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Fr. Brian's University Series Talk

"The 3 Expressions of Prayer"

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A Prayer to make Spiritual Communion while watching Mass online

My Jesus, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you.


Welcome our new associate Pastor

Fr. Francis Melchor Aguilar

Dearest Parishioners and Friends,

We welcome Fr. Francis to our parish community here at St. Mary Magdalen.

Fr. Francis Melchor Aguilar is an American of Filipino, Spanish, Irish and German descent. He was born in the Philippines and was raised in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in Los Angeles, he spent a lot of weekends body surfing in the waters of Redondo Beach, San Juan Capistrano Beach, Hermosa Beach, San Clemente Beach, Newport Beach and other beaches with his late father Ignacio Bison Aguilar (who was a waterman and an open water swimmer), his mother Violeta Mulligan Villafranca, and his seven siblings and cousins.


Graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, he transitioned to Corporate America as an Executive Recruiter for six years in Finance and Accounting, then entered St. John’s Seminary and received two degrees: Masters of Divinity in Theology and Masters of Arts in Moral Theology, and was ordained a diocesan priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in May, 2009.


He’s been a priest for eleven amazing years. His previous assignments are the following: St. Pius X (Santa Fe Springs), St. James (Redondo Beach), St. Joseph Church (Long Beach) and St. John Fisher (Rancho Palos Verdes).


In order to better serve the community at St. John Fisher - Fr. Francis became Health Coach Certified through Primal Health Coach Institute online. He also obtained a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing through the Wharton School of Business online to better utilize social media for Evangelization.


He is very excited to be assigned to St. Mary Magdalen Parish. In fact, he is also looking forward to meeting each one of you to get to know you and serve you.


Welcome Bro. Cesar Galan, FSP


Dearest Parishioners and Friends,

This weekend we welcome Bro. Cesar Galan, FSP, to our parish community here at St. Mary Magdalen. Bro. Cesar is a professed Religious Brother for the Friars of the Sick Poor of Los Angeles. Bro. Cesar is also a seminarian in formation at St. John’s Seminary here in Camarillo. This year he embarks on his Pastoral Internship Year, a year where the seminarians are away from the seminary to experience parish ministry, parish life, and work with the people of God. If you remember in the years past we have had a number of seminarians here at the parish for a similar experience. Please click on the link below to find out more about Bro. Cesars life and conversion that led to his discernment to the priesthood and religious life. 


Spiritual Enrichment

Here you will find ways to stay connected to your faith through guided prayer, meditation and continued education.

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 “The Three Expressions of Prayer”


By: Rev. Brian J. Humphrey
Given as a part of the University Series at St. Mary Magdalen, Camarillo CA
March, 11, 2020

Talk Description: In prayer, God gives us a new heart. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, God initiates this transformation; we respond through various expressions: “However, Christian Tradition has retained three major expressions of prayer: vocal, meditative, and contemplative. They have one basic trait in common: composure of heart” (CCC 2699). This talk will focus on the inter-relatedness of these three expressions (CCC 2700-2724), as well as the role of God as the initiator, in hopes that our hearts may be set on fire with God’s love.

[For those of you who attended this talk, you may notice that the personal testimony portion, as well as some of the questions and answers, were removed from the recording. This was done to shorten the audio file. Thank you and God bless you!]

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Guided Prayer

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