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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - October 2014

Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
5-Oct SUN 10 am C   17th Sunday after Pentecost Laura&Hozie Burke (L)
12-Oct SUN 10 am C? B 18th Sunday after Pentecost Clyde Burke (D)
19-Oct SUN 10 am C   19th Sunday after Pentecost Helen Milan (L)
26-Oct SUN 10 am C   Christ the King Hector&Alicia Tarin (L)
"C" = Confessions available before Mass
"B" = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Homily - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 21, 2014

Gal. 5:25-26; 6:1-10; Lk. 7:11-16

This moving passage appears only in the Gospel of Luke.  Once again, we see Jesus, whom Luke remembers has an eye for the poor and lowly.  Jesus is at the end of His Galilean ministry about to descend to Jerusalem for His cross and resurrection.  Up until this time, He has healed, but this is the first instance where He has raised someone from the dead.  Fittingly, it is also the first time in which He is referred to as Lord, Kyrios, the name attributed to Him in His Godhead.  Only God can give life.  The central purpose of this passage is to present us with the object of our faith, that the dead rise to new life in Christ.

Homily - Exaltation of the Holy Cross - September 14, 2014

Phil. 2:5-11; Jn. 12:31-36

The cross is the fundamental sign of our faith.  We receive it at baptism, when the priest signs our foreheads with the cross.  And we use it all the time as a sign of the blessings of our salvation in Christ.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Picnic After Mass with Frs. Fryar & Carcerano - October 5th

Come and join us in the park after Mass from Noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 5th at the Camarillo community center park.  Bring your own lunch, beverage (no alcohol) and folding chair.  There is a horseshoe pit with horseshoes.  There will be a Bocce Ball set, Soccer balls & goals and 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 both Father Carcerano and Father Fryar as well as each other better! 
Latin Mass Picnic - June 2014
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. 

Tremendous Value of the Holy Mass

These quotes are taken from the book THE HIDDEN TREASURE - HOLY MASS by St. Leonard.  Imprimatur:  Michael Augustine Archbishop of New York Jan. 2, 1890

  • At the hour of death the Holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your greatest consolation. 
  • God forgives you all the venial sins which you are determined to avoid.
  • He forgives you all your unknown sins which you never confessed.
  • The power of Satan over you is diminished. 
  • Every Mass will go with you to Judgment and will plead for pardon for you.
  • By every Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less, according to your fervor. 
  • By devoutly assisting at Holy Mass you render the greatest homage possible to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord. 
  • Through the Holy Sacrifice, Our Lord Jesus Christ supplies for many of your negligences and omissions.
  • By piously hearing Holy Mass you afford the Souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief. 
  • One Holy Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death. 
  • Through Holy Mass you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you. 
  • You shorten your Purgatory by every Mass. 
  • During the Holy Mass you kneel amid a multitude of holy Angels, who are present at the Adorable Sacrifice with reverential awe. 
  • Through Holy Mass you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs. 
  • When you hear Holy Mass devoutly, offering it to Almighty God in honor of  any particular Saint or Angel, thanking God for the favors bestowed on him, etc., you afford that Saint or Angel a new degree of honor, joy and happiness, and draw his special love and protection on yourself. 
  • Every time you assist at Holy Mass, besides other intentions, you should offer it in honor of the Saint of the day.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Fr. James Fryar, FSSP - September 14th

Father James Fryar, FSSP will be the celebrant at a Sung High Mass (Missa Cantata) in the Extraordinary Form for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Sunday, September 14th at St. Mary Magdalen chapel in Camarillo at 10 a.m.  Fr. Fryar is from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and is working with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to establish a location for a Traditional Latin Personal Parish in the heart of Los Angeles.  There will be a coffee and donuts reception in the courtyard following Mass.

Homily - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 7, 2014

Gal. 3:16-22; Lk. 17:11-19

Luke remembers Jesus who had an eye for the poor and lowly, and so, once again, as in last Sunday’s Gospel of the Good Samaritan, a Samaritan is the hero of our Gospel today.

We have a certain insight into Jesus in today’s Gospel.  Leprosy was greatly misunderstood in our Lord’s day.  It was considered highly contagious and the result of sin.  So the leper lived a life of terrible isolation.  People would give them a large girth when passing them by.  In fact, they had to wear a bell around their necks so that before the leper was seen, he was heard, and could be avoided. 

Homily - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost - August 31, 2014

2 Cor. 3:4-9; Lk. 10:23-37

There is drama in today’s Gospel.  A lawyer asks our Lord a typical question for the day, “What must I do to inherit everlasting life?”  And our Lord elicits from him the ages old commandment to love God and neighbor.  But then the lawyer asks Him, “And who is my neighbor?”  If we were in the crowd, we might bristle a little bit at this question because it is asked in this sense:  who is my neighbor, so I may know who I need to love and who I need not to love.  Our Lord ever so gently and mercifully tells this beautiful parable where the Samaritan is the hero.  Jews and Samaritans had nothing to do with each other.  When the Lord asks the lawyer who is the neighbor to the man fallen victim to robbers, he cannot even get himself to say the word, Samaritan.  He says simply, “The one who showed him mercy.”