Activities & Events



Pancake Brunch                                                      Announced Sun. after 11:30 Mass

Come join the Oratory family for some delicious homemade pancakes and sausage. It's all you can eat, and all you can meet. Bring your friends, meet new ones.  Best of all? It's free!!


Brunch dates for Fall 2018

(all after the 11:30 Mass)

September 9th

October 13th

November 4th

December 2nd


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DeSales Service Works                                               Announced Sat. - 10 AM - 4 PM

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.

Cookies & Milk                                                                Sundays after 6:30 PM Mass

Ever wonder who that person was you sit next to every week at mass? Come on downstairs after Mass and find out! Join us every week for refreshments and refreshing faces Sundays after the Blue Hen Student Mass.

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Student Bible Study                                                                  Wednesdays - 7:00 PM

Come join your fellow students for a lively discussion of the Bible! Learn how the Book remains relevant to everyday life thousands of years after its writing. Bibles are not needed, but your presence is!

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Prayer and Meditation                                                                      Tuesday - 5:30 PM

Looking for some quiet prayer & meditation time during your busy week?  Stop by the Oratory for Holy Hour on Tuesday between 5:30 & 6:30 PM.



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Bingo Outreach                                                                               Tuesdays - 6:30 PM

The Jeanne Jugan Home is a retirement home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Come join other students in spending some time playing Bingo with the residents. We leave from the Oratory every Tuesday at 6:30 pm, and usually return by 8:00.

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Rosary Group                                                                                   Mondays - 7:30 PM

Join us at the Oratory as we spend time praying the rosary.


For even more fellowship, join us downstairs afterwards to cultivate new skills or practice existing ones with our knitting circle and rosary making in the Social Hall starting at 7:30 PM



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Community Bible Study                                                         Wednesdays - 11:00 AM

A bible study opportunity for non-students, our Community Bible Study will begin meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 11:00 am.  Come join in the discussion as we break open God's word and find ways to deepen our understanding and connect it to our daily lives.

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Student Leadership Team                                                             Tuesdays - 8:30 PM

Have ideas for programming and activities or just want to get involved on another level? Come and join in on our leadership meetings!

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Faith Journey                                                                                                           TBA

Interested in joining the Catholic faith?  Already Catholic, but looking to learn more about the traditions and teachings of the Church?  Either way, join us for our Faith Journey classes.

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Graduate & Young Adult Group

Stress of grad school got you down? Come and join this lively bunch of graduate students and young alumni as they meet to discuss the shared stresses and hidden solutions to surviving life as a grad student. The group meets for talks, dinners, trips, and more.



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Music Ministry

Sing? Play an instrument? Come help our student choirs enrich our celebration as we make a joyful noise unto the Lord!


Student choirs sing weekly at the 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM masses.  Email for more info, or just show up early before Mass to join!

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Fall Semester


Spring Semester




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