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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
March 19, 2021
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Mass Intention Schedule
Forth Sunday of Lent
March 21 - March 26, 2021
3/22..No Mass

St. Boniface

Pauline Perkins
For the People of the Parish
Expectation Francisco
Frank & Mary Schiller
Richard King
Joan Thom

Grace Perrot
For the People of the Parish
Alfonso Gonzalez-Linan
Intentions: Mark & Joe Lambert
Thomas Trzcinski
For an End of Poverty
Dimas G. Navarro
Ivonne Casas
Stations of the Cross at Assumption
on Fridays of Lent
After the 9:00am Mass and in the evening at 6pm in the church.

For those who would like to pray with us, click HERE for the PDF.
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: Kaitlyn and Nicholas Germer, Alfred Guadagno, Sister Seton Cunneen, Gerard Slattery, Patrick Turner, Miriam Janove.

Rest In Peace: Sr. Regina Wentz, RSM, Ronald Devoe, Blas Rodriguez, Elizabeth Jackson, Joan Brooks, George Thakur.

If you would like add someone to the prayer list, email the parish office at or go to the website and complete the form.
Holy Week Schedule
**Please note that you MUST sign up for the 10:00am and 11:15am Masses at St Boniface on both Palm Sunday and Easter.** We have only a few spots open for the 11:15am, Easter and Palm Sunday. The 10 am each Sunday has exactly the same musical and liturgical program.

In order to observe CDC safety guidelines and ensure the safety of all attending, we must limit the number of people at Masses. If you cannot get to Mass to sign up personally and wish to attend any of these services, please call Carole at the parish office to register, 718-875-2096 x 13. Once the maximum number is reached, we will begin a backup list. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR MORE SEATS THAN YOU NEED. We apologize if we cannot accommodate all who wish to attend.

Please click HERE for our Holy Week Schedule.

The 11:15 Mass will be livestreamed each Sunday - YouTube Oratorychurch beginning at 11:10am.
Happy St. Joseph's Day!

The Month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph
We will be praying a Novena to St. Joseph on Wednesday and Fridays following the 9am Mass. If you have a special intention, please send it in or add it yourself to the book of intentions which will be on the St. Joseph altar for the month of March. Click HERE for the PDF of our novena booklet.

Intercessory Prayer
All: Good St. Joseph, your care has extended to many during your life on earth and from your place in heaven. We turn to you as one whom our God trusted to guard and form Jesus, the Word made Flesh and to accompany Mary in daily life. When you were in perplexity, you trusted the messages sent by God to you and courageously made a way forward. Receive the prayers we offer through you and by your love for Christ and the Church, intercede for us in our needs: (here recall the intentions you have silently). Help us to trust the Word of God as you did and to follow the promptings for the Spirit courageously in our lives that we may one day come through a happy death to eternal glory in Christ our Lord. Amen.
Easter Flower Offering in Memoriam and Best Wishes
If you would like to dedicate altar flowers in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone, please send in the name(s) to or include the names on your parish giving envelopes. We will print the names and remember them at mass on Easter Sunday. The donation for altar flowers is $20.00.

When making your donation on Pushpay for Easter flowers, please select "Christmas & Easter Flowers" Fund.
 Adult Faith Formation Resource
"Spirituality and the Saints"
In this presentation, Fr. Mark Rotsaert, SJ looks to sanctity as a gift of the Spirit and reflects on the different ways one can become a saint and the universal call to holiness according to Pope Francis’ exhortation Gaudete et exsultate.
Featuring: Michael B. Gerrard
The Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

The Brooklyn Oratory Parishes of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Boniface Catholic Church invite you to join us for an important conversation focused on how communities of faith can and must respond to the climate change crisis. The evening will feature Professor Michael Gerrard of Columbia Law School. Professor Gerrard was invited by Pope Francis to speak to the Vatican following the release of Laudato Si, the climate change encyclical. Professor Gerrard’s focus during that talk was on the impact that climate change has on immigration and human trafficking. The goal of the evening’s program, through the insight and knowledge that Michael Gerrard offers, is to provide the participants with knowledge and understanding of the climate change issues. As a result, we will see clearer our moral imperative to take care of our common home.

This event is created by Social Justice Action at St. Boniface Church and is part of the Brooklyn Oratory’s broader focus on climate change. For more information or questions, contact Jan Horn at

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 7pm
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. Please use the poor box fund on Pushpay or use the Lenten collection basket in the church to make your offering.

Lenten Collections
St. Mark’s in Turkana, Kenya (Poor Box Fund), St. Boniface
Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Floenceau, Haiti (Poor Box Fund), Assumption

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

When making your donation on Pushpay for Easter flowers, please select "Christmas & Easter Flowers" Fund.
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