Leadership at Saint Philip Neri
Since its founding in 1993, St Philip Neri Church has been served by priests that belong to The Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, a pontifical society of apostolic life of Catholic priests and lay-brothers who live together in community bound together by no formal vows but only with the bond of charity. Saint Philip Neri established this religious community in the 16th century. Members are known as Oratorians and live in Oratory houses throughout the world.
The Rock Hill Oratory is the oldest and largest house in the United States. Oratorians, who carry on Saint Philip Neri’s charism of prayer, reflection on scripture and work with the laity, use the initials C.O. after their names, a designation that stands for Congregation of the Oratory. Our pastor and assisting priests have committed their lives to serving the people of God and ministering to the faithful by providing spiritual care and comfort.
Father John Giuliani, C.O., Pastor