Saturday, September 5, 2015


Evening Prayer 5:00 PM

Sunday Vigil Mass 5:20 PM

Sermon by the Reverend Dr. James C. Pace


Sunday, September 6, 2015


Morning Prayer 8:30 AM


Mass 9:00 AM

Sermon by the Reverend James Ross Smith


Mass 10:00 AM

Sermon by the Reverend Dr. James C. Pace


Solemn Mass 11:00 AM

Sermon by the Reverend Dr. James C. Pace

Greg Carder, Soloist


Evening Prayer 5:00 PM




Federal Holiday Schedule


Monday, September 7, 2015


The church is open today

from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


Noonday Prayer 12:00 PM

Mass 12:10 PM





Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Morning Prayer 8:30 AM


Noonday Prayer 12:00 PM

Mass 12:10 PM


Sung Mass 6:00 PM

Sermon by the Reverend James Ross Smith



Saint Mary’s is open

and the regular services of the Church

are offered daily.


Please see the parish calendar

for the service schedule.


Feasibility Study
The Episcopal Church Foundation has completed a Feasibility Study for the forthcoming Capital Campaign. The entire report can be read here.

Position Announcement
Business Manager Aaron Koch has accepted a position at another parish. In his new position he will have an expanded range of responsibilities. We are very happy for him. The job description for Saint Mary's Business Manager can be found here.


Saint Mary's Times Square:
Welcome and Worship

 Saint Mary's was founded in 1868 to be the Episcopal parish church for the new residential neighborhood, then called Longacre Square, here in midtown Manhattan. Our doors have been open daily for welcome and worship since December 8, 1870. Hundreds of visitors discover us for the first time every day of the week. All are welcome. Our members and friends now live both near and far from Times Square. We invite you to join us.



Volume 17, Number 40
August 30, 2015


Until Father Pete Powell introduced me to Ulrich Luz’s commentary on Matthew, I never found the commentaries I owned very useful for preaching. Luz changed my mind about how I think about commentaries and how I read them. Now I have another one that I value highly, Joel Marcus’s two-volume commentary on Mark (Anchor Yale Bible series). The current lectionary year is the second time I have been working with it. Marcus gives his readers a sense of the perspective and the unity of the whole of Mark’s gospel. Unfortunately, this sense is missing from the structure of our lectionary, both of the original 1979 lectionary, which we use, and of the Revised Common Lectionary, now used in most parishes. Fortunately, there is something we can do about it. The Prayer Book gives us this permission, “Any Reading may be lengthened at discretion. Suggested lengthenings are shown in parentheses” (BCP, 888). Read More

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