This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Saturday, May 7
10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, May 8 - Mother's Day
10am - Holy Eucharist
11am to 1pm - The Emporium is open

Wednesday, May 11
10am - Holy Eucharist
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Mother's day is upon us, and I know that many are making plans for the special day, whether it be a lovely brunch, a family get-together, or a long-distance telephone call. My mom's card and gift were in the mail to Arizona last Friday, and I hope that they will make it on time.

As we prepare to celebrate and remember our own mothers, the Church also remembers a special mother in its calendar this week. She is part of a rare mother-son saintly duo: St. Monnica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.

Monnica was born about 331 to Berber parents in North Africa, and was married to a pagan of Tagaste named Patricius. Together they had three children. Though not without personal ambition and worldly tastes, she nevertheless grew to a state of Christian maturity and spiritual insight through her deep life of prayer.

She longed for her gifted son to be converted to Christ, and in 387 he was baptized by St. Ambrose of Milan. While they were awaiting a ship bound for home, she became ill and died in Ostia near Rome.

St. Augustine would go on to be regarded as one of the greatest theologians the Church ever produced, and indeed, theology students to this day examine his writings closely. Monnica's influence over him was great, and continued even after her death.

Recent excavations at Ostia have uncovered her original tomb, though her mortal remains were translated in 1430 to the Church of St. Augustine in Rome.

Easter Blessings,
Father Rick
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
Spring Cocktail Party on May 20th
Note: If you wish to take home some Easter Lily plants for your garden, they are available in the car park near the Emporium entrance for the remainder of the week.
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 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
Richard J. Schineller, friend of Inger Grüterich and former resident of Tuxedo
Dawn Triantafillou, daughter of Bill Steinmann
Nicholas Triantafillou, Grandson of Bill Steinmann

The Sanctuary candle is given in memory of
Mary & Gretel Bush and Margaret Trotter, by Harrison Bush

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

  • Tues, 5/10 delivery & distribution
  • Wed, 5/11 distribution
  • Wed, 5/18 distribution
  • Mon, 5/23 delivery
  • Tues, 5/24 distribution
  • Wed, 5/25 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.
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