Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am: Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Preacher Ruby Sales, African American social activist and revered figure of the Civil Rights movement. If you would like to help plan, contact Carla Burns at

Sunday, February 11, Coffee Hour: Caring for Caregivers
Rabbi Mira Rivera, Chaplain through the Center for Spirituality and Health, will lead us in understanding how to care for the people in our lives who need us most: family members, neighbors, community.

Wednesday, February 14: Ash Wednesday
St. Mary’s will hold Ash Wednesday services at 7 am, 12 noon, 6:30 pm.

Ash Wednesday, 12:30 pm: Wisdom Circle Soup
Seniors are a vital, integral part of the spiritual life and longevity of St. Mary’s and our communities. This Circle is an opportunity for elders of the community to share life stories, wisdom and presence with one another. On Ash Wednesday, join the Circle for soup and sharing around the topic: Love and Death. For more information, call the parish office 212.864.4013, or talk to Atticus Zavaletta.

February 21-March 21, 7 pm: Harlem Lenten Worship and Meal
Join Manhattan North Inter Parish Council in our annual Lenten observance of 7pm worship and a communal meal at different churches in Harlem each week. See entire schedule below. All are welcome!

February 21 – St. Mary’s, Manhattanville (to volunteer, please contact the Parish Office)
February 28 – Holyrood  715 West 179th Street, near Fort Washington Avenue
March 7 – St. Martin’s  230 Malcolm X Boulevard, at 122nd Street
March 14 – Crucifixion  459 West 149th Street, at Convent Avenue
March 21 – All Souls’  88 St. Nicholas Avenue, near 115th Street

Lent 2018: Stations of the Cross 
An exhibition across NYC in 14 iconic destinations ( St. Mary’s will host Station 3: Jesus Falls, with an icon entitled “Our Lady of Ferguson” in our sanctuary throughout the Lenten season. People will be able to visit during office open hours (Monday-Friday, 10 am to 2 pm), and Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm as well as on Sundays.

Sundays, 4 pm, beginning Feb 18: Lenten Vespers at Corpus Christi Church
A series of speakers addressing the theme “Let Justice Roll like a River: Honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Merton in their Anniversary Year.” Preachers:

Feb 18– Rev Raymond Rafferty, pastor emeritus of Corpus Christi
Feb 25– Rev Gregory Chisholm SJ, pastor of St Charles Borromeo
March 4– Rev Dr. Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary
March 11– Br. Tyrone Davis, CFC, JD, Director, Office of Black Ministry, Archdiocese of New York
March 18– Rev Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister, The Riverside Church
For info: (212) 666-9350  or

NY Cares Coat Drive
Information as to where and when individuals can get coats is available in the Parish Office and the Food Pantry.

Calling all artists!
St. Mary’s is planning a “spiritual art” exhibit at St. Mary’s on Saturday, March 17, 5 pm to 7 pm, and Sunday, March 18 during coffee hour. The display dates may be extended if agreeable to the artists. Everyone is invited to share any original art that they consider to be spiritual in nature, to invite reflection by the public and members of St. Mary’s. The event on Saturday will be combined with a reception to honor the icon of Our Lady of Ferguson, which St. Mary’s will be hosting during Lent. See Dorothy Ross or Lysander Puccio for additional details.

Pray for:

Partners: Harlem Insight, Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen;
Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP);
Narcotics Anonymous; Network Support; Urban Qi
Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force,
Manhattanville Health Center, Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, Templo Biblico;
  Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.

 X Prayer Requests for Health & Healing X

Ozier Muhammad and Lisa Redd, Radford Arrindell, Joel Kovel, Jorge Blanco, Aiden Smith, Queen Esther Hall, Martha Elizabeth Smith, Saban Carter Hooks, Arthur Williams III, Denise Stokes, Carol White, Professor Bradley,  Philindia Smith, Julian Pentopoulos, Sebastian and Darley Gurski-Corniel, Evie Fortna, Alfred Slocum, Rodney Simmons, Maggie, Hershell & Ola Bullard, Lane family, Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith, Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Harding family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Doris Rodriquez, Bonnie Phelps & family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family, Patterson Family, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, David Wreck, Liya Pagani, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Wilfredo Perata, Pearl Harris, Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Carmen Antoniella Torre, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Asha Taylor, Harriet Wyatt, Zachary and Arin Mazza, Carmen Cabrera, Rachel Furer and family, Raheem Harris, Stephanie Lane, Mary Wilder, Gertrude Ellis,  James Leung, Michelle & Devante, Margaret Bell, Andrea Polanco, John McNeil, Alton Davis, Barry Harris, Kafka family, Cynthia Bullard-Perez, Francisco Tejada, Ruth Joyner & family, Margaret Mautner.

X  Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church! X

Every 1st Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday of each month. We always need some volunteers to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Harlem Insight
Meditation for all levels. By donation.  All are welcome. No experience is necessary. Saturdays 10 am-12 pm in the Rectory.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York
Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones. Unity worships on Sundays at 2:00pm.

Metro New York Adventist Forum
Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

Pamsula Zen Meditation
Teacher Daiken Nelson. Every Monday evening at 6:00 pm in the rectory.
(6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings first Sunday of each month.

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Dorcas Arts Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs. Contact: Sandra-May Flowers 646-856-2912 or

Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month.

Women’s Prayer Group All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time, second  Sunday of the month.

4th Sunday Potluck: Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 pm.  All are invited. Next meeting:Feb. 25.

Tuesday Writing Group – 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. Bring your work, your journal, or just come ready to write something… creative, factual, non-sensical. All are welcome.

Miriam, Mark and Marx: Our interfaith Justice and Peace Activism Community meets the last Thursday of each month. We gather at 6:00PM to share food, experiences, and feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information or Pastoral Care call Jim White at 201-956-5356, or leave him a message in the parish office.  Next meeting: Feb 22.

Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… St. Mary’s Movies! feb. 9: under the same moon (la misma luna, in english & español) (2007, pg-13, adventure drama, 1h46mins) a young mexican boy illegally travels to the u.s. to find his mother. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  as always, volunteers are needed.  

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen: Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street. Every Saturday at 12 noon.

Urban Qi (free Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes for St. Mary’s members) every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. • 212-864-4013•Closed until April Donations accepted Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar  y hambrientos de Harlem.     

If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to
by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.
To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email:

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