Vocations

“Give me ten truly detached men and I will convert the world with them.”

Saint Philip Neri

A call from God is the most personal and intimate aspect of anyone’s life. Hearing His call comes when in silence we experience His personal love for us and His desire to make us holy and to fill our life with His goodness, His peace and His joy.

For us, we don’t know why everyone doesn’t want to be an Oratorian. I guess that would be true of anyone who loves the vocation that God has given them. Yet, we know that it is God who leads us and guides each of us to the place which He has prepared for us.

So, first be sure that you are praying. How could the Lord lead us if we are not speaking to Him from the depths of our heart?

Second, put aside your fears and doubts. Many men do not find their true vocation because they see only their imperfections and unworthiness for the priesthood and religious life. Yet, none of us are perfect. We are all sinners in need of our Savior. Jesus is not seeking ready-made saints to be His priests and brothers. Rather, He’s seeking to make saints of those whom He is calling.

Third, learn as much as you can about St. Philip Neri. If you don’t love him already, trust us, once you learn about him, you will love him. We can help you learn more about him if you would like. Just contact us.

Finally, call us. Don’t put it off, just give us a call and let us walk with you and pray with you and see what God desires for your life. We are not recruiters and we don't do traditional vocation recruitment. Our desire is not for you to become an Oratorian, our desire is to help you follow God's will for your life. That is where your happiness will be found.

You can email us at: RBOratory@gmail.com

You can contact us at 732-747-0813

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRANCE INTO THE RED BANK ORATORY:

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • Be in good mental, emotional and physical health.

  • Be faithful to our Holy Father, the Pope and to the traditions and teachings of the Catholic Faith.

  • Be humble, cheerful and capable of obedience.

  • Be generous of heart and capable of self-sacrifice for God, the good of the community and those we serve.