Easter Season at the Oratory

The Novena to St. Philip Neri begins May 17 and continues to May 26th his Feast Day.  Join us in praying the novena.
The Easter Triduum culminated in the lighting of the new fire.  Fr. Joel Warden, c.o., Pastor of the Oratory Parish presided at the liturgy, assisted by the other priests  and brother of the Oratory, lay ministers, the Oratory Choir and hundreds of the faithful.

View the Video as the New Fire is lit on Duffield Street in front fo the Oratory Church

View the Video as We Struggle to Keep the Easter Candle Lit in the Wind!

Gathered in the darkness of the tomb, we lit the Easter fire on Duffield Street in front of the Oratory Church. This fire, which cast away the darkness of Holy Saturday night, reminds us of how the love of the Risen Jesus drives from believers the darkness of evil, hatred and sin.


With the assembly surrounding the Congregation’s priests and brother, the Catechumen who had prepared for Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and the Candidates for full reception into the Catholic faith gathered with their elder brothers and sisters in faith as they made their final spiritual preparations for the sacraments.

    Newman Hall Liturgy

Fr. Michael snapped a few pictures as he shepherded the crowds in Newman Hall, where, assisted by Carla Denali as minister of ceremonies, Fr. Anthony Andreassi, c.o. presided at a packed Mass.  For the past several years, the over-filled church has required the addition of a Mass in Newman Hall.  Over 160 of our friends and parishioner joined us for this beautiful celebration.  Music was supported by keyboards, cello, oboe and violin.

See Fr. Anthony’s homily on Easter at Ask An Oratorian.