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
January 15, 2021
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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Mass Intention Schedule

1/16...5:00pm...Catherine Lobur
1/17...10:00am...For the People of the Parish
1/18.........No Mass
1/19...9:00am...Stephen J. Kenefick
1/20...9:00am...Joyce Callaghan
1/21...9:00am...Anne Shoupe Hazlett
1/22...9:00am...Leon Deral Hill

St. Boniface
1/17...10:00am...Michael Carey
1/17...11:15am...For the People of the Parish
1/17...6:00pm...Jerry Foyster
1/18.........No Mass
1/19...12:10pm...Margaret Waters
1/20...12:10pm...For the Sick of the Parish
1/21...12:10pm...Ann Robinson
1/22...12:10pm...Arthur Peik

No 12:10pm Mass at St. Boniface on Monday January 18, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The parish office will be closed for the holiday.
Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: George Barone, Miriam Janove, Alejandro Penaloza, Sodline Ferdinand, Franes Koegel, Patrick Turner, Fr. Tom Lynch, Jeanette Sforza, Gerard Slattery.

Rest In Peace: Bob Mollman, 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.
Social Justice Action
Our next monthly meeting will be on Sunday, January 17, at 9:00am via Zoom. We will discuss upcoming actions and programming around health care, environmental stewardship, and criminal justice reform.

If you are interested in attending but are not yet on our mailing list,
please email
7th -10th Graders & Older Parish Teens!
Thank the Heroes
The Oratory Parishes invite teens and pre-teens to a very special on-line event.

Learn about and thank the many unseen healthcare heroes who have risked their own lives to save others during the pandemic.

You’ll hear from Dr. Charlotte Austin a young doctor who grew up in Brooklyn. Dr. Austin works as a General Surgery Resident in New Jersey, and in a hospital especially hard hit by the pandemic.

Then, use your creative-side to express your thanks on a digital message board. We’ll share messages with Brooklyn Hospital and Newark Beth Israel where Dr. Austin works. Register any time prior to the event at:

Friday, Jan. 29th 4-to-5PM
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

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