The Brooklyn Oratory Parishes
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
109 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
9 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday
Community Life Director
For questions regarding the religious education of your child/children, contact:
Director of Children's Catechesis/OSD
To submit your registration form email it to:
1 - Do I have to register my family with the parish?
All families must be registered in our community. All family members must be listed in the parish database. All data is always kept private.
Click HERE if you need a PARISH MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION form. If you are going to email this form, please download it FIRST to your desktop, then begin filling it out. Save and rename your file. You can print it and bring it to Mass or the parish office.
2 - What information is needed for parish OSD families? For the safety of your child / children we need the following information:
3 - What information do I need to register my child in OSD? We must have the following information for all children enrolled in OSD:
4 - What is asked of parents of children in OSD?
Our parish catechetical and discipleship formation programs for children cannot function without you. We rely on parent support and involvement in almost every part of the program, most especially to participate regularly in Sunday Mass with your children; to work with your child in the home school components of the OSD program; to serve as catechists, teaching assistants and helpers; to serve as Liturgy of the Word presiders; to serve with Children's Church; to serve as hall monitors, snack providers and elevator monitors; to alert pastoral staff of needs and concerns, and to be active members of the community of the Oratory Church of St Boniface.
5 - Should I register additional family member(s) even though they are not old enough for OSD?
You should send us all information for all members of your household. When it comes time for your children to enroll in OSD, then we will have their information on file. Please register new family members as well. We need your child's full name (nickname as well), birthdate, any health alerts, etc. Please download our MEMBERSHIP form and fill out the info for that child.
6 - What is the schedule of OSD classes at St. Boniface?
The schedule of student and parent OSD classes generally runs from September through June. After registering, you will be given the upcoming year's schedule by the end of summer.
7 - I have financial questions regarding my child’s /children’s OSD. Whom do I call?
Please call the parish office at 718-875-2096 9-4 M-F and speak with:
Community Life Director
8- I have a private matter I would like to discuss with someone. Whom should I contact?
You can always discuss any matter with Fr Joel or Fr Anthony, please call the parish office, 718-875-2096.
9 - I have received a bill. Where do I pay?
Place an envelope with your check (please write OSD payment in the MEMO section) in the collection basket at church. If you have the payment coupon that was attached to your bill, please use that.
10 - I have received a bill but I don’t have children enrolled in OSD. What happened?
Did you update us with your child/children’s OSD intentions? Please update us!
11 - We have children enrolled in OSD but we have not received any emails about our classes. What happened?
Did you update us with your child/children’s OSD intentions? Have you filled out a new registration form for this year? Does the parish have your correct email address and contact info? Please update us or send us a message. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 - I have not received a bill. When do we get billed? We will not send you a bill unless you have specifically asked for one, or if you still owe a balance. Otherwise, your payment will be listed on your end of year acknowledgements, generally sent out in February. There may be a few of reasons why you may have not received a bill:
13 - I cannot make the full payment all at once for my child's OSD. Can I set up payments?
We certainly take payments. The main thing is communication. Just drop us a line and let us know your intentions. Please call the parish office at 718-875-2096 9-4 M-F and speak with:
Community Life Director
14 - I have already paid our tuition bill but I keep getting a bill. Why is this happening?
Was your check clearly marked OSD Payment?
Are you sure you sent in a check? If so, we apologize for the confusion. Can you provide a copy of your cancelled check so we can mark our records?
If this was an online payment, did you click the Religious Education category on our Online Giving website?
15 - I received a bill for OSD and my other children are not listed. Why haven't you listed all my children?
When you receive a bill for OSD, you will only see a child’s name if that child is signed up for OSD or classes for any Sacraments. If you have other children that are NOT taking any classes in OSD, they will not be listed on your OSD bill. This bill will only list children enrolled in our programs.
16 - What is Safe Environment?
All parents as well as adults and teens who have contact with children as part of the OSD and Children's Church are required by the Catholic Church to participate in the Safe Environment efforts as administered by the parish and the Office of Safe Environment of the Diocese of Brooklyn. This includes VIRTUS, a training on child abuse prevention, and Child Lures, an informative and empowering training for children in Grades K-8, as well as for parents, that zooms in on methods predators use to lure children into harmful situations.
17 - Our family is moving and our children will no longer be in OSD classes. Should I call someone?
Yes, please call us or write to Carole email@example.com in the parish office and let us know that you are moving. We can remove your name from the parish directory. Farewell and have a happy journey!
18 - OK! We are ready to sign up our child for OSD at St. Boniface. Where can I get the forms?
We are happy you made it this far! Please click on this next link and you will find the documents you need to download and fill out.