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
October 1, 2021
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As we enter the month of October dedicated to Our Lady let us ask her intercession:
O Mary, a simple girl from a small village in Galilee, pray for us, for our brothers and sisters so that we can experience the love of God within us, a love that gives us the courage here and now to carry forward what God asks of us, living our faith without hiding it. Contemplating your love, my heart is full of joy, as we learn to love God above all things, and to love each other as Jesus has loved us. Help us to respond promptly and joyfully to the vocation to love in this life, communicating the joy of the Gospel to our brothers and sisters in Christ, especially the weakest and poorest of society. Amen. Alleluia!

Pope Francis
Welcome to Bishop Designate Robert Brennan.
We extend a warm welcome to Bishop Robert Brennan, Bishop-Designate for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Bishop Brennan was raised in Long Island and served as a priest and auxiliary bishop of the Rockville Center Diocese before becoming Bishop of Columbus, Ohio in 2019. We look forward to having the opportunity to invite Bishop Brennan to our communities and collaborating with him in the service of the gospel. For more on Bishop Brennan, follow this link:

Sanctuary Candle at St. Boniface is offered by Karla Denalli, October 3-16.

Please keep the sick of the community in your prayers: Eliza Lazzarini, Adama Brown, Kim Manzi, Odessa Burke Ryan, Suzanne Mollman.

Rest In Peace: JoEllen Lynch, Joan Creech, Br. Patrick Ryan, Nicole Favard, Nickolas Varipapa, Deacon Greg Dixon, Janina Cichowska, Lettie Washngton, Barbara Blake, Anthony Farraye.
Family Faith Formation Kickoff Mass
If you have not registered your child, please use this registration form.

Sunday, October 3, 1:00pm, at St. Boniface
Special thanks from Camp Friendship of Brooklyn for our generous food donation. 

Click here: Gratitude
Gaudium 2021 (Virtual Event)
To all attendees and supporters, here's the link for the livestream:

Click here to see this years program with a list of our honorees:

October 6, 6:30pm, virtual
Blessing of the Animals at Assumption Parish
Click here for details: Blessing of Animals

October 10, at 1:00pm
Brooklyn Oratory Small Groups presents
Spirituality of the Oratory: Knowing Our Charism
Season 5 “Humility: Becoming Our Truer Selves in Christ”
This original program about Oratorian spirituality is written and edited by Fr. Anthony Andreassi and Fr. Michael Callaghan.
Further details and the sign up form:
Contact: with questions or if you are unable to attend a group, but would like a copy of the booklet.

Beginning the week of October 11 through the week of November 15.
Save the Date: October 24
Outdoor coffee hour at St. Boniface
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
Or mail checks or envelopes 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