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, January 26, 2016

Homily - Septuagesima Sunday - January 24, 2016

I Cor. 9:24-27, 10:1-5; Mt. 20:1-16

As you may know, Easter is early this year, March 27th.  Today is Septuagesima, seventy days before Easter.  The traditional missal gives us three pre-lenten Sundays to prepare for lent.  Historically, lent was the time of proximate preparation of the catechumens for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist which they received at the Easter Vigil.  If you have ever looked at the traditional missal, the first part of the Mass, from the prayers at the foot of the altar through the sermon, is called the Mass of the Catechumens.  They were introduced to the Mass, and were instructed by the epistle and gospel, but they were not yet ready to be admitted to the Eucharist, so they were dismissed.  The Mass from the Creed to the end is called the Mass of the Faithful.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Archbishop to offer Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Los Angeles!

His Excellency Archbishop Gomez will offer a Solemn High Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form, and will administer Confirmation on Tuesday after Memorial Day Weekend, May 31st, at 7 PM at St. Victor's, 8634 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069.  Those to be admitted to Confirmation need to be approved by Fr Fryar, and ideally should be attending the Confirmation preparation that Father is giving every two weeks at St. Victor's.  Very Rev. Fr. Saguto, the District Superior of the FSSP, will also be present as well as seminarians from the FSSP.  All are welcome to attend the Mass.

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Latin Mass Conference in Monterey - February 27-28, 2016

The Latin Mass: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition and Keep The Faith are proud to present the following conference for Catholics, especially those committed to the timeless spiritual treasures of the traditional Mass.   Has the Final Battle Begun?   in Monterey, California at Monterey Tides, 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, California.  Read more...

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Audio Recordings from Spiritual Conference - January 16, 2016

The conference included Low Mass, Confessions, Exposition, Benediction, potluck dinner and a talk by Fr. Carcerano on “The Year of Mercy” and Fr. Fryar on “Pre-Lenten Season and our Preparation for Lent” at the 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 Year of Mercy (24 MB, 26 minutes) 
Preparation for Lent (24 MB, 25 minutes) 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Saint Mary Magdalen Christian Service Food Pantry

Please Help!  The Food Pantry provides food assistance to over 250 people in our community.  At this time, they are in need of donations with a special need for canned fruits, vegetables, beans, meat.  Also dried foods, beans, rice, cereals, pasta along with toiletries and paper goods (any non-perishable item).  Items may be dropped off in the large plastic tub in the entry way of the chapel.  A wonderful habit would be to drop off an item or two each Sunday!

Homily - Feast of the Holy Family - January 10, 2016

Col. 3:12-17; Lk. 2:42-52

It is a tenet of our faith that our Lord was not only born at a time and in a place, but that by His birth and incarnation has entered into all our humanity, except sin, which He nevertheless took upon Himself to redeem us.  The feasts following Christmas show us how, in the Presentation, He entered into the Old Testament law, in His circumcision, into the faith of Abraham, and its promises, which He fulfills, last Sunday, in the feast of the Holy Name, that He was given a name.  God has a name.  We can know Him, enter in to a relationship with Him, call upon Him.  Now, we see that so completely did out Lord, in His divinity, enter into our humanity, that He was born into a family.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Father Fyar to Speak at the Lenten University Series Program

Father James Fryar, FSSP will be speaking as part of the upcoming University Series, February 18th from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Parish Hall.  His topic will be Experiencing Christ's Passion more Profoundly in Every Mass.  Fr. Fyar, who says Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, will use St. Alfons Liguori’s mediation on how to follow Christ in His passion, death and resurrection in order to guide us into participating more deeply in each part of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This simple introduction to this devotion can make our experience of Mass profoundly deeper and more fruitful.

During the season of Lent, 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.   Read more about this program, invite a friend to join you and sign up.

Fr. Fryar is listed among the faculty for this program. 
His lecture can be found in the Liturgy section of the course program (LG-06 Feeling Christ's Passion).

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Spiritual Conference - Saturday January 16th - Traditional Latin Mass Community

Please mark your calendar and join us for our next Spiritual Conference which will be held Saturday January 16th.  All are welcome to attend whether or not you bring a pot-luck dish to share for lunch.  You may come for the full afternoon, or whatever portion of the day you are able. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession, Benediction, and a Low Mass which will be followed by the pot-luck meal and then a talk given by Fr. Carcerano on “The Year of Mercy”, and a talk from Fr. Fryar on the “Pre-Lenten Season and Preparation”.

Fr. Fryar will also be hosting a talk given to the children, though at this time we will not be able to provide supervision of the children throughout the day’s events.  For further information, please contact Joe Hise at

In the Chapel
11:45   Exposition / Confession
12:15   Benediction
12:30   Mass

In the School Hall
1:30   Pot-Luck Lunch
2:15   Fr. Carcerano - “The Year of Mercy” with Q&A

2:15   Fr. Fryar talk for the children.
3:00   Break
3:15   Fr. Fryar - “Pre-Lenten Season and our Preparation for Lent” with Q&A
4:00   Casual Socialization
5:00   Close

Monday, January 4, 2016

Homily - Octave Day of Christmas - January 1, 2016

Ti. 2:11-15; Lk. 2:21

The readings in this Christmas Season show us how deeply our Lord, in His divinity, has entered into humanity, except sin, which He nevertheless took on Himself for our redemption.  Last Sunday, we had the gospel of the presentation of our Lord in the Temple.  He entered into the Old Testament law, fulfilling the requirement of an offering for the first-born.  The One Whom the law anticipated fulfills it.