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
March 5, 2021
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Mass Intention Schedule
Third Sunday of Lent
March 6 - March 12, 2021
3/6... .5:00pm
3/7... 10:00am
3/8... No Mass
3/9... .9:00am

St. Boniface
3/7.. ..10:00am
3/7... .11:15am
3/7... .6:00am
3/8.... 12:10am
3/9... .12:10am

Rev. Joseph Konrad
For the People of the Parish
Frank Gallaro
Frank and Mary Schiller
Richard King
Mary Burke

Rev James Fraser
For the People of the Parish
Mary Ellen Critchlow
Margaret Mary Cavanaugh
Chip Beushi
Magdalena Kim
Clarice Parato
Isabelle Dix
Stations of the Cross at Assumption
on Fridays of Lent
After the 9:00am Mass and in the evening at 6pm in the church.
Pray the Lenten Stations of the Cross
For those who would like to pray with us, click HERE for the PDF.
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: Paul Martin, Sister Seton Cunneen, Mary Jo, Christine Audrey Liddy, Tadeusz Cichowska, Al Parque, Craig Stucky, Patrick Turner, Miriam Janove.

Rest In Peace: George Thakur, Dawn Garcia Mitchell, Janina Cichowska.

If you would like add someone to the prayer list, email the parish office at or go to the website and complete the form.
Last Call
for the March 17 Baptism Preparation Class for Parents
If you are expecting your first child or are new to our communities and would like to have your child baptized in our parishes, please register for the next Baptism Preparation Session which is offered through Zoom, on Wednesday March 17.

Send your inquiry to: and we will follow up to register you and send you the print materials.
Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church
Olga Segura will present her newly published book. By relating the Black Lives Matter movement through a Christian lens, her lecture will invite all listeners, Catholic and others, to the conversation, and offer insights and a deeper understanding of the movement and why it can help the Church, and the country, move closer to racial equality. This free webinar is co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies, Fairfield University.

Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30pm
Social Justice Action presents:
The Plastic Problem
Video Presentation + Panel Discussion

Have you thought about reducing your use of plastics during Lent? Join us for a video presentation of PBS's THE PLASTIC PROBLEM. A panel discussion will follow lead by Senator Brian Kavanagh, of the NYS Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and Tom Outerbridge of Sims Municipal Recycling on the pending "Producer Responsibility for Packaging and Paper" Bill in Albany. Informational materials on recycling will also be provided.

Meeting ID: 825 8495 2192
Passcode: 862768

For more information, please contact Connie Tempel at

Thursday, March 11 at 7pm
Save the Date: March 14 Virtual Coffee Hour, 12:30pm
Oratory Coffee Hour continues after Mass on Zoom. Whether you attend Mass in-person or livestream, don’t miss the opportunity to gather as a community online. Bring your own coffee (or tea). Conversation will be provided.
Readers for Masses at Assumption
As we plan for the coming months, we are looking to expand the Reader ministry at Assumption. Adults and youth are welcome to train. Parents and youth are encouraged to train and read together at a Mass. If you would like to help share God's word as a Reader at Assumption, please contact Fr. Michael or 718-875-2096 ext 16.
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 below.

Lenten Collections
St. Boniface
St. Mark’s in Turkana, Kenya (Poor Box Fund)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Floenceau, Haiti (Poor Box Fund)

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