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Church of Saint Anthony and the Red Bank Oratory

"Go make disciples"

You will notice at the top of this page that it says,

"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.


Announcements

A Deeper Look in the Nativity Scene

Join us for a new sermon series for Advent and Christmas on those who were present at the first Christmas:

November 27-28 - The Shepherds (Recordings: English 1, English 2, Spanish)

December 4-5 - The Angels

December 11-12 - The Inn Keepers

December 18-19 - The Animals in the Creche

December 24-25 - St. Joseph, Jesus' adoptive father

Confession

In addition to our regular times of confession, confession will be available on Saturdays from 3:30 to 4pm and 6:30 to 7pm and on Sundays from 8:30 to 9am, 10 to 10:30am, 11:30am to 12pm, and 1 to 1:30pm.

Family Parish Clean-Up

We're looking for families who'd like to help us keep Saint Anthony's looking beautiful. Because of our location we get a lot of debris that blows onto our property during the week and we're looking for families who can volunteer to help us keep the property clean, especially before the weekend Masses. Depending on how many families sign up, it may only be a few times a year and it would involve just patrolling the property and cleaning up any debris anytime on Friday or Saturday before the 4pm Mass. If you'd like to help us, you can email our secretary Miguel at officemgr@stanthonysofredbank.net.

The Giving Tree

We're happy to offer the Giving Tree again this year for our neighbors in need. The Giving Tree will be different this year for the safety of our neighbors' families. For more information, please click HERE for the flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nancy Cody (thecodys@hotmail.com).

Booster Shots & Testing

The booster shots for Moderna and Pfizer are both available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from about 10am to 5pm at the front entrance of the parish center. Just look for the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) sign. Also, for those who are not choosing to get vaccinated, some employers and schools require a weekly test, or you may need a test for travel or another reason. So, on Tuesdays, testing is available from 12 to 5pm or so. If you have any questions, please contact the VNA or visit their website.

House Blessings

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

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 (deborahgaudino@gmail.com). For more information on Spiritual Direction for Women, please click HERE.


Mass, Confession, and Private Prayer

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)

Confession Times

The Confessionals are located in the Entrance Area of the Church. Please wear a mask inside the confessional. If you prefer to confess outside, please knock on the priest's door and we'll hear your confession outside.

Monday: 8am

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

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

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

Private Prayer

The Church is open for private prayer.

Please stop by and make a visit to Our Lord.

Monday to Thursday:

7am - 5pm

Friday:

7am - 4pm

Upcoming Events

First Friday Adoration

Please join us in-person or online for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, December 3rd. There will be a Holy Hour from 7 to 8pm in the Church. The Holy Hour will be live streamed for those joining us in prayer from home.

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

This Solemnity is a holy day of obligation for all Catholics. All Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on this day. Here is the schedule of Masses at St. Anthony's:

December 7th - Candlelight Vigil Mass & Procession at 7pm (bilingual)

December 8th - 7:30am (English), 12:15pm (Latin), 5pm (English), 7pm (Spanish)

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On Sunday, December 12th, we will celebrate the feast of our Lady of Guadalupe:

5 - 6:30pm - Mariachi in the park on the corner of Dr. James Parker Blvd. & Shrewsbury Ave.

6:30pm - Procession beginning from the same park to St. Anthony's.

The procession will be followed by Mass in the Church (Masks required for the procession & Mass).

Lessons & Carols

Join us for this festival of Scripture and song as we reflect upon God's preparation of His people for the coming of the Messiah:

December 17th at 7pm

December 19th at 4pm

Solemnity of Christmas & Mary, Mother of God

The Solemnities of Christmas and Mary, Mother of God are holy days of obligation for all Catholics. All Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on these days. Here is the schedule of Masses at St. Anthony's:

Christmas

December 24 - 4pm (English), 6pm (English), 7:30pm (Spanish), 11:30pm (Latin)

December 25 - 7:30am (English), 9am (English), 10:30am (English), 12pm (Latin), 1:30pm (Spanish)

There will be no Sunday Vigil Masses at 4pm & 7pm on Saturday, December 25th.

Mary, Mother of God

December 31 - 4pm (English) & 6pm (Spanish)

January 1 - 12pm (English)

The Search

"What do I seek? Who am I? Why a God? What's our story? Who is Jesus? Am I saved? Why a Church?" If you've ever asked yourself these questions, then join us for the Search, a 7-part series on the answers that Christ & His Church give to the deepest questions of the human heart. Classes in English and Spanish begin October 2 and will meet on Saturdays from 5:15 to 6:45pm at St. Anthony's (Class will be outside for October and then move inside the parish center until the Spring). Please register early by emailing or calling Mr. Shawn Mack (stanthonysre@gmail.com / 732-747-0813 ext. 103). Click HERE for the flyer in English and Spanish.

Forgiven

Come and learn the transforming power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Classes will be in English and in Spanish on October 3, November 7, and December 5 from 12 to 1pm at St. Anthony's (Class will be outside for October and then inside the parish center for November & December). Please register early by emailing or calling Mr. Shawn Mack (stanthonysre@gmail.com / 732-747-0813 ext. 103). Click here for the flyer in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

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. You can join us in person or virtually. We'll meet outside first for our regular discussion in the garden area and then go into the Church for prayer and finish by 8:30pm. If it is raining, we will meet in the Baptistery. Please contact RBOratory@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.

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 second Wednesday of the month at 7PM. You can join us in person or virtually. We'll meet outside first for our regular discussion in the garden area and then go into the Church for prayer and finish by 8:30pm. If it is raining, we will meet in the Baptistery. Please contact Deborah Gaudino at deborahgaudino@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.

Youth Oratory & Children's Oratory

The Youth Oratory (8th to 12th graders and their families) and the Children’s Oratory (5th to 7th graders and their families) shares in the spirituality and work of the Red Bank Oratory. Meetings are every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 7 to 9pm. You can join us in person or virtually. We'll meet outside first for our regular discussion and games in the garden area and then go into the Church for prayer and finish by 9:00pm. If it is raining, we will meet in the Baptistery. Please contact RBOratory@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us for Youth & Children’s Oratory Night and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.

Society of Saint Anthony

St. Anthony’s Society is for adult men (18+). 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 in person.

Friends of St. Philip Neri

Friends of St. Philip Neri is for men and women 60+. If you're interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Br. Donald Ronning at dronning@dioceseoftrenton.org.

"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. We are currently reading the life of St. Gianna Molla. Please contact Br. Donald for more information (dronning@dioceseoftrenton.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.

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 Carlo Velasquez at cvmartinez458@gmail.com.

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 contact Idania Alvarado at idaniaalvarado31@gmail.com.

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!

"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 StAnthonyBeloved@gmail.com.

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