On Sunday, December 13, at 3 pm, join the Oratorian community on YouTube for our annual Advent Lessons and Carols service. This year, it will be a virtual service featuring new vocal performances, a virtual choir, and archival recordings from recent years. A printable booklet will be available to aid your participation. More information at www.raritanoratory.org.
Since the Super Bowl is coming up next weekend, we'll join millions from all over the country to Tackle Hunger with the Soup-er Bowl of Caring. Make non-perishable breakfast bags at home and drop them off at Holy Trinity in Bridgewater throughout the week. Click the link to sign up. For more info contact Brian Flanagan at BridgewaterRaritan@uServe.com
Sanctify is a Catholic community focused on young families, married couples, and singles dedicated to cultivating holy friendships that support each member to fulfill his or her particular vocation. Join us for our next meeting on Sunday, December 6. Live-streamed Eucharistic Adoration with guided Lectio Divina, a formation video, and group discussion will all take place virtually on Google Meet. Details and RSVP on the Sanctify Facebook page.
St. Ann Classical Academy in Raritan is in need of a part-time physical education teacher for Grades K-8. Duties would include meeting with each grace once a week (Fridays) and developing and executing a varied physical education program for our students. If you are interested in the position please contact Fr. Peter Cebulka, C.O., Head of School, at 908-725-7787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oratory and Fiat Ministries are teaming up this year for a series of service-based youth ministry events for high school students, called the “uServe” Program. Our first event will be a "Brown Bag Blast!", making sandwiches for the homeless. Sunday, November 15, from 7-8:30pm in the Holy Trinity Parish Center.
Are you interested in taking your relationship with God and your daily vocation to a new level? Consider joining Sanctify! Sanctify is a Catholic community focused on young families, married couples, and singles dedicated to cultivating holy friendships that support each member to fulfill his or her particular vocation. We seek to explore and witness to the truth, beauty, and goodness of our Catholic faith through the Sacraments, prayer, formation, and fellowship while we pursue sainthood in our daily lives.
Everyone is welcome to our Parish Breakfast offered by the Holy Name Society, on Sunday, February 23 from 8-11:30 am in the Parish Center. Tickets will be available at the door. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, bagels, donuts, juice, milk, coffee, & tea. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children age 7-12, free for children 6 & under.
Pope Francis recently established the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time as the "Sunday of the Word of God," in order to honor and promote the role of Sacred Scripture in the spiritual life of Catholics. This year, it falls on the weekend of January 25-26. As a way of observing this special day in our parish, everyone is invited to bring your Bible to church to be blessed during the celebration of Mass.
The Holy Father will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on December 13. May Jesus the High Priest continue to renew, increase, and strengthen in Pope Francis the graces received at his ordination as he continues to carry his priestly ministry in service to our Holy Church.
Don't take the bait! Be aware that the Church has again recently been a target of phishing scams, some taking advantage of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you receive a text or email message claiming to be from a Church representative and presenting an emergency need (e.g., for gift cards for someone in need), please do not respond! If in doubt, please contact the parish office to verify whether the message is legitimate.
Discover how a Catholic Classical education at St. Ann School can inspire your child to be a joyous learner, filled with wonder and awe for all creation. Open House Wednesday, December 10 at 7 pm. To RSVP, please call 908-725-7787.
Join us for our annual celebration of Advent in word and song led by Oratory Director of Sacred Music, Anthony R. Nardino, and featuring the music ministries of St. Ann & Holy Trinity parishes. Lessons & Carols will take place this year on Sunday afternoon, December 8 at 2:00 pm in St. Ann's Church, Raritan. A light reception will follow in the school cafeteria. Everyone is welcome!
Join the Oratorian community for Mass on Thanksgiving Day, at 9:00 am at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Bridgewater. Mass on Friday, November 29, will also be at 9:00 am at Holy Trinity. Please note: These will be the only Masses for St. Ann's & Holy Trinity on these two days.
Friday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints, a holyday of obligation. Masses will be offered at Holy Trinity on Thursday at 7 pm and Friday at 12:15 pm. (Please note there will not be a 7 pm Mass this Friday.) For additional local Mass times, see the full schedule on our homepage or Mass Times page. There is a collection for All Saints and All Souls; our online giving option is now available.
All children up through 6th Grade and their families are invited to take part in our annual Halloween Party on Thursday, October 24. Doors open at 5:45 pm; costume contest winners will be announced at 8 pm. The evening includes DJ entertainment and refreshments. Admission is $2 per person and hot dogs will be sold for $1 each. More information can be found
Our parish finance report for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) is now available. All parishioners are encouraged to review the report and accompanying letter. Feel free to contact Fr. Jeff with any questions or concerns. You can view or print the report
Come learn about the amazing founder of the Oratory, St. Philip Neri, and the community that carries on his legacy through its life in community and its ministry in the Church. This four-part series will take place on consecutive Wednesday nights beginning October 16 at 7:30 pm, in the basement of Holy Trinity Church, Bridgewater.
Come on out on Saturday, October 19 between 4:30-7:30 pm at the Holy Trinity Parish Center for our annual dinner sponsored by the Holy Name Society. This year, the food is Polish! Tickets are on sale after Masses through October 13, or through the Parish Office. No tickets will be sold at the door. $12 for adults, $5 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under eat free! Take-out will be available.
Join the Oratory and friends for our first Tricky Tray fundraiser, "A Few of My Favorite Things," from the team that produced award-winning tricky tray events at St. Peter's in New Brunswick from 2012-2017. This event, which will especially benefit the formation of future priests for the Oratory, will take place on Sunday, November 3 at Pierre's of South Brunswick. Click the link for more information! (Admission tickets are no longer on sale for this event.)
Come on out and meet the Oratory! Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 pm at St. Ann's in Raritan. Get to know the members, learn about our founder, our community life, and our ministries in Raritan and Bridgewater.