About Rock Hill Oratory in Rock Hill, South Carolina:
The Rock Hill Oratory, founded in 1934, is a part of a worldwide federation of 60 independent houses. It is the oldest and largest house in the United States. Founded by St. Philip Neri in Rome, members of the Oratory are bound not by vows, but by bonds of love. The community remains deliberately small to encourage interpersonal relationships. Governed democratically, the entire community shares in making major decisions with all members having equal rights and responsibilities.
They offer a variety of programs for the community, among the Catholic Campus Ministry at Winthrop University, that serves under the aegis of the “Winthrop Newman Catholic Community.” This is a network of gatherings for students, faculty and staff at this state university of 5,000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students. During the academic year, Winthrop students, faculty and staff join members of the local community at the Oratory Chapel for 6 PM Sunday Mass. Winthrop students as well as members of the local community share the ministries of this liturgy.
Once a month their entire community gathers in Newman Hall parlor, located next to the chapel, for a Community Social. Food and drinks are provided.
They also have a Community Service project each semester that the students coordinate and everyone participates in. In the past these projects have benefited the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and Magnolia Manor Nursing Home.
Traveling to Rock Hill Oratory in Rock Hill, South Carolina:
Rock Hill is roughly 30 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Physical Address: Mailing Address:
434 Charlotte Ave P.O. Box 11586
Rock Hill, 29730 Rock Hill, S.C. 29730
Tel: +1 (803) 327-2097
Click here for the official website of Rock Hill Oratory.