We invite you to join the “Friends of the Oratory” to grow closer to the Lord following the charism of our founder, St. Philip Neri. Our purpose is to build relationships with one another based on our common bond of charity and friendship with the Lord.
The Friends of the Oratory began under the leadership of Fr. Joseph Wahl, C.O. The main reason was to bring awareness of the presence of the Congregation of the Oratory in York County. Today the members of the Friends of the Oratory are spread out in five parishes administered by the Rock Hill Oratory, meaning all the over 5.000 families.
The Friends of the Oratory ministry strives to help the Rock Hill Oratory find ways to meet its financial needs and other non-financial requirements. The ministry endeavors to create and maintain awareness among parish parishioners of what the Oratory is, what it does and how it benefits the parish churches, financially as well as spiritually. The ministry also sponsors and supports projects and fund raising activities to benefit the Oratory.