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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sermon - 15th Sunday of Pentecost - September 17, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Gonzalez's sermon on "What things a man sows, he shall reap" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (4.04 MB, 4:25 min)

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 12th is the Feast Day of The Most Holy Name of Mary

The Holy Name of Mary - The Power of Her Name
By St. Alphonsus de Liguori

Richard of St. Laurence states "there is not such powerful help in any name, nor is there any other name given to men, after that of Jesus, from which so much salvation is poured forth upon men as from the name of Mary." He continues, "that the devout invocation of this sweet and holy name leads to the acquisition of superabundant graces in this life, and a very high degree of glory in the next."

After the most sacred name of Jesus, the name of Mary is so rich in every good thing, that on earth and in heaven there is no other from which devout souls receive so much grace, hope, and sweetness.

Hence Richard of St. Laurence encourages sinners to have recourse to this great name, "because it alone will suffice to cure them of all their evils;" and "there is no disorder, however malignant, that does not immediately yield to the power of the name of Mary." The Blessed Raymond Jordano says, "that however hardened and diffident a heart may be, the name of this most Blessed Virgin has such efficacy, that if it is only pronounced that heart will be wonderfully softened." Moreover, it is well known, and is daily experienced by the clients of Mary, that her powerful name gives the particular strength necessary to overcome temptations against purity.

In fine, "thy name, O Mother of God, is filled with divine graces and blessings," as St. Methodius says. So much so, that St. Bonaventure declares, "that thy name, O Mary, cannot be pronounced without bringing some grace to him who does so devoutly.". . grant, O Lady, that we may often remember to name thee with love and confidence; for this practice either shows the possession of divine grace, or else is a pledge that we shall soon recover it.   Read more...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

All Souls Day - November 2nd

Come and join in the most efficacious prayer of the Church... the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, for our beloved faithful departed family and friends:

Feast of All Souls
Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
1300 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108

A Traditional Latin Requiem Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) will be offered in commemoration of all souls by Fr. James Fryar, FSSP and accompanied by a Gregorian chant schola directed by Daniel Grimm.

O God, the bestower of pardon and lover of man's salvation, we beseech Thy clemency, through the intercession of blessed Mary ever a virgin, and all Thy saints, that the brethren, who have passed out of this world may together enjoy everlasting happiness.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth forever, amen.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sermon - 13th Sunday of Pentecost - September 3, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Masutti's sermon on "Leprosy of the Soul" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (10.3 MB, 11:16 min)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Mass, Confession & Benediction Schedule - September 2017

10 AM September 3rd:  13th Sunday after Pentecost   
Fr. Masutti - Confessions 9AM - Benediction after Mass
Mass intention:  Confraternity of Saint Peter

10 AM September 10th:  14th Sunday after Pentecost  
Fr. Raftery - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:   Willie Burk (D)

10 AM September 17th:  15th Sunday after Pentecost  
Fr. Gonzalez - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  Evelyn Ferraro (D)

10 AM September 24th:  16th Sunday after Pentecost 
Fr. Fryar - Confessions 9AM
Mass intention:  - Bertie Burke (D)

Sermon - 12th Sunday of Pentecost - August 27, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Who Is My Neighbor" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (6.33 MB, 6:54 min)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sermon - 11th Sunday of Pentecost - August 20, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Modesty in Speech" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (8.26 MB, 8:44 min)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Holy Day of Obligation - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Low Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Fr. Fryar - No Confessions
Holy Day of Obligation

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Low Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Fr. Fryar - No Confessions
Holy Day of Obligation

On August 15 the universal Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which we commemorate her being taken up body and soul into heaven when her earthly life was finished. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us: “The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son's Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of His Body”.  Thus, the Assumption looks to eternity and gives us hope that we, too, will follow Our Lady when our life is ended.

The Assumption first began to be celebrated as a feast day in the Eastern Church after the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus (431) proclaimed Mary the Mother of God. By the sixth century, the feast celebrated Mary’s Dormition, “her falling asleep.” The western church began to celebrate this feast around 650. St. John Damascene (675-749), an early Father and Doctor of the Church, expressed the belief of his time by writing that Mary’s “pure and sinless body was not left on earth but was transferred to a heavenly throne.”   The Church’s teaching on the Assumption was formally proclaimed a doctrine by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

 Today we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, who always directs us to her Son.  According to Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, “The main ministry of Mary is to incline men’s hearts to obedience to the Will of her Divine Son.” Her last recorded words at Cana are the words that she conveys to us on the solemnity of the Assumption: “Do whatever He tells you.” She asks us to be obedient to Him, to surrender our hearts to Him, and to say “Yes” to Him, just as she did, despite our uncertainties. She desires that we come to Him with open and contrite hearts, seeking His mercy and His holy will in our lives, so that we may one day be united with Him in heaven for all eternity. The Blessed Mother is our advocate and guide in this life who loves us as only a mother can. Her maternal heart overflows with compassion for us, and she is always there for us, eager to listen to our prayers, and to draw us closer to the heart of her Son. Our Blessed Mother has preceded us into Heaven so that on the day of final judgment she will be there to accompany us on our eternal journey.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sermon - Transfiguration of Our Lord - August 6, 2017

Audio recording of Fr. Fryar's sermon on "Mass Is Not A Show" at St. Victors in West Hollywood.
Sermon (7.93 MB, 8:40 min)

Audio recording of Fr. Masutti's sermon on "This is My Beloved Son In Whom I Am Well Pleased, Listen to Him" at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo.
Sermon (10.4 MB, 11:22 min)