St. Mary's & Coronavirus/COVID-19
Our goal is to continue our spiritual life at St. Mary's during this challenging time.
Be vigilant, prudent, and prayerful. Know of my prayers!
On March 16, 2020, Bishop Dietsche announced the suspension of public worship in our Diocese in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Therefore, in order to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of our congregation, we now LIVE STREAM our services.
This includes Sunday Service at 10 AM (only), Monday Morning Prayer at 9:30 AM, and Wednesday Noon prayers at 12 PM. Services may be streamed live at actual time of service, or may be listened to at any time after the service.
Gradual resumption of in-person worship has begun as of July 19, 2020. For more information, click here.
During Sundays in August we will celebrate Morning Prayer (only). Click here for more details. Monday Morning Prayer and Wednesday Noon Prayer will be suspended in August.
Streaming of services will continue to be available.
To access services, click here.
Service Bulletin for current Sunday, click here.
Book of Common Prayer, click here.
Parish Office Closed Until Further Notice
Laurane will be working from home and checking email regularly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not leave phone messages.
The clergy will be available for pastoral concerns.
Fr. Alan: 646-784-4060
Deacon Shiane: 914-441-9360
Prayers for the Sick and Those in Need
We are keen to remember before the Lord those who are sick or suffering in our parish and beyond. To include a name, please call Deacon Shiane or email Laurane (email@example.com).
Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament is available upon request. An appointment can be set up for you to come to the church.
Good Saint Maryans
From Bob Nesbit, Outreach Chair:
I recently joined the Vestry as the Outreach Chair. Partnering with my wife Catherine and in consultation with Father Alan, we have asked the Good Saint Maryans to work with us to reach out to our parish community to see how we might help in this very challenging time.
For those of you that might not know, the Good Saint Maryans have been working quietly behind the scenes to offer assistant to various members of our Parish during times of need. We know the current situation is constantly evolving and will probably get much worse. Many of us may need to be quarantined due to the virus and/or have pre-existing medical conditions that make it unwise to go out to any public venue.
The good news is many local supermarkets are now offering grocery deliveries and encourage us to use that service. Some local pharmacies are also delivering prescriptions.
We want to help in any non-contact way we can and would like to hear from you. Given the situation facing our community, we need volunteers willing to make non-contact deliveries within the St. Mary's community and for other local organizations in need. For example, we partner with the Pleasantville Food Pantry, and they need help delivering food boxes to home-bound clients. We are here to help but want to do so in a safe and prudent way while we wait out this crisis.
Please stay safe, wash your hands, and remember to take a deep breath once in a while!
A Prayer from Father Alan
God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
and soothes the frantic heart;
bring hope and courage to all
who wait or work in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make them the equal
of whatever lies ahead.
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
for your will is health and wholeness;
you are God, and we need you.
This we pray in Christ our Lord.