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The Year of Mercy + Lenten Vespers at the Oratory

Each Sunday of Lent at 4:00 p.m. in the Oratory Church

2 Corinthians 5: 17-20
Brothers and sisters: Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come…So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.


February  14 Lent I
Ms.  Jane Di Leo, Member of Oratory Church of St Boniface

February 21 Lent II
The Oratory Church Choir preforming from its recently released CD
           Sweet Sacred Feast

BOZIWICK – Advent Calendar
STANFORD – Three Motets
BRAHMS – Schaffe in mir Gott, ein rein Herz, Op. 29, No. 2
DURUFLÉ – Requiem (Reduced Orchestration)

February 28 Lent III
Rev. Dr. Jane Huber, Interim Assistant Minister, Plymouth Church, Brooklyn Heights

March 6 Laetare Sunday
Ms. Janice Oh, Member of Oratory Church of St Boniface

March 13 Lent V
Dr. Clayton Shoppa, Member of Oratory Church of St Boniface

March 20  Passion Sunday


Little Oratory – Fostering the Prayer of St. Philip

Monthly Little Oratory

The Little Oratory, also know as the Secular Oratory, supports the spiritual development of our community in the Oratorian tradition and the spirit of our Holy Founder St. Philip Neri.
Little Oratory gathers the first Thursday each month from September through June.  We gather in the Oratory Church of St. Boniface from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This is not a series and you are welcome to any and all of the sessions. 

2018 remaining dates

April 5          May 3            June 7

Our Format

Lectionary readings from the coming Sunday
Silent meditation
Faith sharing
Non-scriptural spiritual reading
Silent Meditation
Vocal Prayers

Why the Little Oratory?

Following the early practice of St. Philip and his companions, these gatherings help to foster the joy and presence of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and our community through song,  prayer, meditation and reflection. We embrace the model that helped to birth the transformation of Rome, reforming hearts, lives, communities and the Church across that city in a time of tumult and turmoil.
This is an excellent opportunity to enter more deeply into the presence of the Lord and invite the action of the Holy Spirit to swell our hearts with love and joy.   We are called to be transformed in our minds and hearts, thus transforming the world in which we live. This is one way by which we can participate in the redemption and sanctification of the world.