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New Officers of the Secular Oratory for 2019-2021
On May 29, the General Congregation appointed the following members of the Secular Oratory to serve as Officers for a two-year term, beginning June 1, 2019:
Co-Conveners: Drs. Christopher and Alexandra Gillett, SO
Secretary: Kimberly Milligan, SO
Promoter of the Way: Bruce U. Negri, SO
The ceremonial installation of the new officers will take place at a date and time to be announced.
Congratulations Br. Fredy!
Br. John Fredy Triana Beltran, CO, graduated on Wednesday, May 15, from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, with the degrees of Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology. Please keep Br. Fredy in your prayers as he continues to prepare for ordination to the priesthood later this year.
The Art of Fr. Kevin Patrick Kelly - Now Available Online!
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Fr. Kevin Kelly, C.O., has been exhibiting his work and offering his paintings for sale for over 35 years. Now, a large catalogue of his work is available to view and purchase online at www.kpkpaintings.com, with some of the proceeds going to benefit projects and needs among the people Fr. Kevin serves, here in New Jersey, in Mexico and El Salvador.
Winter/Spring 2019 Book Study with Aquinas & More
The Oratory is proud to co-sponsor a book study this winter & spring with Aquinas & More, a local group of young professionals focused on exploring the rich intellectual and liturgical traditions of the Catholic Church. We will read and reflect on “The World’s First Love” by Ven. Fulton Sheen, and close with communal prayer. Meetings will take place at St. Ann's in Raritan on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm.
Future meeting dates will be May 24; June 28; and July 12 & 26. Please email AquinasandMoreNJ@gmail.com for further details.
Learn about St. Philip and the Oratory
We recently published a series of articles on St. Philip and the Oratory in the St. Ann & Holy Trinity parish bulletins. All these articles (and more) were originally presented in 2015-16 for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Philip. They are archived here and we hope you find them helpful!
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Membership in the Secular Oratory is open to those who, having developed a connection with our community, desire to make a lifelong commitment to living Oratorian Spirituality in the world, striving for holiness and sharing the Gospel through family life, work, parish life, and community involvement.
St. Philip Neri - 500th Anniversary
In 2015-2016, the Oratorian family around the world observed the Jubilee of St. Philip's quincentenary - the 500th anniversary of his birth in July 1515. Our local observance of this milestone began with the Solemnity of St. Philip Neri on May 26, 2015. Our celebration continued with a barbecue after our Eucharistic Holy Hour in July, our annual Advent Lessons and Carols program in December, the visit of the Jubilee Relic of St. Philip in February, the Forty Hours Devotion with Bishop Byrne in April, and our first-ever Gala Dinner in May. The Jubilee concluded with the celebration of the Solemnity of St. Philip on May 26, 2016.
Check out these photos from our Jubilee events: