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 9, 2021
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From our Pastors
As we continue to make our way out of the pandemic and its impact, we are pleased to announce that beginning this weekend, face coverings will no longer be required for those who are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated persons should continue to wear face coverings in our churches. Please continue to sanitize your hands and give one another room in the aisles and narthex to avoid overcrowded areas especially during communion and departing the buildings.

We urge those who are able to be vaccinated but have not yet had the opportunity to protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated.

Fr. Michael Callaghan, c.o. and Fr. Mark Lane, c.o.
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:
Andrew James Straub, Kristine Levy, Barbara Slattery, Sally Larson, Odessa Burke Ryan, Frank Kubicek, Cathy Sorenson Schneible, Lisa Giordano, Maria Turner.

Rest In Peace: John McGrath, Mary Lou Wells.
The Office of Mission Integration, Ministry and Multicultural Affairs and the Y21 Center at Sacred Heart University invite you to join a virtual conference.
“Young Adults in the 21st Century: A Conversation on Faith, Religion, and Culture.”

Young people are the Church. But the Church is facing significant challenges in reaching young adults and discerning and meeting their needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated trends already seen for the last several decades.

The goal of the conference is to ask questions about, and with, young adults on a 21st Century journey of faith. Examples of such questions include:

  • How might Catholics better serve and listen to the wisdom of young adults of college age and beyond?
  • How can we empower young adults as leaders in the Church?
  • How do we evangelize and walk with those who are questioning their faith, their Church, existing institutions and the culture about them?

To register for the conference, please visit

September 9-11, 2021
The 2021 Baronius Lecture in Church History
Save the Date
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."

Family Faith and Sacraments 2021 /2022 registration is coming soon! We will be sending out information about our programs shortly.

Tuesday, October 26, 6:30pm via Zoom
Family Faith and Sacraments 2021/2022 registration is coming soon! We will be sending out information about our programs shortly.
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.

You will notice new QR codes in both of our church sites which you can scan with your smartphone and connect to Pushpay to support stewardship, special collections and other contributions. Here is how they will appear in poster form.
St. Boniface
Or mail checks or envelopes to:
64 Middagh St
 Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: either ABVM or St Boniface
Summer Office Hours at the Oratory Parishes
through Friday, September 3

Office Hours will be Monday through Thursday 10am to 3:30pm.

The Office will be closed on Fridays over the summer.

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