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, May 23, 2017

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - June 2017

10 AM June 4th:  Pentecost Sunday  
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Andrew Petracca (L)

10 AM June 11th:  Trinity Sunday 
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:   Clara Perdomo (L)

10 AM June 18th:  2nd Sunday after Pentecost  
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Jonathan Milan (L)

10 AM June 25th:  3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Michael Jones (L)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sermon - 3rd Sunday after Easter - May 7, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Eternal Reward of Heaven is Based Upon Living a Holy Life for a Very Short Time on Earth" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (6.02 MB, 6:34 min)
 

Sermon - 2nd Sunday after Easter - April 30, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Good Shepherd, The Sacred Heart & Divine Mercy" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (10.2 MB, 8:59 min) 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - May 2017

10 AM May 7th:  3rd Sunday after Easter 
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Michael Watson (L)
 
10 AM May 14th:  4th Sunday after Easter
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:   Lawrence Barisa (D)
 
10 AM May 21st:  5th Sunday after Easter 
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Helen Milan (L)
 
7 PM May 25th:  Ascension Thursday
Fr. Raftery - No Confessions
 
10 AM May 28th:  Sunday after the Ascension 
Fr. Gonzalez - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:   Eric Dodge (L)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

St Padre Pio Relics to Tour the United States

The relics will be displayed in 12 locations, including in California, Nebraska and New York.  The California location will be May 18-19 at St Andrew Church, Pasadena.  Read more...

More information on the tour can be found online at:  saintpiofoundation.org. According to the foundation, St. Pio's body will likely never leave Italy, so hopefully there will be some first class relics.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Remember the Real and Be a Saint

Reflection by Wyoming Catholic College Senior Thomas Raab
 
The world has forgotten something of vital importance. It has forgotten reality. Man was made to be fully alive and to really live in a real world that really is real. The endless distraction of the totally artificial and the virtual, with their flashing lights and promises of pleasure, have made man forget. There was once a world in which our not too distant grandfather’s lived: a world altogether ancient, mysterious, wonderful, and above all, unapologetically real. That world still exists, but it exists outside the narrow frame of our technology. It is a world neither screen-deep nor mundane, but enchanting. Our fathers lived better than we do because they were closer to the soil. This enchanted world still exists, but we have forgotten how to touch it because we have stopped trying. In order to save the remnant of this secular age, we must remember the real and be saints.  Read more...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tridentine Latin Mass in Santa Barbara - April 30, 2017

 

A Sung High-Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Come and experience the Mass of the Ages!
Gregorian Chant & Sacred Polyphony


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1300 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
2nd Sunday after Easter, April 30th at 5pm
Fr. James Fryar, FSSP

Latin Mass choir from St. Victors, Los Angeles

If you plan to attend or are interested in future news on the Traditional Latin Mass in the Santa Barbara area, add your contact information here.   Please invite others!!!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

No Confessions on Easter Day!

The previous schedule for April has been updated!
Please note that Confession will not be available on Easter day!

1 PM April 16th:  Easter Sunday
Fr. Raftery - No Confessions
Mass intention:   Helen Milan (L)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Video - The Sacred and the Profane Separated by Barriers

Video of Presentation for the University Series given by Fr. James Fryar, FSSP on March 30, 2017.  Father discusses the use of Barriers in separating the Sacred from the Profane and how we should prepare ourselves for participation in Holy Mass.

https://youtu.be/sJdA2zCi954

Video  (260 MB, 41:21 min)

Sermon - Passion Sunday - April 2, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Vigilance in Matters of the Faith" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (4.79 MB, 5:14 min) 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - April 2017

10 AM April 2nd:  Passion Sunday
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Robert Polley (D)


9:45 AM April 9th:   Palm Sunday
Blessing of Palms in courtyard
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Richard Urick (D)


11 PM April 15th:  Easter Vigil Mass
Blessing of New Fire at front of Chapel
Fr. Fryar - No Confessions


1 PM April 16th:  Easter Sunday
Fr. Raftery - No Confessions
Mass intention:   Helen Milan (L)


10 AM April 23rd:  Low Sunday
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Colette Surcin (D)


10 AM April 30th:  2nd Sunday after Easter
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Jesus Gonzalez (D)

Sermon - 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) - March 19, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Sin of Gluttony" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (8.55 MB, 9:20 min)

Video of the Franciscan Way of the Cross

The brief (5 min.) video features the Franciscan Way of the Cross, as read by Thomas Aquinas College students, accompanied by Chrysostomos, a student choral group. It includes beautiful photography of the College’s Via Dolorosa on the California campus’ lower drive, 14 scenes that vividly depict Our Lord’s Passion and death.  Read more...

Video

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fr. Fryars Sermons on CD

As a fundraiser for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the recorded Sermons of Fr. James Fryar, FSSP given at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel since last summer are now available as a two CD set!  Suggested donation of $20.  Please indicate your interest via email to latin.mass.smm@gmail.com (include name, email, number of sets) so that your CDs can be produced and available for pick up at either St. Mary Magdalen chapel or at St. Victor's after Masses.  CDs can be mailed, include $3 for shipment.

Volume 1  (1 hour, 15 min)
1. St Mary Magdalen Feast Day
2. Custody of the Senses
3. Who is our neighbor
4. No one can serve two masters
5. Keep Holy the Sabbath Day
6. How Christ sees the sinner
7. The Wedding Garment
8. Forgiveness & Pride
9. Politics and Virtue
10. What went you out into the desert to see


Volume 2  (I hour, 19 min)
1. Preparing for the Nativity of Our Lord
2. Christmas and the Holy Innocents
3. Time & Eternity
4. The Virtue of Obedience
5. What Makes Us Worthy
6. Conscience, Intellect and the Will
7. The Wheat & the Cockle
8. Sower of Good Seed
9. Perfect Charity
10. The Three Temptations of the Devil
11. Our Guardian Angel and the Demons

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sermon - 3rd Sunday of Lent - March 19, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Our Guardian Angel and The Demons" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (10.7 MB, 11:43 min)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tridentine Latin Mass in Santa Barbara - April 30, 2017

A Sung High-Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Come and experience the Mass of the Ages!
There will be a sprinkling of Holy Water
Incensing of the Altar and the people
Gregorian Chant & Sacred Polyphony


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1300 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
2nd Sunday after Easter, April 30th at 5pm
Fr. James Fryar, FSSP

Latin Mass choir from St. Victors, Los Angeles

If you plan to attend or are interested in future news on the Traditional Latin Mass in the Santa Barbara area, add your contact information here.

Fr. Fryar to speak at The University Series - March 30, 2017

Fr. Fryar to speak at The University Series - March 30, 2017

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 online at http://theuniversityseries.org/   

Feast of Saint Joseph


Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary

Introduction
This prayer to Saint Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of the universal Church, was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, Quamquam Pluries.  He asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October, which is dedicated to the Rosary. The prayer is enriched with a partial indulgence and may be said after the customary Salve Regina and concluding prayer. It may also be used to conclude other Marian devotions.

Prayer
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.  Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;

O most loving father, ward off from us
every contagion of error and corrupting influence;

O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
and from heaven assist us in our struggle
with the power of darkness.


As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;  shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.  Amen.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sermon - 1st Sunday of Lent - March 5, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Three Temptations of the Devil" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (3.1 MB, 3:23 min)

The Five First Saturdays Devotion

During her July apparition at Fatima, Our Lady said to Lucia, “I shall come to ask... that on the First Saturday of every month, Communions of reparation be made in atonement for the sins of the world.” Although she made no further mention of this devotion at Fatima, on December 10, 1925, our Blessed Mother again appeared to Lucia at Pentevedra, Spain, where the seer had been sent to the Dorothean Sisters to learn to read and write. It was there Our Lady completed her request for the Five First Saturdays and gave her great promise.  Appearing with the Queen of Heaven in that apparition was the Infant Jesus, Who said to Lucia: “Have pity on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother. It is covered with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to remove them with an act of reparation.”  Our Lady then spoke: “See, my daughter, my Heart encircled by thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Do you, at least, strive to console me. Tell them that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.”     Read more...

The Seven Sorrows Devotion

The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows).  The devotion was passed on by St. Bridget of Sweden.

The Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
1. St. Simeon’s Prophecy
2. The Flight into Egypt
3. The Loss of Jesus in the Temple
4. The Meeting of Mary and Jesus on the Way to Calvary
5. The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
6. The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Descent from the Cross
7. The Burial of Jesus.


Graces and promises attached to the practice of the devotion in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sorrowing:

According to St. Alphonsus de Liguori (The Glories of Mary) it was
revealed to Saint Elizabeth that at the request of Our Lady, Our Lord
promised four principal graces to those devoted to Her Sorrows:


1. That those who before death invoke the divine Mother in the
name of Her Sorrows will obtain true repentance of all their sins;
2. That He will protect all who have this devotion in their tribulations,
and will protect them especially at the hour of death;
3. That He will impress on their minds the remembrance of His
Passion;
4. That He will place such devout servants in Mother Mary’s hands
to do with them as She wishes and to obtain for them all the
graces She desires.


In addition to these four graces there are also seven promises attached
to the practice of daily praying seven Hail Mary’s while meditating on
Our Lady’s Tears and Sorrows. These seven promises were revealed to
St. Bridget of Sweden:


1. “I will grant peace to their families.”
2. “They will be enlightened about the divine Mysteries.”
3. “I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them
in their work.”
4. “I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not
oppose the adorable will of My divine Son or the sanctification
of their souls.”
5. “I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal
enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.”
6. “I will visibly help them at the moment of their death — they
will see the face of their Mother.”
7. “I have obtained this grace from My divine Son, that those who
propagate this devotion to My tears and sorrows will be taken
directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their
sins will be forgiven and My Son will be their eternal consolation
and joy.”


Read more...        And more...

Funeral Services for Huguette Johnson

Huguette Johnston, 71, of Ventura passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 after a brief battle with pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis.  Huguette was very involved in the Catholic Church, going to Mass daily and was instrumental in furthering the Blue Army of Fatima and also started the Eucharistic Adoration, both at Sacred Heart Church.  She occasionally attended the Traditional Latin Mass when it was at Mission San Buenaventura and later when it moved to Saint Mary Magdalen in Camarillo.

A Rosary Service will be held Saturday, March 11th at 10am at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura followed by the Funeral Mass. Burial will be at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard immediately following the mass with a reception afterward at the family home in Ventura.
Read full obituary...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - March 2017

10 AM March 5th:  1st Sunday of Lent
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Matilda Barisa Urcheck (D)


10 AM March 12th:  2nd Sunday of Lent
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Alyssa Watson (L)


10 AM March 19th:  3rd Sunday of Lent
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Michaela Watson (L)


10 AM March 26th:  4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:   Stephanie Milan (L)

Sermon - Quinquagesima Sunday - February 26, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Perfect Charity" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (4.5 MB, 4.48 min)

Los Angeles Sacred Music Symposium 2017

Over the past ten years, a resurgence of traditional liturgy has occurred. We’ve documented official decrees, stunning statements, and concrete statistics, but we don’t publicly share the hundreds of messages from laymen, priests, and nuns bearing witness to a breathtaking grassroots movement. The road to improvement (as you fully realize) can be arduous—but today we have fantastic news.  The Sacred Music Symposium is designed especially for (but certainly not limited to) music directors. Many participates don’t direct choirs—they just love to sing!  One emphasis is on “tricks” to implement the treasury of sacred music without becoming discouraged. The schedule shows there’s something for everybody: pointers for starting children’s choirs; advice on repertoire; exploration of hymnody; and so forth.  Read more...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Latin Mass Conference in Monterey



The Latin Mass Conference, sponsored by Keep The Faith and Latin Mass Magazine: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition, invite all to the 15th. Annual Conference to be held in Monterey, California, the weekend of Saturday, February 25 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. The conference is especially for those committed to the timeless spiritual treasures of the Traditional Mass, and features a number of great traditional Catholic speakers, including Father James Buckley, FSSP, Father Joseph Illo, and Christopher Ferrara. Registration for the Latin Mass Conference includes a buffet lunch. The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered on both days.
For the
informational flyer and both online and mail registration, click the following link: http://www.keepthefaith.org/conferences.htm

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sermon - Sexagesima Sunday - February 19, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Sower of Good Seed" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (5.53 MB, 6.02 min)

Funeral Services for Victoria Peters

Victoria Peters Obituary

Visitation & Rosary
Monday, March 6th, 6pm- 8pm
The Springs Funeral Services~North
6575 Oakwood Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80923


Requiem Mass
Tuesday, March 7th, 2pm
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
626 Aspen Drive
Colorado Springs, CO US

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Victoria Peters - Requiem Aeternam Dona Ei

Victoria Peters (seated, center)
Please offer up prayers for the repose of the soul of long time Traditional Latin Mass supporter, Victoria Peters.  She died on Saturday evening 2/11/2017.  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 lives in Colorado Springs and they will appreciate your prayers on her behalf!  Funeral details to follow.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sermon - 5th Sunday after Epiphany - February 5, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Wheat & the Cockle" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (7.16 MB, 7.49 min) 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - February 2017

10 AM February 5th:  5th Sunday after Epiphany
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Michael Farrell (D)


10 AM February 12th:  Septuagesima Sunday
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Joseph Barisa (D)


10 AM February 19th:  Sexagesima Sunday
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Ruth Cahill (D)


10 AM February 26th:  Quinquagesima Sunday
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Victoria Peters (L)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sermon - 4th Sunday after Epiphany - January 29, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Conscience and the two faculties of our soul, the Intellect and the Will" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (7.29 MB,  7:57 min) 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sermon - 3rd Sunday after Epiphany - January 22, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "What Makes Us Worthy?" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (8.22 MB,  8:58 min)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Save the Date! - Traditional Latin Mass in Santa Barbara








Tridentine Latin Mass
A Sung High-Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Come and experience the Mass of the Ages!
There will be a sprinkling of Holy Water
Incensing of the Altar and the people
Gregorian Chant & Sacred Polyphony

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1300 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
2nd Sunday after Easter, April 30th at 5pm
Fr. James Fryar, FSSP

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fr. Fryar to speak at The University Series - March 30, 2017

The 2017 Lenten Season program is now online at http://theuniversityseries.org/ 

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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sermon - The Holy Family - January 8, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "The Virtue of Obedience" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (8.92 MB,  9:44 min)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Novena for Victoria Peters

From Vicki Peter’s son:  Please join in praying to Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto during this 100th year anniversary of Fatima for the complete and Miraculous healing of Mom. (Victoria Peters).  A dear Priest friend suggested that we select someone that we want to be seen raised to Sainthood. We decided on these two blessed siblings and with it being the 100th year anniversary, what better time for them to be declared saints.  The family will be saying the following little novena every day until whatever "outcome" comes about. Gods will be done.  Let us storm Heaven together.

Novena 

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly with all the powers of my soul, and I thank You for the apparitions of the most Holy Virgin in Fatima which have made manifest to the world the treasures of her Immaculate Heart.  By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary I implore You, if it should be for Your greater glory and the good of our souls to glorify in the sight of Your Holy Church Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta attaining for us, through their intercession, for the complete and miraculous healing of Victoria Peters, Amen.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory be…
Our Lady of Fatima…Pray for us.
Blessed Jacinta Marto…Pray for us.
Blessed Francisco Marto…Pray for us.

Amen

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sermon - Circumcision of Our Lord - January 1, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Time & Eternity" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (6.28 MB,  6:51 min)