Masses & Liturgies
Coming together as a community to worship is a central part of living out our faith at Oratory. At Oratory Prep, there are many opportunities for corporate worship:
Oratory Prep offers Mass at 7:40 each morning in the chapel from Tuesday through Friday. Anyone in the Oratory community is welcome to attend. On Mondays, the St. Philip Neri Club joyfully meets and prays together at that time.
Throughout the year, individual Religion classes will celebrate Mass in the chapel during their regularly scheduled instructional period. Additionally, each grade level will attend their own class Mass at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit once annually.
Several times a year, the Oratory Prep community worships together in a prayer service or a paraliturgy. A prayer service is different from Mass in that the celebration of the Eucharist is omitted and, therefore, allows for more flexibility in its planning process by the students. Prayer services are peer-led by our Campus Ministry Team. Oratory Prep has an Ecumenical Prayer Service to celebrate Thanksgiving, where we encourage our brothers and sisters from other faith denominations to join us. We continue to have Penance Services during the Advent and Lenten Seasons, where students are given the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Oratory, also, has weekly prayer services and Bible studies for the underclassmen led by the Campus Ministry Team and a member of the OP Clergy. Other prayer experiences are incorporated into the Religion Curriculum.
Mass of the Holy Spirit
|November 1||All Saints Day Mass|
|November 22||Schoolwide Mass|
|December 8||Immaculate Conception Mass|
|January 4||Mass and Adoration|
|February 14||Ash Wednesday Mass|
|March 10||Family Mass|
|April 18||Schoolwide Mass|
|May 9||Ascension Thursday Mass|
|May 31||Baccalaureate Mass|