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
January 22, 2021
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Vaccine Appointments – Support in Signing Up
If you are trying to determine your eligibility to receive the Covid-19 vaccine or to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine, here is a link from NY State to use:

If you or someone you know does not have internet access or needs support in submitting the request, please email Fr. Michael at or or call the office 718-875-2096 ext. 12 and leave your, or the person’s contact information. We will match people with need for support with a person in the Oratory community able and ready to assist you in navigating the technology.

If you are able to assist in helping someone navigate the process, please send an email and we will include you in the effort.

As we wait for vaccines for all, please stay diligent as the variant strains are more contagious than the original version. We’ve made it this far, stay strong and healthy.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Intention Schedule

1/23...5:00pm...Ramona Ortiz
1/24...10:00am...For the People of the Parish
1/25.........No Mass
1/26...9:00am...Cho Family (In Thanksgiving)
1/27...9:00am...Gus Andolfo
1/28...9:00am...Bill Creevey
1/29...9:00am...Mariuccia Musilli

St. Boniface
1/24...10:00am...Edward Wilson, Esq.
...11:15am...For the People of the Parish
...6:00pm...Mary Ann McKinney
1/25...12:10pm...Rose Juliano
1/26...12:10pm...Marie Carlson
1/27...12:10pm...President Biden
1/28...12:10pm...Mary Ann McKinney
1/29...12:10pm...Helen Carlson
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: Blythe Finn, Joanne Seminara, Miriam Janove, Alejandro Penaloza, Patrick Turner, Fr. Tom Lynch, Jeanette Sforza, Gerard Slattery.

Rest In Peace: Henry Milton, Robert Rogers, Richard King, Bob Mollman, Rose Juliano, Mary Ann McKinney, Sr. Ann Gormly.

If you would like add someone to the prayer list, email the parish office at or go to the website and complete the form.
We share the sad news of the death of Richard King, brother of Fr. James King, a prior pastor of Assumption Parish. May Richard's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Condolences may be sent to Father James King, Cathedral Seminary Residence House of Formation, 7200 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston NY 11362.
7th -10th Graders & Older Parish Teens!
Thank the Heroes
The Oratory Parishes invite teens and pre-teens to a very special on-line event.

Learn about and thank the many unseen healthcare heroes who have risked their own lives to save others during the pandemic.

You’ll hear from Dr. Charlotte Austin a young doctor who grew up in Brooklyn. Dr. Austin works as a General Surgery Resident in New Jersey, and in a hospital especially hard hit by the pandemic.

Then, use your creative-side to express your thanks on a digital message board. We’ll share messages with Brooklyn Hospital and Newark Beth Israel where Dr. Austin works. Register any time prior to the event at:

Friday, Jan. 29th 4-to-5PM
Outside the Oratory
Scripture-Based Racial Justice
The Oratory Parishes Adult Faith Formation encourages all who are interested to respond to the welcome and invitation from the Church of St. Francis Xaiver to join their program with a prayerful and critical approach to studying the Bible, and other Church teaching documents, that provides a firm foundation and compelling imperative to engage in anti-racist work. Almost weekly sessions resume on January 24 through virtual participation via Zoom. Sundays from 10:30am to 11:30am. Questions and RSVP to Michael Allocca at
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:

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

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