Mass for Candlemas at 7:30pm on Tuesday

source site Candlemas – there will be Sung Mass in the Old Rite at 7.30pm on Tuesday February 2nd. This is always a beautiful Mass, viagra 100mg the music is splendid (and you get a blessed candle).

tecniche opzioni binarie 60 secondi The Rite consists of the blessing of the Church’s candles for the year and a procession in the Church to mark the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.

watch Our Choir have a lovely piece on their blog about the history of Candlemas in our Parish. You can read it HERE

Samoan Rugby Team Visits St. Mary Magdalen – Manu Samoa

binary pro bot free download We were visited by the Samoan International Rugby Team this morning. They joined us for our 10:30am Mass and sang a Samoan Hymn at the end of Mass. Samoa play their first game of the Rugby World Cup next Sunday at the AMEX Stadium against the USA.

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One or two people have asked what we can do about the current refugee crisis. As you may know Brighton
Voices in Exile which works for refugees, viagra buy asylum seekers and the victims of torture has its office in the basement of my house the Presbytery, more about and uses the Parish Centre every Tuesday as a meeting place and clinic. It also feeds anyone who turns up.

We already do a great deal as a parish, side effects and have been doing so for many years. Yet we need to do more!

If you want to donate money make a cheque out to ‘Brighton Voices in Exile’. If you are an Arabic speaker or can offer other help, contact them on I notice their website has been hacked, maybe someone in
the parish could offer to help them out. Unfortunately the funding they used to receive from the government has
been pared back to nothing and they are working on an entirely voluntary basis, without our support they would
not exist. One of the most useful things you could do is to write to your MP to plead for funding for them.

If you do ‘Facebook’, why not befriend them there.

Fr. Ray


I would like to start something in the Parish for men, malady I am not entirely sure what it should be but men in Brighton so often live isolated lives and work crazy hours. Often they live lives that are highly stressed, in Brighton they are likely to suffer from stress and addictions and become the victims of homelessness and suicide.

In our parish we have lots very impressive men, remedy often they have had profound life experiences, that have given them deep wisdom and experience. The Church, families, the world, needs strong men, the Gospels are almost a manual for manliness, for being truly human, for brotherly love because Jesus Christ the God-man is our model in the service of God and the world.

If you think this is an idea which has possibilities, join me this Wednesday evening, after Benediction to put some flesh on my ideas and to share your own.

Why not come to Exposition and Benediction 6.30 –7.30pm, the meeting will end by 8.30pm.

Father Ray

GAUDIUM: The joy of the Gospel. The joy of the Priesthood.

A video celebrating 50 years of priesthood in A&B. The grand launch took place at our Golden Jubilee celebrations on Sunday and the DVD was well received.

Please pray and pray and pray for many vocations to the priesthood for our lovely diocese.

40 Hours – Thank You

Many thanks for all that prayer during ‘Forty Hours’, there was a beautiful sense in the Church throughout those two days. Bishop Richard wanted to come and wasn’t able to but kept us in his prayers. It was good to see other priests visiting to pray with us, I was pleased to see Mgr Tony Barry and Fr Gerard Hatton from Crawley, a few of our local clergy, Fr Tadeusz and the Polish community were much in evidence, as well as people from over the deanery – pass on my thanks and appreciation.

I was very grateful to the school for bringing over the children but most of all I am very grateful to you, and most especially to those ‘watchers of the night’ who were in the small hours whilst the world slept. I am grateful too to the servers who changed candle after candle.

I don’t know how but I know God will reward our parish and the individuals who took part. If you want to take home the candles you sponsored which burnt before the Blessed Sacrament please do so.

– Fr. Ray

A&B 50th Jubilee – This Sunday

This coming Sunday our diocese celebrates its 50th Jubilee. It will mark this occasion with an event to be held at the American Express Community Stadium at Falmer. There will be Mass celebrated by our bishop at 3pm at this event.

For those unable to attend there will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) at 9am and our normal Sunday sung Mass at 10:30am.

There will be no evening or afternoon Masses in the parish on Sunday.

More information on the diocesan jubilee can be found HERE

40 Hours has begun

Our 40 Hours devotion began with Mass at 8am this morning. Please do come and pray with us in front of The Lord between now and midnight tomorrow.


No High Mass on Monday

Please note that due to the unavailability of our choir there is no High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Monday the 29th of June.

Mass for the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul will be celebrated in the Extraordinary Form with a Low Mass this evening at 6:30pm

A&B Jubilee – 40 Hours at St. Mary Magdalen


Our own contribution to the Diocesan Jubilee celebrations willbe 40 Hours of Eucharistic Devotion beginning on Monday 29th June at 8.00am and ending at midnight on Tuesday. It will be continuous going through the night.

On Sunday we will start signing up people to watch throughout the 40 hours and selling candles to be used to illuminate the Lord as we watch with him. There will also a collection flowers over the next few weeks.

We will need men to watch and pray through the night, dosage and retired people pray through the day, we need everyone to invite their friends to this time of grace and healing.