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
April 2, 2021
Visit our website for more information:
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:
Mary Jane Jones, Diane Ravitch, Elena Adan, Slavomir Brzak, Virginia Fiore, Carolina Giraldo and baby.

Rest In Peace: Mirtha Eguzquiza Beltran, Richard Majewski, Sr. Seton Cunneen, Anna Nastri Acerra, Roger Smith, Eduardo Ison, Alfred Guadagno, Pauline Palermo, Sister Janice McLaughlin, MM, Bradford Brodie, Ronald Devoe.

If you would like add someone to the prayer list, email the parish office at or go to the website and complete the form.
Good Friday, April 2, 2021
Noon Stations of the Cross
1:00pm-2:00pm Penance
6:00pm Stations of the Cross with Veneration of the Cross and Holy

St. Boniface
Noon Stations of the Cross
1:00pm-2:00pm Penance
3:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion

Click HERE Stations of the Cross booklet.
Blessing of Easter Food
The annual Blessing of Easter Food - meats, cheese/butter, breads, eggs, wine, sweets etc. will take place Holy Saturday at noon at Assumption Church. You are welcome to bring items for this liturgy of blessing which you will use and share for the Easter feast. Kids Easter baskets are welcome to be presented for blessing as well.

Saturday, April 3 noon
Easter Sunday
Easter Vigil Saturday April 3, 8:00pm
Sunday 10:00am
No reservations are required at Assumption for Mass. The church space permits sufficient physical distancing.

St. Boniface
Sunday 10:00am and 11:15am
Please arrive 15 minutes before Mass to check in.
**We are no longer taking reservations for Easter Sunday Masses at
St. Boniface.**

There is no 6:00pm Mass on Easter Sunday.
Livestream Ministry
We are looking for several individuals to be trained to assist in live streaming liturgies from Assumption, particularly for the Saturday evening Mass. This is a wonderful area for service to our communities. Please contact Father Michael for more information, or 718-875-2096, ext. 16.
Join the NEW Reading Our Way into the Psalms 6-Week Course

Pope Francis dedicated the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time as Sunday of the Word of God, encouraging us to look more carefully at what the Bible can teach us about our faith.

Join Sarah Spieldenner, hospital chaplain and St. Boniface parishioner, as we read select psalms together, using lectio divina. We will also unpack the richness of metaphors in the psalms.

Class will meet via Zoom Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, April 17 through May 22. Additional details and sign-up here:

Starts Saturday, April 17, 2021 
Candle Offering
If you would like to make an offering for the weekly (8 day) sanctuary candle at Assumption or St. Boniface, please email Eight Day candle - $10 and Votive candles - $1, can also be arranged on your behalf.
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.

Please use the Special Collections if you are using Pushpay.

Holy Week Collections
  • Holy Places Diocesan Collection on Good Friday
  • Easter Collection

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