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, March 26, 2014

Nota Bene! Palm Sunday Start Time Change

The start time will be 9:45 am on Palm Sunday due to the blessing and distribution of Palms before Mass and the length of the chanted readings!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - April 2014

Stained Glass Windows of Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel

6-AprSUN10 amCPassion SundayHelen Milan (L)
13-AprSUN9:45 amCPalm SundayMarcella Barisa (D)
17-AprTHU7 pmHoly Thursday
***FRI***Good Friday
19-AprSAT10:30 pmEaster Vigil
20-AprSUN1 pmEasterAmy Raab (L)
27-AprSUN10 amCOctave of EasterHector & Alicia Tarin (L)
*** = no Extraordinary Form Service, see church bulletin for Ordinary Form
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Homily - Third Sunday of Lent - March 23, 2014

Eph. 5:1-9; Lk. 11:14-28

There are two aspects to the Lenten season.  I don’t like to use these words because both are good, but there is a positive aspect and a negative aspect.  In the negative aspect, we take something away.  We sacrifice something willingly, or we give something up, a temptation, a sin.  Someone once said the fine art of sculpture is the art of taking away what is not necessary, and something wonderful appears.  Lent is like this.

Una Voce of Orange County - Annual Lenten Mission Pilgrimage

Una Voce of Orange County has organized their Annual Lenten Mission Pilgrimage, to be held on Sunday, March 30. The pilgrimage is open to all who are willing to walk, pray (especially the Rosary), and do penance.  Priests will accompany the faithful, to hear confessions and lead devotions as this journey of faith and foot is made. Information Flyer

Archbishop Sample - Homily on the Extraordinary Form

Excellent Homily by Archbishop Sample. On March 1, 2014 Archbishop Alexander Sample of the Archdiocese of  Portland in Oregon celebrated a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Brigittine Monastery "Our Lady of Consolation" in Amity, Oregon. The Mass was the crowning celebration of a 3-day  conference on Gregorian Chant and the role of sacred music in the  liturgy.

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New Latin Mass Blog for Los Angeles

On March 21st, a new blog for the Latin Mass in Los Angeles was launched.  It will present the  latest news, announcements, updates, Mass times, new Masses and workshops concerning the Latin Mass. It's purpose is the preservation of Tradition and the promotion of the Latin Mass within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  It is linked on the right side-bar of this blog under "Recommended Links".

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Homily - 1st Sunday of Lent - March 9, 2014

2 Cor. 6:1-10; Mt. 4:1-11

Each year, as we begin the Lenten Season, the Gospel of the first Sunday is the temptation in the desert.  Lent is a great season of grace for the Church.  We do not go into this season alone, but with the Lord.  It gives us inspiration that He was true to the struggle.  It gives us sure hope knowing that He has overcome the temptations that face us.  It should not be lost on us that we enter into this endeavor as a Church.  The fact that all of us go out into the desert of Lent gives us encouragement and strength in time of weakness.

New Stations of the Cross Dedicated at Thomas Aquinas College

New Stations of the Cross Dedicated at Thomas Aquinas College by Father Joseph Illo.  Story & Dedication Photos
Pray the College'’s New Stations of the Cross!  The slideshow below contains photos of the College’'s newly dedicated Stations of the Cross, as well as the prayers from the Thomas Aquinas College prayer book, by St. Alphonsus Liguori.  Meditate on Our Lord’'s passion and death:  Pray the Stations of the Cross
One of our Latin Mass choir members, Evan Zalesak supervises irrigation and lighting system installation.  Evan is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College, class of 2007 and is the grounds-keeping crew supervisor.  Photos of installation  Please pray for his safe return from a tour of duty in Kuwait with the Air National Guard.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Picnic in the Park After Mass - 2nd Sunday of the Month

We are expecting some warm & sunny weather this weekend!  Come and join us in the park after Mass from Noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 9th. 

Bring your own lunch, beverage (no alcohol) and folding chair.  There is a horse shoe pit so bring the hardware to share!  There will be a Bocce Ball set & Frisbees to use as well!  There are clean bathrooms and a new playground for the kids.  This will be a great opportunity for all of us to get to know each other better! 

Directions from the Chapel:  From the Chapel driveway, turn left onto Ventura Blvd (west).  At Carmen Drive, turn right (north) to Modesto Avenue, turn right (east).  The park is on the right and the playground is across from 1014 East Modesto Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010).

Switch to Daylight Saving Time this Weekend !

We don't want you to miss Mass this Sunday!  So remember to set your clocks forward an hour before going to bed Saturday night.  Otherwise you'll be an hour late.

Lecture - Pope Benedict and the Extraordinary Form - Father James Fryar, FSSP

This talk will be given by Father James Fryar of the Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP).  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Fraternity and the Mass of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

March 18th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Saint Anthony Roman Catholic Church
215 Lomita Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Homily - Quinquagesima Sunday - March 2, 2014

1 Cor. 13:1-13; Lk. 18:31-43

 Each of the Gospels takes into account this journey of our Lord from Galilee to Jerusalem.  His disciples are with Him.  He teaches them, He teaches them the way of the Cross.  And they do not understand.  There is a message here for all time, and for us today, especially as we observe this Quinquagesima Sunday and prepare for Lent.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Fr. Illo's Blog - "Latin Mass Keeps Us Wondering"

This morning I had the “Latin” Mass for the first time in two weeks. I can offer Ordinary Form Mass blindfolded with one arm tied behind my back, but I still tremble before beginning the Extraordinary Form Mass. What if I mess up the Prayers at the Foot? Will I remember each of the 12 times to kiss the altar and the 12 times to raise my eyes to heaven? What if I’ve forgotten the final Leonine Prayer? And then, this morning, there was the convoluted, beautiful, mysterious Latin of the Collect—somewhat incomprehensible to me when looking it over before Mass.  Read more

Catholic Charities of Ventura Benefit

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a fundraiser for Catholic Charities of Ventura from 5-11 p.m. March 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Council 2498, 36 S. Figueroa in Ventura.  Social time will be 5-6:30 p.m., with dinner from 6:30-8 p.m. and entertainment and dancing starting at 8 p.m.  Entertainment will include Claddagh Dance Company, Harvey sisters on Irish Fiddles, Joy Thayer on Irish bagpipe and Raab’s Rhythm Repertoire.  Cost is $20. Call Pat at 805-650-9492 for more information.

Life Centers of Ventura County Benefit

42nd Annual Event - Dinner, Dance & Auction
Saturday March 29th from 5:00 to 10:30 pm
Las Posas Country Club on 955 Fairway Drive in Camarillo
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