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
September 14, 2021
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Mass Times and Church Hours
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St Boniface Recital Series
Joseph Parrish, Baritone
Works by Donizetti, Mahler, Ravel, Burleigh and Price

Live streamed Wednesday, Sep 15, 7:00pm
Family-Based Faith Formation and Sacraments at the Oratory 2021-2022
If you have not registered your child, please do so ASAP. Click here for a weekly update.

For more information, please contact Christina Matone,
Homecoming at St. Boniface
Join us for an outdoor coffee hour. We welcome back the St. Boniface choir on September 19.

Sunday, September 19, after the 11:15am Mass.
Sandwich Sundays at the Oratory
Beginning on Sunday, September 19 at the 6pm at St Boniface the Oratory Young Men's Group (OMG) will begin collecting sandwiches in support of the Catholic Worker soup kitchen on the Lower East Side. If you would like to participate, here are the details: two slices of baloney, one slice of American cheese on white bread with a bit of
mayonnaise. Each sandwich should be in its own bag. Any number of sandwiches will be appreciated, and immediately following Mass, Fr Anthony will bring all sandwiches donated to the Catholic Worker. The plan is to have this collection once each month at the 6pm Mass. For more information, contact Fr Anthony,
St Boniface Parish Pastoral Council
We are pleased to announce that three At-Large Members were approved as uncontested nominations for two-year terms: Denise Fraser, Jason Manske, and Stacy Jacob.

Two new members were also approved for one year, to replace two previously elected people who were unable to continue the final year of their terms.

We thank John Linder and Mary Maloney for filling these one-year terms. Our sincere thanks go to Don Bendernagel, Mary Hiebert, Tracy Garrison-Feinberg, Joe Aguanno, Katina Ciceron and Glen Gregorio for their stellar service to the PPC. 
Eucharistic Ministry at Assumption
As we look at reintroducing Eucharistic Ministers in the coming months, we would like to have a Zoom meeting with those who have been in the ministry and those who might be interested. We will not be returning to a common chalice anytime soon. We are hoping to have one EM per Mass to safely distribute Holy Communion with the Presider by section. Even if you are uncertain about participating in the coming months in the ministry, we would appreciate your participation to get your perspective.

Please let Mary, or Fr. Michael know if you will be able to join us.

Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 837 8242 2143 Passcode: 650312
One tap mobile +16465588656,,83782422143#,,,,*650312# US (New York)

Thursday, September 23, 7-8pm
Brooklyn Oratory Small Groups presents
Spirituality of the Oratory: Knowing Our Charism NEW Season 5 “Humility”

This original program about Oratorian spirituality is written and edited by Fr. Anthony Andreassi, c.o. and Fr. Michael Callaghan, c.o.

Small groups will meet for six weeks. Contact: with questions. Online registration will begin soon.

Beginning the week of October 11 through the week of November 15.
The Oratory Women’s Community
Join OWC For A Discussion of an Interview
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September 15, 7:30pm
Join OWC Discussion
Facilitated by OWC Steering Committee. Sr. Marion DeFeis, CSJ will join us as a guest.

September 22, 7:30pm
Save the Date - Gaudium 2021 (Virtual Event)
Click here to see the list of this year's honorees.

October 6, 6:30pm
Baronius Lecture. Save the Date.
The 2021 Baronius Lecture in Church History Presenter: Dr. Cecilia Moore

Topic: "Working with and Against Culture: African Americans, Catholic Religious, and Civil Rights in Virginia, South Carolina and Louisiana in the 1950's and 1960's."

Tuesday, October 26, 6:30pm via Zoom
Financial Assistance for Neighbors in Need
Do you know someone in need of a small grant or short-term financial assistance to help them through a financial gap or assist with a medical bill, child, or adult care, with utilities or rent? If so, Fr. Michael Callaghan, co. is an Almoner with the Havens Relief Society and may be able to assist persons in need with a onetime financial grant. If you know of someone, please have them contact Fr. Michael Assistance is limited to people living in one of the five boroughs of NYC and cannot be ongoing but one time.
Food Donations
Parishioners have generously donated to food collections for those in need conducted by Social Justice Action. These on-going collections will be paused until community space is available in the new building. There are still many opportunities to donate, including local groups, click here.
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 2022 Mass book is open as well. The offering is $20. Please pay by using Pushpay or by mailing a check to 64 Middagh St. Brooklyn, NY 11201.
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. 

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