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 30, 2015

"The Principle" a New Movie by Catholic Author - Showing This Weekend

"The Principle"  by Catholic author, Dr. Robert Sugenis, says that it is a message of hope for the human race and that this movie will be one of the most astounding you will ever see.  Ultimate questions about our place in the universe are addressed by the leading cosmologists in the world.  Empirical studies support the theory that our home, Earth, is the center of the universe!

Quotes from Chicago area religious during movie launch in October:

"Wow! I couldn't stop watching it. It raises important questions and at least opens dialogue that has huge theological implications. The importance of the human person and the unimaginably enormous love of God is at the very least considered again after seeing this film."  Rev. Joe Jablonski, St. Joseph Church, Chicago, IL

“…very engaging and it does an admirable job of introducing a vast amount of material from the last 400 years of the unfolding history of astronomy and cosmology. I would certainly recommend it toothers.”  Rev. John Kartje, Mundelein Seminary

“I found this documentary beautiful and engaging, enlightening and encouraging. Faith will always be faith, but in an age which so respects science, I think that this production may help people be open to the gift of faith.”  Rev. Kevin Feeney, Northwestern University

“Visually, it’s very entertaining. As a Catholic mom, as a Christian, I love what the film is trying to do…I wanted to see more.”  Dawn Meadows Dixon of Relevant Radio on The Principle

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - February 2015

Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
1-Feb SUN 10 am C B Septuagesima Sunday Robert Pearson (L)
8-Feb SUN 10 am ?   Sexagesima Sunday Asuncion Pearson (L)
15-Feb SUN 10 am C   Quinquagesima Sunday Kimberly Neale (L)
22-Feb SUN 10 am C   1st. Sunday of Lent Scarlet Lou (D)
C = Confessions available before Mass (9:00-9:45 am)
B = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Feasts of Candlemas & Saint Blase

Father Fryar, FSSP will be celebrating the following:  The Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mass, also known as Candlemas.
Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Mass and Procession
San Felipe Chapel
738 N Geraghty Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90063
The following day, is the Feast of Saint Blasé. Before Mass, there will also be a Blessing of Throats. 
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 7:30 am
Mass and Blessing of Throats.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
4018 Hammel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063 

FSSP Altar Server Training Workshop

The FSSP and the Acolytes of FSSP-LA will be hosting a Serving Workshop on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 @ 10 AM (all day event) at San Felipe Chapel, 738 N Geraghty Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063 . The Day will end with a Missa Cantata followed by a BBQ for all those in attendance. All participants will need to bring their own lunch.  If you are interested in learning the rubrics of Mass and how to serve on the Altar, please contact Charles Coulombe at You may also register by clicking here

Homily - Second Sunday after Epiphany - January 18, 2015

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

During the Christmas Season, we recall that what has existed before all time, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, the Son of God, has now been revealed in time.  What has been revealed comes up over and over again.

Homily - Feast of the Holy Family - January 11, 2015

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

So great is the mystery of our Lord’s birth and incarnation that the Church gives us an entire season to reflect on its meaning.  At Christmas, we realize that what has existed from before all time, the Son of God, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, has been revealed to us in human form.  Similarly, Epiphany means manifestation.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Obituary for Margaret Rose (See) Raab‏

Obituary - link for Margaret Rose (See) Raab (1920-2015)
Rosary - Wed. Jan. 14th, 7pm, Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, Daily Dr., Camarillo

Funeral Mass* - Thurs. Jan. 15th 10am, St. Mary Magdalen Chapel, Ventura Blvd, Camarillo
Memorial Gifts - may be made to the Life Centers of Ventura County
*  Ordinary Form in English, with Latin Mass choir

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Homily - Saint Rose of Lima Latin Mass - December 29th, 2014

Homily of Fr. Earl Eggleston at St. Rose of Lima on 12/29/2014

“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field which a man having found, hid it, and for joy on account of it goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.” (Mt. 13:44)

The Holy Eucharist is our true treasure, the heavenly banquet here on earth, the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary, the Holy Mass. The 19th century catholic convert, hymn writer and theologian, Father Frederick Faber, captures my sentiments best when he said:  “The Mass is the most beautiful thing this side of heaven.” The form of Mass known to Father Faber is that which we celebrate this evening, here at St. Rose of Lima and increasingly in many other parishes, religious houses and chapels throughout the world.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Religious & Clergy Appreciation Night - January 31st

The Knights of Columbus of Adolfo Camarillo Council 5272 will host its annual Religious & Clergy Appreciation Night at Saint Mary Magdalen Church Hall located at 25 North Las Posas Road in Camarillo on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 starting at 6 pm.  See flyer for details regarding dinner reservations.  This event will support local Clergy, Seminarians & Saint John’s Seminary for its 75th Anniversary.

Keynote Speaker:  Rev. Fr. James Fryar, FSSP is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter who has been charged by the Archbishop with founding a Mission Church in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  He is also a 4th Degree Knight.

Homily - Circumcision of Our Lord - January 1, 2015

Tit. 2:11-14; Lk. 2:21

Last week, I mentioned that one of the ways of seeing this Christmas season is that the circle around our Lord becomes wider and wider.  It begins with Jesus, Mary and Joseph, then the Shepherds, Simeon and Anna, the Magi, and, finally, all the world in His cross and resurrection.  Another way of seeing this season is how deeply the Lord has entered our humanity by His birth and incarnation.  First, He is born in time.  Next Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Name, He is given a name.  When we know someone’s name, we are able to know them, to enter into a relationship with them.  The following Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family, we reflect that so completely has the Lord entered into humanity that He becomes the member of a family.

Homily - Sunday within the Octave of Christmas - December 28, 2014

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

So great is the mystery of our Lord’s birth and incarnation that the Church gives us an entire season to reflect on its meaning.  What we see in the readings of this season is that the circle around our Lord becomes larger and larger.  It begins with Mary and Joseph at the manger, and the shepherds, the poor in spirit who respond with awe and wonder to spiritual things, and ends with our Lord’s baptism at the Jordan, where He disappears into the crowd of humanity which seeks God, and begins His earthly ministry.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Registration - Confession - Choir - Bulletin

Parish Registration
If you attend Mass at Saint Mary Magdalen on a regular basis, please register with the parish. 
Sacraments such as Baptism and Marriage require parish registration for a period of at least six months prior to the administration of the sacrament.

Confession Times
Come early if you desire to make your confession when this Sacrament is made available.  See the schedule for which days the priest is available noted by the letter (C).  This is typically from 9:00 am to 9:45 am.  Please note that the priest needs 15 minutes to prepare for the start of Mass at 10 am.  

Sing with the Choir
All parishioners are welcome to sing the processional, recessional, hymns and the chant Ordinaries.  These are noted on the hymn board at the front of the chapel to the left in the sanctuary.  The Saint Edmund Campion missals are provided for your use and include the propers and ordinaries for the Mass and some of the hymns.  For instructions on the use of this hymnal (click here).  The schola, consisting of men only, chants the Propers of the day.  The Choir always welcomes new members!  If you would like to learn more or give it a try, please contact Andrew Petracca, our choir director.

The Parish Bulletin
There is a great deal of information in the parish bulletin and it is available on line!  Check it frequently for contacts, ministries, events, prayer requests, adoration schedule, the Pastor's messages, announcements, etc.

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - January 2015

Date Day Time     Calendar Intention
1-Jan THU 10 am C   Octave day of Christmas All Parishioners
4-Jan SUN 10 am C? B
Holy Name of Jesus
Jason Lopez (D)
11-Jan SUN 10 am C?  
The Holy Family
Joseph Turco (D)
18-Jan SUN 10 am C   Second Sunday after Epiphany Jason Lopez (D)
25-Jan SUN 10 am C   Third Sunday after Epiphany Jason Lopez (D)
C = Confessions available before Mass (9:00-9:45 am)
B = Benediction immediately following Mass
   *     To request a Mass Intention, contact Brian Maddux