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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Special Series on the Traditional Mass on EWTN

Extraordinary Faith is a monthly 30 minute television program on EWTN that celebrates the beauty of classical Catholic sacred art, architecture, music, and liturgy. You will be taken to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring churches. You will be introduced to dynamic young Catholics whose faith has survived the demands of a secular world and who are becoming key players in the New Evangelization by sharing their enthusiasm for the traditions of Catholicism. You will be shown the rich vocations harvest that is synonymous with the movement to restore the Extraordinary Form of Mass to mainstream parish life.

Episode 1 – Mission San Juan Capistrano
Episode 2 – St. Paul Choir School at Harvard
Episode 3 – Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota
Episode 4 – Chicago – Part 1 of 2
Episode 5 – Chicago – Part 2 of 2
Episode 6 – Miami – Part 1 of 2

Episode 7 – Miami – Part 2 of 2

Homily - First Sunday of Advent - November 29, 2015

Rom. 8:11-14; Lk. 21:25-33

Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the four-week period preparing for the feast of our Lord’s birth at Christmas.  Ironically, it begins with the end.  It is all to tell us that our Lord is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.  At every traditional Mass, we proclaim the last Gospel, the Prologue of John.  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  He is the beginning, the creator, the source of all.  He has entered into human history and given all creation a new meaning, purpose, and finality.  He has come to establish the Kingdom of God.

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - December 2015

10 AM December 6th - 2nd Sunday of Advent
Confessions 9 AM. Benediction after Mass
Mass intention: Ruth Cahill (L)

7 PM December 8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Low Mass, Holy Day of Obligation

10 AM December 13th - 3rd Sunday of Advent
Confessions not available
Mass intention: William Whelan (D)

10 AM December 20th - 4th Sunday of Advent
Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention: Maria Meza (D)

10 AM December 25th - Feast of Christmas

10 AM December 27th - Sunday within Octave of Christmas
Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention: Robert Moore (D)

10 AM January 1st - Octave Day of Christmas
Low Mass

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day

Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day

October 3, 1863       

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.  To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.  In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.  Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.  Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spiritual Conference - Saturday November 21st - Traditional Latin Mass Community

This month's Conference at the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel will include Low Mass said at 12 noon by Fr. Michael Carcerano followed by the Virtus Training given by Deacon Ron Moon from 1:00p to 4:00p at the school hall at the back of the property.  If you plan to attend the free training session, please let us know by sending an email to Ron Lawson (

Homily - Resumed Sixth Sunday after Epiphany - November 15, 2015

1 Thess. 1:2-10; Mt. 13:31-35

Our epistle today is a shining page in sacred Scripture.  It is the first page of the New Testament.  St. Paul wrote his first letter to the Thessalonians in 51.  The first gospel, of Mark, was written in 64.  In the few words, the epistle today has everything.  St. Paul commended the Thessalonians on their faith, hope, and charity.  They turned from idols to the one true God, so we have monotheism.  Their hope is in the Lord, who was crucified and raised up, so there is Christology, and even persecution.  St. Paul had to flee Thessalonika because of opposition by the synagogue.  He commends the Thessalonians for their patient endurance as they persevere in tribulation.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Guadalupe - The Miracle and the Message

The most important event in the evangelization of the New World occurred in December 1531. Over the course of four days, the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego. As a result of this encounter, and the image miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma (cloak), nine million Native Americans embraced the Catholic faith, and the Americas began its transformation into “the Catholic hemisphere.” Our Lady of Guadalupe’s message of love had replaced the institutionalized violence of the Aztec culture and built a bridge between two worlds.

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message, narrated by famed actor Jim Caviezel, traces the history of this transformative event from the 16th century to the present. Featuring interviews with leading theologians, historians and experts on the scientific inquiries into the miraculous image—this gripping film explores both the inexplicable mysteries behind the image, and the continued relevance of the Guadalupe apparition to the modern world.

Homily - Resumed Fifth Sunday after Epiphany - November 8, 2015

Col. 3:12-17; Mt. 13:24-30

The Epistle today gives us the community virtues, how those regenerated by faith and baptism must live together in unity, forbearance, forgiveness, in peace and thanksgiving, a word which, in the Greek, is eucharistoi, suggesting the Eucharist, worshipping together, giving honor to God through Christ.  We are well to remember these qualities and this life which bring us grace and bear witness to the redemption of Christ in the world.

However, it takes on a new meaning when, in the genius of the traditional Missal, this reading is paired with the Gospel, which asks how we are to respond when error arises, or, as St. Augustine comments, any other obstacle or works of iniquity in our mission.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Virtus "Protecting God's Children for Adults" Program - November 21st

All volunteers who work with or around children in any capacity are required to complete the initial three-hour Virtus “Protecting God’s Children for Adults” program.  Deacon Ron Moon from St. Mary Magdalen will offer this 3 hour session for the Latin Mass Community on November 21 from 1 to 4 PM at the School Hall.  The presentation is not suitable for minors and we ask that children not be present for the training.

All director s of religious education , catechists, confirmation coordinators, youth ministers and music ministers working with youth groups as well as adult volunteers who have regular contact with minors must be fingerprinted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Fingerprinting by other agencies does not take the place of this fingerprint requirement.  There will be a fingerprint session held at St. Mary Magdalen School Hall on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 to 2 and 3 to 5 PM.  You will need to call 484-0532 to schedule an appointment. 
A complete listing of all requirements relating to Safe Environments can be found in the ADLA Administrative Handbook, Chapter 9 found on the Archdiocesan website under the publications link.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Audio Recording from Spiritual Conference - October 17, 2015

The conference included Low Mass, Benediction, potluck dinner and a talk by Fr. Fryar on "The Social Kingship of Christ" on Saturday October 17th 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).

The Social Kingship of Christ  (30 MB, 33 minutes)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours)

Divine Office on-line: 

In the Roman Catholic Church priests are required by canon law to pray the entire Liturgy of the Hours each day while deacons are required to pray the morning and evening hours. The practice among religious communities varies according to their rules and constitutions. The Second Vatican Council also exhorted the Christian laity to take up the practice, and as a result, many lay people have begun reciting portions of the Liturgy of the Hours.  This site offers many versions of the Traditional Office going back to pre-Tridentine monastic.  It is interesting and inspiring to see how little it has changed over the centuries.  This site is formatted for access to the traditional office on personal computers or smartphones.

Homily - Feast of All Saints - November 1, 2015

Apoc. 7:2-12; Mt. 5:1-12

Today, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  The Epistle gives us the picture of the Church triumphant, in heaven, worshipping the Lamb Who was slain, the 144,000, which represents a great multitude.  It is this great multitude, the saints, those named and unnamed, who we honor today.