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.

Solemn Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Brighton

We have two upcoming Solemn Masses in the Extraordinary Form.

On the 14th of May, capsule we will have Mass at 7:30pm for the Feast of the Ascension.

On the 29th of June, information pills we will have Mass at 7:30pm for the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul.

We will also have a sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Corpus Christ on the 4th of June. This will be followed by a short procession and benediction.

Please do try and join us for these Masses. If you are coming, bring a friend!

Music for Sacred Triduum at St. Mary Magdalen

Holy Thursday – 8pm

Ubi Caritas – Duruflé
Ave Verum Corpus – Byrd

Gregorian Chant from Graduale Romanum- Nos Autem (introit), buy Oculi Omnium (Gradual) Mandatum (feet washing), visit web Hoc Corpus (Communion), drug Pange Lingua (Transference of Blessed Sacrament) and Psalm 22 Deus, deus meus (stripping of the altars)

Compline will be sung afterwards in English & Latin

Good Friday – 3pm

Christus Factus Est – Anerio
Reproaches – Victoria
Crucifixus à 8 – Lotti
O vos omnes – Victoria

Chant from GR – Crucem tuam

Holy Saturday – 8:30pm

Sicut Cervus – Palestrina
Dextera Domini – Franck
Alleluia – Purcell
Regina Caeli – Palestrina

Chant from GR – Antiphons 1-6 between readings, Litany of the Saints, Vidi Aquam

The Sacred Triduum Services

Easter Vigil 2014

These are the most important services of the Church’s year, salve  the summit of our lives as Christians, the Church urges us to attend them all, having allowed God to renew us through our Lenten prayer, penance and almsgiving but most especially through the Sacrament of Penance


Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8pm

There will be the traditional collection for poor from our Lenten alms and watching before the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight (which is of course optional)


Good Friday Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3pm

This day is a day of penance, fasting and abstinence, the collection is for the Holy Places (the Church in the Middle East)


Easter Vigil 8:30pm

This is the great renewal of the Church, the end of Lent after hearing of our salvation we renew our baptismal promises and through reception of Holy Communion are renewed by the Risen Christ.


Easter Day Mass will be

9am Traditional Latin Mass

10.30am Sung Mass


The collection on Easter Day is your personal gift to your pastor


The Light Is On

The Light Is On

During our weekend retreat, view Fr. Stephen commented on how nice it was to see those in the parish making such good use of the Sacrament of Confession. Confession was available during all Masses, clinic as well as during the Holy Hours.

Please be reminded that Confession is available after every Mass at St. Mary Magdalen and also, by arrangement if required outside these times.

As Pope Francis said :

every time we go to confession, God embraces us

David Loffler RIP

His Requiem Mass will take place on Friday 27th March at 11.00pm.

Pray for the repose of his soul, more about he was a good and supportive friend to our parish.