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, February 27, 2015

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - March 2015

10 AM March 1st - 2nd Sunday of Lent:  Confessions 9 AM. Benediction after Mass.  Mass intention:  Vaclav Kabat (D)

10 AM March 8th - 3rd Sunday of Lent:  Confessions 9:30 AM.  Mass intention:  Jerome Barisa (D)

10 AM March 15th - 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare):  Confessions 9 AM.  Mass intention:  Catherine Maddux (D)

10 AM March 22nd - Passion Sunday:  Confessions 9 AM.  Mass intention:  Philip Cronin (L)

10 AM March 29th - Palm Sunday:  Confessions 9 AM.  Mass intention:  Rafael Guzman (D).  Note: Mass will start early in the courtyard, with the blessing of the palms followed by a procession into the Chapel.

Annual Lenten Mission Pilgrimage to Mission San Juan Capistrano

Una Voce of Orange County announces their Annual Lenten Mission Pilgrimage from St. Michael's Abbey in Silverado to Serra Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano taking place in Sunday, March 15th!  See the linked Flyer, which has all of the important details for this truly beautiful and penitential experience.

Friday, February 20, 2015

"The Royal Priesthood of the Laity" - Lenten Talk by Fr. Fryar

You're invited to a Lenten Talk by Fr. James Fryar on "The Royal Priesthood of the Laity"
Saint Mary Magdalen School Hall
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 • 7:30 - 9:00 pm
2534 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010

"But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: " 1 Peter 2:9

Saint Peter names all baptized Catholics part of a "Royal priesthood," but what does this mean for us practically, and especially during this holy, penitential season of Lent, as we prepare for the Resurrection of Our Lord. You're invited to a talk by Father James Fryar, FSSP, on how we can live as laity this "priesthood" in a deeper and more fruitful way, drawing on the graces of our Baptism and especially the powers and duties conferred by the sacrament of Confirmation. The talk will be followed by a time for questions and answers and simple refreshments.

Father James Fryar, FSSP is a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, an order established by Pope Saint John Paul II 1988. He is establishing a parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that will be the newest apostolate of the FSSP. He has conducted numerous pilgrimages and retreats. Sponsored by Una Voce of Ventura and Saint Mary Magdalen parish. For further information call Brian Maddux at (805) 683-0196

Monday, February 16, 2015

Homily - Quinquagesima Sunday - February 15, 2015

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

The beauty of the 1962 Missal gives us three pre-Lenten Sundays.  Two weeks ago, the Gospel gave us the householder who hires workers at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day, and each received the same daily wage.  God gives His all, no matter when we come to faith or when we turn to Him.  Last Sunday, we had the farmer who plants the seed.  He works hard, going out day after day, tilling the soil, watering it, and doesn’t see anything for a long time.  He is a man of faith.  He knows that beneath the surface, something powerful and mysterious and not his own is taking place.  God gives the growth, and in one day, the whole field rises.  We believe in the sufficiency of God’s grace, as St. Paul says of the Lord, “My grace is sufficient for you.”  God gives us the grace that we need, He gives it to us when we need it.

Homily - Sexagesima Sunday - February 8, 2015

2 Cor. 11:19:32 & 12:1-9; Lk. 8:4-15

As you may know, Wednesday, February 18th, is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.  Today, we celebrate the second of three pre-Lenten Sundays.  Last Sunday, Septuagesima Sunday, or approximately 70 days before Easter, the Gospel of the landowner who hired workers at the beginning of the day and the end of the day, each with the same daily wage, enabled us to realize that God gives us His all.  No matter when we have come to faith, when we turn to Him, He gives us the whole of the divine life.  Today, Sexagesima Sunday, 60 days before Easter, we reflect on our belief in the sufficiency of God’s grace, as St. Paul recounts in the Epistle.  He had a thorn in his side which he asked the Lord to take away, and the Lord said to him, “My grace is sufficient for you.”  And which is unfolded in the parable of today’s Gospel.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pro-Life Ken Fisher in Hospital, Needs Prayers‏

Please pray for Ken Fisher, veteran Catholic pro-life leader here in Southern California.  He suffered a stroke on Tuesday morning (Feb. 10); he is paralyzed on one side and can only speak a little.  Two priests have visited Ken, and he has received the Sacrament of the Sick.  We have been told that Ken was to be transferred to St. Joseph Hospital in Orange on Thursday evening.

For decades, Ken has worked for preborn babies and the truths of our orthodox Catholic Faith.  He has prayed and sidewalk counseled outside abortion mills countless times.  At the Holy Saturday Rescue (prayerful, peaceful sit-in) in L.A. in 1989, the police broke his arm with a nunchaku.  Ken suffered greatly for the babies and their moms.  So we apply to Ken these words of St. Paul:  From now on, let no man make troubles for me; for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body. -- Galatians 6:17

In the 1970s and 1980s, every Dec. 28, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, Ken's Holy Innocents Reparation Committee held a well-attended candlelight procession in reparation for abortions on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, followed by a Rosary led by movie stars such as Ricardo Montalban and Ann Blyth at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Ken, a Knight of Columbus, has led the effort to expel pro-abortion politicians from the order.  He has also worked tirelessly to educate Catholics about the dangers that doctrinal dissenters pose to them and their children.  Ken has always held priests in such high esteem.  He has always done much for elderly priests.

Please pray that Ken will make a speedy and full recovery and that Jesus and His Mother will protect him from everything that can befall older patients who have no children to care for them.  God reward you for your charity in praying for Ken!  Your friends, Dan & Mike Engler.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Homily - Septuagesima Sunday - February 1, 2015

1 Cor. 9:24-27; 10:1-5

Today, we begin a pre-Lenten season of three Sundays before Ash Wednesday.  Today is Septuagesima Sunday, or roughly 70 days before Easter, and the readings are a real treasure of the 1962 Missal.

Homily - Third Sunday after Epiphany - January 25, 2015

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

We are still in the Epiphany Season, and, as you know, epiphany is a word in the Greek which means manifestation.  The early Church fathers saw in today’s gospel a manifestation, a paradigm, for the Lord’s birth and incarnation and earthly ministry.