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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:
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!
Mass with Bishop Checchio, June 1
The Diocese of Metuchen has a new bishop! The Most Rev. James F. Checchio was ordained and installed as the fifth Bishop of Metuchen on Tuesday, May 2 in Sacred Heart Church, South Plainfield. On Wednesday, June 1, Bishop Checchio will celebrate Mass for the New Brunswick Deanery, at 7 PM in St. Mary of Mt. Virgin Church. Members of all New Brunswick parishes are invited to attend and meet our new shepherd.
Annual Oratory Barbecue, July 17
Our annual Summer Barbecue returns for its 13th consecutive year! Join us on Sunday, July 17 for a "backyard barbecue" at the Catholic Center at Rutgers, immediately following our Eucharistic Holy Hour, which begins at 4:00 PM.
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