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The Solemnity of Our Holy Father St. Philip Neri - May 26
Join us on Friday evening, May 26, for our annual celebration of the feast day of our founder, St. Philip Neri! The evening begins at 7 PM in St. Peter's Parish Hall as we pray the Litany of St. Philip, then celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of St. Philip. After Mass, we'll head next door to the Catholic Center for a light reception. We hope you can join us, and feel free to invite others to share in this joyful celebration!
Summer Study Series!
We are excited to announce a summer book study series being offered by members of our Secular Oratory. The subject of the study will be the book Praying with the Pivotal Players, by Amy Welborn, part of Bishop Robert Barron's excellent Word on Fire apostolate. The series will take place on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 PM, from June 12 to July 24 (except July 3), in Metuchen. For more information, please contact us.
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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: