This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
All services are being live-streamed online on Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).

Thursday, March 18
5pm - Evening Prayer (online only)

Friday, March 19
7pm - Stations of the Cross and Benediction (online only)

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21
10am - Holy Eucharist (in-person and online)

Tuesday, March 23
5pm - Evening Prayer (online only)

Wednesday, March 24
10am - Holy Eucharist (in-person and online)
2pm to 6pm - Sloatsburg Food Pantry is open (in Suffern)

Thursday, March 25
5pm - Evening Prayer (online only)
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

This Friday the Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph. Most of what Christians know about him comes from the Christmas story, that he was "of the house and lineage of David," the spouse of St. Mary, and the earthly father of Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph was a devout man, open and receptive to God's will. His earthly occupation was that of a carpenter, which is why he is venerated as the patron saint of workers. More importantly, though, his heavenly vocation was to be the protector of St. Mary and our Lord Jesus. Outside of the Christmas narrative, the biblical accounts of St. Joseph demonstrate the love he had for his family. When Herod wanted to kill the baby Jesus, Joseph led his family to safety in Egypt. When the child Jesus was separated from his family, Joseph and Mary raced back to Jerusalem, where to their relief, they found him teaching in the Temple.

The stories of St. Joseph end with the scant tales of Jesus' childhood. Some traditions hold that he was much older than Mary, and may have died before Jesus began his ministry. However his earthly life ended, he remains an important and popular saint, especially in the Italian community. In New Orleans, St. Patrick's Day (4/17) and St. Joseph's Day (4/19) are rolled into one big festival with parades at which cabbages, carrots, and potatoes are thrown at the crowd by the Irish, and with lavish St. Joseph altars put up by the Italians, covered with baked goods, sweets, and wine overflowing in church halls throughout the city.

May St. Joseph's piety and obedience to God be a guide to us all.

Father Rick
In Memoriam
Longtime parishioner Cindy Reese, 67, died on March 1st. A visitation will be held from 2pm to 3pm on Saturday, March 20th, at the Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave, Monroe, followed by a memorial service at 3pm. May Cindy's soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Thank You Aivars and Ingus
Many thanks to contractor Ingus, left, and church handyman Aivars, right, for all their hard work making the church office and the Emporium such beautiful new spaces!
Prayers of the People
Our community prayer list has been restarted. If you have a friend or family member that you'd like us to pray for as a community, please call the office at (845) 351-5122 or email [email protected]. The prayer list will be published in the Sunday bulletin and the weekly newsletter (see below), which is also always available at Unless you specify a time period, each person will remain on the list for one month. Keep in mind that this information is broadly visible, so do not use this list if the person in need desires privacy.
Your Input is Needed
Food Pantry - Tuxedo Residents are Eligible
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