Young Adult Oratory News

IMG_0379On December 3, Mrs. Emily Macke of Ruah Woods addressed our Young Adult Oratory group about Gender Identity. Receiving her Master’s Degree from the St. John Paul II Institute in Washington D.C., Emily came highly qualified and with a wealth of knowledge about the very current issue. Speaking from a Thomistic point of view about the nature of the world, the group had a lively discussion about the divorce that is currently taking place between gender identity and sexual preference. Our next Young Adult Gathering with be our Advent/Christmas Social on December 17 at 7:00 pm with prayer at Old St. Mary’s Church. Please bring a dish to share. Our next guest speaker, on January 7, with be Bishop Joseph Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati.

Events for Advent

Our LadyAdvent Evening at the Oratory
Monday, December 1, 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening of prayer and recollection on Advent. There will be an opportunity for Adoration and confession. We will begin with the traditional Oratory prayers in Church before moving to Fr. Felten Hall for a talk about Advent. We will conclude with Benediction at 9:00 pm.

Solemn Rorate Mass
Saturday, December 13, 6:45 a.m.
A German tradition celebrating a Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin early in the morning, completely by candlelight. As daylight approaches and surpasses the shadows of the candles, we anticipate the entrance of Christ, the Light of the World, into our darkened earth at Christmas.

Advent Musical Oratory
Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.
Musical Oratory of Advent is an evening of choral reflection on Sacred Scripture concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Choral pieces will be in English, German, and Latin by composers such as Bach, Praetorius, and Sermisy. A social and cookie exchange will follow.

All Events At:

Old St. Mary Church
123 E. 13th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Young Adult Oratory – December 3


Join the Community-in-Formation and Old St. Mary’s Church for our Young Adult Oratory.
Mrs. Emily Macke – Guest Speaker

When: Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Old St. Mary’s Church (gather in the Church at 7:00 p.m. for prayer, followed by Fr. Felten Hall at 7:30 p.m.)
Why: This month’s speaker will be Mrs. Emily Macke of Ruah Woods. Emily will address the Young Adult Oratory about Gender Identities. The Young Adult Oratory meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, with the 1st Wednesday being devoted to speakers and catechesis. The 3rd Wednesday is devoted to social time or volunteering in and around Old St. Mary’s Church in Over-the-Rhine.

The Young Adults Oratory is a fusion of the participation in the life of the Church (Adoration, Mass, Prayer with the Community) with a combination of lecture series, informal social gatherings, and community outreach. This will all be set in the traditional beauty of Old St. Mary’s, among the eclectic world of Over The Rhine, with the intellectual reverence bred by the forming Community-in-Formation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri.

Please join us!

Happy Thanksgiving 2014


On behalf of the Community-in-Formation, we wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for our families, friends, spiritual and monetary benefactors, and everyone who has shown us any amount of friendship or support. May God Bless you all!

O God, we praise Thee: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord. Everlasting Father, all the earth doth worship Thee. To Thee all the Angels, the Heavens and all the Powers, all the Cherubim and Seraphim, unceasingly proclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!

Feast of Bl. John Henry Newman, CO

594px-John_Henry_Newman_by_Sir_John_Everett_Millais,_1st_BtHappy Feast Day of Bl. John Henry Newman!  Masses for Bl. John Newman will be at 12:10 p.m., and a sung 7:00 p.m. Mass.  His relic will be placed on the Altar for veneration.  See you at Mass!

O God our Father, You granted to Your servant Blessed John Henry Newman wonderful gifts of nature and of grace, that he should be a spiritual guide in the darkness of this world, an eloquent herald of the Gospel, and a devoted servant of the one Church of Christ. For his insight into the mysteries of the Kingdom, his zealous defence of the teachings of the Church, and his priestly love for all Your children, we pray that he may soon be numbered among the canonized saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be