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
February 5, 2021
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The St. Boniface Recital Series
Benjamin Niemczyk, Director of Music and Curator
Live on YouTube, featuring Michael Katz, Violoncello.

Works include: Gabrielli, Ricercari no.7, Bach, Suite for Cello Solo no. 2 in D minor BWV 1008, Sollima, La Folia (2007)

Mon, Feb 8, 2021, 8:00PM
Readers for Masses at Assumption
As we plan for the coming months, we are looking to expand the Reader ministry at Assumption. Adults and youth are welcome to train. Parents and youth are encouraged to train and read together at a Mass.

If you would like to help share God's word as a Reader at Assumption, please contact Fr. Michael or 718-875-2096 ext 16.
Thanks to our Snow Heroes
Many thanks to Ray DeLeon, Finn, Delilah and Avril Leykam, Br. Jim, Frs. Anthony and Mark Paul, and Val and Bes and Amanda and Caitlin Pieper. Thanks to all who helped clear away the snow and make a safe way through the parish property. Fr. Michael, c.o.
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Intention Schedule

2/6....5:00pm....Jean Levy
2/7....10:00am...For the People of the Parish
2/8....No Mass
2/9....9:00am.....David Denton
2/10....9:00am...John & Elaine Vekassy
2/11....9:00am....Intentions of Leo Callaghan
2/12....9:00am....Margaret Vasquez

St. Boniface
2/7....10:00am....Marilyn Damato
2/7....11:15am......For the People of the Parish
2/7....6:00pm......For Peace and Racial Justice
2/8....12:10pm.....Frank(decd) and Mary(living) Schiller
2/9....12:10pm......Michael Carey
2/10....12:10pm....Chip Beusch
2/11....12:10pm.....Robert Rogers
2/12....12:10pm....Job Sy
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: Robin Acerra, Tommy Acerra, Ed Acerra, Louis Acerra, John Richardson, Blythe Finn, Miriam Janove, Patrick Turner.

Rest In Peace: Margaret Mary Cavanaugh, Fr. Kevin O’Reilly, Rev. James Fraser, Alfonso Gonzalez-Linan, Kym Acerra, Alejandro Penaloza, Ted Kamienowski, Henry Milton, Robert Rogers, Richard King.

If you would like add someone to the prayer list, email the parish office at or go to the website and complete the form.
Ash Wednesday - February 17, 2021

Schedule of Masses
Assumption 9:00am and 5:00pm
St. Boniface 12:10pm and 5:30pm
Brooklyn Oratory Small Groups presents
Spirituality of the Oratory: Knowing Our Charism
NEW Season 4 “Stability: Strengthening the Bond of Communion”
This ORIGINAL PROGRAM is rooted in Oratorian spirituality.

Please complete the signup form at:

Contact: with questions or requests.

If you are absolutely unable to attend a group, but would like a copy of the booklet, please send an email to

  • Small groups will meet for six weeks.
  • If you are unable to attend four sessions in a group, please consider attending the Open Group that meets on Friday evenings for those whose schedule does not allow for a weekly commitment.

Beginning the week of February 14
The Oratory Women’s Community invites women/mujeres of ALL ages to its "Party Gras" and OWC First Anniversary
You will be greeted by a tour guide/guia turistico and celebrate the customs and cultures of a country you select. More details in registration link Come & Celebrate. Bring family, friends, mothers, daughters, su familia y sus amigas. OWC is still listening. Find out about events for the year ahead.

February 16, 2021 @ 7:15 -8:30pm
Vaccine Appointments – Support in Signing Up
If you or someone you know does not have internet access or needs support in submitting the request, please email Fr. Michael at or or call the office 718-875-2096 ext. 12 and leave your, or the person’s contact information. We will match people with need for support with a person in the Oratory community able and ready to assist you in navigating the technology. New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Hospital

Hotline: 877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692
Save the Date – Virtual Coffee Hour February 14, 12:30pm
Please remember, if you are able, to keep supporting our parishes as we try to maintain staff, clergy and operations during this time.
You can make your donation online through PushPay by clicking on one of the links:

Or mail checks to:
64 Middagh St
Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: either ABVM or St Boniface
Please be sure to send all mail to 64 Middagh Street. The Post Office is no longer forwarding  our mail. Thank you!

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