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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
January 29, 2021
Visit our website for more information:
7th -10th Graders & Older Parish Teens! 
Thank the Heroes
The Oratory Parishes invite teens and pre-teens to a very special on-line event. Register at:

Friday, Jan. 29th 4 to 5pm
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Party Gras with the Oratory Women’s Community
Brooklyn Oratory Small Group Sign up
Vaccine Resources and Sign up Support
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Forth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Intention Schedule

1/30....5:00pm....Helen Knepple
1/31....10:00am....For the People of the Parish
2/1.....No Mass
2/2....9:00am....Lucia Piro
2/3....9:00am....Joseph Macchiarola
2/4....9:00am....Terence J. McGurn
2/5....9:00am....In Thanksgiving to St. Agatha
2/6....9:00am....Intentions of the Benefactors & Friends of the Oratory

St. Boniface
1/31....10:00am....Salvatore Bellezza
...........11:15am....For the People of the Parish
...........6:00pm....Lynn Claire Cahill
2/1....12:10pm....Lillian Ong
2/2....12:10pm....Mary Gallagher
2/3....12:10pm....Terence J. McGurn
2/4....12:10pm....Joel Warden (Intentions)
2/5....12:10pm....Bishop DiMarzio (Intentions)
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: Richard Richardson, Blythe Finn, Joanne Seminara, Miriam Janove, Patrick Turner, Fr. Tom Lynch, Gerard Slattery.

Rest In Peace: Alejandro Penaloza, Ted Kamienowski, Henry Milton, Robert Rogers, Richard King, Rose Juliano, Mary Ann McKinney, Sr. Ann Gormly.

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 News!! The heat is back at Assumption Parish.
The Oratory Women’s Community invites women/mujeres of ALL ages to its "Party Gras" and OWC First Anniversary
You will be greeted by a tour guide/guia turistico and celebrate the customs and cultures of a country you select. More details in registration link Come & Celebrate. Bring family, friends, mothers, daughters, su familia y sus amigas. OWC is still listening. Find out about events for the year ahead.

February 16, 2021 @ 7:15 -8:30pm
Brooklyn Oratory Small Groups presents
Spirituality of the Oratory: Knowing Our Charism
NEW Season 4 “Stability: Strengthening the Bond of Communion”
This ORIGINAL PROGRAM is rooted in Oratorian spirituality.

Please complete the signup form at:

Contact: with questions or requests.

If you are absolutely unable to attend a group, but would like a copy of the booklet, please send an email to

  • Small groups will meet for six weeks beginning the week of February 14 through the week of March 21.
  • If you are unable to attend four sessions in a group, please consider attending the Open Group that meets on Friday evenings for those whose schedule does not allow for a weekly commitment.

Beginning the week of February 14
Vaccine Appointments – Support in Signing Up
If you or someone you know does not have internet access or needs support in submitting the request, please email Fr. Michael at or or call the office 718-875-2096 ext. 12 and leave your, or the person’s contact information. We will match people with need for support with a person in the Oratory community able and ready to assist you in navigating the technology.

If you are trying to determine your eligibility to receive the Covid-19 vaccine or to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine, here is a link from NY State to use:

The SJA Committee has been compiling resources and found these to be effective (with a slight preference for VaccineFinder over VaccinePod).

Bookmark these sites!
NYC Vaccine Command Center:
DOHMH vaccine website:

Hotline: 877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692

New resource in from Councilwomen Cumbo’s office
Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center of Fort Greene (BPMC) is proud to announce that the Moderna Vaccine is now available for distribution in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Department of Health guidelines. The good news is, you do not have to be a registered patient at BPMC to receive the vaccine. If you or someone you know meets the eligibility requirements, feel free to schedule an appointment with us.

To schedule an appointment: Please call our VACCINE HOTLINE at (929) 489-8356
Save the Date – Virtual Coffee Hour February 14, 12:30pm
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:

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