Markings

Events of note in the life of the Brooklyn Oratory Community

Fr. Michael Marks 25 Years of Ordained Priesthood

Fr. Michael J. Callaghan, c.o.  marks 25 years as a priest on May 26 2015.  Ordained by the Most Rev. William Cardinal Keeler, Fr. Michael has served in a range of ministries including parishes high school, as chaplain to the deaf an din support of hospice patients.  Currently he serves as Executive Director of Nazareth Housing which provide low income an supportive housing, emergency family shelters, food pantries, eviction prevention and urgent need services to thousands of New York households annually.

Fr. Michael’s Homily can be found under the Ask An Oratorian page.

 

Oratory Marks 27 Years of Service to Brooklyn

035-e1420323357924 On February 11, 2015, the Brooklyn Oratory marks 27 years in service to the Church of Brooklyn.  Erected by Papal Bull on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, The Congregation is dedicated to bringing joy to those in our care and to encourage the pursuit of what is right, true and good among those we encounter.

 

Listen to the Foundation Day Homily given by
Fr. Joel Warden, c.o.
http://www.oratory-church.org/homilies/15.02.08.11.15amJW.mp2

 

 

House members and guests following prayer and dinner on our Foundation Day with priest friends from the area.   Front row left to right: Fr. Joe Nugent, Provost Fr. Dennis Corrado, c.o., Fr. Joe McLafferty, Back row left to right: Fr. Peter Mahoney, Fr. Joel Warden, c.o., Fr. Anthony Andreassi, c.o., Fr. Michael Callaghan, c.o. Also present but not in the photo: Fr. Jerry Walker, Br. James Simon, c.o.

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Fr. Mark Lane, c.o. gets in the picture after taking the one above! Fr.Mark prepared a delicious meal of roasted lamb with mint sauce, roasted root vegetables and string beans almondine.

 

Ordination of Fr. Anthony Andreassi, c.o. 1/13/07

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THE MOST REVEREND FRANK CAGGIANO, VICAR BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN (CENTER LEFT – NOW BISHOP[ OF BRIDGEPORT CT) NEWLY ORDAINED FR. ANTHONY ANDREASSI, C.O. (CENTER) FR. MARK LANE, C.O. PASTOR OF ST. BONIFACE PARISH AND THE VERY REV. DENNIS M. CORRADO, PROVOST OF THE BROOKLYN ORATORY (CENTER RIGHT) ALONG WITH CONCELEBRATING PRIESTS AND ASSISTING LITURGICAL MINISTERS GATHER ON THE STEPS OF THE ORATORY PARISH FOLLOWING THE ORDINATION MASS ON SATURDAY JANUARY 13, 2007.

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Bishop Caggiano imposes hands and invokes the Holy Spirit in the essential act of the Ordination Rite.

 

 

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Having been vested in the chasuble and stole, Fr. Anthony presents himself to Bishop Caggiano.

 

 

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Bishop Caggiano, Fr. Anthony and principal con-celebrants during the Eucharistic Prayer.