Welcome to the New Brunswick Oratory!
Announcement of Move & Pastoral Transition
On the weekend of June 2-3, 2018, the Congregation of the Oratory announced its upcoming move from New Brunswick to Raritan. Effective Monday, July 2, Fr. Tom Odorizzi, CO, will be Pastor of St. Ann Parish, Raritan; Fr. Jeff Calia, CO, Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Bridgewater, & Fr. Peter Cebulka, CO, Administrator of the Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Raritan. Rev. Msgr. Joseph G. Celano will become the new Pastor of St. Peter the Apostle University & Community Parish, New Brunswick, assisted by Fr. James DeFillipps and Fr. Jason Pavich.
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!
Eucharistic Adoration Opportunities
In addition to our regular Holy Hours on the first Friday and third Sunday of each month, we offer extended times for Eucharistic Adoration, at the Catholic Center Chapel, on Mondays (1-10 PM) and Fridays (8 AM - 5 PM), while Rutgers is in session (resuming in September). Everyone is welcome to take some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
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
Learn about St. Philip and the Oratory
During the Jubilee Year of St. Philip (2015-2016), 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.
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: