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

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...


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 (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   

Feast of Saint Joseph

Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary

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.

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
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...