This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
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Saturday, May 28
10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, May 29
10am - Holy Eucharist
11am to 1pm - The Emporium is open

Monday, May 30
11:30am - Memorial Day Parade (Route 17) and Ceremony (St. Mary's)

Wednesday, June 1
10am - Holy Eucharist
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Yesterday I was sitting on the front porch of the rectory enjoying the weather while working on something on my iPad. A notification appeared at the top of the screen from the New York Times app: "14 Children Dead in Texas Shooting." My heart sank. Not again.

The news has become all the more tragic, as the death toll has risen to 19 school children and two teachers. The shooter also shot his grandmother before heading to the school.

That this sort of thing has become so common--there have been more mass shootings than days so far in 2022--is our national disgrace. One of my high school classmates posted on her Facebook feed a sobering list of schools where shootings have taken place. The list is long and includes two schools, Northern Arizona University and Marjorie Stoneman Douglass, where Pete and I had family members working at the time. It is personal for us, and should be for all Americans as well.

Violence is nothing new. The Bible is full of it. However, for those of us who grew up in a different time, it is hard not to perceive the spiritual cancer that has been growing and has metastasized into an unspeakable evil. There is a deep sense of sadness in our country--an entire generation of young adults have grown up with active shooter drills in their schools. "Thoughts and prayers" seem empty to many.

During the gospel reading at today's midweek service, I was reminded of St. Paul's words in his first letter to the Corinthians (5:6-8): A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

As Christians, we must not give up hope. We know that our ancient foe's "craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate, on earth is not his equal." Still we have love, we have the Holy Spirit indwelling, whose power working through us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. So, keep these innocents in your prayers, keep the faith, and keep on loving.

Easter Blessings,
Father Rick

Our Bishop's letter to the diocese on this matter may be found here. Our Presiding Bishop's video prayer may be found here.
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
A heart felt thank you to the many people who generously supported and attended "Cocktails for St. Mary's"
On Saturday, June 4, the women of St. Mary's are invited to attend a special event hosted by the Companions of the Holy Cross, which is a women's prayer and spirituality network, founded in 1884.

The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at noon, led by Fr. Rick, and then continue with presentations in Bentley Hall. For more information, please see Elizabeth Ochieng.
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
Richard J. Schineller, friend of Inger Grüterich
and former resident of Tuxedo
Nicholas Triantafillou, Grandson of Bill Steinmann
Brendan Pascarella

The sanctuary candle is given in memory of
William A Bush 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

  • Wed, 6/8 distribution
  • Tues, 6/14 distribution
  • Wed, 6/15 distribution
  • Tues, 6/28 distribution
  • Wed, 6/29 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.
If you are someone you know are in need these are the available distribution times for June & July
Community Notices
We have extended the auction end date due to users not being able to access the site-- Please click here to view the items.
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