Congratulations Fr. Avilés!

Congratulations to Fr. Mario Avilés, our delegate in the process of becoming an Oratory of St. Philip Neri, who has been elected the new Procurator General of the Congregation of the Oratory.  Ad multos annos… (Photo is of Fr. Avilés [left] and Fr. Cerrato [right], the out-going Procurator who has been elected Bishop, at the Community’s Banquet in April…)

Banquet Pictures

Check out the photo gallery for pictures from our First Annual Banquet of Friends…

Photo Gallery

Banquet of Friends News…

Check out this article that our friend Gail put together for us.  She also put up some pictures.  More pictures to follow soon on our webpage!  Thank you to everyone who helped make our first annual banquet a huge success!

Banquet of Friends

On April 28th, 2012, the Community will be hosting our First Annual Banquet of Friends Fundraising Dinner.  His Excellency the Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, the Very Rev. Edoardo Cerrato C.O., Procurator General of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, and our Oratory Delegate, Rev. Mario Avilés, C.O., will join all of our other honored guests for this event.  The evening will include Holy Mass, Dinner, and presentations about the Cincinnati Community.  For more information regarding the event, please contact the Community-in-Formation through email or at (513) 721-2988.

Friend of the Community Passes Away

Glenmary Father James Patrick Kelly Dies

Father James Patrick Kelly, 95, a native of Sidney, Ohio, and a Glenmary Home Missioner for 62 years, died peacefully March 22 at Mercy Franciscan Terrace, a health care facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Father Kelly was the spiritual director for eleven years of the superior/moderator, one of the founders of the Community-in-Formation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in Cincinnati, whose priestly ministry is at Old St. Mary’s Church at Over-the-Rhine of Cincinnati.

Being his spiritual director, Father Kelly approved, motivated, and encouraged the formation of the Community-in-Formation at Old St. Mary’s Church in 2008.  As a sign of his spiritual support, he donated to the newly formed Community hundreds of his books.

He died two days after the last visit of his spiritual directee, and he blessed Father Juarez so that he sees to it that Cincinnati Oratory be born, which was Fr. Kelly’s last wish and mission.  In spite of his failing health, he wanted to attend the conferral of habit of his spiritual directee, but died in afternoon of the day before the Conferral of Habit which took place last week.  Requiescat in Pace!