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 28, 2021
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We joyfully welcome our new fully initiated young people from our Year 2 Confirmation group. They were confirmed by Bishop Neil Teidemann on May 21. We are proud of these young women and men who made the difficult journey through the pandemic and continued their preparation for the sacrament.

Many thanks to our catechists - Maria Christina Pimiento and Tim Passow - and Christina Matone who kept the program going this past year. May the gifts of the Holy Spirit fill them and lead them in service and faith in the years ahead.
Mass Intention Schedule
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
May 30 - June 5
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:
Martha Cuchilla, John Cranston, Bill LaForette, Elisabeth Michael, Marie Christine Gallo, Tom Hartmann, Maria Sofia Vierhapper, Elsa Grotian Matthews.

Rest In Peace: Maria Leduc, Emma Perez, Jean Nelson, John DeLorenzo, John Delury.
Outdoor Coffee Hour Last Sunday at St. Boniface.
Initial adjustments to gathering for Mass at Assumption
We will begin with the following adjustments for Masses at Assumption this weekend.

  • Hymnals will be available for use in following the readings and Mass parts.
  • There will be an option for kneelers in some of the pews.
  • Greeters will no longer assign seating rows, you can choose your own row. Please be aware that you may need to share your row with others.
  • The church is cleaned several times a week rather than after every Mass.
  • The renovated bathroom off the narthex is now available. Lysol wipes are available and we ask you to help us keep the room ready for the next user.

We will continue to have rows spaced, wear face coverings, sanitize our hands and receive communion by section and in the hand.
Covid 19 Vaccine Updates for Youth
On May 10th, children aged 12 years and older became eligible to receive the COVID- 19 vaccine.

To answer questions about vaccinating children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shared a COVID-19 Vaccines for Preteens and Teens FACT SHEET with information on safety, possible side effects, and tips on what to do before, during and after your child’s vaccination. Additional resources are listed in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Parents of Adolescents TOOLKIT (also available in Spanish).
Father’s Day Novena of Masses
Please send in your names (living & deceased) for the Novena of Masses for Father’s Day. You can use PushPay to make an offering or place it in an envelope in the stewardship basket. Send names to

Please send your names by June 16.
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:

  • Father’s Day Novena
  • 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

Or mail checks or envelopes to:
64 Middagh St
 Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: either ABVM or St Boniface
Summer Weekend Mass Schedule begins Sunday June 20
5:00pm Vigil on Saturdays
10:30am Sunday

St. Boniface
9:00am and 6:00pm on Sundays
Eternal Trinity, Godhead, mystery deep as the sea, you could give me no greater gift than the gift of yourself. For you are a fire ever burning and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills my being. Yes, you are a fire that takes away the coldness, illuminates the mind with its light and causes me to know your truth. By this light, reflected as it were in a mirror, I recognize that you are the highest good, one we can neither comprehend nor fathom. And I know that you are beauty and wisdom itself. The food of angels, you gave yourself to humanity in the fire of your love.
You are the garment which covers our nakedness, and in our hunger, you are a satisfying food, for you are sweetness and in you there is no taste of bitterness, O triune God!

St. Catherine of Siena

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