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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pro-Life Fundraiser - Filipino Fiesta

Hello from Brendan Purdy, Deputy Grand Knight

Click here for the flyer for our Filipino Fiesta on Saturday June 8 at the Serra Center at 6 pm. But in addition to the flyer, we'd also like to say a little about the Knights and what it is that we do.
The Knights of Columbus is a 129 year old fraternal organization of Catholics founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven Connecticut. Since then the organization has grown from one small council to more than 14000 councils and 1.8 million members all over the world.  From the time it was founded, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. It raises funds and uses these funds to support various charitable needs and projects doing what Pope Benedict XVI calls the “practice of love…. as a community.

The Adolfo Camarillo Council 5272 provides support services to  both the St. Mary Magdalen and Padre Serra Communities. The Knights of Council 5272 are fixtures of the barbecues, dinners, pancake breakfasts and soup nights of both churches.  Any funds that we manage to raise from activities such as these sustain our projects, many of which address the youth of the community such as essay writing contests, sports competitions, local boy scout and cub scout troops and the like.

In June, we are mounting our International Night, this year called FIESTA FILIPINA, which will highlight the food and culture of the Philippines and its people. It will be on Saturday, June 8th 2013, at 6:00 in the evening.  We are cordially inviting you to participate in this worthwhile event. Tickets are reasonably priced at $16.00 and we guarantee that the evening will reward you with much more than you paid for.  We will feature a six course dinner, during which you will be entertained by a local talent singing Original Pilipino Music. and while you are enjoying your dessert you will witness and be part of a presentation of Pilipino dances. Throughout the evening you will be informed about Philippine culture and you will discover why this small country in South East Asia, is home to one of the happiest cultures in the world.

Proceeds will support the St Mary Magdalen Chapel Grotto of the Immaculate Conception & Memorial for the Unborn and the VC Life Centers Ultrasound Fund.

We certainly hope that you will be able to join us and support a worthwhile case while participating what promises to be a truly enjoyable experience.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Priest Training in the Extraordinary Form

Please offer your prayers for Fr. Michael Carcerano as he studies this week with the Fraternity of St. Peter at their Guadalupe seminary.  Una Voce Ventura is supporting Fr. Michael with expenses as he learns the rubrics of the Missa Cantata (sung High Mass) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  If you know of a priest here in Ventura county who may be interested in saying the Traditional Latin Mass and would like assistance, please have them contact Una Voce.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Life Centers of Ventura County - "We Need a Few Good Women"

I am writing this to you at the most crucial and exciting time since I started working with the Life Centers 28 years ago.  We are about to fulfill a long held dream, providing ultrasounds in our own free medical clinic.  A window to the womb reaches a mother's heart and soul in ways only those who have seen their own child through this incredible technology can appreciate. We have already seen the effectiveness of ultrasound with the Thursdays we have had the Mobile Unit from Simi coming to our Center.  On a recent Thursday there were three turn arounds, just in that one day!  Imagine how much of God's work can be done when we can offer ultrasounds throughout the week.  Our beautiful, brand new Center is located across the street from a place that advertises (perhaps you have seen those big signs) as a family planning surgical clinic.  We will be a loving voice for the unborn and their mothers right where they are most threatened. 
One of the very special aspects of our Center is that we not only provide counseling in defense of life and healing for those suffering from a past abortion, but are able to talk to the young women coming to us about the hope, happiness and health that living with sexual integrity can bring to them.  
We are in great need of counselors to go through our training, shadow one of our current counselors and then directly work with our clients.  If that is not where you feel called, perhaps training to be on our 24-hour hotline would be of interest.  I was on the hotline, and still am, for many years when I had young children because the calls are sent directly to your home. This is the frontline in our defense of life.  We also need receptionists, office workers, fund raising help.  Since we are expanding our services and moving to where we expect far more foot traffic from those most in need, we have to build up our volunteer base to meet the demand. 
Please see the Counselor Training Flyer for details and feel free to call me if you should have any questions.
Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us!
Yours in Christ, Beth Schuberg 805-217-8092

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