This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Sunday, October 7
8am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
9:50am - Infant/childcare available and Sunday School begins
10am - Blessing of the Animals and Holy Eucharist in the Church with music; food and fellowship follows in Bentley Hall

Monday, October 8 - Columbus Day
Office Closed

Wednesday, October 10
10am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
11am - Chapel for Preschool 3's and 4's

Thursday, October 11
11am - Chapel for Preschool 2's
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

I am very pleased to be attending the tenth annual conference of the Society of Catholic Priests in New York City this week. I have been a part of this group since its beginnings here in the US. The society aims to promote priestly spirituality and catholic evangelism. It came to us from the Church of England, where the term "Catholic" is a broad reference to one's piety as opposed to the name of a particular denomination.

The Society exists in various parts of the Anglican Communion, and the North American Province includes the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. The Society has grown steadily over the past decade, and it will be a joy to reconnect with brother and sister priests from across the country.

This year, our theme is "Baptismal Ecclesiology," and we have three top-notch presenters lined up: The Rev. Dr. Lizette Larson-Miller, an esteemed professor of liturgics at Huron University College in Ontario, Canada; The Rt. Rev. Dr. J. Neil Alexander, dean of the school of theology at the University of the South, and sometime Bishop of Atlanta; and the Rev. Dr. Maxwell Johnson, a Methodist pastor and professor of liturgics at Notre Dame University.

Our time together will include not only study and discussion, but also ample opportunities for worship at St. Thomas', Fifth Ave., and St. Mary the Virgin, Times Square. Please pray for all who are traveling to the conference, and that the Holy Spirit will fill us with God's grace. I look forward to this time of collegiality and vocational refreshment, and to returning to St. Mary's with fresh insights for mission and ministry.

Father Rick
Blessing of the Animals October 7th
In a longstanding Anglican tradition, pets are always welcome in church, but especially on St. Francis Day!

On Sunday, October 7th, we will have a special blessing of the animals at both services, so please bring your furry, feathery, and scaly friends that day. If your pets don't travel well, or you'd like to remember pets who have passed, please bring a photo.

During the 10am service, we will celebrate the life and witness of St. Francis with special readings and prayers led by the children of the parish, as well as with seasonal music by the choir. Pets will come up for individual blessings at the chancel steps, and "treats" will be on hand for one and all at coffee hour.

Please join us for this beloved tradition, and bring a friend or two! Visit our Facebook page for video and photos of last's year's festivities.
Bishop's Visitation October 14th
On October 14, 1888, the Bishop of New York dedicated this church to the glory of God and for the spreading of His gospel for all time. On Sunday, October 14, 2018, we will welcome Bishop Mary Glasspool back to St. Mary's for her official episcopal visitation. Bishop Mary will preside and preach at both services. After the 10am service, we will have a festive coffee hour to celebrate and the bishop will meet with the vestry at 11:30am. Please join us for this special occasion and give Bishop Mary a real St. Mary's welcome.
Progressive Dinner November 3rd
Wall Street titan turned scientist Alfred Lee Loomis created technology in his Tuxedo Park lab that helped turn the tide of WWII. Join us on November 3rd for a benefit where we celebrate this unique part of our heritage and get a glimpse inside the laboratory and home where history was made! Please visit PBS to watch the documentary or the publisher to learn more about the book by Jennet Conant.
Tickets are $175 per person and may be reserved at .
If you can't attend, please consider becoming a sponsor.
November at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
Thanksgiving scene
Fall is a particularly busy time at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo. In addition to all of the events in this newsletter, we have four baptisms and two weddings planned. Please plan on joining your parish family on these important dates:
  • November 11 - Remembrance Sunday - remembering all those who have served
  • November 18 - Harvest Thanksgiving for all the blessings of this life, including stewardship ingathering
  • November 22 - Thanksgiving Day at St. John's in Arden
Window Restoration Begins

After several days of preparation, Femenella & Associates began the removal of the Andrae memorial window (by Lamb Studios) from the north transept of the church. Please visit our Facebook page for photos of the project.

We are all truly grateful to the donors who made this restoration possible, and hope that their generosity will spur others to consider how they can help preserve the historic fabric of St Mary’s for generations to come.
All are truly welcome at St. Mary's, which is located within the historic gates of Tuxedo Park and serves the entire Tuxedo community. Please tell the gatehouse you're going to St. Mary's, proceed thru the gates and we're on the right (plenty of parking available).
How to contact us...
Office: 845.351.5122
PreSchool: 845.351.2389
Physical Address: 10 Fox Hill Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987