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
August 13, 2021
Visit our website for more information: www.oratorychurch.org
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers:
Andrea Greer, Michael O’Malley, Dennis Bligh.

Rest In Peace: Riley Suapengco, Joan Crisona, Luigi Otiniano.
Altar Dedications at the Oratory Parishes
The flowers for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary are given by Kathy Reynolds in gratitude to Our Lady and Fr. Michael Callaghan, c.o. in memory of his mother, Joyce Callaghan. If you would like to make a memorial offering for flowers or other sanctuary appointments, please contact the office.

The St. Joseph’s altar sanctuary candle at Assumption is given by Connie Leone for the period of August- December.

The sanctuary candle at St. Boniface is given by Jean Austin for the period of August 15 - September 26.
Anti-Racism Task Force Update
Last summer our community had a series of conversations on race and racism in the wake of George Floyd's murder and global protests against racism and racial profiling. In the fall, a group of parishioners from both St. Boniface and Assumption began meeting in an anti-racism task force to continue to examine how our community can build on those conversations. Since September, this group has conducted a survey of ministry and committee leaders on racial and diversity issues, organized a spring art project on images of the Virgin Mary that also included a community conversation, and has begun to collect ideas for greater representation of diverse perspectives in our community. We are in the process of planning another series of community conversations this fall, organizing a Nativity project for the Advent season, and building a speaker series to help our community to learn and grow on issues of race and racism. If you would like more information on the work of the anti-racism task force, or if you would like to be a part of this group, please contact Tracy Garrison-Feinberg, tracygarrisonfeinberg@gmail.com.
Stewardship
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.


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
Assumption
Or mail checks or envelopes to:
64 Middagh St
 Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: either ABVM or St Boniface
Summer Weekend Mass Schedule
through September 5, 2021

St. Boniface
9:00am and 6:00pm

Assumption
5:00pm Vigil on Saturdays 10:30am on Sundays
No First Saturday Mass at Assumption during the summer months.

We revert to the regular mass schedule on Sunday, September 12.
Summer Office Hours at the Oratory Parishes
through Friday, September 3

Office Hours will be Monday through Thursday 10am to 3:30pm.

The office is closed on Fridays over the summer.
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
718.875.2096