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, 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.

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...


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