October 6 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).

Saturday, October 8

10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, October 9

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, October 12

10am - Morning Prayer

From The Rector 

St. Stephen's Providence

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Greetings from beautiful Providence, Rhode Island, where I am attending the fifteenth annual convention of the Society of Catholic Priests. Our name is the source of some confusion--we are a society of priests from the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. This is our first in-person convention since 2019, and it has been a real treat to reconnect with colleagues and friends from across the country.

Our days always begin and end with prayer, be it the daily office or magnificent celebrations of the Holy Eucharist. Our host church this year is St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Built in the 1860's, it is a jewel box situated right in the heart of the Brown University campus, one of the most beautiful I have seen. We also have plenary sessions throughout the day with excellent speakers, such as the dean of Yale Divinity School, and the bishop of Minnesota, from whom I gleaned a good amount of sermon material. Of course fellowship plays a key role as well, and we have spent the last few evenings (to the barman's dismay) in the lounge of the historic Hope Club nearby. Cocktails in cassocks, anyone?

I am always grateful for this time of spiritual and professional renewal with my fellow priests, and look forward to sharing some of the knowledge and insights from the conference with you.


Fr. Rick

From the Vestry

It is with a heartful of gratitude we give thanks to all those who supported the Progressive Dinner. Resurrecting this event was no easy task.

Many helping hands made the event a success. Thank you to our Cocktail and Dessert Hosts, our many wonderful Dinner Hosts, those magical hands that worked behind the scenes on flowers, desserts and many other final touches.


A special thanks to Heather Bullard and her amazing team from Tuxedo Park Events. Thank you to all the attendees (the life of the party) and those who purchased a dinner or raffle ticket in support of St. Mary’s.

Lastly, a massive thank you to our very own head of the vestry Lili Neuhauser. Without her tireless work this event would not have been possible.


St Mary’s Outreach is funded from an endowment of $13,000, annually and beyond that we depend on donations and grants which we apply for on behalf of the organizations we support and work with. Any donation to St Mary’s Outreach will always be directed to the charity or people the donor specifies.

The Outreach Committee met last Sunday and agreed to send $1000 to Episcopal Relief and Development for their work in hurricane relief, $1500 to Helping Hands of Rockland County for feeding and supporting the homeless, and $1000 to Carryou in South Africa for food parcels for our 36 families who are in the direst of circumstances, and to help feed the children who come daily to the two Drop in Centers.

Habitat Newburgh has their annual fund-raising breakfast on October 18th from 8am to 9am at the Newburgh Armory. Central Hudson Gas and Electric will match any gifts up to $5000 that are given for this event. We would be grateful for donations for this so that a significant donation can come from St Mary’s and make the matching a worthwhile sum towards the next Episcobuild home.

Our annual St Francis Day Blessing of the Animals is this coming Sunday when we

will be collecting blankets, towels and dog and cat food for Warwick Animal Shelter plus any monetary donations. www.wvhumane.org They are in process of rebuilding and are still short of the amount needed to complete the work.

Locally, we continue to work with the schools and Sloatsburg Food Pantry to help identify individual and family needs. These are frequent and the recipients of our help always remain anonymous.

Donations can be made online or by check to St Mary’s- in-Tuxedo, with the memo designating the intended recipient. We are so grateful for donations of any size! Thank you

Sue Heywood Outreach Chair

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 info@stmtux.org for more information.

Upcoming Events

Organ & Piano Recital

Saturday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Andrew P. Sheranian will present an organ and piano recital featuring the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, César Franck, and others. Mr. Sheranian is currently the Organist and Master of Choristers at the Parish of All Saints in Ashmont, Boston, a parish well-known for its excellence in liturgy and music. His complete bio can be found here. All are welcome to come and enjoy his artistry in the beautiful nave of St. Mary's. A free will offering will be collected. Reception to follow.

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

Jessica Cromey Buck, niece of Fr. Cromey

Charles de Casteja longtime Tuxedo Park resident 

Kathy Catini, friend of Sandy McGrady

and longtime Tuxedo resident

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

Carmen Murphy, close friend of Ann Ho

Jolene Matthews, daughter of Gillian Ballard

Peter Van Zandt, longtime resident

The sanctuary candle is given in memory of William Allen Bush, brother and uncle of Harrison and Peter Bush

Prayer requests may be made at

(845) 351-5122 or info@stmtux.org.


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:

  • Tuesday Oct 11th - Delivery & Distribution
  • Wednesday Oct 12th - Distribution
  • Wednesday Oct 19th -  Distribution
  • Thursday Oct 20th - Delivery
  • Tuesday Oct 25th - Distribution
  • Wednesday Oct 26th - Distribution 

Please Contact St. Mary's info@stmtux.org (845) 351-5122 or The Sloatsburg Food Pantry sloatsburgfoodpantry@gmail.com (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 please sign up for an appointment using this link 

Community Notices

Tuxedo Historical Society Presents: 

Personal Remembrances of the Wagstaff Family 

October 16th from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - The Tuxedo Historical Society presents historic tapes of life in Tuxedo Park with the Wagstaff family. Jay Mihok whose grandfather, Ralph Hellum was the kennelman at the Wagstaff Estate for many years, will offer an informal conversation on the images. Historic images of horse races at the race track, swimming at the club, dog shows and other interesting photos. These previously unseen images offer glimpses of living in Tuxedo Park during the 1920s and 1930s.

The presentation will be held at the 

Tuxedo Historical Society building at 7 Hospital Rd.

Seating is limited so please reserve by email to Tuxedohistory@gmail.com or 845-351-2926. A suggested donation of $10.

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