"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.
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:
Sermon Series on the Last Things
February 18-19 - Introduction (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
February 25-26 - Death (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
March 4-5 - Preparing for your Death (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
March 11-12 - Judgment (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
March 18-19 - Hell (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
March 25-26 - Heaven (and Purgatory) (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross are on Fridays at 11:30am (English) and at 7pm (bilingual).
On March 3, Stations of the Cross at 7pm will be followed immediately by our first Friday Holy Hour.
Oratory Walking Pilgrimage
Our annual walk in the footsteps of St. Philip Neri, our patron, begins at 8am on April 1 at the 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. Please bring water and a snack. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a shuttle bus available for those who sign up for it to take you from St. Anthony's to the start of the walk.
Click here for the liability waiver & registration form.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and to sign up for the bus.
Click here to learn more about the first walking pilgrimage in Rome started by St. Philip Neri.
Join us for the holiest week of the year as we walk in the footsteps of our Savior and Redeemer, who gave His life and rose from the dead for love of us.
Holy Thursday Mass – April 6 at 7pm, followed by Adoration until 12am
Good Friday – April 7: Service at 3pm & Solemn Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Easter Vigil – April 8 at 8pm (please remember there are no other Masses that day)
Easter Sunday – April 9 at 6:15am Outdoor Sunrise Mass; 7:30, 9, & 10:30am (English); 12pm (Latin); 1:30pm (Spanish); there will be no 6pm Mass that day.
Religious Education 2023-2024
Registration for all our religious education programs opens March 2.
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR LEVELS 1 TO 8
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR RCIA TEENS, YEAR 1
Please mark your calendars for the following sessions of religious education:
Summer Daytime Sessions:
9am to 12:15pm, Monday to Friday
Session 1 (levels 1-8): June 23 to July 7
Session 2 (levels 1-8): July 31 to August 11
Session 3 (levels 1-7): August 21 to September 1
Summer Nighttime Session (Level 8 & RCIA Teens):
6:30 to 9pm, Monday to Friday
August 21 to September 1
Sundays from 11:45am to 1:15pm
Begins September 17
Our summer activity program returns July 10 to August 4, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12pm (except on days with field trips).
Registration is now open!
Stay tuned for the flyer and online registration.
For more information and to register, please call Brother Dan at 732-747-0813 ext. 108.
Our after-school program called Scholastic Explorers is open for children from 1st to 12th grade and is completely free. Children may register at any time during the year.
It runs Monday to Friday. The doors open at 2:30 and the children can come anytime after that when they are finished with school. The program ends around 5:15pm.
We are also looking for adult volunteers and teachers to help with this program.
To register your children click here.
To sign up as a volunteer or tutor, click here.
If you have any questions, please call Br. Daniel Bower at 732-747-0813 ext 108.
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 April 5.
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
5pm - Sung Evening Oratory & Benediction
First Friday Adoration
Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, April 1. Adoration will begin right after Stations of the Cross finish (around 7:45pm).
"The Ramblers" Hiking Group
This once-a-month hiking group for those 16 and older (anyone who is 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult) meets at 8:30am on the following dates:
April 1 - Oratory Walking Pilgrimage (6 miles) to various churches
April 22 - Tatum Park & Deep Cut Gardens (5-7 miles)
May 27 - Huber Woods to Rocky Point of Hartshorne Woods (12-14 miles)
June 17 - Thompson Park to Holmdel Park (12-14 miles)
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
Nos complace anunciar un nuevo grupo en español para parejas católicas casadas por la Iglesia, llamado Pastoral Familiar. Este grupo es un momento para que las parejas crezcan en amistad y fe y se apoyen mutuamente. La primera reunión será el 16 de marzo de 7 a 9pm en el centro parroquial. Si están interesados, por favor hablen con Carlos Fonseca (email@example.com).
Para aquellos que aún no se han casado en la Iglesia, también tenemos otro programa para ayudarlos a prepararse para el matrimonio en la Iglesia. Pueden llamar a la oficina para hablar con Faine y Vicente.
"Beloved" Marriage Enrichment Group
We are pleased to announce the return of the monthly "Beloved" Marriage Enrichment Group for Catholic married couples.
The next meetings are March 24, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, from 6 to 9pm. To sign up, please contact Maria and Robert Dolan at StAnthonyBeloved@gmail.com
Stay tuned for more information about our marriage group in Spanish.
Monthly Playgroup for Children up to 4 years
Join our new monthly playgroup for children up to age 4. Meetings are on the the first Friday of every month, 9:30-10:30am in the parish center.
The next meeting will be April 1.
Families are also invited to explore interest in a Catholic homeschooling co-op, beginning September 2023.
For more information click here for the flyer and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information in English and Spanish.
St. Cecilia's Society
Recital Series 2022-23
Save the dates for these upcoming concerts and recitals: (click for the recordins)
December 2 @ 7:30pm - Handel's Messiah, Part One
December 18 @ 3:30pm - Lessons & Carols
April 21 @ 7:30pm - Dubois' 7 Last Words of Christ
June 25 @ 3:30pm - Organ Recital & Shea Delloso, Soloist
Click here for the flyer. Please share with anyone interested.
Mass, Confession, Private Prayer, Blessings & Parish Office
Monday to Friday: 7:30am
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 12:15pm (Latin)
Saturday Evening Vigil Masses:
4pm (English) with the Rosary (English) prayed at 3:30pm
7pm (Spanish) with the Rosary (Spanish) prayed at 6:30pm
7:30am, 9am, 10:30am (English)
1:30pm (Spanish) with a decade of the Rosary (Spanish) prayed at 1:20pm
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
The Church is open for private prayer.
Please stop by and make a visit to our Lord.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday:
7am - 7pm
7am - 5pm
The Holy Rosary
The Holy Rosary is prayed Monday to Friday in the Church:
5pm - Rosary in Spanish
The Rosary is prayed at 3:30pm on Saturday in English, 6:30pm on Saturday in Spanish, and a decade of the Rosary is prayed in Spanish at 1:20pm before the Mass on Sunday.
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.
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: 8am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
(We are closed 1-2pm for lunch)
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Parish & Oratory Groups
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information.
Society of Saint Anthony
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
"Saints, Preserve Us!"
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.
Join the Friends of St. Philip Neri for this new reading group on the lives and writings of the saints. Meetings are on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am. Please contact Br. Donald for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eight Weekly Sessions held on Thursday evenings beginning 9/29 thru 11/17. We will meet in the St. Crispin House Volunteer Room from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Light refreshments provided.
For more information email Br. Donald: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Para obtener más información sobre Pastoral Familiar en St. Anthony's, comuníquense con Carlos Fonseca (email@example.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.
The next meetings are March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, from 6 to 9pm.
For more information about "Beloved" Marriage Enrichment at St. Anthony’s, please contact Robert and Maria Dolan at StAnthonyBeloved@gmail.com.
The Ramblers Hiking Group
This is a once-a-month hiking group for those 16 and older (Anyone who is 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult).
There will be a hike once a month, rain, snow, or shine. The only thing that will stop us is lightning or a blizzard.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on Spiritual Direction for Women, please click HERE.
Online Giving Instructions
Want to learn more about the Faith from the comfort of your couch?
Go to FORMED.ORG , click "Sign Up," then "Sign Up as a Parishioner," then search "St. Anthony of Padua Red Bank" and create your account.
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