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St. Philip Neri - 500th Anniversary
In 2015, the Oratorian family around the world marks 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 Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Deacon Patrick Gutsick, SO
Congratulations to the newly ordained permanent deacons of the Diocese of Metuchen, especially our own Secular Oratorian, Deacon Patrick Gutsick! Deacon Pat will be exercising his ministry with us at St. Peter the Apostle University & Community Parish.
12th Annual Oratory Summer Barbecue - July 19, 2015
This year, our summer barbecue moves to July, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Philip Neri (July 21, 1515). The festivities begin with a Eucharistic Holy Hour at 4:00 PM. More information coming soon
17th Annual Weekend Retreat - Oct. 23-25, 2015
Our annual retreat returns to St. Francis Center for Renewal in Bethlehem, PA, the weekend of October 23-25. Early registration is now available!
Forty Hours Devotion - April 2016
We are excited to announce that, as a part of our commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Philip Neri, the Oratory will be holding a Forty Hours Devotion in April 2016. The featured preacher will be the Most Rev. Robert Byrne, C.O., Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, England, and former provost of the Oxford Oratory.
Pocketbook Bingo Fundraiser
Our Second Pocketbook Bingo Fundraiser was a great night and a successful fundraiser for the Oratory. After expenses, we raised just over $8,100 to help defray the cost of Br. Fredy's seminary costs at Seton Hall. Thanks to all who donated money towards the purchase of bags or those who donated desserts. We especially appreciate Howie and Mary Ellen Firestone's help as our official Bingo callers and Mary Margett's help with ticket sales. There were many new people who came as well as many parishioners from St. Peter's.
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