St. Mary Magdalene Chapel, Camarillo, exteriorName of Church St. Mary Magdalen Chapel

Address 2532 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo CA

Phone number (805) 484-0532


Mass Schedule Sundays, 10 a.m. (Latin Tridentine) and 3 p.m. (Vietnamese).  Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m., 5:15 p.m.  Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

Confessions Wednesday, 4-5 p.m.

St. Mary Magdalene Chapel, Camarillo, altar during MassNames of priests Father Preston Passos, administrator.  Msgr. John Hughes, pastor emeritus.  Father Mario Arellano, associate pastor.  Father Roy Persich and Father Richard MacDonough, auxiliaries.

Special activities and groups Altar Society, Respect Life, Knights of Columbus, Prayer Chain, Sewing Circle (members make items for babies in need), Scouting, St. Vincent de Paul Society, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on First Fridays, rosary after the First Saturday Mass, adoration on 4th Mondays

Fellow parishioners English, Spanish and Vietnamese-speaking parishioners, as well as the traditional Latin Mass community.

School Yes.

Parking Park alongside or behind the chapel.

Additional observations St. Mary Magdalene Chapel is a historic parish of the archdiocese of Los Angeles, located just a block away from the 101 freeway.  The parish is celebrating its 100th anniversary, having been founded in 1913.  It was built as a family chapel for the Camarillo brothers, Juan and Adolfo; its grounds contain the remains of many of the Camarillo family members.  Its interior features a white marble altar, colorful stained windows and traditional statues.  There is a quaint courtyard alongside the chapel.  The chapel was given to the archdiocese as a parish church in 1940, as were the lands nearby on which the archdiocese would build its seminary.  The parish has a second, larger church about five minutes away, which opened in 1975.  In 2013, the chapel became the new home of the local Tridentine Mass community, which had previously celebrated the Mass at Mission San Buenaventura.