The Brooklyn Oratory Parishes of
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Boniface

Immaculate Heart of Mary Rainbow Ministry 

Celebrating the covenant God made with all creation on the earth, this ministry seeks to welcome our LGBT brothers and sisters along with family and friends for prayer, discussion, and social.  Responding to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pastoral, "Always Our Children," we seek to create a spirit of welcome where individuals can come to share faith.  For more information about the Bishops' Pastoral, click here.

Contact:  Fr. Ilyas Gill - (718) 871-1310 ext. 16

Saint Augustine

We are a diverse group of Christians, both gay and straight. We welcome all people to our church family. We reach out with support, community, prayer, solidarity, acceptance and love to our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters and their families and friends. “Love is the beauty of the soul,” wrote St. Augustine.

Our parish mission statement:

We are the Church of Saint Augustine, a community of Christian Disciples in the Roman Catholic tradition, united in worship since 1870.  Trusting in God and strengthened by the Holy Spirit, we embrace our diversity. As faithful stewards of our gifts, we witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ through education, fellowship, service, the arts, and a commitment to social justice.

Contact: Kevin Cooper,, 917-921-8153
Lara Dicus, 917-754-8065