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

Friday, January 31, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - February 2014

Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
2-Feb SUN 10 am C   Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary       *
9-Feb SUN 10 am C B 5th Sunday after Epiphany       *
16-Feb SUN 10 am     Septuagesima Sunday       *
23-Feb SUN 10 am C   Sexagesima Sunday       *
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Homily - 3rd Sunday After Epiphany - January 26, 2014

Rom. 12:16-21; Matt. 8:1-13

The Gospel today begins with the simple words, “when Jesus came down from the mountain.”  This is the mountain of the Sermon on the Mount, of the Beatitudes, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are the peacemakers.”  This is the mountain where the Lord said He has come not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.  In last week’s Gospel of the Wedding Feast at Cana, the Lord did not destroy the water, he transformed it, into something greater, into wine.

Homily - 2nd Sunday After Epiphany - January 19, 2014

Rom. 12:6-16; Jn. 2:1-11

The Christmas and Epiphany Seasons, have shown us Jesus, God and man, and how deeply He has entered into the human condition, save sin, by His birth and Incarnation.  In the episode preceding today’s Gospel, our Lord receives the baptism of John, and disappears into the crowd of humanity, to begin His earthly ministry.  He has called His disciples.  Now, He gives us a sign.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule

Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
1-Jan WED 10 am C   Circumcision of Our Lord  
5-Jan SUN 10 am     Most Holy Name of Jesus Emily Raab (L)
12-Jan SUN 10 am C B Sunday After Epiphany William Maddux (L)
19-Jan SUN 10 am C   2nd Sunday After Epiphany Br. Leonard Mary (D)
26-Jan SUN 10 am C   3rd Sunday After Epiphany Peter Raab (L)
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass

Latin Mass Conference - Monterey, California - March 1st & 2nd, 2014

Keep the Faith and The Latin Mass: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition, invite you to 12th Annual Monterey Conference to be held the weekend of March 1 and 2, 2014 in beautiful Monterey California. The Conference will feature Mass in the Extraordinary Form each day, and four noted speakers, including Chris Manion, Chrisopher Ferrara, Fr. Kenneth Baker and Dr. Ronald Connolly.  The Hotel Discount Deadline is Jan 27.  Download information flyer here.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Learn to Sing the Ordinaries of the Mass!

If you would like to sing along with the choir, you can download the Gregorian chant sheet music and recordings of the basic music that is sung with every High Mass.  This download includes MP3 recordings of our choir singing the following items along with square notes and words.  You can listen to these and sing along at home for practice.  Download here (32 megabytes).

Kyrie *
Gloria *
Credo III
Sanctus *
Agnus Dei  *
* Mass VIII - De Angelis

This sheet music is also found in the Saint Edmund Campion missal-hymnal available at the chapel.  The page numbers for the hymns and Ordinaries are listed on the hymn-board in the front of the chapel, at the left of the sanctuary at each Mass.

Homily - Solemnity of the Holy Family - January 12, 2014

Col. 3:12-17; Lk. 2:42-52

Luke alone gives us this episode in our Lord’s childhood, in what are otherwise the hidden years in our Lord’s life at Nazareth.  And it gives us an incisive insight into life of the Holy Family and of our families.

Homily - Octave of Christmas - January 1, 2014

Tit. 2:11-15; Lk. 2:21

The readings of the Christmas season reveal to us the Person of Jesus, the Word made flesh, God made man, all divine and yet all human.  In our Epistle reading, St. Paul tells us that the grace of God has appeared to us, our great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.  He gave Himself for us.  The Christ Child born in the Bethlehem of time is the Self-Same eternal Son of God.

Homily - Sunday within the Octave of Christmas - December 29, 2013

Gal. 4:1-7; Lk. 2:33-40

So great is the mystery of the Lord’s birth and Incarnation, that the Church gives us an entire season, that of Christmas-Epiphany, to reflect on its meaning.  The readings today show us how the circle widens and how completely the Lord entered into humanity.

Homily - Christmas Day - December 25, 2013

In the Mass of Christmas midnight, the Gospel gives us the familiar and heartwarming scene of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the manger.  This is the birth of Christ from Mary, His birth in time.  The Gospel readings of the Christmas and Epiphany Seasons will show us how deeply Christ entered into humanity. 

Epiphany Dance - Pro-Life Fundraiser

The Epiphany Family Dance, a fundraiser for Life Centers of Ventura County, sponsored by the Latin Mass community of St. Mary Magdalen was a success!  Young and old alike took part in multicultural dances with instruction.  We all had a chance to try our singing voices as the three Wise Men came bearing gifts to the Christ Child in support of the unborn.  We sang "We Three Kings" followed by the "Twelve Days of Christmas" where each table around the room took one of the 12 days while the children in the center of the room sang "5 golden rings".  Everyone enjoyed plentiful refreshments.  The Life centers benefited by cash donations and gifts of baby necessities.  Thanks to all the volunteers who decorated the hall and thoroughly cleaned it before leaving!
Photos from the event here.