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, June 29, 2015

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - July 2015

10 AM July 5th - 6th Sunday after Pentecost
Missa Cantata, Confessions 9:00 AM.  Benediction after Mass.  Mass intention: Jason Lopez (D)

10 AM July 12th - 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Low Mass, Confessions 9:00 AM.  Mass intention: Michaela Watson (L)

10 AM July 19th - 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Low Mass,  No Confessions.  Mass intention: Michael Watson (L)

10 AM July 26th - 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Missa Cantata, Confessions 9:00 AM.  Mass intention: Andrew Petracca (L)

Homily - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - June 28, 2015

1 Pt. 3:8-15; Jn. Mt. 5:20-24

Our Gospel today is taken from the Sermon on the Mount of our Lord.  Successively, he takes an Old Testament command, in today’s case, “Thou shalt not kill,” and continues, “But what I say,” and presents us with a higher standard, in this Gospel passage, “whoever is angry with his brother is subject to judgment.”  Our Lord is not simply giving a higher standard or a more strict command.  Rather, it is a matter of the heart.  St. Peter, in our Epistle, gives the famous Christian moral axiom, “Avoid evil and do good,” and continues, “Sanctify the Lord Christ, in your hearts.”

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Elizabeth Hise - Rest In Peace

It is with a heavy heart that I give notification of my Grandmother Elizabeth Hise’s death.  She passed away on June 17th 2015 of natural causes at the age of 94.  She is survived by 5 children, 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.   She has been an advocate of the Traditional Mass her entire life and is credited throughout our family for teaching us our faith.  She will be missed.

Her Requiem Mass will take place this Monday, June 22nd at the San Fernando Mission at 10:30 a.m.  15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345.  A burial will follow thereafter at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery.
Joseph Hise

Saturday, June 13, 2015

An Invitation from Santa Barbara Pro-Life Catholics

Dear Mary-and-Mercy Catholic
Have you heard about the diabolical new anti-life bill from our lawmakers in Sacramento?  AB 775 would require pro-life pregnancy centers to offer free Medicaid abortions to the pregnant moms who come to them for help!  If a center refused, it'd be fined $500 for the first "offense" and $1,000 for every "offense" after that!  No pregnancy center could afford to pay those fines, so they'd all have to close their doors, which of course is the ultimate goal of this vicious bill. 
We need to storm Heaven to stop AB 775!  An ideal way to do that is to gather this coming Sunday, June 14, at our monthly Prayer Vigil to End Abortion.  As always, we'll meet at 3:00 p.m. (the Hour of Mercy) in front of "Planned Parenthood," 518 Garden Street (between Haley and Cota Streets; from the 101, take the Garden Street exit)) in Santa Barbara.  Our Chaplet of Mercy, Rosary, litany, hymns and other prayers (about 40 minutes) will delight the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, bringing down powerful graces to defeat AB 775 and abortion, to save babies and moms, and to convert abortionists.  And we'll be sure to pray for our beloved fathers, too.
Please also pray for the soul of Maddie Press, who entered eternal life today (Friday).  Maddie is the mother of faithful pro-lifer Dr. Mary Press.  

Yours for Life, Mike and Dan

Friday, June 12, 2015

Rosary Rally for Traditional Marriage at St. Mary Magdalen Saturday, June 13 at 10 AM

Traditional Marriage Campaign - Sister Claudia, Director of Religious Education at St. Mary Magdalen invites you to join the Rosary rally which will be held this coming Saturday, June 13 at 10 AM in the Church on Las Posas Road at Crestview to support Traditional Marriage.

As Catholics we know without any doubt that marriage can only occur between one man and one woman, period.  We know that despite what men or men’s laws state to the contrary, marriage always has been and always will be between one man and one woman.  The traditional family and the very notion of God’s marriage as the union of one man and one woman is being confused, attacked and undermined.  America Needs Fatima is spiritually fighting back by organizing rosary rallies in defense of "God's Marriage". 

Read more about America Needs Fatima Traditional Marriage Campaign

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pope Francis wants Vatican Liturgy Chief to continue the work of Benedict XVI

Vatican City, Jun 3, 2015 / 01:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, revealed in a letter sent to a liturgical conference this week that when he was appointed to his post, Pope Francis indicated a desire to continue the liturgical work done by his predecessor as Bishop of Rome.

“When the Holy Father, Pope Francis, asked me to accept the ministry of Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, I asked: ‘Your Holiness, how do you want me to exercise this ministry? What do you want me to do as Prefect of this Congregation?’ The Holy Father's reply was clear. ‘I want you to continue to implement the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council,’ he said, ‘and I want you to continue the good work in the liturgy begun by Pope Benedict XVI,'” Cardinal Sarah wrote in a letter to the Sacra Liturgia Conference, which was made public June 2.

“My friends,” the cardinal wrote, “I want you to help me in this task.”

The Sacra Liturgia Conference is held annually, and addresses the importance of liturgical formation within the Church. It is a proponent of the new evangelization, and supports liturgical catechesis of the faithful.

Cardinal Sarah, who was appointed head of the CDW in November 2014, asked that Sacra Liturgia “continue to work towards achieving the liturgical aims of the Second Vatican Council and to work to continue the liturgical renewal promoted by Pope Benedict XVI.”

He cited in particular the emeritus Pope's apostolic exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, on the Eucharist, and his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which made it easier for all priests to celebrate the liturgy as it had been done prior to the reform which followed Vatican II.  Read the full article

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Baptism on Feast of Corpus Christi

You are invited to join the Lawson family in prayer as the Sacrament of Baptism is conferred upon Michael Paul Owen Lawson on the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 7th at 9:00 a.m. 

Please note that Confessions will begin afterwards around 9:30 a.m.