Welcome to the New Brunswick Oratory!
Diaconate Ordination Postponed
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the diaconate ordination of Br. John Fredy Triana Beltran, CO, is being postponed and will not take place on October 7, 2017.
Please continue to keep Br. Fredy and the New Brunswick Oratory in your prayers.
Welcome Brother Steven!
On September 14, the New Brunswick Congregation of the Oratory welcomed its newest member, Br. Steven Bolton, C.O. Brother Steven, who is a 2015 graduate of our campus ministry apostolate at Rutgers University, will spend the coming year undertaking a program of formation under the direction of Fr. Jeff Calia, C.O., Novice Master. Please join us in welcoming Br. Steven!
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.
Secular Oratory Postulants Begin Formation
The New Brunswick Congregation of the Oratory has accepted 14 candidates as postulants for the Secular Oratory this year. Over the coming months, they will participate in a process of formation culminating in enrollment as Secular Oratorians at the celebration of the Solemnity of St. Philip Neri, on May 25, 2018.
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We are grateful for the many people who generously support the life, mission, and ministry of the New Brunswick Oratory. How to Donate
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: