Local Catholic School for Our Lady of Refuge
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Our Lady of Refuge Church

Our Lady of Refuge Church is a Roman Catholic Parish that has been serving the people of the Midwood Section of Brooklyn since 1911. Originally founded by Irish and German Catholics it now serves some 30 nationalities and three language groups — English, Spanish and Creole.

Mass is said several times per day at Our Lady of Refuge. For Mass times on Holy Days of Obligation or on National Holidays please visit the news section of this website. Our Lady of Refuge serves the social needs of all, regardless of a person's religious affiliation. The parish offers many services to the community including a food pantry that provides for 300 households each week.

We hope you will feel welcome and at home at Our Lady of Refuge and get involved in the many activities of the parish.


Latest Parish News

  • Our Lady of Refuge 17th Annual Barbecue & Street Fair Memorial Day Community Event

    Our Lady of Refuge Roman Catholic Church will host its 17th Annual Barbecue and Street fair on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, 2017 from 10:00AM-4:00PM The day’s events will be held in the parish parking lot and on East 21st Street between Farragut Road and Foster Avenue. There will be entertainment for the entire family […]

  • Johann Vexo & Damien Riviere

    SAVE THE DATE Our Lady of Refuge Welcomes Johann Vexo & Damien Riviere from Notre Dame, Paris. Organ Recital February 25, 2017 at 7:30pm. Free. Offering and Donations Accepted for the Organ Fund.

  • Saint Valentine’s Day Gala – Save the Date!

    Our Lady of Refuge Church Presents Saint Valentine’s Day Gala. Saturday, February 11th, 2017 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM Location: Paradise Caterers 51 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11223 Tickets: $100.00

  • Christmas Eve Family Mass

    Christmas Eve family Mass will be Saturday, December 24th at 5:00pm in the church. We are asking for children to take part in the mass to be dressed as Angels and Shepherds. Costumes will be provided. There are no speaking parts. Children should arrive at 3:00pm in the rectory basement located on East 21st Street […]