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
June 11, 2021
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Welcome Andrew Poe-Tien Kapusta who was baptized last weekend at St. Boniface. Congratulations to his family, mum Kathryn and dad John.
On Saturday June 5, the memorial of St, Boniface, the Brooklyn Oratory welcomed our newest Brother, Brother Timothy Passow, c.o. as he received the Habit of St. Philip. Please join us in welcoming Br. Tim when you see him at liturgies over the summer.
Mass Intention Schedule
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:
Ray & Maria Turner, Laura Perez, Ev Chase, DeJesus Famly, Martha Cuchilla, Tom Hartmann.

Rest In Peace: Anthony Ibelli, Gary Thornton, Annie Sayson, Ernest Quides, Lagrimas Abalos, Elsa Grotian Matthews, Jimmy Becker, Thomas Moogan, Maria Leduc, Emma Perez.
Virtual Coffee Hour
Topic: Conversations Coffee Hour - Mary Images
Plan to join a half-hour Conversation Program sponsored by the Oratory Anti-Racism Task Force about the video Imagining Mary during this specially-themed coffee hour.

Time: Jun 13, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 836 6980 7320

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Sunday, June 13, 1:00pm
Father’s Day Novena Masses begin June 20
Please send in your names (living & deceased) for the Novena of Masses for Father’s Day. You can use PushPay to make an offering or place it in an envelope in the stewardship basket. Send names to
Assumption Parish Pastoral Council
Nominations for the Assumption PPC are open and we invite you to consider nominating someone who is willing to serve a three year term as we continue to build forward post pandemic. Nominations can be made through the following online form and will be reviewed by the PPC in July. Terms would begin in September. PPC members are asked to participate in the monthly meetings and help coordinate one of the five core committees which create the umbrella for other committees and activities: Finance/Stewardship; Outreach and Social Justice; Formation (Youth and Adult); Hospitality (welcome of new parishioners and all associated activities) and Liturgy/Spirituality. 

Please use this link to nominate yourself or someone else: Assumption PPC Nomination
Nominations for Parish Council Members at Large
St Boniface Parish Council is seeking a diversity of candidates to run for members at large this June. Serving on the Council is an opportunity to participate in shaping parish activities as St Boniface emerges from the pandemic year. Please consider if you would like to nominate someone or yourself for this 2 year position on the Parish Council.

Members at large are expected to attend the monthly meeting of the PPC and to assume leadership responsibility with new or current initiatives of the council. We accept up to 6 nominations for the election of 3 positions of members-at-large each year.

To nominate someone or yourself, please contact Nancy Dawes at

For the candidates who will run for the 3 positions, we need a one paragraph bio about yourself and a head shot photo that will be posted with the election information and voting by Tuesday June 15.

This year voting will be electronic to minimize printing and mailing work for the office staff. However, if you prefer you can contact Carole Fabrizio in the office to vote.
Summer Weekend Mass Schedule begins
Sunday June 20 through Sept 5, 2021
5:00pm Vigil on Saturday
10:30am Sunday

St. Boniface
9:00am and 6:00pm on Sundays
Summer Office Hours at the Oratory Parishes
Beginning Monday Jun 14 through Friday September 3

Office hours will be:
Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Office will be closed on Fridays over the summer.
NEW! Bible Study
The St. Charles Borromeo/St. Augustine – St. Francis Xavier Bible Study Group invites the members of The Brooklyn Oratory parish communities to join them. Working with the Little Rock Scripture Study program, the next 2 sessions on the Letters of John. Meetings are on Zoom on Sunday evenings at 5:00pm. Each session is approximately 1 hour long. New members are welcome. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, you may contact Virginia Navarro at for the materials.

Join Zoom:
The meeting ID is: 849 0802 1688 and the password is: 1584
To join via a computer or smart phone click on this link and select Launch Meeting to be connected:
To join by phone, dial (301) 715-8592 and, when prompted,
enter the meeting ID 849 0802 1688 followed by # (you will not need a password).

Sunday evenings at 5:00pm, June 13 & 27
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:

Or mail checks or envelopes to:
64 Middagh St
 Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: either ABVM 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