The Oratory Church of St. Anthony of Padua & The Congregation of the Oratory of Red Bank

"Go, make disciples."


This is our church's mission statement. 

In fact, this mission, given to the disciples by the Lord Jesus, is the mission of the entire Catholic Church.

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The parish is served by the priests and brothers of The Red Bank Oratory of St. Philip Neri. For more information and to support the Red Bank Oratory, please click the button below:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

It is with great joy that we announce that we were notified today (April 18) that on April 7th, Divine Mercy Sunday, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, had officially and canonically erected The Red Bank Oratory of St. Philip Neri as a Congregation of Pontifical Right. 

We are so grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis and to our incredible Bishop, The Most Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., who has been so wonderful to us! We are also heartedly grateful to Fr. Michele Nicolis, C.O., the Procurator General and Mr. Alberto Bianco, the Secretary and Archivist of the Oratory, as well as Bishop Mario Aviles, C.O., our first Procurator General, and all our Oratorian brothers from other communities who have guided us, helped us, and who continue to inspire us. We are humbled to be in the company of such good men. 

And most of all, we thank our good and gracious Lord who has bestowed this mercy upon us. And we are also so grateful to all of you, our friends and coworkers in God's vineyard! 

Now, let's roll up our sleeves once again and get to work for God and His Kingdom, the Church!

St. Philip Neri, and all Holy Oratorian Saints and Blesseds, pray for us!

 

- Fr Alberto, C.O., Fr. Nicholas, C.O., Br. Donald, C.O., Br. Daniel, C.O., Br. Zachary, Br. Anthony, and James Bonanno


Click here for the Bishop's story about the canonical establishment of the Oratory in the Trenton Monitor.


Click here for an FAQ about the Oratory for the Trenton Monitor from our provost, Father Al, C.O.

Sermon Series on the Rosary

Join us for our new sermon series on the Rosary and the Mysteries of the Rosary!


January 6-7 - The History of the Rosary (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

January 13-14 - How to Pray the Rosary (English 1, English 2, Spanish)


The Joyful Mysteries


January 20-21 -  The Annunciation (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

February 3-4 - The Visitation (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

February 10-11 - The Nativity & Presentation (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

February 17-18 - The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (English 1, English 2, Spanish)


The Sorrowful Mysteries


March 2-3 - The Agony in the Garden (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

March 9-10 - The Scourging at the Pillar & the Crowning with Thorns (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

March 16-17 - The Carrying of the Cross (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

March 23-24 - The Crucifixion (English 1, English 2, Spanish)


The Glorious Mysteries


March 30-31 - The Resurrection (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

April 6-7 - The Ascension (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

April 13-14 - The Descent of the Holy Spirit (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

April 20-21 - The Assumption of Mary (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

April 27-28 - The Coronation of Mary (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

Mass, Confession, Private Prayer, Blessings & Parish Office

Mass Schedule

Daily Masses:

Monday to Friday: 7:30am

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 12:15pm (Latin - Mass of St. Paul VI)

Saturday Evening Vigil Masses:

4pm (English) with the Rosary (English) prayed at 3:30pm

7pm (Spanish) with the Rosary (Spanish) prayed at 6:30pm

Sunday Masses:

7:30am, 9am, 10:30am (English)

12pm (Latin - Mass of St. Paul VI)

1:30pm (Spanish) with a decade of the Rosary (Spanish) prayed at 1:20pm

6pm (English)

Confession Times

The Confessionals are located in the Entrance Area of the Church.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 7:45am

Saturday: 12pm – 1pm, 3:30 - 4pm, 6:30 - 7pm

Sunday*: 8:30 - 8:55am, 10 - 10:25am, 11:30am - 11:55pm, 1 - 1:25pm

*Please remember the priest will need to end confessions 5 minutes before Mass in order to prepare for the celebration of Mass. Thank you for your understanding!

Click for Examination of Conscience in English for Adults, Teens, Children

Click for Examination of Conscience in Spanish for Adults, Teens, Children

Private Prayer & Adoration

The Church is open during the week for private prayer. 

Please stop by and make a visit to our Lord.

Monday to Friday

6:45am - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday

7am to 8:30pm


Join us for these regular times of adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:

3 - 4pm with the Friends of St. Philip Neri

First Wednesdays (Desert Day)

8am - 7:15pm

First Fridays

7pm - 7am (on Saturday)

Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office & Center are located behind the Church and across the street on the corner of Oratory Way and Bridge Ave. The office is open during the week at these times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:

 8am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm

(We are closed 1-2pm for lunch)

Friday: 

8am - 12pm

You can also speak to an office volunteer 15 minutes before and after the Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday at the information booth in the entrance area.

The Holy Rosary

Join us to pray the Holy Rosary at these times during the week:

If you don't know how to pray the Rosary and would like to learn, please come and we'll teach you. Just speak to one of the leaders or volunteers at any of these times.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3-4pm - Rosary in English

Monday to Friday at 5pm - Rosary in Spanish

Saturday at 3:30pm - Rosary in English

Saturday at 6:30pm - Rosary in Spanish

Sunday at 1:20pm - A decade of the Rosary in Spanish before the Mass at 1:30pm

Blessings

If you would like to have your home blessed or your newborn baby blessed at Mass, please call the parish office (732-747-0813 ext 101).

If you need anything else blessed (religious articles, cars, etc.), please ask a priest after any of the Masses.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

St. Cecilia Society's Spring Concert

Please join us for the spring concert of Saint Cecilia's Society on Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm. This year we will be performing the music of Ola Gjelo. Admission is a free will offering.

Click here for the flyer in English.

Click here for the flyer in Spanish.

Registration for Forming Disciples 

(Religious education/faith formation)

Registration for Forming Disciples, our program of faith formation for children, is now open. You can pick up registration forms at the office or after any of the Masses.

Please mark your calendars for the 2024-25 year of Forming Disciples in your calendars:

Session 1: June 20 to July 3, 9am to 12:15pm each weekday

Session 2 (Faith Explorers Only): August 5 to 9, 9am to 3pm each weekday

Session 3: August 19 to 30, 9am to 12:15pm each weekday

Session 4 (Year-Round): Classes on Sundays from 11:45am to 1:15pm, beginning September 22

Click here for registration forms in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

Forming Disciples for Teens Session (formerly RCIA for Teens): begins with summer retreat from August 19 to 30, 6:30pm to 9pm each weekday

Registration for Faith Explorers

We are thrilled to announce that registration for Faith Explorers, our summer activity program, is now open! This program for children from 1st to 8th grade is completely free and is from July 8 to August 2, Monday to Friday. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Click here for the registration packet in English.

Click here for the registration packet in Spanish.

13 Tuesdays Novena to our patron, Saint Anthony

Please join us in praying the traditional novena of 13 Tuesdays to prepare for the Solemnity of our patron, Saint Anthony of Padua in June.

You can find the novena prayers here.

Desert Day with the Oratory

Each month the Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory spend a day in prayer, silence and spiritual reading. We invite you to join us for our "Desert Day," a monthly retreat day, usually on the first Wednesday of the month. 

The next Desert Day is May 1. 

Here is the schedule of prayer during the day:

7:30am - Morning Mass

Immediately after morning Mass - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Morning Oratory Prayer

All morning - Adoration in the Church

12:15pm - Mass in Latin

All afternoon - Adoration in the Church

6:30pm - Sung Evening Oratory & Benediction

First Friday Adoration

Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday,  May 3 from 7pm to 7am on Saturday, May 4.

Oratory Walking Pilgrimage

Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Saint Philip Neri's tradition of the walking pilgrimage to the churches.

THE NEW DATE FOR THE WALK IS MAY 25.

Our walk begins at Shrewsbury Riverfront Park (909 Ocean Ave N, Sea Bright, NJ 07760). We'll walk to Holy Cross, Nativity, St. James, and end at St. Anthony's. Along the way, we'll stop for prayer and fun.

Email RBOratory@gmail.com to sign up.

The Friends of St. Philip Neri: Lives of the Saints

Meetings are on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am in St. Crispin House.

Join us in reading about the lives of these saints:

Saint Maximillian Kolbe, beginning May 23rd. 

Click here for the book.

For more information contact Br. Donald at dronning@redbankoratory.net.

St. Cecilia's Society

Concerts & Recital Series 2023-24

Save the dates for these upcoming concerts and recitals: (click for the recordings)

Concerts

December 1, 2023 at 7:30pm - Handel's Messiah, Part One

April 19, 2024 at 7:30pm - Ola Gjeilo's Dark Night of the Soul & Sunrise Mass

July 7, 2024 at 3:30pm - 1st Annual Liberty Extravaganza featuring the Oratory Choir & the Liberty Singers with the St. Cecilia Brass Ensemble

If you would like to sing for our Liberty Extravanganza, click here to sign up and find more information about rehearsals.

Recitals

August 27 at 3:30pm - Carlotta Masci performing "Settecento Italian"

October 29, 2023, at 3:30pm - Mary Klein in Recital featuring piano music of Bach, Schubert, & Lizst

November 19, 2023 at 3:30pm - A Bridge to Naples performed by Pergolesi String Quintet & Soloists Mara Adler O'Kelly and Robin Lee

A Festival of Lessons & Carols: Scriptural readings & time-honored music telling the story of Christmas

POSTPONED - St. Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church: "Music & Meditations to Awaken the Soul" featuring Melissa Thornton, soloist, for an afternoon of music & prayer

June 9, 2024 at 3:30pm - Organ Recital with peter Isherwood, organist, performing various works for the organ

"The Ramblers" Hiking Group


This once-a-month hiking group for those 14 and older (those under 14 need a parent or guardian with them) meets at 8:30am on the following dates:


To be determined


You can join us for all or part of the trip. We hike rain, snow, or shine. The only thing that will stop us is lightning or a blizzard.

If you would like to receive text reminders, call Brother Dan at 732-747-0813 ext. 108

Faith Formation

Parish & Oratory Groups

Secular Oratory

Secular Oratory is for adult men (18+) and shares in the spirituality and work of the Red Bank Oratory. Meetings are every Monday at 7pm, beginning in the entrance area of the Church.  Please contact secularoratory@redbankoratory.net for more information.

Women of Vallicella

Women of Vallicella is for adult women (18+) and shares in the spirituality and work of the Red Bank Oratory. Meetings are every Monday at 7pm, beginning in the Church. Please contact Deborah Gaudino at wov@redbankoratory.net for more information.

Youth, Junior & Children's Oratory

The Youth Oratory (9th to 12th grade), Junior Oratory (5th to 8th grade) and the Children’s Oratory (1st to 4th grade) shares in the spirituality and work of the Red Bank Oratory. Meetings are every Sunday from 7 to 8:30pm, immediately after the 6pm Mass. Meetings are for these children and their families are a time of learning about the faith, fun, and prayer. Please contact youthoratory@redbankoratory.net for more information.

Friends of St. Philip Neri

Friends of St. Philip Neri is for men and women 60+ and shares in the spirituality and work of the Red Bank Oratory. Please contact Br. Don at friendsofspn@redbankoratory.net for more information.

Some of our activities include:

Reading the Lives of the Saints - St. Philip Neri used to say that we should read the works of authors whose names begin with the letter 'S', like Saint Augustine, Saint Bernard, and the other saints. Meetings are on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am.

Weekly Adoration - This is an hour of prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament that will include the Rosary. This is Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 3-4pm. On the 1st Friday of the month, we'll pray the Seven Sorrows Chaplet of Our Lady instead of the Rosary. If you can't join us physically in the church, please join us via the livestream.

Avanti! Evangelists of Saint Francis de Sales

Red Bank is your India...

Join a group that is dedicated to going out to spread the faith. There will be many ways to take part and share in these efforts. Every Catholic is called to be an Evangelist, to go out and share the love of Jesus Christ with others and bring them into His family, the Holy Catholic Church.

This bilingual group led by the Priests and Brothers of the Oratory will meet monthly includes training on evangelization and evangelization teams with different levels of involvement suited to your availability and abilities.

For more information, please call the office at 732-747-0813 ext. 101.

The Ramblers Hiking Group

This is once-a-month hiking group for those 14 and older (those under 14 need a parent or guardian with them).

There will be a hike once a month, rain, snow, or shine. The only thing that will stop us is lightning or a blizzard.

Saint Crispin Society

The Saint Crispin Society has been serving members of our community for years through our food panty, used clothing shop, and direct financial assistance. Visit the Saint Crispin Page to learn more.

Saint Anthony's Society

St. Anthony’s Society is for adult men (18+) and is dedicated to the preservation of our Italian cultural heritage at the parish and the continued handing on of our Faith. Please contact Tom Ignoscia at tomignoscia@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the St. Anthony’s Society and in order to receive more information about the meetings and events of St. Anthony's Society. 

Mother Cabrini Society

Mother Cabrini Society is for adult women (18+) and is dedicated to the preservation of our Italian cultural heritage at the parish, evangelization, and the care of immigrants after the example of Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini. Please contact Jane Gagliano at janegagliano123@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the Mother Cabrini Society and in order to receive more information about the meetings and events. 

The Society of St. Cecilia

The Society of St. Cecilia is dedicated to enriching the musical and cultural environment for members of St. Anthony of Padua and the Church’s surrounding communities. We provide musical outreach and partner with local charities and community organizations.  Membership helps to foster future high-quality concerts to the public.

CLICK HERE to join us in our mission of music!

Oratory Children's Choir

All children are welcome to join the Oratory Children's Choir! This great choir is free and open for all ages. Practices are run by a professional musician and conductor and are a great opportunity to grow in friendship with other children and learn how to sing for the Lord.  The choir will sing at one of the Masses on the weekends and at special events and recitals of the Society of Saint Cecilia.

Practices are on Thursdays at 4:30pm.

For more information, please call the office and speak to Mr. Shawn Mack, our Pastoral Associate for Sacred Liturgy and Catechesis.

Morning's Hope

Morning's Hope, a new peer ministry of consolation support, welcomes those who are grieving the loss of a loved one to participate in our eight-week journey of consolation. We seek to walk with you as you work through the levels of grief. We use Bereavement Ministry, developed by the Diocese of Rapid City SD, as our format in dealing with ways of handling grief. Our small group sessions will include readings, reflection, sharing and journaling.

SCHEDULE:

Eight Weekly Sessions held on Thursday evenings beginning 9/28 thru 11/16. We will meet in the St. Crispin House Volunteer Room from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Light refreshments provided. 

Pre-Registration Required

For more information email Br. Donald: friendsofspn@redbankoratory.net

Juan XXIII

John XXIII is an international lay movement of the Catholic Church inspired by St. John XXIII's call to evangelize, especially those who are far from the Church and the marginalized of society. Their spirituality of service to the Church and the world is marked by Love, Surrender and Sacrifice and their motto is, "With Christ everything; without Christ nothing." For more information about John XXIII at St. Anthony's, please call the parish office

Cursillo

Cursillo is primarily a lay movement of the Catholic Church and an instrument of renewal by which Christianity can permeate, live and grow in today’s world.  It proposes no new type of spirituality but a method through which one’s spirituality can be strengthened, lived and shared in all areas of one’s environment. For more information about Cursillo at St. Anthony’s, please contact Cristoforo Codallos at ccodallos@gmail.com.    

"Beloved" Marriage Enrichment

"Beloved" Marriage Enrichment is a marriage formation and encouragement group for Catholic married couples. Regular events include talks and programs on the meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage and living as a Catholic couple, potluck dinners, social gatherings, prayer as a couple in front of the Blessed Sacrament

Click here for the flyer.

The next meetings are October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, from 6 to 9pm in St. Crispin House.


For more information about "Beloved" Marriage Enrichment at St. Anthony’s, please contact Robert and Maria Dolan at StAnthonyBeloved@gmail.com

Pastoral Familiar

La Pastoral Familiar es una de las formas en que la Iglesia acompaña y guía a las parejas en su camino de desarrollo y crecimiento para que puedan acercarse a la vida matrimonial según el plan de Dios.

Acompañamos a las parejas casadas en sus años de vida matrimonial en tiempos de alegría y tiempos de crisis. 

Ayudamos a los padres en la educación de sus hijos en los valores cristianos y en el crecimiento de la fe, así como en la formación humana y catequista.

Las próximas reuniones comienzan el 19 de octubre, 7-9pm, en el centro parroquial.

Para obtener más información sobre Pastoral Familiar en San Antonio, comuníquense con Carlos Fonseca (fonsecabcarlos84@gmail.com).

Caminando Hacia el Señor

Caminando Juntos Hacia el Señor, nuestro grupo en español para parejas que viven en una unión libre o que están casadas por lo civil, empieza 26 de octubre, de 7 a 9 pm, en el centro parroquial. Para obtener más información, comuníquense con Carlos Fonseca (fonsecabcarlos84@gmail.com).

At-Home Rosary Prayer Group

In you are interested in joining the At-Home Rosary Prayer Group for Spanish-speakers, please call the office at 732-747-0813 ext 101.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction for Men

Spiritual Direction for men is available to help you grow as a disciple of our Lord.

Sessions for Men are available for parishioners of St. Anthony's and members of the Secular Oratory by contacting Fr. Al (732-747-0813 ext. 109) or Fr. Nick (732-747-0813 ext. 107).


Spiritual Direction for Women

Spiritual Direction is a relationship of prayer and dialogue designed to deepen one's relationship with Christ and discover how God is working in one's life.

Sessions for Women are available for parishioners of St. Anthony's and members of the Women of Vallicella by contacting Mrs. Debbie Gaudino (wov@redbankoratory.net). For more information on Spiritual Direction for Women, please click HERE.


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