This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Saturday, March 12
10am to 2pm - Emporium Open
5pm - Evening Prayer

Sunday, March 13
10am - Second Sunday in Lent - Holy Eucharist
11am to 1pm - Emporium open

Wednesday, March 16
10am - Holy Eucharist

Saturday, March 19
5pm - Evening Prayer
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Along with Episcopalians across our Church, we began our service on the first Sunday in Lent by praying The Great Litany, which is a series of intercessions for the Church, the world, and all its people. The tradition of litanical prayer goes back to ancient Rome, and our particular version has its roots in the first English version, compiled by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1544.

As I said in my sermon, while the words of the Litany do not change, the world and current events do. For the last several years, the petition for an end to plague, pestilence, and famine rang in all of our hearts. But now, thank God, the COVID landscape is rapidly changing for the better. At St. Mary's, we have returned to receiving communion at the altar rail, and Sunday School will soon get a much-anticipated reboot. I hope that we will soon also be able to share the common cup once more.

However, the good news relating to the pandemic is overshadowed by the war in Ukraine which, in less than a month, has caused massive devastation and displaced more than two million people, according to the BBC. Naturally, in light of this, our hearts were moved as we prayed for peace among nations and unity among peoples, and for those whose homes are "broken and torn by strife."

The divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures and timelessness of our liturgical prayers never cease to meet us where we are. In times of war or peace they are our touchstone. They give us solace and strength to "run the race set before us." In our brothers' and sisters' time of need, let us fortify ourselves with word and sacrament, that we may be a balm and a blessing to them.

Father Rick
Helping the Children of Ukraine
St Mary's Outreach Committee is sending financial support to assist in the direct relief of children who are suffering as a result of the war taking place in Ukraine. Our donations from undesignated Outreach Funds and individual donations have been sent to the organization, 'Save the Children.' So far, a sum of $5,400 has been donated.

We realize many people will have made donations individually, but our intention is to continue to donate, playing a small part in supporting the children and their caregivers. Donations of any size can be sent to St Mary's with checks made out to St Mary's Outreach, memo Ukraine, or online similarly. Any amount will be welcome, and as we accumulate funds the donations will be forwarded to 'Save the Children.'

We are honoring, particularly, the families connected to St Mary's, and in this community, who came from Ukraine and its neighboring countries, several of whom have family members still in that area.

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen. BCP 815
Daylight Saving Time Begins this Sunday
Don't forget to Spring your clock forward on March 13th!!
Sunday School will resume at St. Mary's in the near future. Please contact us at 845-351-5122 or to learn more.

Our local girl scout troop will be hosting a cookie sale this Sunday March 13th following our 10am service.

They will have several varieties available on the day but feel free to reach out with any specific requests to troop leaders
Our beloved coffee hour has returned. Please join us after service on Sundays to catch up and reconnect with your fellow parishioners.
If you would like to host please contact the office at 845-351-5122 or
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 Rodney Michel
Bishop Andrew St. John
John Kordel, friend of Fr Rick and Pete
Dawn Triantafillou, daughter of Bill Steinmann
Nicholas Triantafillou, Grandson of Bill Steinmann
Allan Moli Ochieng, Son of Elizabeth Ochieng

The Sanctuary candle is given for Jane MacIntosh
by the Bush Family

Prayer requests may be made at
(845) 351-5122 or
Did You Know?
The following poem was written anonymously and published years ago in the "Inside Out". It beautifully captures the charm that is Tuxedo.

An Invitation from the
Committee to Elect a Bishop
to Share Your Thoughts

The Committee to Elect a Bishop warmly invites and encourages lay and ordained members of the Diocese of New York to share their thoughts on

  • the characteristics and qualities they want to see in the next Bishop Diocesan
  • the major priorities of the Diocese of New York.

All responses will ONLY be shared with members of the Committee to Elect a Bishop.
Parish leaders: Please be sure to add this announcement to your parish newsletters! The committee would like to hear from anyone and everyone in the diocese.
Please click on the button below
and complete our simple online form
Volunteers are needed for the following dates the at Sloatsburg Food Pantry located in All Souls Community Church, 81 Washington Ave, Suffern, NY 10901

Wednesday, 3/16 distribution
Monday, 3/21 delivery
Tuesday, 3/22 distribution
Wednesday, 3/23 distribution
Wednesday, 3/30 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.
Tuxedo Park Library Terracycle Program

Memorial Day

The 17th Annual Memorial Day Community Picnic and Fundraiser will return this May! The Memorial Day committee has begun preparing for the 17th annual picnic, and we are looking for committee members to help plan this much-loved and well-attended event that raises money to support library programs.

If you are interested in joining the committee or volunteering on Memorial Day, please reach out to Cathy Sandak at or come into the library and fill out a volunteer form.

The event- scheduled from 12-2pm on Monday, May 30 on the Tuxedo Park Library grounds – will include music, entertainers, raffles, and family friendly activities.
Silver Dollars Social Group

The Tuxedo Silver Dollars is a social organization committed to providing a social gathering and valuable information for Tuxedo’s senior population. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 1:00 PM in the Community Room at the Tuxedo Town Hall, 1 Temple Drive in Tuxedo NY. Refreshments are shared and prizes are won.
Switch up your daily routine and come to a meeting, visit a local attraction, go to a show or casino, or out to lunch with us. Membership is $15 a year to be part of Tuxedo’s most long-lived population of 50+. Any questions can be sent to:

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