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

Sunday, October 31, 2021

All Saints and All Souls

We are blessed to have the Traditional Latin Mass continuing each Sunday at St Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo at 10 AM.

The Traditional Latin Mass for All Saints Day, Monday November 1, is at 7 PM at St Mary Magdalen Chapel. There is not a Traditional Latin Mass at Mary Magdalen Chapel on Tuesday, November 2, All Souls Day.

All Saints and All Souls Day are among my favorite liturgical days; All Souls Day is one of the few on which there are three separate masses traditionally celebrated according to the 1962 missal. The propers for that day are the same as in a Requiem mass, including the Dies Irae sequence.

The Fraternity of St Peter, which provides priests for our mass most Sundays through St Vitus Parish, is offering a novena of masses for the intentions of souls. It is not too late to enroll your intentions. Learn more here


Finally, I would like to make sure that those attending mass with our community are on the mailing list if they wish to be. If you have friends who would like to be on the list, encourage them to email me at

Thank you all for your support and pr                ayers!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Update on SMM Latin Mass Community

Happy Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary! The Traditional Latin Mass continues at Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo each Sunday at 10 AM. Thank you all for your prayers and support.


In order for members of our community to get to know each other better, our goal is to have a picnic in a local park on some Sunday after mass in October or November, but we need volunteers to help with setup and other logistics. Please         email if you are interested.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Easter Sunday mass, and community updates

Easter Sunday mass will be celebrated at 1 PM at the Mary Magdalen Chapel. This is the only Extraordinary Form Triduum service at the Chapel.

All other Sunday Tridentine masses remain at 10 AM at the Chapel.

We are now having mass inside! This does mean there are attendance restrictions, so arrive early to get a seat. Masks are mandatory, per the policies of Mary Magdalen Parish, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Masks     are also mandatory at St Vvitus FSSP Parish, where priests celebrating our mass usually also celebrate mass.

We would also like to announce that Dr. Skylar Covich is now responsible for the Latin Mass Community email list, and he is the one making announcements about masses and community events for this blog beginning with this post. As pandemic restrictions lift, we want to do all we can to build this community, and Skylar is         happy to discuss ideas about that by email.

Prayers for a blessed Holy Week and Easter Week        .        

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Divine Mercy Novena Starts Good Friday

The Divine Mercy Novena runs from Good Friday to the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday after Easter). 

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on  Good Friday.  He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:  "These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy." 

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:  "On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."

For more information about the Divine Mercy devotion, including information about the Divine Mercy Sunday indulgence — and instructions on saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet:

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Video Collage of Palm Sunday Liturgies

Video Collage of several Traditional Latin Mass Palm Sunday Liturgies at Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel starting in 2014.  With our Latin Mass choir.

View Video here...
(9:25 minutes)

Friday, March 26, 2021

The Seven Sorrows Devotion

Devotion to the sorrows of Mary has always been a favorite devotion among Catholics. It has been sanctioned by the Church and introduced into the Missal and Breviary. In order to keep before our minds the inexpressible sufferings endured for us by the Mother of God while she lived here on earth with her Divine Son, the Church observes two feasts in honor of the Seven Dolors of Mary: one on the Friday before Good Friday and the other on September 15.

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.”

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Solemnity of Saint Joseph - March 19

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.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Year of Saint Joseph

The Church has proclaimed the "Year of Saint Joseph" from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.

In the midst of crisis, confusion, and a world at war with the Church, it's time to come home again to our spiritual father, St. Joseph. In this richly researched and lovingly presented program of consecration to St. Joseph, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, brings to life the wonders, the power, and the ceaseless love of St. Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church and the Terror of Demons.

What does it mean to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph?

What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph? Well, it basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy. Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. The person who consecrates himself to St. Joseph wants to be as close to their spiritual father as possible, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness. Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his undivided attention, protection, and guidance.

If you have already consecrated yourself to the Virgin Mary, can you be consecrated to St. Joseph, as well?

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” God desires that all children be committed to the care of a mother and a father. You are not a member of a single-parent spiritual family. Mary is your spiritual mother, and St. Joseph is your spiritual father. The spiritual fatherhood of St. Joseph is extremely important for your spiritual growth. Total consecration to Mary is not diminished by total consecration to St. Joseph. Mary wants you to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph! Jesus wants you to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph! Everything you have given to Jesus and Mary can also be given to St. Joseph. The hearts of Jesus, Mary, and St. Joseph are one.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

January 1st, 2021 - Circumcision of Our Lord

Mass will be at 10am on Friday, January 1st

No Confessions

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas Mass 12-25-2020

Christmas Mass is at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, December 25th, 2020

No Confessions!

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

Detail from one of the stained glass windows of Saint Mary Magdalen Chapel made by F.X. Zettler in Munich Germany.

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.