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 18, 2021
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Summer Weekend Mass Schedule begins
Sunday June 20 through Sept 5, 2021
(please make note of the schedule changes below)
5:00pm Vigil on Saturday
10:30am Sunday

St. Boniface
9:00am and 6:00pm on Sundays
Congratulations to all our young people who received First Holy Communion last weekend at the Oratory Parishes. Here are a few pictures – More to come in the weeks ahead!
Mass Intention Schedule
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: Sally Larson, Maria Turner, Laura Perez, Ev Chase, DeJesus Famly, Tom Hartmann.

Rest In Peace: Ray Turner, Anthony Ibelli, Gary Thornton, Annie Sayson, Ernest Quides, Lagrimas Abalos, Elsa Grotian Matthews, Jimmy Becker.
Day of Retreat- June 22
Please note that the Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory will be on a Day of Retreat on June 22. As such, the parish office will be closed. There will be a concelebrated 9 am Mass at Assumption after which the church will be closed for the day.

Update: The 12:10pm mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface by Father Mario Powell, SJ.
St. Boniface Nominations for Parish Council
Participation in the Parish Council is an opportunity to help shape activities at St Boniface as we reopen from the pandemic and move forward with the new construction. Please consider if you would like to nominate someone or yourself for one of the 3 open positions of members- at-large. We hope to attract a diversity of nominees for these 2 year positions.

Members at large are expected to attend the monthly meeting of the PPC and to assume leadership responsibility with new or current initiatives of the council. We accept up to 6 nominations for the election of 3 positions.

To nominate someone or yourself, please contact Nancy Dawes at
Assumption Parish Pastoral Council
Nominations for the Assumption PPC are open and we invite you to consider nominating someone who willing to serve a three- year term as we continue to build forward post pandemic. Nominations can be made through the following online form and will be reviewed by the PPC in July. Terms would begin in September. PPC members are asked to participate in the monthly meetings and help coordinate one of the five core committees which create the umbrella for other committees and activities: Finance/Stewardship; Outreach and Social Justice; Formation (Youth and Adult); Hospitality (welcome of new parishioners and activities associated with that) and Liturgy/Spirituality.

Please use this link to nominate yourself or someone else: Assumption PPC Nomination
Summer Office Hours at the Oratory Parishes
Beginning Monday Jun 14 through Friday September 3 Office Hours will be Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Office will be closed on Fridays over the summer.
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.

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

You will notice new QR codes in both of our church sites which you can scan with your smartphone and connect to Pushpay to support stewardship, special collections and other contributions. Here is how they will appear in poster form.
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