunday after Pentecost          
Fr. David - Confessions 9:15 AM 
Mass intention:   Kathleen Carney (D)

10 AM August 25th:  Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost     
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:   Samuel Perdomo (L)