Activities & Events



Lenten Mini Retreat                            TBD

Take some time for yourself during Lent and join us a whole week for daily fellowship, food, and prayer. Each day will include opportunities to celebrate daily Mass (12:30pm) and enjoy community and fellowship during lunch when Mass is over.  Later in the day, come back to hear from different members of the community as they share their struggles and triumphs in faith over a dinner (6:00pm), and close the day in Evening Prayer (8:30pm).

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UDance                                                              TBD


UDance, hosted at the University of Delaware, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer. This effort culminates into a 12-hour philanthropic dance marathon every spring. It's the university's largest student-run philanthropy and has raised over $1.4 million in the last two years. In 2014 alone they raised over $850,000. These donations have benefited The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which supports medical research for families of critically ill children across the country.

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Soap for Hope                                              TBD

Have extra soap, washcloths, or Ziploc bags lying around?  Have a strange urge to pack the aforementioned objects?  Then you're all ready to help with the our annual Soap for Hope drive!  These soap packets are shipped to Haiti, where they are used as an incentive to get families to bring their children to vaccination clinics for important immunizations.  This project is ongoing through the Spring Semester; listen to Kim's announcements at Mass for more details.


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National Basilica Trip                                      TBD

Join us on a day trip to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  Students will spend the day touring the beautiful Shrine located in Washington, D.C.

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Oratory Formal                                                   TBD

Get dressed up and come dance the night away!  Bring your friends for a classy night full of music, food, and fun.

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Relay for Life                                                        TBD

Participate in the University of Delaware's annual Relay for Life by joining the Oratory's team.  This powerful event serves as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society while raising awareness about cancer research and prevention and honoring those who have fought this disease.  Team members can raise money on their own or help with team fundraisers.

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Fall Semester


Spring Semester




Pancake Brunch

Announced Sun.

after 11:30 Mass

Brunch dates for Spring 2018

(all after the 11:30 Mass)



Dollar Dinners

Every Friday at 6:00 PM

Dollar Dinners - Spring 2018

(all at 6:00 PM)



DeSales Service Works

Come take part in a day of service with us and DeSales Service works!

DeSales Service Works is a project of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales that provides opportunities for face-to-face service and works to change the lives of those they serve, and to expand the mindset of those who serve. All of their efforts seek to improve struggling neighborhoods while recognizing the goodness of these impoverished communities.

Spring Dates 2018




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Spring dates for ongoing events

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