Friday, February 21, 2014

Oratory of St Philip Neri to be Established in San Francisco

The liturgy at the London Oratory played such a large part in my conversion, that I always hear news about the establishment of new Oratories with great enthusiasm. I reported on the establishing of and Oratory in formation in Lewiston, Maine a couple of years ago, and this continues to flourish, by all accounts. Now I hear with enthusiasm of the desire to form an Oratory in San Francisco. 

Fr Joseph Illo who has been serving has head chaplain of Thomas Aquinas College in southern California tells us in his blog that Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco has invited him and one other to form an Oratory within his diocese. In order to establish the community they need pledges of finance and so any in the Bay Area who might be in a position to help should go to Fr Illo's blog here and respond to the pledge drive.

On the same link above you can read more about the proposal. I pray that it has very success.

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