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).

Saturday, June 11
10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, June 12 - Trinity Sunday
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, June 15
10am - Holy Eucharist
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

It is always a joy to bring a new Christian into the fold through the waters of baptism. Usually we associate baptisms with infants or the very young. It is certainly a joy to take a baby into my arms and perform this sacred rite. Indeed, I will be doing that very thing as we welcome little Gemma this coming Sunday.

Did you know, though, that when the current prayer book (1979) was compiled, it was thought that adult baptism would become the norm, as it had been in the earliest days of the Church. Infant baptism was an innovation of the Middle Ages, and scholars at the time thought it wise for the Church's practices to be more in line with those of the first Christians. There has been much debate over the pros and cons of both infant and adult baptism over the years. As you can see, though, old habits die hard, and infant baptism has remained the norm in the Episcopal Church.

That being said, from the celebrant's point of view, an adult baptism has an entirely different character to it. Of course, the same things happen, but it is a powerful thing to have an adult come in faith seeking baptism, answering all of the questions for himself, and taking on all of the responsibilities of discipleship for himself at that moment.

I know that I am not alone in feeling that God's loving Spirit was truly among us on the feast of Pentecost. Everything came together beautifully and all simply felt "right." Throughout the Church's year, let us always be open to the peacefulness and love of the Holy Spirit working among us. Veni Sancte Spiritus!

Father Rick
Baptism Announcement
Congratulations to Manoj Govindan who was baptized at St. Mary's on Pentecost, June 5th, during the 10am service! His husband, August Post, graciously hosted a lovely coffee hour in celebration of the occasion. Please visit our Facebook page for more photos of the festivities. Thank you also to those who read in multiple languages on Pentecost!
Prayers of the Community

Parishioners we are praying for:
Barbara Beauregard
Bert Lucarelli
Glorvina Schwartz
Bill Steinmann
Webb Turner
Kirby Warren

Friends and family members we are praying for:
Bishop Andrew St. John
Sam Catrini and daughter Kathy, friends of Sandy McGrady and longtime Tuxedo residents
Tom Glover, father of Elyse Fuller
John Kordel, friend of Fr Rick and Pete
Rob McQuilkin, longtime Tuxedo Park resident
Bob Myers, husband of Marie-Claude Wrenn
Allan Moli Ochieng, son of 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 

The sanctuary candle is given in thanksgiving for Peter Michael Bush by Harrison Bush

Prayer requests may be made at
(845) 351-5122 or
Volunteers are needed for the following dates the at Sloatsburg Food Pantry located in All Souls Community Church, 81 Washington Ave, Suffern, NY 10901

  • Tues, 6/14 delivery & distribution
  • Wed, 6/15 distribution
  • Mon, 6/27 delivery
  • Tues, 6/28 distribution
  • Wed, 6/29 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 are someone you know are in need these are the available distribution times for June & July
Community Notices
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