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 16, 2021
Visit our website for more information: www.oratorychurch.org
Summer Weekend Mass Schedule
through September 5, 2021

St. Boniface
9:00am and 6:00pm

Assumption
5:00pm Vigil on Saturdays 10:30am on Sundays
No First Saturday Mass at Assumption during the summer months.
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:
Ruth Isaacs, Andrew James Straub, Odessa Burke Ryan, Frank Kubicek, Cathy Sorenson Schneible.

Rest In Peace: Anthony DiBari, Joseph Glenn Hudson, Jr., John McGrath, Mary Lou Wells.
Family-Based Faith Formation and Sacraments at the Oratory 2021-2022
Oratory families are invited to join a hybrid program this year, including Family Masses, Faith Pods, Small Family Gatherings, and weekly resources at home. Children preparing for First Communion will also join a First Eucharist class meeting once a month with a parent or guardian.

Confirmation kids will participate both online at their own pace and in person/online once a month to do service together.

Registration is open now! For more information, please contact Christina Matone at cmatone@oratorychurch.org.
RCIA: A Journey into the Catholic Tradition
God is always awakening in us a desire for something more in our lives. We may hear God’s call when faced with a major life event, like marriage or having a child. We may hear it in a time of crisis, like the loss of a loved one, or during the pandemic. When we feel a pull towards a deeper relationship with God, it is good to have a community with which to explore it.

The Catholic Church has a process for adults who are considering the Catholic way of life. The “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults” (RCIA) is for men and women who want to journey deeper into the Catholic faith. Some come with little or no religious background. Some were baptized or raised in other Christian denominations and now feel called to explore Catholicism. Others are engaged to or married to Catholics and want to learn more. And some are baptized Catholics who practiced their faith up to a certain point in their lives and now wish to complete the sacraments of initiation. RCIA aims to support you wherever you are.

The 2021/2022 RCIA program will begin in late September, meeting on Wednesday evenings, both on Zoom and in person. All inquiries are welcome and will be kept confidential. For more information, contact RCIA coordinators Rob and Nadine at faith@oratorychurch.org, or one of our pastors, Fr. Mark Lane, mlane@oratorychurch.org or Fr. Michael Callaghan, mcallaghan@oratorychurch.org.
Stewardship
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.
St. Boniface
Assumption
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
718.875.2096