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
June 7, 2022
As the Church celebrates the Octave of Pentecost, here is a reflection from St Oscar Romero about the eternal challenge of the coming of the Spirit in the life of the community of believers:

It will always be Pentecost in the Church, provided the Church lets the beauty of the Holy Spirit shine forth from her countenance. When the Church ceases to let her strength rest on the power from above – which Christ promised her and which he gave her on that day – and when the Church leans rather on the weak forces of the power or wealth of this earth, then the Church ceases to be newsworthy. The Church will be fair to see, perennially young, attractive in every age, as long as she is faithful to the Spirit that floods her and she reflects that Spirit through her communities, through her pastors, through her very life. St Oscar Romero from "The Violence of Love" (Orbis, 2004)
An update on the Ukrainian family we have been able to assist.
Due to the kindness of a parishioner a Ukrainian mother and her two youngest sons have been able to find a place to live in Brooklyn. Given the generosity of two others they have been put in touch with some legal help to assist with immigration status. A third has coordinated all this and begun to set the family up in their new setting. Because they lack full legal status the mother is unable to work and so a fund has been set up to provide them with resources. If you would like to assist, please go to:

Please pray for the family. The husband, father-in-law and eldest son are in Ukraine helping to defend their homeland.
Father’s Day Novena Masses begin June 18
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

The deadline to submit names is Wednesday, June 14.
PPC Minutes
Minutes from the STB monthly meeting will be available in the back of the church.
First Communions
We will celebrate First Communions at the parishes on the weekend of June 11/12 during the Sunday Masses. Please support our youngsters as they make this important step in their faith journey.
OMG - Oratory Young Men’s Group
In its ninth year, the Oratory Young Men’s Group (newly rebranded as OMG) allows young men (21-35) in the Oratory parishes and beyond to connect for prayer, service, and social activities.If interested in learning more, contact Fr Anthony
Prayer List
If you would like 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 for the weeks or months ahead. Email The offering is $20. Please pay by using Pushpay or by mailing a check to 64 Middagh St. Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Upcoming Dates/Events

Baptism Sunday, June 26, 9:30am, ABVM
Mass Times and Church Hours
**Please note New Mass Times effective May 29**

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Weekday Mass: 8:00am Tuesday- Friday
Weekday hours: 7:45am-12:00 noon Tuesday through Friday.

Weekend Masses: 5:00pm Saturday and 9:30am Sunday

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

No First Saturday of the month Mass during July and August.
The church is closed on Mondays.

St. Boniface
Weekday hours 11:30am-1:00pm
Weekday Mass at 12:10pm Monday- Thursday

Sunday Masses: 11:15am and 6:00pm
Sunday hours 11:00am - 12:30 pm & 5:30pm-7:00pm

Confessions during Eucharistic Adoration (12:30-1:00pm) on Wednesdays and before Mass on Sunday 5:15pm -5:45pm.
The Body of Christ
St. Augustine (354-430)
Since you are the Body of Christ and his members,
It is your mystery that is placed on the Lord’s table,
It is your mystery that you receive.
You hear the words: The Body of Christ,
And you answer: Amen.
Be therefore members of Christ,
That your Amen may be true....
If you have received well,
You are that which you have receive.
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