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: 9:00-9:45 a.m. - see schedule below
Contact: latin.mass.smm@gmail.com

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - May 2015

10 AM May 3rd - Fourth Sunday after Easter
Confessions 9:30 AM.  Benediction after Mass.  Mass intention:  Jason Lopez (D)

10 AM May 10th - Fifth Sunday after Easter
Confessions 9:30 AM.  Mass intention:  Maria Righi (D)

7 PM May 14th - Ascension Thursday
Low Mass.  Confessions TBD

10 AM May 17th - Sunday after the Ascension
Confessions 9 AM.  Mass intention:  Jason Lopez (D)

10 AM May 24th - Pentecost Sunday
Confessions 9 AM.  Mass intention:  Helen Milan (L)

10 AM May 31st - Trinity Sunday
Confessions 9 AM.  Mass intention:  Raymond Guerra (D)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Picnic in the Park after Mass - April 12th

Come and join us in the park after Mass from Noon until 5 p.m. on the Sunday after Easter, April 12th 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 each other better!
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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 North Modesto Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010.

Prayer of Saint Gertrude the Great for the Souls in Purgatory

"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy Souls in Purgatory".  
Our Lord told Saint Gertrude the Great that this prayer would release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said.  Approval and Recommendation signed by M. Cardinal Pahiarca, Lisbon, Portugal March 4, 1936.   Read more about St. Gertrude the Great.

Photos from Palm Sunday and the Easter Vigil

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible - 1 Corr 15

Resurrection (Matthew 28:1) "After the Sabbath and towards dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen and the other Mary went to visit the sepulcher. And all at once there was a violent earthquake, for the angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. His face was like lightning... The guards were so shaken, so frightened of Him that they were like dead men".

Symbols: A cross and four rivers are representative of the four gospels flowing from the cross of Christ, to irrigate the earth with the waters of life. The Phoenix is a legendary bird, The legend is that it lives from 4 to 5 hundred years. After gathering a nest of sweet-smelling twigs, the nest is set on fire by the heat of the sun. The Phoenix is consumed in the fire, however, out of these ashes the bird rises again, recreated and young, destined to live another 4 or 5 hundred years. St. Clement introduced the Phoenix as a symbol of Resurrection during the first century.

You can view all the stained glass windows of the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel with an explanation of the details depicted.  Click the link below, then click the first photo, then right arrow to step thru the photos.  Explanations will be to the right of the photos of full windows.

View Stained Glass Windows

Friday, April 3, 2015

Divine Mercy Novena Starts Good Friday

The Divine Mercy Novena runs from Good Friday to the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday after Easter). 

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on  Good Friday.  He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:  "These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy." 

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:  "On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."

For more information about the Divine Mercy devotion, including information about the Divine Mercy Sunday indulgence — and instructions on saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet — go to http://www.EWTN.com/devotionals/mercy

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Woman behold thy son, son behold thy Mother - John 19:26

The Crucifixion (Luke 23:33) "When they reached the place called "The Skull", they crucified Him there." Mary, His mother, Mary Magdalene, and St. John (found only in his gospel) were present. Symbols: The reed in the Crown of Thorns represent the Kingship of Christ. The whip represents Christ becoming man. The pelican is a symbol of Christ in feeding us with His flesh and blood in the Eucharist, as the pelican in extremes, feeds her young with her flesh. "I am like a pelican of the wilderness." (Psalm 102:6)

You can view all the stained glass windows of the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel with an explanation of the details depicted.  Click the link below, then click the first photo, then right arrow to step thru the photos.  Explanations will be to the right of the photos of full windows.

View Stained Glass Windows

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Will you watch one hour with me? - Matt 26:40

Agony in the Garden (Luke 26:40) After the Last Supper, Christ, knowing the betrayal of Judas, retired with His disciples to a place called Gethsemane. There he took Peter, James and John, He asked them to wait for Him and watch while He went by Himself to commune with God. After He prayed, He returned to find the three disciples asleep and said ... "What, could you not watch with me one hour?"  Symbols: The chalice symbolizes Christ's agony in the garden and the celebration of the Eucharist when we remember Christ's blood shed for us. The lamb symbolizes Christ, the Lamb of God who sacrificed His life for us.

You can view all the stained glass windows of the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel with an explanation of the details depicted.  Click the link below, then click the first photo, then right arrow to step thru the photos.  Explanations will be to the right of the photos of full windows.

View Stained Glass Windows