Oratory Events & Activities
All are welcome to join in the many activities of the New Brunswick Oratory; formal membership in the Oratory is not required for participation.
Join us for our monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour on the third Sunday of each month, with the exception of December, when we meet for Advent Lessons and Carols, and June when we meet on the fourth Sunday to avoid a conflict with Fathers’ Day. Note: In 2019, Easter Sunday falls on the 3rd Sunday of April, so the Holy Hour will take place on Palm Sunday.
This hour of prayer consists of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, readings, hymns, and silent meditation, and concludes with Benediction.
Each Holy Hour begins at 3:30 PM, in St. Ann Church, Raritan.
In addition to our monthly Holy Hour (see above), there are regular opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration offered through the Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.
Adoration is also offered in St. Ann Church, Raritan, on First Fridays, after the 9 am School Mass until 7 pm Mass and Santo Nino devotion.
Our traditional Advent celebration of Lessons and Carols is held each year on the Third Sunday of Advent (December 16, 2018) at 4:00 PM in St. Peter the Apostle Church, New Brunswick. Through the music and Scriptures of the season we celebrate the coming among us of the Word made flesh.
Each year on May 26 we gather for Eucharist in observance of the Solemnity of our Holy Father St. Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratory. A time for fellowship follows the Mass. Our 2019 celebration of St. Philip’s Day will take place on Monday, May 27 (transferred since May 26 is a Sunday in the Easter Season). Time and location TBA.