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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Epiphany Home Blessings 2017

Home Blessings for 2017 will be offered during the Octave of the Epiphany:  Friday, January 6 - Friday, January 13.    Monday, December 30, 2016 will be the last day to sign up to have Father bring the Epiphany Blessing to your home.  Read more and sign up!

Sermon - The Nativity of Our Lord - December 25, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Christmas and the Holy Innocents" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, December 25th, 2016
Sermon (5.92 MB,  6:27 min)

Friday, December 23, 2016

For unto us a Child is born!

Isaiah 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder:  and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 40:1  Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.  Speak ye comfort to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned.  The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight, and the rough places plain.

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - January 2017

10 AM January 1st:  Circumcision of Our Lord
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Zoltan & Yoli Leskowsky (L)


10 AM January 8th:  The Holy Family
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Rick & Mary Rollino (L)


10 AM January 15th:  2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Fr. Fryar - Confessions  9AM
Mass intention:  Wilfrid Villarrubia (D)


10 AM January 22nd:  3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Rick & Mary Rollino (L)


10 AM January 29th:  4th Sunday after Epiphany
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Hector Tarin (D)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sermon - 4th Sunday of Advent - December 18, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Preparing for the Nativity of Our Lord" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, December 18th, 2016
Sermon (4.43 MB,  4:51 min)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Parish Christmas Concert - Monday 12/19

The Latin Mass choir will be participating again in the parish's Christmas Concert on Monday, December 19th at 7:00pm along with the other parish choirs.   The concert is free and will be at the big church at 25 N Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010.

In addition to the Extraordinary Form Christmas Day 10am Latin Mass, the choir will also sing for the 4:30pm extra English Novus Ordo Christmas Mass on Christmas Eve at the chapel. 

More details at the parish website for special events and liturgies

Save the Date - Fr. Fryar - University Series 2017

Fr. Fryar will be speaking again this year!  His topic will be:

At Mass: How do we enter into the Mystery of our Faith? In the Old Testament temple, and in classical churches, worshipers approached the altar through courtyards and vestibules. How is the Holy Mass set apart from our secular world today?  How do we progress in the Sacred Liturgy to enter into the Mysterium Fidei?

St Jude's Catholic Church  
32032 Lindero Canyon Rd
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 7:30pm


The University Series is a large multi-parish adult education program during the season of Lent that started in 2002.  The University Series offers more than 100 seminars connecting faith with real life in areas such as current events, contemporary moral issues, evangelization, faith and science, marriage and family, church history, scripture, and prayer.   The 2017 Lenten Season program is expected to be published January 16th, 2017 and available at http://theuniversityseries.org/

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Prayer Request - Victoria Peters

Victoria Peters (seated, center)
Please offer up prayers for a long time Traditional Latin Mass supporter, Victoria Peters.  She had suffered a stroke in mid November and is not recovering.  Vicki will be moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility to attempt to recover her ability to move and speak.  Without this progress she will be moved to long term care.  Vicki and Rick have seven children, three married & nine grandchildren.  All five of her sons were Altar Servers at Los Angeles area Latin Masses with Fr. Robert Bishop, CMF covering a span of over 25 years.  Vicki was active with Una Voce Los Angeles and served as Vice President.  The extended family now lives in Colorado Springs and they will appreciate your Spiritual Bouquets!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sermon - 2nd Sunday of Advent - December 4, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "What went you out into the desert to see... a Reed shaking in the wind?" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, December 4th, 2016
Sermon (6.16 MB,  6:44 min)

Saint Anthonys will have the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday!

Beginning January 1st , 2017, Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church at 720 E Grand Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245 will have a Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at 1:30pm.  All Sundays, except the 2nd Sunday of the month, will be a Low Latin Mass, with Fr. Michael Carcerano as celebrant.  This weekly Tridentine Latin Mass will provide the South Bay Catholic community with the opportunity to experience the rich heritage of our Catholic faith. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - December 2016

10 AM December 4th:  2nd Sunday of Advent
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Jason Lopez (D)


7 PM December 8th:  Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 6:15PM  


10 AM December 11th:  3rd Sunday of Advent
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Jason Lopez (D)


10 AM December 18th:  4th Sunday of Advent
Fr. Fryar - Confessions  9AM
Mass intention:  Rick & Mary Rollino (L)


10 AM December 25th:  The Nativity of Our Lord
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Helen Milan (L)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sermon - 1st Sunday of Advent - November 27, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Masutti's sermon on "The Season of Advent and our preparation for the coming of Christ" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, November 27th, 2016
Sermon (6.3 MB,  6:50 min)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fr. Fryar on EWTN is now available on-line!

EWTN LIVE - 11/16/16 FR. JAMES FRYAR - Duration: 01:00 hour

Fr. James Fryar from the Fraternity of Saint Peter reveals the timeless beauty of the universal language of the church used in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.  Episode Number: ELI02919  


View on YouTube

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - December 8

Holy Day of Obligation

Low Mass at 7:00 pm
St. Mary Magdalen chapel
Thursday, December 8th.

Receive O Lord, the saving oblation which we offer Thee on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and grant that, as we confess her to have been preserved, by Thy prevenient grace, from all taint of evil, so, through her intersession, we may be freed from all sin, through Our Lord.  Amen.

Sermon - Resumed 6th Sunday after Epiphany - November 13, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Masutti's sermon on "The parables of the Leaven and of the Mustard Seed" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, November 13th, 2016
Sermon (6.4 MB,  6:48 min)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

On Total Consecration to Mary

Two Wyoming Catholic College students recently decided to pursue or renew “total consecration to Jesus through Mary” according to the method of St. Louis Marie de Montfort.  They mentioned their plan to some friends, and within a few days the group was 40 students.  A day or so later, it was 70 students.  Faculty members came on board.  The president of the College expressed interest.  Before long, families even outside of Wyoming Catholic College were joining the movement.  The morning of November 5th, a group of twenty or so gathered at the local public library in Lander, Wyoming for a kick-off event, and Dr. Jeremy Holmes was asked to give a talk introducing Marian devotion and the “total consecration” in particular.

Consecration Talk

About Dr. Holmes

Sermon - Resumed 5th Sunday after Epiphany - November 6, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Masutti's sermon on "The Holy Souls in Purgatory" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, November 6th, 2016
Sermon (18.1 MB,  19:21 min)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Fr. Fryar on EWTN Live!

From Fr. Fryar:

During Holy Week, if you remember, I was invited to EWTN to be on Fr Mitch Pacwa's show. There was a scheduling conflict so they didn't show it then, it was recorded and will air while I'm on retreat.  It was supposed to be about FSSP of Los Angeles but Fr Pacwa asked me how do I want to start the show,  I suggested it start off with a bit about the Latin Mass.   Well that "bit" about the Latin Mass ended up being the whole hour! At the time I was still doing the Theology of the Mass series, so I guess I had plenty to talk about! You should really see it! 

EWTN LIVE - 11/16/16 FR. JAMES FRYAR - Duration: 01:00 hour
Fr. James Fryar from the Fraternity of Saint Peter reveals the timeless beauty of the universal language of the church used in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.  Episode Number: ELI02919   CC  TV-G

EWTN Program Schedule
Wednesday, 11/160  6:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/16  11:00 PM
Thursday, 11/17  07:00 AM


After the EWTN airings, you should also be able to view the episode on the YouTube EWTN channel   

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - November 2016

10 AM November 6th:  Resumed 5th Sunday after Epiphany
Fr. Masutti - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention: 


10 AM November 13th:  Resumed 6th Sunday after Epiphany
Fr. Masutti - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention: 


10 AM November 20th:  Last Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Raftery - Confessions  9AM
Mass intention: 


10 AM November 27th:  1st Sunday of Advent
Fr. Masutti - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hector Tarin – January 5th 1931 - October 20th 2016

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Hector Tarin who died today 10/20/2016.  Hector was one of the original Altar Servers for the Traditional Latin Mass at Mission San Buenaventura almost 18 years ago!  How fitting it is that his Requiem will be at the Mission where he served faithfully at the foot of the Altar.  Hector & Alicia have been a shining example of marital fidelity for over 62 years!

Fr. Carcerano blesses Hector & Alicia for their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Obituary
http://reardonfuneral.com/Obituaries.html

Father Michael Carcerano will conduct all of the services.

Rosary on Wednesday 10/26 at 6:00 pm
Reardon Funeral Home
757 East Main St, Ventura, CA 93001


Sung Requiem Mass on Thursday 10/27 at 11:00 am
Mission San Buenaventura
211 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001


Interment immediately following
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
5400 Valentine Rd, Ventura, CA 93003

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sermon - 22nd Sunday after Pentecost - October 16, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Politics and Virtue" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, October 16th, 2016
Sermon (6.2 MB,  6:35 min)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mozart Requiem - Saint Mary Magdalen Parish

Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Presents - Mozart Requiem

St. Mary Magdalen Church
25 N. Las Posas Road (at Crestview)
Camarillo, CA 93010


Friday, November 4th, 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Featuring singers from:  St. Mary Magdalen Church, including one of our own Traditional Latin Mass choir members, Bruce Markovich who will sing a Bass solo, as well as Gold Coast Chorus;  King of Glory Lutheran Church;  Our Lady of the Assumption Church;  Pacific Shores Master Chorale;  St. Julie Billiart Church

Tickets are available for purchase at the Parish office or at the door. General admission is $7.00 donation.  View event flyer...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sermon - 21st Sunday after Pentecost - October 9, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Forgiveness & Pride" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, October 9th, 2016
Sermon (3.7 MB,  3:59 min)

Photos of Solemn High Mass at Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference

Photos taken by the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco

View photos

Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form celebrated at Our Savior Parish, USC Caruso Catholic Center in Los Angeles, October 1st, 2016, as part of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. The celebrant was Fr. Federico Masutti, FSSP, assisted by Fr. James Fryar, FSSP (Deacon, homilist), and Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP (Subdeacon).

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sermon by Fr. Fryar at Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference

Sermon given by Fr. Fryar during the Solemn High Mass on October 1st, 2016 for the Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy (The perfect Sacrifice, a Mystery enveloped in mysteries)

Audio recording  (3.9 mb, 4:18 min)

To be sacred or holy is to be set apart from the profane. The sacred things of God are set apart by barriers. These layers of sacred barriers increase until we reach where He Who is Most Holy abides.

This we see in the construction of the Temple in the Old Testament, which was divided into courts, and this we also see in the construction of the church, which is likewise divided up into parts - the vestibule, the nave, the sanctuary, the altar, the tabernacle.  Each is a step or barrier closer to the center, where He Who is Most Sacred resides.

We can see this design of barriers toward the most sacred in the prayers at Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  In the center of the Mass is the most sacred part - the Consecration.  Surrounding the Consecration like a perfect circle is the Canon of the Mass. Nobody knows who wrote the Canon and yet it is so perfect that it can be divided and subdivided and admired.  It is like a perfect circle that begins with God - 'Te igitur clementissime Pater" and ends with God - "Omnis honor et gloria."

If you step back and look at this circle you will see that all the sides mirror each other.  The Memento of the Living is mirrored on the other side of the Consecration by the Memento of the Dead.  Before the consecration we pray for the church, after we commemorate the Old Testament.  Before there is a list of saints and after, a list of saints. 

And as you step back further you will see that the Canon is likewise in a frame.  Before it we see the Preface, symbolizing the prayer of Our Lord giving thanks to His Father at the Last Supper: 'Vere dignum et iustum est.. gratias agere."  After is the Our Father - the perfect priestly prayer of Christ to His Father that contains the seven things we need to pray most in order of importance.  These are likewise framed by the Offertory and the Communion.  Which are likewise framed by the readings - symbolizing the public life of Our Lord, and the Last blessing which represents the Ascension.  Finally another frame of introduction and conclusion - the prayers of preparation at the Foot of the Altar and the Last Gospel. 

God's creation is so perfect that it can convert an atheist. We can admire the intricate parts of a flower or the perfection of the planets. It is fitting that right worship offered to a perfect and intricate Creator likewise be perfect, reflecting the perfection of He Whom we worship. This is what the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is.  We are honored to be here, to have the privilege of participating in a perfect Sacrifice, a Mystery enveloped in mysteries, a glimpse of Heaven and a participation in the Life of the Trinity!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - October 2016

10 AM October 2nd: 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Hozie & Laura Burke (L)


10 AM October 9th: 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Nathaniel Storm (L)


10 AM October 16th: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions  9AM
Mass intention:  Martin Dayao (D)


10 AM October 23rd: 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Ray Borelli (D)


10 AM October 30th: Christ the King
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Rosemary Kowalski (D)

Picnic in the Park after Mass - October 9th

Come and visit with Father Fryar who will join us at our "Picnic in the Park" after Mass on Sunday, October 9th.  The event will run from Noon until 5 p.m. 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!  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!

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.

Sermon - 19th Sunday after Pentecost - September 25, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Wedding Garment - Sanctifying Grace" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, September 25th, 2016
Sermon (9.1 MB,  9:42 min)

Sermon - 18th Sunday after Pentecost - September 18, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "How Christ sees the sinner versus how the Pharisee sees the sinner" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, September 18th, 2016
Sermon (4.2 MB,  4:28 min)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Solemn High Mass for the Society for Catholic Liturgy

The Solemn High Mass (Extraordinary Form) to be offered by the FSSP as part of the conference program for the Society for Catholic Liturgy has been moved.  Previously scheduled at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, it will now be at Our Savior Parish at USC Caruso Catholic Center located at 844 West Thirty Second Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007.  It's quite a phenomenal church, built recently and quite beautiful.  The Mass will be on Saturday, October 1st at 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sermon - 16th Sunday after Pentecost - September 4, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "keep Holy the Sabbath Day" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, September 4th, 2016
Sermon (10.4 MB, 11.04 min)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - September 2016

10 AM September 4th - 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention: Mary Jean Barisa (D)


10 AM September 11th - 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Raftery - No Confessions
Mass intention:  Brian & Paula Maddux (L)


10 AM September 18th - 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Confraternity of Saint Peter


10 AM September 25th - 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Hector Tarin (L)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sermon - 15th Sunday after Pentecost - August 28, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "the Composition of Place" from Saint Ignatious & The Spiritual Exercises at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, August 28st, 2016
Sermon (6.36 MB, 6.56 min)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Solemn Latin High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

An historical and exciting occasion as the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the AngelsA Solemn High Mass will be offered by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter at the Cathedral at 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles on October 1st, Saturday, at 8:00 a.m. 

This Mass is part of the Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Read more...  As you can see from the program, this Mass enjoys a major placement within the conference.  Fr Masutti FSSP will be the celebrant, Fr Fryar FSSP will be the deacon and preach.  Fr Austin FSSP will be the subdeacon.  The FSSP.LA choir will be singing.  Please come! Invite your friends!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sermon - 14th Sunday after Pentecost - August 21, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "no one can server two masters" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, August 21st, 2016
Sermon (6.3 MB, 6.53 min)

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Low Mass at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel followed by investiture in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  (Bring your own scapular).

On August 15 the universal Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which we commemorate her being taken up body and soul into heaven when her earthly life was finished. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us: “The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son's Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of His Body” (974). Thus, the Assumption looks to eternity and gives us hope that we, too, will follow Our Lady when our life is ended.

 The Assumption first began to be celebrated as a feast day in the Eastern Church after the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus (431) proclaimed Mary the Mother of God. By the sixth century, the feast celebrated Mary’s Dormition, “her falling asleep.” The western church began to celebrate this feast around 650. St. John Damascene (675-749), an early Father and Doctor of the Church, expressed the belief of his time by writing that Mary’s “pure and sinless body was not left on earth but was transferred to a heavenly throne.”   The Church’s teaching on the Assumption was formally proclaimed a doctrine by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

 Today we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, who always directs us to her Son.  According to Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, “The main ministry of Mary is to incline men’s hearts to obedience to the Will of her Divine Son.” Her last recorded words at Cana are the words that she conveys to us on the solemnity of the Assumption: “Do whatever He tells you.” She asks us to be obedient to Him, to surrender our hearts to Him, and to say “Yes” to Him, just as she did, despite our uncertainties. She desires that we come to Him with open and contrite hearts, seeking His mercy and His holy will in our lives, so that we may one day be united with Him in heaven for all eternity. The Blessed Mother is our advocate and guide in this life who loves us as only a mother can. Her maternal heart overflows with compassion for us, and she is always there for us, eager to listen to our prayers, and to draw us closer to the heart of her Son. Our Blessed Mother has preceded us into Heaven so that on the day of final judgment she will be there to accompany us on our eternal journey.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

If you have not been enrolled in the Brown Scapular, Father Fryar will say the prayers of  investure after the 7:00 p.m. Low Mass on Monday, the Feast of the Assumption 8/15 at Saint Mary Magdalen chapel.  You must bring your own scapular!

In the year 1251, in the town of Aylesford in England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. She handed him a brown woolen scapular and said, “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.” In time, the Church extended this magnificent privilege to all the laity who are willing to be invested in the Brown Scapular of the Carmelites and who perpetually wear it.

Read more about the Brown Scapular devotion

Rose Scapular Company
3401 West Fifth Street, Suite 100, Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 240-9228


Ave Marie Catholic Gift Shop
323 Mobil Ave # 14, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 484-1371

Sermon - 12th Sunday after Pentecost - August 7, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "who is our neighbor" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, August 7th, 2016
Sermon (6.4 MB, 6.51 min)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - August 2016

10 AM August 7th - 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Irene Rehman (L)


10 AM August 14th - 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Raftery - No Confessions
Mass intention:  Christian Milan (L)


7 PM August 15th - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fr. Fryar - Confessions TBD - Low Mass


10 AM August 21st - 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Roberto Carranza (D)


10 AM August 28th - 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Margaret Petracca (D)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sermon - 11th Sunday after Pentecost - July 31, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on Custody of the Senses at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, July 31st, 2016
Sermon (7.16 MB, 7.49 min)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sermon - Feast of Saint Mary Magdalen - July 24, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on Saint Mary Magdalen given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, July 24th, 2016
Sermon (9.44 MB, 10.18 min)

Sermon - 9th Sunday after Pentecost - July 17, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Masutti's sermon on the Most Precious Blood given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, July 17th, 2016
Sermon (13.02 MB, 14.13 min)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sermon - 8th Sunday after Pentecost - July 10, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, July 10th, 2016
Sermon (8.4 MB, 8:56 min)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - July 2016

10 AM July 3rd - Solemnity of SS. Peter and Paul
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Bart Barisa (L)


10 AM July 10th - 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM.
Mass intention:  Gabriel & Alexandria Schuberg (L)


10 AM July 17th - 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:   Jason Lopez (D)


10 AM July 24th - Solemnity of St. Mary Magdalen
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Stephanie Milan (L)


10 AM July 31st - 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Jason Lopez (D)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sermon - 5th Sunday after Pentecost - June 19, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, June 19th, 2016
Sermon (9.1 MB, 9:55 min)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Hidden Treasure: Holy Mass by St. Leonard of Port Maurice

The Hidden Treasure. This book written by Saint Leonard who lived from 1676-1751, describes the great spiritual power of the Mass, how it holds back the wrath of God, its wonderful eternal and temporal benefits and several excellent ways to pray at Mass.

Read or download...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sermon - 4th Sunday after Pentecost - June 12, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, June 12th, 2016
Sermon (5.8 MB, 6:14 min)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saint Mary Magdalen Memorial Elevated to Feast Day

Marble Statue of St. Mary Magdalen
at the Chapel in Camarillo
On Friday, Pope Francis, calling St. Mary Magdalene a "true and authentic evangelizer," raised the July 22 liturgical memorial of the saint to the rank of a feast, equal to that of the Apostles' feast days. The decree was signed by Cdl. Robert Sarah, prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  This was accompanied by a new Latin Preface for the Mass and an article written by His Excellency, Bp. Arthur Roche,  secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship. It's titled "Apostolorum Apostola" ("Apostle of Apostles").

The letter explains the Holy Father's decision:  The Holy Father, Pope Francis, took this decision precisely within the context of the Jubilee of Mercy to signify the importance of this woman who showed great love for Christ and was greatly loved by Christ. ... Precisely because she was an eyewitness of the Risen Christ, she was also, on the other hand, the first to bear witness to him to the Apostles. She fulfills the mandate of the Risen One: "Go to my brethren and say to them" ... . Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples: "I have seen the Lord!"; and she told them that he had said these things to her" (Jn 20:17–18). Thus she becomes, as already noted, an evangelist, or rather, a messenger announcing the good news of the Lord's Resurrection; or as Rabanus Maurus and St. Thomas Aquinas said, an "apostolorum apostola."  Continue reading...

Plenary Indulgence on the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalen - July 22

According to the Enchiridion of Indulgences, No. 65, A Plenary Indulgence is granted to those who devoutly visit the parochial church  on its titular feast.  Thus one may obtain this Plenary Indulgence by going to St Mary Magdalen’s in Camarillo on July 22 and meeting the usual conditions of:

• Visit to the Church and recitation of the Our Father & the Creed
• Sacramental Confession
• Holy Communion
• Prayer for the intention of the Holy Father


Echiridion of Indulgences, Norms on Indulgences:
25. The work prescribed for acquiring a plenary indulgence connected with a church or oratory consists in a devout visit and the recitation during the visit of one Our Father and the Creed.
26. To acquire a plenary indulgence it is necessary to perform the work to which the indulgence is attached and to fulfill the following three conditions: sacramental confession, eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin. be absent.  If the latter disposition is in any way less than perfect or if the prescribed three conditions are not fulfilled, the indulgence will be partial only.
27. The three conditions may be fulfilled several days before or after the performance of the prescribed work; it is, however, fitting that Communion be received and the prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff be said on the same day the work is performed.
28. A single sacramental confession suffices for gaining several plenary indulgences; but Communion must be received and prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff must be recited for the gaining of each plenary indulgence.
29. The condition of praying for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff is fully satisfied by reciting one Our Father and one Hail Mary; nevertheless, each one is free to recite any other prayer according to his piety and devotion.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Altar Server Training - Cancelled

Due to complications that have arisen, we will not be having the altar server training at St. Mary Magdalen in Camarillo this year. We will just have the training at St. John Chrysostom during the week of the 20th.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Altar Server Training

FSSP Seminarian Rev. Poirier will be providing detailed Altar Server training over three days at St. Mary Magdalen chapel.  Fr. Fryar requests all current servers to participate and also encourages those young men who have received their First Holy Communion and who are interested in becoming Servers to attend as well.

16th June - Thursday - Low Mass Focus
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM: Introductions (Coulombe)
6:45 PM - 8:15 PM: Basic of Serving, folding hands, rules of osculation, etc. (Poirier)
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM: Low Mass (Served by Poirier and Coulombe to demonstrate how Low Mass is done)


17th June - Friday - High Mass Focus
6:30 PM - 7:40 PM: Application # 1 (High Mass - General)
7:50 PM - 9:00 PM: Advance Forms of Serving (Poirier)


18th June - Saturday - High Mass Focus
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Application #2 (High Mass - MC’s)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Application #3 (High Mass - Thurifers)
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Application #4 (High Mass - Acolytes)
4:30 High Mass, followed by Dinner

Pontifical Solemn High Mass with Bishop Schneider

Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan will preside at a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday, June 26th at 7pm. 

All are invited to attend this rare event at Saint Victor's Catholic Church, 8634 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sale to Support the Fraternity

Some items will be displayed for sale in the courtyard after Mass this Sunday, June 12th.  The proceeds from your purchases of Chapel Veils, Coffee Mugs and License Plate Frames will go to support the Fraternity's apostolate in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. 

Chapel Veil (made in Spain)$40
License Plate Frame$30
Coffee Mug$20

Monday, June 6, 2016

Picnic in the Park after Mass - June 12th

Come and visit with Father Fryar & Fraternity seminarian, Rev. Luke Poirier who will join us at our "Picnic in the Park" after Mass on Sunday, June 12th.  The event will run from Noon until 5 p.m. 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!  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!

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.

Sermon - Solemnity of the Sacred Heart - June 5, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, June 5th, 2016
Sermon (5.8 MB, 6:10 min)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Photos from the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Photos of Mass and the Eucharistic Procession on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. 

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Photos by Emily Raab

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sermon - Solemnity of Corpus Christi - May 29, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, May 29nd, 2016

Sermon (3.4 MB, 3:39 min)

Altar Server Training

Altar Server Training will be given by FSSP seminarian Luke Poirier at St. Mary Magdalen chapel in June.  The sessions will be on Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th in the evening after 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday the 18th in the morning.  More details will be coming soon.

Photos from Solemn High Mass and Confirmation with Archbishop Gomez

Photos from the historic event of the Solemn Mass by the FSSP District Superior, Fr. Gerard Saguto followed by Confirmations & Benediction with Archbishop Gomez on Tuesday following Memorial Day - May 31st, 2016 at St. Victor's Church in West Hollywood.

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Photos by Ron Lawson

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - June 2016

10 AM June 5th - Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Andrew Petracca (L)


10 AM June 12th - 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Eric Dodge (L)


10 AM June 19th - 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  William Maddux (D)


10 AM June 26th - 6th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Raftery - No Confessions
Mass intention:  Jonathan Milan (L)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

REVISED - Solemn High Mass and Confirmation with Archbishop Gomez

Please consider lending your prayer, participation and support at this historic event by attending the Solemn Mass by the FSSP District Superior, Fr. Gerard Saguto followed by Confirmations & Benediction with Archbishop Gomez.  Fr. James Fryar will also be participating in these events.

Please invite your friends & family!  The music will be excellent and sung by the participants of the Sacred Music Symposium.

Tuesday following Memorial Day - May 31st, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
St. Victor Church, 8634 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069


4:30pm   •   Solemn Mass with Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP
7:00pm   •   Confirmation & Benediction with Archbishop Gomez

               •   Reception following

Sermon - Trinity Sunday - May 22, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, May 22nd, 2016
Sermon (4.3 MB, 4:35 min)

Sermon - Pentecost Sunday - May 15, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, May 15th, 2016
Sermon (6.5 MB, 6:53 min)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wyoming Catholic College - High School Summer Program

Wyoming Catholic College is offering a $150 discount for all students of private Catholic Schools and homeschooled students for the 2016 PEAK Summer Programs.  Please just contact the Admissions Office at admissions@wyomingcatholic.org if you need more information!  The 14-day programs run June 25-July 9 and July 10-24.  Each includes 9 days of classes (Science, Humanities, Theology, and Philosophy), horseback rides, rock-climbing and rappelling, and a 4-day backpacking trip.  It's an adventure, and not only for students with previous experience, but also for those first trying out the Liberal Arts/Wilderness experience!  It's been changing hearts and minds since 2010, even for students who don't attend WCC.  That's all we can ask for!

The $150 discount knocks the total cost down to $845 (including a round-trip shuttle from the Denver International Airport, reading materials, and backpacking equipment).  Plus, if students decide to apply for WCC and commit by December 31 of their senior year, the total cost of the Summer Program will be credited against their freshman year tuition!

Trevor Lontine ('14)
Director of Admissions
Wyoming Catholic College
307-335-4421

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pray Twice - Join the Choir!

The Choir is always welcoming congregants willing to learn & sing the treasures of the Catholic Church's musical legacy written specifically for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. You need not have had any previous training to join the choir.  You will be taught to read musical notation and be given coaching.  You will find that singing the entire Mass is an unspeakable joy that will draw you more deeply into the Holy Mysteries!  For more information, contact the Choir Director

Pentecost Plenary Indulgence

From the The Enchiridion Of Indulgences, item 61:  A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who devoutly recite the hymn Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest. But a plenary indulgence is granted, if the hymn is recited publicly on the 1st of January or on the feast of Pentecost. 

Veni Creator Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
And in our souls take up your rest;
Come with your grace and heavenly aid
To fill the hearts which you have made.
O Comforter, to you we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above.
You in your sevenfold gifts are known;
You, finger of God's hand we own;
You, promise of the Father, you
Who do the tongue with power imbue.
Kindle our senses from above,
And make our hearts o'erflow with love;
With patience firm and virtue high
The weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread,
And grant us your peace instead;
So shall we not, with you for guide,
Turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may your grace on us bestow
The Father and the Son to know;
And you, through endless times confessed,
Of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
With you, O holy Comforter,
Henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New home for the TLM in California

From the Monterey Bay Area Latin Mass CommunityStarting Trinity Sunday, May 22, the old Sacred Heart Church in Hollister, California, will become the new site for the Traditional Latin Mass in the Monterey Bay Area.  A Missa Cantata will be offered on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the historic church located at 680 College Street in Hollister. A reception will follow in the courtyard outside the church.

Although much work remains to be done, the Latin Mass community is restoring the sanctuary of the old church, following as much as possible the original design. The restoration work and other improvements will continue in the months to come.

The Latin Mass community, which has been active in the Monterey Diocese for eight years, most recently at the chapel of a Catholic cemetery near Salinas, will now become part of the Hollister parish. It has been the only public Mass regularly offered in the ancient rite in the Monterey Bay Area.  Monterey Bishop Richard Garcia has supported the restoration of the Mass and of Sacred Heart Church, as has Fr. Claudio Cabrera, the new pastor of the Hollister parish.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sermon - St. Joseph the Workman - May 1, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, May 1st, 2016
Sermon (5.3 MB, 5:42 min)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Orchid Corsages

Your $5 purchase of an Orchid Corsage for that special Mother in your life will go to support the Life Centers of Ventura County!  Money raised will help pregnant women in need in our community.  Learn more at www.vclifecenters.com  The corsages will be for sale after Mass in the fountain plaza to the east side of the Chapel on Mother's Day, May 8th.

Aerial Video of Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel

Here is a 3 minute video take by drone flight around the Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel on a clear, sunny day!  This video is posted on the parish's website home page at www.smmcam.org.  Just scroll down or click here


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Picnic in the Park after Mass - May 15th & June 12th

Come and join us for a "Picnic in the Park" after Mass from Noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15th (& June 12th) at the Camarillo Community Center park.  Father Fryar will be joining us!

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!  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.

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - May 2016

10 AM May 1st - St. Joseph the Workman
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Jerome Cahill (D)


7 PM May 5th - Feast of the Ascension
Fr. Raftery - No Confessions - Low Mass


10 AM May 8th - Sunday after the Ascension
Fr. Raftery - No Confessions

Mass intention:  Michael Watson (L)

10 AM May 15th - Pentecost Sunday
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Rafael Guzman (D)


10 AM May 22nd - Trinity Sunday
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Helen Milan (L)


10 AM May 29th - External Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Eucharistic Procession
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9 AM
Mass intention:  Alisa Munoz (L)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Rides to the Solemn High Mass and Confirmation with Archbishop Gomez

If you are planning to attend and can give a ride or need a ride to the Solemn High Mass and Confirmation with Archbishop Gomez, please contact latin.mass.smm@gmail.com

Sermon - 4th Sunday After Easter - April 24, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, April 24th, 2016
Sermon  (6.6 MB, 7 min)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dr. David Arias Joins the Faculty of the FSSP Guadalupe Seminary


Dr. David Arias, a member of the faculty of local Thomas Aquinas College since 2005, just accepted a position on the faculty of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter's Guadalupe Seminary in Denton Nebraska.    He will be teaching  seminarians the required two years of philosophy.  The seminarians progress thru 7 years of studies at the seminary before ordination.  David and Jennaya Arias along with their 11 children have attended Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Saint Mary Magdalen on occasion and have attended some of our summer time picnics in the park.  The Arias' family would be grateful for your prayers during this stressful time of job & location change.  In the midst of leaving their many California friends and packing up a household of 13 people, they are expecting their 12th child to be born in July!  May God bless David and his family as he undertakes the challenge to assist in the education of the future Priests of the Fraternity.

Archbishop Cordileone - Thomas Aquinas College’s 2016 Commencement Speaker

On Saturday, May 14, the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will serve as Commencement Speaker at Thomas Aquinas College’s annual graduation exercises. During the event, His Excellency, who heads the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, will receive the College’s highest award, the Saint Thomas Aquinas Medallion, in recognition of his lifelong fidelity and service to the Catholic Church.  Read more...

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sermon - 3rd Sunday After Easter - April 17, 2016

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, April 17th, 2016

Sermon  (11 MB, 12 min)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Temporary Room to Rent

Mother & Daughter are looking for a room to rent, temporarily, in a traditional Catholic home.  They can pay only $300 per month, but will do any cleaning, laundry, pet care, gardening or other chores.  Experienced in elder and child care as well.  Clean, quiet traditional minded Catholics who attend the Latin Mass in Camarillo.  Margie & Mary Ellen  805-258-1175.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Sermon - Low Sunday - April 3, 2016

Audio recordings of Fr. Fryar's sermon given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo, April 3rd, 2016

FSSP at St. Mary Magdalen  (1.6 MB, 2 min)

Sermon  (6.5 MB, 7 min)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

A note from Father Fryar...

Dear Latin Mass Community of St Mary Magdalen,

It was a joyful moment when I was asked by the Vicar of Clergy for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles if the FSSP could take over the care of the Latin Mass at St. Mary Magdalen in Camarillo. Beginning on April 3rd, the Sunday after Easter, I will be coming to celebrate the Sunday Mass most of the time. This is a big step in the direction that many of you petitioned a few years ago, of having a full FSSP parish.

While I hope to do the best I can, I cannot promise much at this stage. I am only one person and as it is I am currently doing the work of two priests in Los Angeles. I will probably not be getting an assistant priest until we have opened doors to our own church in Los Angeles, and before then I need to raise serious funds in order to purchase something. However, rather than waiting for the point in time when we have more than one priest in the Archdiocese, I will do as much as I can to make the beginnings of an FSSP Apostolate in Camarillo.

I would like to express the gratitude that all of us feel for Fr Carcerano. As a priest who has great zeal for souls, he went a long way to do everything possible to provide for the need of those souls seeking the Extraordinary Form. He has done so much in the many years that he has lead the community. There is no way that I can pretend to fill his shoes, and while I will try my best, I wish to express my respect and gratitude for all that he has done.  Please know that he will continue to say the Latin Mass in several locations in Los Angeles.

See you on Sunday!
Fr Fryar