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 18, 2023

Online giving:

Our children crowning the Blessed Mother at St. Boniface last weekend.

St. Philip Neri Novena (May 17-May 25)

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Oratory Parishes Pickleball Open Play - Week 3

We will be having our third session this Thursday from 4-6pm, in ABVM hall. The sessions will be facilitated by Jason Manske, please email him if you have questions:

As a reminder, it is important that everyone wears tennis / pickleball or other court shoes. Also please bring your own personal water bottles.

Gertrude’s 100TH Birthday Celebration May 20th

On Saturday, May 20th we, her parish family, will celebrate the 5:00pm Mass in her honor, with a special Coffee Hour to follow in the parish hall. All are welcome! Please come join and celebrate our dedicated friend.

ABVM Mass Notice

This is a reminder that there will be no 9:30 am Mass at ABVM, Sunday, May 21, because of the parish picnic.

All Assumption and St. Boniface parishioners are invited to the 11:15 am Mass at Saint Boniface to celebrate and enjoy the parish picnic on Duffield Street.

Diocesan Collection this weekend for Catholic Communication.

Come Celebrate Our Saint of Joy

Feast of St. Philip Neri on May 21, 2023 after 11:15 Mass.

Rain or shine--we have tents! (And a novena going.)

All ages. Lots of food, music, children's activities and fun.

Come celebrate--we need Sweets (small or sliced). Please contribute pre packaged desserts only.

Last Call for Volunteers

 Contact Bill Vinicombe @ or text Marybeth Zeman @ 516 457 9464. Volunteers @

Corpus Christi Mass June 11

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023

Time: 11:30am Mass followed by Eucharistic Procession

Location: Carroll Park 363 Court Street

Rain Location: St. Agnes Church 433 Sackett Street

More Information:

Join together with other Brooklyn parishes to celebrate an outdoor Mass for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Eucharistic procession to St. Mary Star of the Sea to follow.

Our Deanery has been lucky enough to secure a most gifted priest and homilist to join us. Father Dave Dwyer, CSP, is a Paulist priest, and founder of Busted Halo. Father Mark Paul has heard Fr. Dwyer preach many times - and he is superb! But don't just take our word for it - listen to an example of his preaching here:

Final call for volunteers who are needed to help before, during and after the Corpus Christi Mass.

  • Ushers are needed before mass to help set up chairs as well as hand out worship aids and seat folks; after Mass to help return chairs to the van.
  • Greeters are needed before mass to help set up chairs as well as greet folks at the park entrances and orient folks to bathrooms, first aid, seating, etc.; after mass: after Mass to help return chairs to the van.
  • Break Down Helpers are needed to help return chairs from the park back to vans.
  • Note: ushers and greeters are asked to be at the park around 8 am. Breakdown folks are needed after the Mass is over. If you are interested in helping out, please fill out this form:

On June 11, this Mass will take the place of the regular 11:15 Mass at St. Boniface.

There will be NO 11:15am Mass at St. Boniface on this date, due to this event.

Weekly Mass Intention Schedule

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Weekly Readings:


05-20......5:00pm......Intentions-Gertrude Conway

05-21......No Mass 9:30am......

05-22......Closed, No Mass

05-23......8:00am......Rose Doyle

05-24......8:00am......Sal Manzi

05-25......6:30pm......Buddy Rosa

05-26......8:00am......Jesus Alberto Ortiz

St. Boniface

05-21......11:15am......For the People of the Parish

05-21......6:00pm......Norma Amedee & Charles Gordon Sr.

05-22......12:10pm.....Mothers Novena

05-23......12:10pm.....Mothers Novena

05-24......12:10pm.....Mothers Novena

05-25......12:10pm.....Prayer Service

05-26......Closed, No Mass

Upcoming Calendar


5/18......Ascension of the Lord (Holy Day)

5/21......St. Philip’s Day Picnic

5/26......St. Philip Neri’s Feast Day


6/04......First Communion

6/11.......Corpus Christi Mass at Carroll Park

6/11.......There will be NO 11:15am Mass at St. Boniface on this date ..............due to the Corpus Christi Mass at Carroll Park.

6/11.......Baptisms at ABVM

Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:

Gail Gleason Kupec, Linda Johnson, Jim Linebarger, David Campbell, Doug Weiler, Anthony Geraci, Paul Martin, Kevin Gallagher, Michael Goins, Mary Charles, Marie Smith, Kim Manzi.

Rest In Peace: Anthony Geraci, Jesus Alberto Ortiz Lopez.

Prayer List

If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, email the parish office at or go to the website and complete the information there.

Mass Intentions

If you would like to request a Mass for someone living or deceased, Mass intentions are available. Email The offering is $20. Please pay by using Pushpay or by mailing a check to 64 Middagh St. Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Mass Times and Church Hours

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Weekday hours: 7:45am-9:00am Tuesday through Friday.

Weekday Mass: 8:00am Tuesday through Friday

Weekend Masses

5:00pm Saturday and 9:30am Sunday

Confessions Saturday: 4:15pm-4:45pm

Prayer and Devotions

Tuesday, St. Anthony Novena (after 8:00am Mass)

Thursday, Rosary (after 8:00am Mass)

First Friday, Sacred Heart Novena (after 8:00am Mass)

First Saturday Mass, 9:00am with Rosary, Meditation and Benediction

The church is closed on Mondays.

St. Boniface

Weekday hours: 11:30am-1:00pm

Weekday Mass: 12:10pm Monday through Wednesday

Sunday Masses: 11:15am and 6:00pm

Sunday hours 11:00am-12:30 pm & 5:30pm-7:00pm

Confessions on Wednesdays, 11:30-noon

and before Mass on Sunday, 5:15pm-5:45pm

Prayer and Devotions

Tuesday to Thursday-Rosary, after 12:10 Mass

Thursday 12:10 Prayer Service with Communion

The church is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.


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.

For St. Boniface:

For Assumption:

St. Boniface


Or mail checks or envelopes to:

64 Middagh St

Brooklyn NY 11201

Attn: Assumption or St. Boniface

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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