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
May 13, 2022
Congratulations to our young people in our parishes and St. Charles Boromeo who were confirmed this past weekend ! May they seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit each day as they walk forward in faith with us.
Thank You from Turkana & Haiti
On behalf of our Sister Parish in Turkana, Kenya and our friends in faith in Haiti, THANK YOU to the Oratory Community!!

Thank you to the children, youth, and families who collected coins and said prayers during Lent for people far away from Brooklyn. Thank you for also having conversations within your families about the effects of climate change on people everywhere - and for considering actions each one of us can take to minimize that impact. Thank you to the Oratory Community at large for contributing to the Lenten Loose Change collection for Turkana and Haiti. Your generosity will nurture the faith of our faraway friends who live in difficult conditions, themselves feeling sometimes severe impacts of climate change.

Though we have lived through times of difficulty ourselves, we are also blessed with many gifts. Together we have collected over $800. Thank you all so much for being willing to share with our sisters and brothers in faith.
150th Anniversary Event at St. Boniface
June 5 - Mass of rededication at the 11:15am Mass feast of St Boniface (supplanted by Pentecost this year)

Vespers and lecture by Fr Anthony on the history of the parish and church at 3pm Lecture - Germans in America and in Brooklyn: The Early Community of St Boniface (1854-1872)
Catholic Charities Senior Center
Catholic Charities runs a Senior Center at St. Charles Jubilee Center - 55 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 855-0326. The center is open after the COVID hiatus and offers services for seniors in the neighborhood. Call the center directly for more information.
Weekly Mass Intention Schedule
Fifth Sunday of Easter

5-14......5:00pm.......Dr. Gil Vasquez
5-15......10:00am......For the People of the Parish
5-16.....(No Mass)
5-17......8:00am.......Mother's Novena
5-18......8:00am.......John E. Parker
5-19......8:00am.......Clayton Walden
5-20.....8:00am.......Marta Dodaj

St Boniface
5-15.....9:00am.......Patricia Blake
5-15.....11:15am......For the People of the Parish
5-15.....6:00pm......Mary Fred Bausman-Watkins
5-16.....12:10pm.....Mother’s Novena
5-17.....12:10pm......Intentions- Peggy Arche
5-18....12:10pm......Thomas Mullane
5-19....12:10pm...;..Communion Service
5-20...(No Mass)
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:
Kim Manzi, Janice Clark, Immaculada Genabe, Patrick Turner, Fr. Michael Himes, Pauline Antonio.

Rest In Peace: John H. Linder, Sr. Mary Fred Bausman Watkins, Jose Cruz, George Della Lotta, Al Keidel, Larry Mulholland.
Altar Dedications

St. Boniface
Sanctuary Candle offered by Bill Powers (May 15 & 22)
In Memory of Agnes Powers

Sanctuary Candle offered by Fr Dennis
In Memory of the Murphy and Corrado Families. (June-Dec)

Flowers at the Blessed Mother statue offered by Dan Gadiamo (May1-10)
Sanctuary Candle offered by the Cho Family (through 6/11)
Flowers at the Blessed Mother altar offered by Connie Leone (5/22)
St. Boniface
Music Selection
May 8

Coleridge-Taylor O Ye That Love The Lord
Rorem Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love
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