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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - October 2015

10 AM October 4th - 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions 9 AM.  Benediction after Mass.
Mass intention:  Hozie & Laura Burke (L)

10 AM October 11th - 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions 9 AM

Mass intention: Bertie & Willie Burke (D)

10 AM October 18th - 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Confessions not available.
Mass intention: Jessie Urcheck (D)

10 AM October 25th - Christ the King
Confessions 9 AM

Mass intention: Elizabeth Hise (D)

Homily - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 27, 2015

1 Cor. 1:4-8; Mt. 9:1-8
In our Gospel today, our Lord does a healing.  However, it is more than that.  He is acting sacramentally.  He has forgiven the sins of the paralytic, something which cannot necessarily be seen.  The Pharisees accuse Him of blasphemy.  So he does something which can be seen, the healing.  He is able to heal by His authority, and, therefore, a fortiori, by His authority, he is able to forgive sins.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Homily - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 20, 2015

Eph. 4:1-6; Mt. 22:35-46
It was not unusual in our Lord’s day to ask a holy man which of the commandments is the greatest, and it was not even unusual for a holy man to respond with the command to love the Lord our God will all our heart, soul, and mind.  But it was unique for our Lord to add the second command, to love our neighbor as ourselves.  We can almost see the doctor of the law begin to walk away, before our Lord adds the second command.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Audio Recordings from Spiritual Conference - September 19, 2015

About 55 faithful gathered to hear Fr. Carcerano speak on "Blessed Junipero Serra" and "The Family as the Domestic Church" on Saturday September 19th at Saint Mary Magdalen school hall.  If you missed the opportunity, you can still gain benefit by listening to the audio recordings of the talks!  You can download (right-click, save as) or just click and listen on line (be patient while it loads).

Blessed Junipero Serra  (40 MB, 43 minutes)
The Family as the Domestic Church  (58 MB, 62 minutes)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Homily - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 13, 2015

Eph. 3:13-21; Lk. 14:1-11

In the world, we often find that those who seek the highest place and honors obtain them.  However, if we think about it, those are only passing, and end when our earthly journey ends.  Our Lord in the Gospel today is talking about something much greater and more important than that.  What we have are two of four lessons which St. Luke groups together since they all have to do with a banquet.  In the lesson which follows our Gospel today, our Lord says to invite those who cannot pay us back.  Our charity must be gratuitous.  Then He says, “and you will be repaid in the resurrection of the just.”  It is wonderful to think that we share that life even now, and that our Lord speaks to us today about something which will be fulfilled in the resurrection.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Spiritual Conference - Saturday September 19th - Traditional Latin Mass Community

Stained Glass Window in St. Mary
Magdalen Chapel Museum Wing
Join us for our first conference day on Saturday, September 19th, at the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel.  The day begins at 1:30 with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by presentations at 2:00 and 3:30, in the school hall, by Fr. Michael Carcerano, our priest chaplain, on Blessed Junipero Serra, and on the Family as the Domestic Church.  Refreshments (punch/cookies) served between presentations.  There will be an activity for the school age children in the school hall at 2:00, and supervised Frisbee on the school lawn at 3:30, but no childcare at this time.  The day will conclude with Low Mass at 5:00 PM (Sunday Mass of precept).  Our pastor, Fr. Preston Passos, has graciously approved this format for the third Saturday of each month (except December and March, due to seasonal use of the facilities).  Fr. James Fryar, F.S.S.P., who is on pilgrimage in September, will also join us for future conference days and give a presentation.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Homily - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 6, 2015

Gal. 5:25-26; 6:1-10; Lk. 7:11-16

This moving passage appears only in the Gospel of Luke.  Our Lord is at the end of His Galilean ministry, and about to descend to Jerusalem where he will undergo His cross and resurrection.  Today’s Gospel sheds light on the meaning of His paschal mystery.

Up until now, He has healed, but this is the first instance where He has restored life, where He has raised someone from the dead.  Fittingly, this is also the first time in which He is referred to by His messianic name, Lord, Kyrios, the name attributed to Him in His Godhead.  Only God can give life.  The central purpose of this passage is to present us with the meaning of His cross and resurrection, that the dead rise to new life in Christ

Friday, September 4, 2015

Homily - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost - August 30, 2015

Gal. 5:16-24; Mt. 6:24-33

Our Lord says in today’s Gospel that we cannot serve two masters, God and mammon.  Mammon is a Syrian word which means hard master, and represents all the temporal things of life.  The reason we cannot serve two masters is that we have only one purpose in this life, to get to heaven.

St. Paul gives us the context in the Epistle.  He is addressing the Galations, newly baptized, as were many in his missionary destinations.  He says the flesh is opposed to the spirit, and the spirit to the flesh.  By this, he is referring to their former way of life, in which they had no hope except for the things in this life.  But, now, with faith and baptism, they have the gift of salvation, and grace, and sanctifying grace, the indwelling of God with them.  Then, what they have received in reality, they must now inculcate in their way of life.