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
July 28, 2022
Solemnity of the Assumption
The Solemnity of the Assumption will be celebrated on August 15 with Masses celebrated at the following times:

12:10pm at St. Boniface
6:00pm at Assumption (with music)

Since this is the patronal feast of Assumption Parish, after Mass we will gather outside (weather permitting) for Prosecco, soft drinks, and appetizers. If you would like to bring an appetizer to share, please email Maria Pluchinotta, so we can plan accordingly.

Please note that since this solemnity falls on a Monday, the obligation to attend Mass is lifted.
St. Boniface Parish Elections
If you are a registered parishioner of St B and did not receive a ballot email, please email If your email or postal address changed recently, please let us know and we will update the database. The deadline to vote is August 5. Paper ballots are available in the back of the church.
Family Faith Formation Registration
Registration is open for Family Faith Formation and Sacraments at the Oratory Parishes.

Please register for next year’s programs. We plan to be in person. Thank you!

Look out for emails for more information about our offerings for families, parents, and children coming soon.
Upcoming Events

8/5.....PPC election deadline
8/7.....Mission Sunday
8/15...Feast of the Assumption
8/17...Baptism preparation
8/28..Baptism Sunday, StB

9/18....Homecoming Sunday, StB
9/25....Baptism Sunday, ABVM

10/2....Animal Blessing
If you are expecting a child or are new to our communities and would like to have your child baptized in our parishes, please send your inquiry to: and we will follow up to register you and send you the printed materials. Check the website for fall baptism dates and prep sessions.
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 The offering is $20. Please pay by using Pushpay or by mailing a check to: 64 Middagh St. Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:
Jane Tuohy, Robert DeBona, Richard Vekassy, Patrick Turner, Emily Hoult.

Rest In Peace:
Fr Greg Stankus, Michael Manzolillo, Anthony D’Ottavio, Noreen R. Francis.
Prayer List
If you would like add someone to the prayer list, email the parish office at or go to the website and complete the information there.
Weekly Mass Intention Schedule
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7-30...5:00pm....Darlene Williams-Speller
7-31...9:30am.....Fiore Matarazzo
8-1....(No Mass)
8-2....8:00am.....Rev. Grant Quinn, SJ
8-3....8:00am.....Dennis Chi - Blessings
8-4....8:00am.....The People of the Parish
8-5....8:00am.....John C. Toves

St Boniface
7-31...11:15am.....Pat Lally
7-31...6:00pm.....For the People of the Parish
8-1.....12:10pm....Maude Taylor
8-2....12:10pm....Angel Quinones
8-3....12:10pm....Louie Martone
8-4....12:10pm....Regina Sigda
8-5....(No Mass)
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 - Friday

Weekend Masses: 5:00pm Saturday and 9:30am Sunday

Weekend hours
Saturdays 4:15 - 6pm & Sundays 9:00am - 10:45am

The church is closed on Mondays.
Confessions Saturday: 4:15pm - 4:45pm

No First Saturday of the month Mass during July and August.

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

Sunday Masses: 11:15am and 6:00pm
Sunday hours 11:00am - 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 church is closed on Fridays.
Your faithful stewardship has helped sustain our communities and maintain vital ministries and services. Thank you for keeping faith with us and supporting our common work of the gospel. You can make your donation online through PushPay by clicking on one of the links.

St. Boniface
Or mail checks or envelopes to:
64 Middagh St
Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: Assumption or St. Boniface
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