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Church of Saint Anthony and the Red Bank Oratory

"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:


("Give Me That Old Time Religion" Sermon Series

Join us for a summer sermon series on salvation history in the Old Testament:

June 25-26 - And God saw that it was good: Creation (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

July 2-3 - And God saw that things got really bad: The Fall, the Flood, and more falls (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

July 9-10 - Faith of our Fathers: Abraham (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

July 16-17 - Faith of our Fathers II: Isaac to Joseph (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

July 23-24 - Homeward Bound I: Moses & the Exodus (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

July 30-31 - Homeward Bound II: the Covenant with Moses (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

August 6-7 - Home Sweet Home: Joshua & the Judges (English 1, English 2, Spanish)

August 13-14 - It's Good to be King: King David

August 20-21 - Divided We Fall I: The Prophets

August 27-28 - Divided We Fall II: The Prophets continued

Mass, Confession, Private Prayer, & Blessings

Mass Schedule

Daily Masses:

Monday to Friday: 7:30am

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 12:15pm (Latin)

Saturday Evening Vigil Masses:

4pm (English), 7pm (Spanish)

Sunday Masses:

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

12pm (Latin)

1:30pm (Spanish)

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 - 9am, 10 - 10:30am, 11:30am - 12pm, 1 - 1:30pm

*The priest is available for confession as soon as he finishes greeting the people after the Masses on Sundays. Thank you for your patience!

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

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

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 and a decade of the Rosary is prayed in Spanish before the 1:30pm Mass on Sundays.

Private Prayer

The Church is open for private prayer.

Please stop by and make a visit to our Lord.

Monday to Thursday:

7am - 5pm


7am - 4pm


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

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

Faith Formation

Upcoming Events

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 August 3.

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

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 is Friday, August 5th.

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 Para obtener más información en español, comuníquese con

First Friday Adoration

Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, August 5 from 7 to 8pm.

Summer Nights with Youth, Junior & Children's Oratory

July 10 - Beachball Bonanza

July 24 - To the Races!

August 14 - Water Wars

August 28 - Beach Games & Bonfire

Youth Oratory (8th to 12th graders), Junior Oratory (5th to 7th graders), Children's Oratory (Kindergarten to 4th graders) meets at 7pm each time at St. Anthony's.

Click here for the flyer in ENGLISH and in SPANISH and share it with your friends.

If you have any questions, please speak to one of the fathers or brothers of the Oratory.

Join our Live Streaming Events

Click on the day of the week to see the schedule. You can also click on the Home dropdown menu above to go directly to the day of the week.

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 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 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 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 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 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 (

We are now reading the life of Fr. Augustine Tolton. Here's the reading schedule:

March 24 - Chapters 1-5; April 21 - Chapters 6-9; April 31 - Chapters 10-14; May 5 - Chapters 15-18; May 19 - Chapter 19-Epilogue

Click here for the book (you can also find it on other websites that sell books).


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 Carlo Velasquez at


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 contact Idania Alvarado at

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.

CLICK HERE to join us in our mission of music!

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.

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

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 ( For more information on Spiritual Direction for Women, please click HERE.

Want to make the most of your time indoors?

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.