The Link
The newsletter for The Brooklyn Oratory Parishes

"I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons."
-St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O.
 The Brooklyn Oratory Parishes
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Boniface
May 3, 2022
THANK YOU to all who responded to the ACA in-pew appeal this past weekend.

  • Your donation will connect our young people to the church.
  • Feed the hungry.
  • Support visits to the sick and imprisoned.
  • Give shelter to the homeless.
  • Welcome the stranger.
  • Care for the elderly.
  • Educate the young, among many other things.


If you wish to contribute here are some options:
  • Pushpay, please select “ACA fund."
  • Send in a check or cash to the parish office (64 Middagh St ) and clearly mark it as ACA for either ABVM or St Boniface.
  • Use the QR codes posted in the back of the churches.
  • Go to annualcatholicappeal.org (clearly mark which parish you are donating from).
  • Or you can also call 718-965-7375 and request a pledge card be mailed to you.

Thank you once again for your generosity and compassion.
Mother’s Day Novena of Masses
May is one of the months traditionally dedicated to the honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. During this month we will have our Novena of Masses at both parishes for our mothers, living and deceased, starting on May 8, Mother’s Day. Please send in your names to the office as soon as possible. Email info@oratorychurch.org.
ABVM Parish Council
Assumption's Parish Council is recruiting three new members to join beginning in the fall. A primary responsibility of the council is to provide counsel, feedback, and input on the pastoral life and administration of our parish. If you are interested in serving or learning more, please email the chair, Jeff LaMarre jefflamarre@yahoo.com or Fr Anthony Andreassi aandreassi@oratorychurch.org.
St Boniface Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) Seeking Nominations for Members–At–Large
If you have been seeking to perform an act of service to your faith community, opportunity knocks! Please consider nominating yourself or someone you admire to assist St. Boniface as it emerges from the challenges of the pandemic and looks towards a vibrant future in downtown Brooklyn as our new development project gets underway.

Responsibilities include attending a monthly meeting, being a conduit for communication between community members and the PPC, and assuming a leadership role with new or current initiatives of the PPC.

We are accepting up to six (6) nominations for the election of three (3) positions for a two-year term. We hope to attract a diversity of nominees.

To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact Nancy Dawes, Vice Chair, at nancydawes61@gmail.com.
Upcoming 150th Anniversary Events at St Boniface
As part of the 150th anniversary of the parish church, the Oratory Choir will present a concert. The performance includes Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude and Händel’s Dixit Dominus and will be accompanied by a Baroque orchestra on period instruments. The concert lasts just over an hour and admission is free.

Sunday, May 8 at 3pm at St Boniface
Save the Date
June 5 - Mass of rededication at the 11:15am Mass, feast of St Boniface.

Vespers and lecture by Fr Anthony on the history of the parish and church with a reception to follow at 3pm. Lecture - Germans in America and in Brooklyn: The Early Community of St Boniface (1854-1872)
Upcoming Dates/Events

May
First Friday of the month, May 6
First Saturday, May 7, 9am Mass, ABVM
Confirmation, May 7, 5pm, ABVM
Mother’s Day, May 8
Concert, May 8, 3pm, StB
Baptism Sunday, May 15, StB
St. Philip’s Feast Day, May 26
Ascension of the Lord, May 26
Summer Mass Schedule begins May 29

June
First Friday of the month, June 3
First Saturday, June 4, 9am Mass, ABVM
Family Mass, June 5 10am, ABVM
Mass of Rededication, Feast of St. Boniface June 5, 11:15am
Vespers & Lecture, June 5, 3pm, StB
First Communions, June 11 & 12
Baptism Sunday, June 26, 9:30am, ABVM
Mass Intentions
If you would like to request a mass for someone living or deceased, mass intentions are available for the weeks or months ahead. Email info@oratorychurch.org The offering is $20. Please pay by using Pushpay or by mailing a check to 64 Middagh St. Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Mass Times and Church Hours 
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Weekday hours: 7:45am - 12:00 noon Tuesday through Friday. 
Weekday Mass 8:00am Tuesday through Friday. 

Weekend Masses 5:00pm Saturday and 10:00am Sunday 
The church is closed on Mondays.

Confessions Saturday: 4:15pm - 4:45pm at the St. Joseph’s Altar. 

First Saturday of the month Mass on May 7, 9am
with Benediction to follow. 

Mass Times and Church Hours 
St. Boniface

Weekday hours 11:30am - 1:00pm 
Weekday Mass at 12:10pm Monday - Thursday

Sunday Masses: 9:00am, 11:15am and 6:00pm Mass 
Sunday hours 9:30am - 12:30 pm & 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Confessions during Eucharistic Adoration, 12:30 - 1:00pm, on Wednesdays and before mass on Sunday 5:15pm - 5:45pm. 
The Brooklyn Oratory Parishes 
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Boniface
Roman Catholic Communities in
Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights
Both parishes operate from one office:

64 Middagh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.875.2096
718.625.1161