Now that your Oracle XE server is installed and running, you might like to hit it with a web page or two. You'll need to get a couple of extras for that, the System.Data.Oracle dll that's part of the MS.Net installation but not the Mono core and also a bit of middleware that will route your application calls through that dll to the Oracle server.
Like most things, this is all really easy once you've done it wrong a few times. Lucky for you, I've made all the mistakes already so all you have to do is just follow the bouncing ball.
Get and install the Mono System.Data.OracleClient - Get and install the Oracle Instant Client "middleware"