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

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

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

Father Carcerano

Father Carcerano has been a tremendous blessing to our Traditional Latin Mass community over the years, beginning with his assignment as pastor at Mission San Buenaventura.  Not knowing how to say the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, he would come into the church during Mass to pray alongside us in the pews.  As his interest in this form of the Roman Rite grew, he began to study the rubrics and learned to say the Low Mass.  After a period of time, he went for training at the FSSP Guadalupe Seminary for the sung Mass (Missa Cantata).  Father always took the greatest care to follow the rubrics of the Mass.  He has blessed us with his wisdom and prudence in the confessional and when spiritual guidance was offered.  He always made himself available for confessions, baptisms and funerals.

We certainly will miss him and wish him well in his new assignments in Los Angeles.  If you wish to send him a thank-you card and/or Spiritual Bouquet, please contact: with your full name & city.