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

Sunday, April 3
10am - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Holy Eucharist with Confirmations and Reception
Presider and Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
11am to 1pm - Emporium open

Wednesday, April 6
10am - Holy Eucharist

Saturday, April 9
3pm - Memorial Service for Pam Cromey
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

In the Diocese of New York, we can usually expect a visitation from one of our bishops every eighteen months or so. For reasons known all-too-well to all of us, it has been four years since we had our last visitation by Bishop Mary Glasspool. This coming Sunday, we are excited to welcome Bishop Allen K. Shin for a whole host of reasons, but especially for the main event: Confirmations and Reception.

Confirmation is one of the sacraments of the Church. In it, individuals make their mature profession of faith to the Bishop, who represents the greater Church, as well as to their congregation, who represent the Church on a more localized and family-like level. It is, therefore, an important day for us all as we promise, just as we did at their baptisms, to help them to live into their several callings as Christians. Confirmation, like other sacraments, reminds us that we are all in it together, and that the body of Christ is made up of community.

Reception into the Episcopal Church, and by extension the worldwide Anglican Communion, is a purposeful and faithful expression of the desire of one who was confirmed in another communion to worship and work alongside his or her brothers and sisters in this corner of God's vineyard. It is by no means a renunciation or repudiation of their past life of faith, but rather a loving acknowledgement of the faith tradition into which the Spirit has led them.

I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend church this Sunday, primarily to support those who are marking a milestone in their journey of faith, but also to show St. Mary's hospitality and spirit to our Bishop. At this service we will also be taking up a collection for the Bishops' Discretionary fund, and I hope that you will be generous.

Father Rick
Pam Cromey Memorial
Please RSVP for the reception using the button here or by emailing Mary Courtemanche at

The service will also be available live online at our Facebook page (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).
Holy Week and Easter
Easter Flowers & Music
Two of the delights of Easter at St. Mary’s are the lovely Easter lilies and beautiful music that fill the church on Easter Sunday. If you would like to be part of this tradition and honor/remember someone special on this great festive day, please make a donation using the envelopes in the church or online (see donate button below). You may also send/bring a check to St. Mary’s (memo line Easter Flowers/Music). Names of all those remembered/honored that are received in the office by Wednesday, April 13th, will appear in the Easter bulletins and the following Sunday as we enjoy the lilies for two weeks.
Sunday School is back in full swing
The children are learning songs, reading stories and doing crafts that tie into the Sunday scripture readings.
Children between 5-12 are welcome with a parent or guardian attending Sunday Service. The class begins 9:45.
Contact the office at 8453515122 or with any questions.
Please join us for coffee hour after the 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
It has been such a joy to have a weekly “Christmas” at the Emporium. By this I mean the generous people who contact me with a wealth of items to donate. Without question there are many, many “Santas” here who are so generous, and Saint Mary's thanks you. I am always greatly anticipating what the next donor will bring, and today was no exception!

Today was silver, piece after lovely piece! I have loved silver since I can remember. So did my mother, and old family silver was the genesis of my obsession. Not to mention that I honestly do enjoy polishing--very odd, I know as most hate it. A job that starts with a dull piece, with a bit of effort ends up glistening, so gratifying!

Then there is the story that each piece could tell, so fun to imagine. 
I need to learn more about hallmarks, as they indicate city of origin, date, maker, etc. The English put many on their pieces.

Not that I am advocating smoking, but, cigarette cases are cool! Imagine our surprise when we opened one of them the other day to find that there were cigarettes still inside--really, really old and very interesting ones! 

We were given a few calling card cases. You would send your card to the house prior to a visit and indicate if it was strictly a social call by bending the upper left corner of the card or the upper right if you had some good news, such as “Yea, we just got our butler, so come and drop off your cards!” A man’s card would have his name engraved in the middle of the card, that’s it. Women’s cards could get really, really ornate, colored, with cut out edges and sometimes colored thread sewn around the edges.

Come and see some of our treasurers, let your imagination run wild or start thinking about your calling card design, they could make a big come back!

Prayers of the Community

Parishioners we are praying for:
Barbara Beauregard
Jim Cathcart
Bert Lucarelli
Bill Steinmann
Webb Turner
Kirby Warren

Friends and family members we are praying for:
Bishop Andrew St. John
John Kordel, friend of Fr Rick and Pete
Allan Moli Ochieng, son of Elizabeth Ochieng
Maria Powers, sister of Ann Powers Ho
Dawn Triantafillou, daughter of Bill Steinmann
Nicholas Triantafillou, Grandson of Bill Steinmann

The Sanctuary Candle is given for the Knole Family by the Bush Family

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

  • Wed, 4/6 distribution
  • Tues, 4/12 delivery & distribution
  • Wed, 4/13 distribution
  • Mon, 4/25 delivery
  • Tues, 4/26 distribution
  • Wed, 4/27 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.
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Office: 845.351.5122
Physical Address: 10 Fox Hill Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987