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, July 27, 2015

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - August 2015

10 AM August 2nd - 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions 9:00 AM. Benediction after Mass. Mass intention: John Campbell (D)

10 AM August 9th - 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions TBD. Mass intention: David Halpin (D)

10 AM August 15th (Saturday) - Feast of the Assumption
Confessions 9:00 AM

10 AM August 16th - 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions 9:00 AM. Mass intention: Ramiro Campos (D)

10 AM August 23rd -13th Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions 9:00 AM. Mass intention: Jason Lopez (D)

10 AM August 30th - 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions 9:00 AM. Mass intention: Kinga Illes (D)

Homily - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - July 26, 2015

1 Cor. 10:6-13; Lk. 19:41-47

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis visited three countries in Latin America last week.  While in Bolivia, he said, “Faith is a light which does not blind.  Politics blinds.”  Faith enlightens, but agendas, ideologies, blind us to the plan of God, the dignity of the human person.  Pope Francis was addressing a hostile regime.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pope Francis Appoints Fr. Robert Barron Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

ROME - This morning (7/21/2015), Pope Francis formally announced Father Robert Barron's appointment as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Bishop-Elect Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, host of the award-winning CATHOLICISM film series, and since 2012 has served as the Rector/President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary outside of Chicago, IL.  His website,, reaches millions of people each year. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 13 million times. Next to Pope Francis, he is the most-followed Catholic leader on social media.  Read more...

Portiuncula Indulgence

 From midnight August 1st to midnight August 2nd, you can gain the “Portiuncula” Indulgence.  To obtain the Portiuncula plenary indulgence, a person must visit the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels at Assisi, or a Franciscan sanctuary, or one’s parish church, with the intention of honoring Our Lady of the Angels. Then perform the work of reciting the Creed and Our Father and pray for the Pope’s designated intentions. You should be free, at least intentionally, of attachment to venial and mortal sin, and truly repentant. Make your sacramental confession 8 days before or after. Participate at assist at Mass and receive Holy Communion 8 days before or after.  Read more...

Monday, July 20, 2015

Picnic in the Park after Mass - August 16th

Come and join us in the park after Mass from Noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 16th 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, bean-bag toss, Frisbees to use as well! For those adventurous enough bring a squirt gun or Nerf gun for an epic battle!  There are clean bathrooms and a nice 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.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Homily - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - July 12, 2015

Rom. 6:19-23; Mt. 7:15-21

The Gospel today had a specific application in our Lord’s day, in the apostolic Church, and in our own day.  It is a perennial issue, that is, false teachers.  And our Lord says something wonderfully and disarmingly simple:  the inside and the outside must match.  There is a sensibility about this in the society in some areas.  We have laws about truth in advertising.  The list of ingredients on the outside of the can need to be the same as the inside, and, if not, there are penalties.  But the society rarely thinks of this in terms of other important areas, as well.

The Supreme Court and Laudato Si’

Posted by Christopher Zehnder in his blog:  "Notes from the Wasteland" June 27th 2015

When I first learned of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down statutes forbidding same-sex marriage, I felt neither surprise nor dismay. No surprise, for it was just what I had expected. No dismay, for I did not expect anything other from our society, or its government.  I did feel annoyed, however – for, like a vamp coming late to a party, the Supreme Court has drawn all eyes from the one who had been the belle of the ball: Pope Francis and his encyclical, Laudato Si’Read the full post...

Archconfraternity of Saint Stephen

Over the past year, work has been done to develop a group of Altar Servers dedicated to serving the Latin Mass that could go anywhere in the Archdiocese if asked. They have coordinated with Fr. Fryar and other priests to insure that Masses have been covered, both on Sundays and Weekdays. The next steps of establishing the Archconfraternity of Saint Stephen for Altar Servers is to extend an invitation to all servers of the Archdiocese. This is a worldwide program used by many Traditional Communities, including the FSSP in Sacramento:

The Guild of St Stephen is an International Organization of Altar Servers founded in England in 1904 by Father Hamilton McDonald when he formed a Society of Altar Servers at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in London. In 1905, Pope Pius X gave his approbation to the Canonical establishment of the Guild at Westminster Cathedral and in 1906, the Sacred Congregation of Rites made the Guild an Archconfraternity prima primaria enabling all the parish branches to be linked with it. The Guild spread, and in 1934, Pope Pius XI enabled all Guilds of Altar Servers throughout the British Commonwealth to be affiliated with the Archconfraternity at Westminster.

The objectives of the Guild:  To encourage, positively and practically, the highest standards of serving at the Church's liturgy and so contribute to the whole community's participation in a more fruitful worship of God. To provide altar servers with a greater understanding of what they are doing so that they may serve with increasing reverence and prayerfulness and thereby be led to a deepening response to their vocation in life. To unite servers of different parishes and dioceses for their mutual support and encouragement.

The organization is an Archconfraternaty which includes a special Mass of enrollment and presentation of a medal that may be worn whenever serving.  For more information, please contact Charles Coulombe at

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Litmus Test

Irene and Bill Grimm
Our parents were a warm blanket and a hair shirt to us

The following came in an email to Cal Catholic on July 1, written by Anita Zepeda, one of the 17 Grimm children, raised in Pasadena, most of whom graduated from Thomas Aquinas College.

I ordinarily set no store by the idea of planetary influence on our lives, but obviously the Magi did, so I will just say I would not be surprised if the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter this month did indeed have something to do with Grandpa Bill and our family Summer of Love. I have been watching these planets draw nearer and nearer through a string of lovely Southern California evenings, musing a lot about my recently deceased father and his countercultural life.  Read more...