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

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. 

Click to View

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.

Click to View

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)