Welcome to the Oratory!
Learn about St. Philip and the Oratory
Come out and meet the members of the Congregation of the Oratory, learn about our founder and our community life, and bring your questions! "Meet the Oratory" events will be held:
-Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 PM at St. Ann Church, Raritan
-Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 PM at Holy Trinity Church, Bridgewater
We are also publishing a series of articles on St. Philip and the Oratory in the St. Ann & Holy Trinity parish bulletins. All the articles are archived here and we hope you find them helpful!
Fr. Jeff's Installation as Pastor - September 9
On Sunday, September 9, at the 10 am Mass, Bishop Checchio formally installed Fr. Jeff as the sixth Pastor of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Bradley Gardens (Bridgewater). Photos and video from the Mass and reception can be found on our Facebook page.
Stay tuned for news about Fr. Tom's installation as Pastor of the Church of St. Ann, Raritan!
20th Anniversary of Foundation - September 8
Saturday, September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of our Oratorian community by Pope St. John Paul II in 1998. We are deeply grateful for the many people who have shared this journey with us in one way or another, and for the generous support we have experienced as we make a new beginning.
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
Our New Home
On July 3, The Congregation of the Oratory moved to the Rectory of St. Ann Parish, Raritan, NJ. We began our new pastoral assignments on Monday, July 2:
Rev. Thomas A. Odorizzi, CO, Pastor of St. Ann Parish, Raritan
Rev. Jeffrey M. Calia, CO, Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Bridgewater
Very Rev. Peter Cebulka, CO, Provost, Part-time Parochial Vicar of St. Ann & Holy Trinity Parishes; Financial Administrator of the Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Raritan; and Part-time Chaplain, the Catholic Center at Rutgers, New Brunswick.
Rev. Kevin Kelly, CO, continues his work with the Hispanic Apostolate in New Brunswick.
Brs. John Fredy Triana Beltran, CO, and Steven Bolton, CO, will be assigned to Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange, for theological studies.
Read the full text of the Transition Announcement (June 2, 2018)
20th Anniversary Gala
Many thanks to all who supported our 20th Anniversary Gala on May 17. We are grateful for the friendship, support, and encouragement of so many. Special thanks to Anne-Marie Calderone, SO, and her team of dedicated volunteers, and to Levy and his staff at Pierre's, for all they did to make the event a success!
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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.
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: