WHAT IS AN "ORATORY?"
Don Bosco began his work for young people at his "Oratory of St. Francis de Sales" in 1841. This Oratory moved around to several places in Turin, Italy until 1846, when it finally settled in the city's Valdocco district. It is there now.
It was and is a home for young people to gather, play games, praise the Lord and learn about His Good News, and to prepare for life.
The Oratory is not only a place where people gather.
An Oratory is also an EXPERIENCE.
There are 4 parts of the oratory:
it is a HOME that welcomes and gives a sense of belonging and safety. It is a CHURCH that evangelizes and gives our faith meaning.
It is a SCHOOL that educates and enables critical thinking.
And lastly, it is a PLAYGROUND where friends meet, play and celebrate individuality.
Every Salesian work is inspired by the Oratory.
WHAT IS "IT'S ON! (Oratory Night)"?
The name has 2 meanings... "ON" shortened from Oratory Nights... and "it's ON!" meaning it happens frequently... in this case, on Fridays.
At St Benedict parish, we welcome everyone.. of all ages.. all families! There is 'something' for everyone =)
Join us each week (schedule found below) -
PLEASE Gather at St Benedict Church Hall at 6:30pm... Youth and Adult Leaders will lead you to the assigned spaces for each group (IE: Family Night might be in Msgr Percy Johnson Gym... Confirmation Edge remain in the Church Hall)
ORATORY NIGHT runs from 6:30pm to 9:00pm on specific Fridays from October to June!
Contact Mariel at 416-743-3830 ext 6 for questions or concerns =)