This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Wednesday, March 6 - Ash Wednesday
10:00 a.m. Imposition of Ashes/Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
11:00 a.m. Chapel for Preschool 3s and 4s
7:30 p.m. Imposition of Ashes/Holy Eucharist in the Church with music

Thursday, March 7
11:00 a.m. Chapel for Preschool 2s
11:30 a.m. Soup and Sandwich Luncheon & Day by Day Reading Reflection Time

Saturday March 9
5:00 p.m. Saturday evening service

Sunday, March 10 - The First Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50 a.m. Infant/Childcare provided 
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Nave with the choir and organ
Food and Fellowship follows in Bentley Hall

Tuesday, March 12
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sloatsburg Food Pantry is open

Wednesday, March 13
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel of the Holy Spirit
11:00 a.m. Chapel for Preschool 3s and 4s
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

"Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent..." With these words we begin the the liturgy of Ash Wednesday and the penitential season of Lent. We acknowledge our sinfulness powerfully in the Litany of Penitence, as well as our mortality with the imposition of ashes, which remind us that we are "but dust." We repent of our pride, hypocrisy, inordinate love of worldly goods, and the evil done by us and on our behalf.

Thus we usher in a time that the Church sets aside for the faithful to do some intentional work on our spiritual well-being. We observe some discipline in order to clear the cobwebs that collect in our hearts and minds, making us ever more receptive to God's will and purpose for us in this life. Indeed, God does not hate anything (or anyone, or any group of people) but rather, he so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.

I invite you to join with the family of God as we journey these forty days through the desert, to Calvary, to the tomb, and to the resurrection to eternal life.

Blessings,
Father Rick
Ash Wednesday
Jesus spent forty days fasting in the desert during which he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a forty day liturgical period of prayer and fasting, and will be celebrated at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo on March 6 with liturgies at 10am (spoken) in the Chapel and 7:30pm (with music) in the Church. Both services will include the imposition of ashes, which echoes the ancient Near Eastern tradition of throwing ashes over one's head to signify repentance before God. Confessions will be heard by Father Robyn by appointment at (845) 351-5122.
Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10
Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour on Saturday, March 9, before you retire for the evening.
Mardi Gras Celebration
Thank you to everyone who helped make our annual Mardi Gras celebration last Sunday so much fun -- what a great way to close out the season of Epiphany! Thank you especially to Greg and Patte Stevens, our chefs, who prepared a delicious breakfast; the EYF, Sunday School and Scouts who helped decorate and set up; and everyone who gave so generously to our outreach appeal (for helping people in need locally as well as in Africa). Please visit our Facebook page for  more photos  of the event and to follow all happenings at St. Mary's.
Parish Directory
Over the past year, we've realized that our various lists of parishioners and friends at St. Mary's are not up to date. It is very important that we have the most accurate contact information for you (especially emails and mobile phone numbers), because we want to be sure we can reach you in times of need, but also to make sure you receive proper invites to parish events! Please take a moment to update your contact information for our parish directory and rest assured that we will never release personal information to any outside organization.
Preschool Registration for 2019-2020
Our wonderful Preschool program continues to inspire and educate some of the youngest members of our community. Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Please visit our website for registration information and check out our latest newsletter .
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...
Website: www.stmtux.org
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