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 18
10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, June 19
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 22
10am - Holy Eucharist
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

"Other duties from time to time..."
Many times, postulants enter seminary with lofty and romantic ideas about what the ordained life will be like. Perhaps this comes from watching too many television shows like "Grantchester," or movies like "The Bells of St. Mary's."

While in seminary, we learn many concepts and words like "perichoresis" and "hypostatic union." To be sure, these and other theological nuggets are essential for the solid formation of a priest. Just as important, though are the many, many things we learn "on the ground;" things that they don't (and couldn't possibly) teach in seminary.

I have had to deal with many unusual circumstances in my 14 years as a priest. Last week, however, took the cake. It all started on Thursday with a text from our cleaning crew: We hate to bother you, but there is a snake in the church. I was ready for an escaped anaconda, but when I got to the serpent along with the intrepid Sally Sonne, we encountered something about as big around as a knitting needle and half as long stuck in a spider web. It was safely returned to the wilds of the churchyard.

Then on Friday while having my morning coffee, I got a call from Saturday's bride-to-be. Her fiancé tested positive for covid, and the ceremony at the West Point Cadet Chapel was off. "Could we do it on the lawn at St. Mary's?" Of course we could! With help from Pete, a borrowed sound system from Calvin DeMond, and flowers from my garden--presto! An outdoor wedding chapel. Though far from ideal, it went off beautifully, safely, and everyone had a marvelous time.

All of this just goes to show that in ministry, we all sometimes need to be flexible in the extreme!

Father Rick
Baptism Announcement
Congratulations to Gemma Grace who was baptized at St. Mary's on Trinity Sunday, June 12th, during the 10am service! Please visit our Facebook page for more photos of the festivities.
A Note of Thanks from Daisy Troop 40264
Prayers of the Community

Parishioners we are praying for:
Barbara Beauregard
Harrison Bush
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 

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

  • 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