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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - September 2014

Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
7-Sep SUN 10 am C   13th Sunday after Pentecost  Fr. Kenneth Walker (D)
14-Sep SUN 10 am B Exaltation of the Cross Stephanie Milan (L)
21-Sep SUN 10 am C   15th Sunday after Pentecost  Hector & Alicia Tarin (L)
28-Sep SUN 10 am C   16th Sunday after Pentecost  Herbert Steinbeisser (D)
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Brother Stephen takes Perpetual Vows at Benedictine Monastery

The Zalesak & Raab clans journeyed to New Mexico to witness first hand, the solemn perpetual vows of Evan's brother on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  After nine years at Our Lady of Guadalupe Benedictine Monastery in Silver City, Brother Stephen said his final vows during a beautiful Solemn High Mass.  These monks have built all of the buildings by their own labor and craftsmanship.  See photos of the Profession and Monastery.

Life Centers of Ventura County Receives Medical Facility License

From: Life Centers
Sent: Aug 16, 2014 1:03 PM
Subject: LICENSED !!!!

Dear Friend of the Life Centers,

In my celebratory excitement after our inspection yesterday I sent out an unfinished message, laden with typos.  Now that I have calmed down let me attempt to coherently convey my heartfelt thanks to you for all your support and prayers as we went through the conversion into a medical clinic.

Just before inspection, we put our effort in the hands of God.  We offered it up to Him, knowing we have done our best.  We pleaded for His favor and for a successful outcome. I know we were joined in prayer by so many people of diverse denominations. We were united in our belief that all human life is sacred. Our prayers were answered.  We were granted our medical clinic license following the inspection by the CA. Dept. of Public Health. I am pleased to report that we passed with "No deficiencies" and so we know that all the hard work and preparation was worth it.

I want to thank the Life Centers board for their vision and perseverance. I thank the many individuals  and groups who supported us from the beginning.  Thank you to Dr. Timothy McNicoll, Dr. Keith Shonnard and Dr. Eric Wallace for their medical expertise. Thank you Susan Jones, R.N. and Amy Schuberg, R.N. and staff members for representing the Life Centers so professionally and  for the meticulous preparation and planning. Next week Susan can begin scanning with our beautiful new ultrasound machine which the Knights of Columbus provided for us.  God is so good to bless us with such help!

While we are immensely grateful for all of our staff, past and present, today cannot pass without acknowledging the efforts of two of our previous Executive Directors, Lisa Gelinas and Emily Raab.  Both served us at times of great need. Lisa helped find and move us into this beautiful, new office and Emily poured herself into the minute details and requirements of licensing and office organization.  We couldn't have done it without them. We are so grateful to these wonderful women. Please remember to keep Emily in your prayers as she continues to recuperate from a motorcycle accident.

Thank you again for the support you have given the Life Centers over the years, especially for your support of this conversion to a medical clinic. Technology is on our side and ultrasounds are an amazing tool in educating women about their pregnancies. It is education which can change minds and hearts. It is education that can save lives.

God bless you always,
Michele Loughman​
Executive Director

600 North A Street, Suite A, Oxnard, CA 93030

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Homily - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15, 2014

Jth. 13:22-25; 15, 10; Lk. 1:41-50

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated from time immemorial, the Eastern Catholics call it the Dormition, the falling asleep.  It has been defined in our day, in the lifetime of many of us here, on November 1, 1950, that Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven.

Homily - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - August 10, 2014

1 Cor. 10:6-13; Lk. 19:41-47

In our Gospel passage, the Lord is in Jerusalem to undergo His cross and resurrection.  From the Mount of Olives, He views the Holy City, the city which will reject and crucify Him.  The Jerusalem of our Lord’s time had lost its way.  It would find peace, but the awful peace which follows war and destruction with its fall in 70 AD.  To the Pharisaism of the day which dominated the religion of Israel, the Lord would cleanse the temple, for His teaching and sacrifice.  In this moment of tears, the Lord takes possession of Jerusalem for His salvific work.  It is there that He will be crucified and rise; it is there that the Holy Ghost will descend on the Apostles and the Blessed Mother; it is from there that the mission goes out to all the world.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - August 2014

Please note the time change for Fourth Sunday of August!
Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
3-Aug SUN 10 am C   8th Sunday after Pentecost   Ruth & Paul Cahill (L)
10-Aug SUN 10 am C B 9th Sunday after Pentecost   Refugio Franco (D)
15-Aug FRI 7 pm     Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
17-Aug SUN 10 am     10th Sunday after Pentecost   Christian Milan (L)
24-Aug SUN 1 pm C   11th Sunday after Pentecost   Josefina Meza (D)
31-Aug SUN 10 am C   12th Sunday after Pentecost   Helen Milan (L)
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Homily - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - August 3, 2014

Rom. 8:12-17; Lk. 16:1-9
This is one of the most difficult parables in the Gospels.  It takes us aback that the dishonest servant could be commended.  It begins to become clearer when we realize that in the ancient world, the slave, or the steward, had great discretionary power over his master’s goods.  This steward, in a crisis, about to be let go, was decisive and resourceful, and the interpretative saying at the end of the Gospel makes sense, “make friends for yourself through the use of this world’s goods, so that when they fail you, you may have a lasting reception.”

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Women's Retreat - Morning of Recollection

Father Carcerano will be offering a Morning of Recollection.  He plans to give 3 talks with plenty of time in between for prayer and reflection. Then Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form, followed by lunch at noon. 

Date: Saturday, August 9th
Time: 8:00am-1:00pm
Location: call or email 
RSVP: Alisa Munoz 377-7522 or 
*Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. 

Suggested donation of $10 will help cover lunch and a gift/stipend for Father.