Welcome to the New Brunswick Oratory!
Advent Lessons & Carols
.Join us on Sunday, December 17th at 4 pm in the newly restored St. Peter's Church, for our annual celebration of Lessons and Carols. Once again, the music ensemble, which includes members of the St. Peter's & Catholic Center music ministries, as well as campus ministry alumni and friends of the Oratory, will be directed by Anthony R. Nardino, Director of Sacred Music. A light reception will follow, in the Parish Hall.
Eucharistic Adoration Opportunities
Our expanded opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration return the week of September 18. In addition to our regular Holy Hours on the first Friday and third Sunday of each month, we are again offering Adoration on Mondays (1-10 PM) and Fridays (8 AM - 5 PM). Everyone is welcome to take some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Drop-ins are welcome; you can sign up for a time slot here.
Support the Oratory
We are grateful for the many people who generously support the life, mission, and ministry of the New Brunswick Oratory. How to Donate
Congratulations, Fr. Tom!
On Sunday, October 29, the Oratorian community and St. Peter the Apostle Parish participated in a Mass of Thanksgiving offered by Fr. Tom Odorizzi, CO, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his priestly ordination (May 23, 1992).
Gathering of Oratorians in Pittsburgh, October 15-17
On October 16, the National Institute for Newman Studies at Duquesne University, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Oratory, conferred a special award upon the Birmingham Oratory for their work in preserving and digitizing the archives of Blessed John Henry Newman, CO (1801-1890). Frs. Peter & Jeff, and Br. Steven, were present for the awards dinner & lecture, as well as activities organized for the Oratorians who were visiting. It was billed as the largest ever gathering of Oratorian priests and brothers in the United States.
Learn about St. Philip and the Oratory
During the Jubilee Year of St. Philip, we produced a series of articles for the St. Peter's parish bulletin. This series explored the life of St. Philip, the essential characteristics of Oratorian life and spirituality, the history of our community, and the lives of notable Oratorians who have gone before us. All the articles are archived here and we hope you find them helpful!
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The Secular Oratory
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.
The priests of the New Brunswick Oratory serve a number of apostolates in the city. We invite you to explore what's happening and connect with us at St. Peter the Apostle University & Community Parish and the Catholic Center at Rutgers, which are our corporate apostolates, and Holy Family Parish, where Father Kevin serves as Parochial Vicar.
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: