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
September 10, 2021
Visit our website for more information:
The regular Sunday Mass Schedule
goes into effect this weekend.
Mass Times and Church Hours
Click here.

Regular Sunday Mass Schedule
The regular Sunday Mass Schedule goes into effect on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am
Weekday Mass at 8:00am – Tuesday through Friday
This begins September 13.

St. Boniface
Sunday 9:00am, 11:15am, and 6:00pm
Weekday Mass 12:10 Monday through Thursday
Family-Based Faith Formation and Sacraments at the Oratory 2021-2022
Registration is now open! If you have not registered your child, please do so ASAP. Oratory families are invited to join a hybrid program this year, including Family Masses, Faith Pods, Small Family Gatherings, and weekly resources at home. Children preparing for First Communion will also join a First Eucharist class meeting once a month with a parent or guardian.

Confirmation kids will participate both online at their own pace and in person/online once a month to do service together.

For more information, please contact Christina Matone,
Mass Intention Schedule
Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: Martha Catul, Brian Casey.

Rest In Peace: Ruth Mullens, Elicia Louisjeune, US Service members who died in Afghanistan, Rachel Loria, Bishop Guy Sansariq.
9/11 Memorial Mass
The Oratory Parish of Assumption invites you to join us for a Solemn Memorial Mass at 11am, Saturday, September 11, 2021. This Mass honors the firefighters of FDNY Engine 205/Ladder 118 who were lost in the 9/11 response and all who died from the attacks of that day.
Interfaith 9/11 Observance on the Promenade at 7:15pm
Eucharistic Ministry at Assumption
As we look at reintroducing Eucharistic Ministers in the coming months, we would like to have a Zoom meeting with those who have been in the ministry and those who might be interested. We will not be returning to a common chalice anytime soon. We are hoping to have one EM per Mass to safely distribute Holy Communion with the Presider by section. Even if you are uncertain about participating in the coming months in the ministry, we would appreciate your participation to get your perspective.

Please let Mary, or Fr. Michael know if you will be able to join us.

Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 837 8242 2143 Passcode: 650312
One tap mobile +16465588656,,83782422143#,,,,*650312# US (New York)

Thursday, September 23, 7-8pm
St Boniface Recital Series
Joseph Parrish, Baritone
Works by Donizetti, Mahler, Ravel, Burleigh and Price

Live streamed Wednesday, Sep 15, 7:00pm
Homecoming at St. Boniface
Join us for an outdoor Coffee Hour. We welcome back the St. Boniface choir on September 19.

Sunday, September 19, after the 11:15am Mass.
Sandwich Sundays at the Oratory
Beginning on Sunday, September 19 at the 6pm at St Boniface the Oratory Young Men's Group (OMG) will begin collecting sandwiches in support of the Catholic Worker soup kitchen on the Lower East Side. If you would like to participate, here are the details: two slices of baloney, one slice of American cheese on white bread with a bit of
mayonnaise. Each sandwich should be in its own bag. Any number of sandwiches will be appreciated, and immediately following Mass, Fr Anthony will bring all sandwiches donated to the Catholic Worker. The plan is to have this collection once each month at the 6pm Mass. For more information, contact Fr Anthony at
Brooklyn Brownstone and Beyond Bible Study
The BBB Bible Study group will begin meeting again in September. The group consists of parishioners from St. Charles Borromeo, Assumption/St. Boniface, and St. Augustine/St. Francis Xavier. Click here for details: click here!
The Oratory Women’s Community
Join OWC For A Discussion of an Interview
Click here for details:

September 15, 7:30pm
Join OWC Discussion
Facilitated by OWC Steering Committee. Sr. Marion DeFeis, CSJ will join us as a guest.

September 22, 7:30pm
Save the Date - Gaudium 2021 (Virtual Event)
Click here to see the list of this year's honorees.

October 6, 6:30pm
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.

Diocesan Collection for Catholic University, September 12, 2021.
               If you use envelopes, please drop it in the first collection.

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

Attn: either ABVM or St Boniface
Prayer to Our Lady of the Oratory
Holy Mary, Mother of God we turn to you in this time of uncertainty. Help us to walk in trust and security as we care for one another. Keep the bonds of charity strong among us when we are apart. Watch over our communities and families with your maternal care. May health and wellbeing surround the Oratory parishes and all people. Teach us to say yes to God, yes to love in our hearts, yes to the Incarnate Word in our flesh. To affirm in our minds only what is true, good and beautiful. And with our whole strengthen teach us to live as true disciples of Christ. Our Lady of the Oratory intercede for us to God that the transforming grace we need may bring us peace and joy. Amen.

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