Local Catholic School for Our Lady of Refuge

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

  • The Meaning of All Saints Day

    When Judas Machabee saw the carnage that lay before him after a battle, but especially of men who wore pagan amulets, he had prayers offered for the good of their souls, that they not be lost.  Rooted in Holy Scripture is our Catholic practice of praying for the dead that our charity in prayer may […]

  • Wake and Funeral Judy Agard

    Judy Agard (née Willis) died peacefully on September 17, 2015 after a long, brave battle with cancer.  She was 65 years old.  Her family is comforted knowing that her strong Catholic faith consoled her as she transitioned to be with the Lord. Judy was the beloved mother of Sonita Terrell (Cass) and Andres Agard, the […]