The New Brunswick Congregation of the Oratory

One of only eight Oratorian houses currently established in the United States, the New Brunswick Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri was canonically erected by Pope St. John Paul II on September 8, 1998. 

History of the New Brunswick Congregation of the Oratory

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Mission Statement of the New Brunswick
Congregation of the Oratory

Enlivened by the spirit of St. Philip Neri, pursuing the Lord’s invitation to personal holiness and daily conversion of heart through a common life rooted in prayer, charity, humility and joy, and inspired by a steadfast conviction in the dignity and value of the vocation of the laity in the church and in the world, the mission of the Metuchen Congregation of the Oratory is to foster the sound spiritual formation of the Catholic faithful, in particular the Secular Oratory, and to nurture their call to embrace a loving relationship with Christ in service to the Kingdom of God.

Pictured above: Members of the Congregation and men in discernment, with the Jubilee Relic of St. Philip, February 11, 2016 (Br. Allen Marquez photo).