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:
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!
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
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)
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
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.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
The Immaculate Conception is a holy day of obligation. All Catholics must attend a Vigil Mass or Mass of the day for this great solemnity.
We invite you to join us at these times:
December 7 (Vigil)
6pm - Holy Hour and Marian Procession with the Children and Special Blessing of Parents
7pm - Solemn Mass (bilingual)
7:30am - Mass (bilingual)
12:15pm - Mass (Latin)
Sermon Series: "A Christmas Carol"
Act 2 - The Ghost of Christmas Past (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
Act 3 - The Ghost of Christmas Present (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
Act 4 - The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
At Home with Tiny Tim and the Cratchits (English 1, English 2, Spanish)
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
We invite you to join us for these events to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Novena of Prayer
(Led by a different group of the parish each night in the Church)
December 4 at 7pm (bilingual) - Secular Oratory & Women of Vallicella
December 5 at 7pm - Readers
December 6 at 7pm - Marriage Groups
December 7 at 8pm - Cursillo
December 9 at 8pm - Juan XXIII
December 10 at 7pm - Choir and Comunidad Guadalupanos
December 11 at 8pm (bilingual) - Information Booth Volunteers
December 12 at 6pm (in Johny Jazz Park) - Cafe Volunteers
Mañanitas/Vigil (December 11)
7-8pm - Adoration & Benediction
8-8:30pm - Spanish Choir
8:30 - 9pm - Novena Prayers
9-9:20pm - Talk
9:20 - 9:30pm - Songs
9:30 - 9:50 - Talk
9:50 - 10:30pm - Rosary
10:30pm - Various Singers/Cantantes
Feast Day & Procession (December 12)
(Meet in Johnny Jazz Park, which is on the corner of Drs. James Parker Blvd. and Shrewsbury Ave across from the Coffee Coral)
6pm - Songs in Johnny Jazz Park, followed by Rosary, followed by street procession, followed by Solemn Mass in the Church
After Mass - Party in the Parish Center & Gym
Confession Day for Advent
Join us for all day confessions on Wednesday, December 20, from 7:45am to 7pm, and prepare to welcome the Lord in your heart at Christmas.
Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas)
We invite you to join us for the awesome celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Christmas Eve (December 24)
There is no 6pm Mass on Christmas Day. Also, the Masses on Christmas Eve prior to 4pm are Masses of the 4th Sunday of Advent and are not celebrated as Christmas Masses. Catholics must attend a regular Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent AND a Mass for the celebration of Christmas.
The solemnity of Christmas is a holy day of obligation for Catholics. All Catholics are obliged to attend Mass this day.
Solemnity of Holy Mary, Mother of God
This solemnity is a holy day of obligation for Catholics. All Catholics are obliged to attend Mass this day.
We invite you to join us to celebrate the solemnity of Holy Mary, Mother of God.
*Please note: these Masses on December 31 do NOT fulfill the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday. They fulfill the obligation to attend Mass for the solemnity of Holy Mary, Mother of God because they are vigil Masses for this feast day, even though they are celebrated on a Sunday. And, due to this feast day, there will be no regular 6pm Mass on Sunday.
St. Cecilia's Society
Concerts & Recital Series 2023-24
Save the dates for these upcoming concerts and recitals: (click for the recordings)
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
December 17, 2023 at 3:30pm - A Festival of Lessons & Carols: Scriptural readings & time-honored msuic telling the story of Christmas
February 4, 2024 at 3:30pm - 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
First Friday Adoration
*There will be no first Friday adoration for the month of December due to our Advent Concert & the Immaculate Conception*
Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, January 5 from 7pm to 7am on Saturday, January 6.
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 December 6.
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
"The Ramblers" Hiking Group
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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! Onward! Evangelists of Saint Francis de Sales
The Ramblers Hiking Group
Saint Crispin Society
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 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 (email@example.com). For more information on Spiritual Direction for Women, please click HERE.
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