November 23, 2022

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This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo

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Upcoming Calendar

The 10am Sunday service is offered in-person and online on Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).

Thursday, November 24 

10am - Thanksgiving Day service at St. John's in Arden

Saturday, November 26 

10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, November 27

8am - Holy Eucharist (spoken, at the St. Mark's altar)

10am - Holy Eucharist (with music and hymns)

11am to 1pm - The Emporium is open

Wednesday, November 30 - Feast of St. Andrew

10am - Holy Eucharist

From The Rector

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


"You crown the year with your goodness, *

  and your paths overflow with plenty." Ps. 65:12 (BCP)

Last Sunday was a day of joy and many beautifully intermingled themes in both our scripture readings and our liturgy. We celebrated the Feast of Christ the King, Charles Wadsworth Robinson was baptized into the Body of Christ, and there was a very palpable sense of energy and enthusiasm in the room that all could feel!

It was also our Harvest Thanksgiving -- thank you to everyone who turned in their pledge cards on Sunday (or before), and remember that it is never too late to pledge!

This time of year, I rather feel like an NPR radio announcer during a fund drive, always interspersing everything I say with reminders of "how it is all because of your generosity." And it is! It is also part of my job to do so, and to cultivate a spirit of generosity within the parish. We focus on the needs of the coming year, as is necessary, but I would also like you to think of St. Mary's long-term wellbeing.

It has come to my attention that those of you over the age of 70 1/2 (oddly specific), can use your retirement plan to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). This special giving opportunity allows you to transfer up to $100,000 to charity each year from your traditional IRA. The transfer is excluded from your taxable income and can count toward your required minimum distribution. Plus, you get to see the impact of your giving immediately. Contact your plan provider to find out how easy it is to give! And now back to our regularly scheduled program.


Fr Rick

Thanksgiving Day at St. John's in Arden

A Thanksgiving service will be celebrated at Saint John’s in Arden at 10am on Thursday, November 24. If you have never been, it is a magical little church, tucked into the woods off Arden Road in Harriman. We hope you will join us.

Directions: From the Tuxedo Park gate, turn left on Route 17 and continue north until you see the sign for Arden. Turn right, cross over the thruway, and stay to the left. Continue up the hill, and stay to the right. Pass through the open gate and continue up the hill to the clearing, where you will find the church.

Annual Outreach Thanksgiving Appeal

Thank you to everyone who helped brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for 37 local Tuxedo families (with 60 children in total). To those who donated food or funds, who shopped, sorted, packed, and delivered the baskets, we are truly grateful.

This is an important annual ministry of St. Mary's, all the more impactful this year given high inflation and the rising cost of food.

Tuxedo Park Jeep Available

The 1967 Tuxedo Park Edition Jeep that was auctioned off at our benefit dinner in October of 2021 is once again available and in need of a good home. It was recently serviced by NJV Auto in Sloatsburg and is in running condition. It will need new tires and replacement of some of the wiring. In overall very good condition with low original miles, it is a real stunner! Contact Fr. Rick for more information.

St. Mary's is now on Instagram! Search for stmtux and click "follow" for lots of great photos from our worship and special events.

Sunday School Has Resumed

The Sunday school year has once again begun here at St. Mary's. Please contact the office at 845-351-5122 or via email at for more information.

Prayers of the Community

Parishioners we are praying for:

Barbara Beauregard

Bert Lucarelli

Bill Steinmann

Webb Turner

Kirby Warren

Friends and family members we are praying for:

Bishop Andrew St. John

Charles de Casteja, longtime Tuxedo Park resident 

Jolene Matthews, daughter of Gillian Ballard

Rob McQuilkin, longtime Tuxedo Park resident

Carmen Murphy, close friend of Ann Ho-Powers

Bob Myers, husband of Marie-Claude Wrenn

Allan Moli Ochieng, son of Elizabeth Ochieng

Linette Opiyo, friend Elizabeth Ochieng

Brendan Pascarella, relative of Gillian Ballard

Richard J. Schineller, friend of Inger Grüterich

and former resident of Tuxedo

Nicholas Triantafillou, Grandson of Bill Steinmann

Roxana & Mario Mora, friends of Roy & Barbara McKechnie

We pray for the repose of the soul of Odd Breiland

The sanctuary candle is given by The Bush Family for loved ones living and departed

Prayer requests may be made at

(845) 351-5122 or

Daisy Troop Christmas Caroling

Volunteers are needed for the Sloatsburg Food Pantry located in All Souls Community Church, 81 Washington Ave, Suffern, NY 10901

Help is needed on the following dates:

  • November 9th - Distribution
  • November 16th - Distribution
  • November 22nd - Distribution
  • November 23rd - Distribution
  • November 30th - Distribution

Please Contact St. Mary's (845) 351-5122 or The Sloatsburg Food Pantry (201) 394-0627 if you can help on any of the above dates. New volunteers click here to fill out your application form.

If you or someone you know is in need of food, please sign up for an appointment using this link. 

Community Notices

Boy Scout Holiday Wreath Sale

Help support our local Scout Troop 2146 by purchasing a beautiful holiday wreath or greenery. Click here to order. Be sure to enter fundraising code TR2146NY001 and the names of our scouts, Tate or Alexander.

The Tuxedo UFSD annual toy drive is under way! Every holiday season, George F. Baker High School partners with local businesses to collect new toys, games, and gift cards for those in need. After the items are collected, GFB staff, faculty and students sort the toys, bag them, and deliver them (with wrapping paper) to our local families.

Donation boxes will be located at the following businesses until Friday, December 16.

Jessies Bagels

Tuxedo Park Library

Dottie Audrey's Bakery/Kitchen

The Pizza Pit

Spring Street Deli North

Hudson Valley Wine Cellar

Town of Tuxedo Town Hall

Kaufer Chiropractic Office

Bentley's Deli

Mike's Barber Shop

Please consider donating. This wonderful community effort makes many children happy!

How to contact us...
Office: 845.351.5122
Physical Address: 10 Fox Hill Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987