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

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - January 2019

10 AM January 1st:  Octave Day of Christmas       
Fr. Gonzalez - Confessions 9:15 AM


10 AM January 6th:  Epiphany of the Lord     
FSSP Priest – Confessions 9:15 AM
Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Ruth Cahill (D)


10 AM January 13th:  The Holy Family     
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:  Zdenka Klement (D)


10 AM January 20th:  Second Sunday after Epiphany        
Fr. Gonzalez - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:   Jirina Stiburek (D)


10 AM January 27th:  Third Sunday after Epiphany
FSSP Priest  - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:   Clara Hollis (D)

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Puer Natus Est Nobis (A Child is Born to Us)!

Puer Natus Est Nobis
Detail from one of the stained glass windows of Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel made by F.X. Zettler in Munich Germany.  See all here

Introit (Isaiah 9: 6)
Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis: cujus imperium super humerum ejus: et vocabitur nomen ejus magni consilii Angelus. Vs. (Ps. 97: 1) Cantate Domino canticum novum, quia mirabilia fecit. Vs. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen. Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis: cujus imperium super humerum ejus: et vocabitur nomen ejus magni consilii Angelus.


A child is born to us, and a Son is given to us: Whose government is upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called, the Angel of Great Counsel. Vs. (Ps. 97: 1) Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: because He hath done wonderful things. Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. A child is born to us, and a Son is given to us: Whose government is upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called, the Angel of Great Counsel.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Epiphany Home Blessings 2019

Home Blessings for 2019 will begin on Monday, January 7, 2019.

The Epiphany Blessing is a very special and powerful blessing that you can have given to your home once a year after the Feast of the Epiphany.  Because we can only bless a certain amount of homes in the given time frame we will have parameters for the sign up. The parameters are simple:

This will only be for members of St. Vitus Parish.   Attendees of the Latin Mass at St. Mary Magdalen can register at St. Vitus.  Remember that St. Vitus Parish extends throughout the Archdiocese so a parishioner would be someone who either attends St. Vitus each week or gives frequent donations to St. Vitus even though they live too far away to attend each week. 

The next parameter is that those who did not get to have their house blessed last year get preference.

The final parameter is that those who sign up early and before Dec 25th will be mapped out first. Anyone signing up after then may or may not get their home blessed based on whether we can schedule more homes after the others are blessed. 

To register as a parishioner of St. Vitus, please download the form, fill in and mail to address on form.

For members of St. Vitus, sign-up here for the Epiphany Blessing.

The "O" Antiphons in Advent

Our Latin Mass choir has been singing the "O Antiphons" in Advent for several years.  Each Sunday of Advent they sing two of the antiphons.  Four of the O Antiphons were sung by our choir at the St. Mary Magdalen combined choirs Christmas Concert on Monday night, December 17th.  Here are recordings of the three  selections sung by the choir:

O Antiphons (1, 3, 5, 7) 
Puer Natus in Bethlehem 
En Natus Est Emanuel 

The O Antiphons developed during the Church's very first centuries.  There are seven of these special antiphons, and their texts spring from the Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures, the Prophetic and Wisdom Books. They are found in the Liturgy of the Hours or older Roman Breviary.

The O Antiphons are short prayers sung before and after the Magnificat, the great prayer of Mary in Luke 1:46-55 when coming visit to Elizabeth her cousin the Virgin praised God for His favor wondrous deeds. The Magnificat is sung during Vespers, evening prayer. The O Antiphons begin on 17 December, seven days before the Vigil of Christmas (24 December). The seventh and last antiphon is sung at Vespers on 23 December. They are called the "O Antiphons" because they all begin with the letter-word "O": they address Jesus by one of His Old Testament titles.  They are fervent prayers asking Our Lord to come to us.

17 December: O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
18 December: O Adonai (O Lord)
19 December: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)
20 December: O Clavis David (O Key of David)
21 December: O Oriens (O Dayspring)
22 December: O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations)
23 December: O Emmanuel (O God With Us)


Read more about the O Antiphons, their history, their meaning.  Be sure to check the left side links for more details about each antiphon.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - December 2018

10 AM December 2nd:  First Sunday of Advent      
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9:15 AM
Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Joseph and Monica Seeley (L)


10 AM December 9th:  Second Sunday of Advent     
FSSP Priest – Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:  Hozie Burke (D)


10 AM December 16th:  Third Sunday of Advent     
Fr. Gonzalez - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:  Vaclav Klement (D)


10 AM December 23rd:  Fourth Sunday of Advent       
FSSP Priest - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:   Clara Hollis (D)


10 AM December 25th:  Christmas
Fr. Gonzalez  - Confessions 9:15 AM


10 AM December 30th:  Sunday in the Octave of Christmas
Fr. Raftery  - Confessions 9:15 AM
Mass intention:   Rudolf Stiburek (D)