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
November 12, 2021
Celebrating Sr. Marion’s 70 years of religious life. Special thanks to all who made this day so special.
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: MaryAnne Longo, Alexis Zicchinolfi, Marcos Alboronoz.

Rest In Peace: Gerald Russello, Winnie O’Grady.
Black Catholic History Month
The Diocese of Brooklyn with the Archdiocese of New York will host a Mass with our historically Black fraternities and sororities.

Please save the date for two other Diocesan events sponsored by the Vicariate for Black Catholic Concerns: The Diocese of Brooklyn Annual Prayer Service commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 17, 2022 at Our Lady of Victory Church beginning at 12:00 Noon. Father John McKenzie, Associate Pastor, National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in the Archdiocese of Detroit will be the homilist.

The Diocese of Brooklyn Annual Black History Month Mass of Thanksgiving which will take place on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Parish in Jamaica Queens beginning at 4:00PM. His Eminence, Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington will be the Main Celebrant and Homilist.

Sunday, November 21 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 1:00PM.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Oratory Parishes Thanksgiving Food Drive will continue through Sunday, November 21st.Food collected will be shared between Hour Children and Second Harvest. Some food will be used for the Newman Food Pantry to service the college students in the area.

Essential Items Needed:
Pasta, Rice, Stuffing Mix, Mashed Potato Mix, Cereal, Tomato/Pasta Sauce, Canned vegetables, Canned Soups, Canned Juices, Canned Fruit, Instant Noodles (bowls/cups), Instant Oatmeal Packets, Mac ‘n Cheese (boxes or bowls), Saltines, Crackers, Hot Chocolate Packets.
Note: On canned items, please choose low sugar and low salt.

You can participate in the following ways:

  • Use Pushpay to donate, and your contribution will be used to purchase bulk food for the pantries. Select the “Poor Box” fund.
  • Bring essential items listed below to Assumption and St. Boniface during the weekend liturgies, or during weekday Mass times.
  • You can also order online and have it delivered to 64 Middagh Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201-att: Fr. Michael Callaghan
  • Place your items in the narthex, in the bins marked Food Drive.

Thank you for your generous support.
Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia
The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association invites you to join us for a series of presentations on Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Learn caregiving tips, ask questions, and enjoy an open discussion with experts.

  • November 16th | Know the 10 Signs for Early Detection
  • December 14th | Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Lite bites and refreshments will be served. Covid-19 protocols will be carefully followed. Inquire for more details.

RSVP Please RSVP at 347-343-4900 or
Snow Removal Assistance
We are looking for someone to assist with snow removal for the parishes. If you are interested or know of someone, please contact
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.

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive–Food Drive Fund

Or mail checks or envelopes to:
64 Middagh St
Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: Assumption or St. Boniface
St. Boniface
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