This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Thursday, June 7
11 am - Chapel for Preschool for 2’s

Saturday, June 9 - Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
8:30 am - Bike Rally registration begins
9 am - 20 Mile Ride begins
10 am - 10 Mile Ride begins
10 am - Bike Rodeo for kids
11:30 am - Raffle at St. Mary's
12 noon - Community Picnic - All are Welcome!

Sunday, June 10 - The Third Sunday after Pentecost
8 am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
9:50 am - Infant/childcare available
10 am - Holy Eucharist in the Church with choir and organ

Wednesday, June 13 - Anthony of Padua, Priest, Confessor, Doctor, 1231
10 am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Pre-School Graduation Day
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Picture it: New Orleans, 2004. A young aspirant for holy orders packs his cat, dog, and all his worldly possessions into a rented Impala and sets off for New York City. He was so eager to get there that he drove straight through to his friends' home in Baltimore with only a brief stop at a Virginia rest area for a little shuteye. The next day brought the last and most exciting leg of the tip. Driving up the New Jersey Turnpike, the initial view of the Manhattan skyline was thrilling. After a harrowing trip through the Lincoln Tunnel, he made it safely to the verdant cloister that was to be his new home for the next three years, the Close of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.

It seems a lifetime ago that I first set foot onto the Close, quickly making lifelong friendships and even meeting the man who would one day be my husband. The seminary experience was life-changing, and now that I think back on it, something right out of the BBC. Eventually, graduation came and despite many hurdles, so did ordination. I was made a deacon by the Bishop of Louisiana on July 1, 2007. Nearly a year later, The Rt. Rev'd E. Don Taylor conferred priestly orders on me at the Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan.

My years of training and formation were vital, but could in no way prepare me for the experience of being "out there" in the world. These ten years of being a priest have been a journey through times of profound grace, some major headaches, and even a time of wondering whether I had made the biggest mistake of my life. But, thankfully, it has mostly been the times of grace. It is a privilege beyond my deserving to walk with the newly born, with young couples in love, with the dying, and people in all stages of life. Of course my greatest privilege is to stand at God's altar and make his Son present for my brothers and sisters. I am truly humbled and grateful to be chosen for this life, and if the first ten years are any indication, the next will be quite an exciting ride.

Father Rick
Tenth Ordination Anniversary
On the feast of St. Barnabas the Apostle, June 11, 2008, Father Richard James Robÿn was ordained to the sacred order of priests in Christ's one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church by the Right Reverend E. Don Taylor at the Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan.

Your prayers and presence are requested at the celebration of the 10th anniversary of his ordination during the 10am service on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Mother Mariclair Partee-Carlsen, seminary classmate and rector of St. Mary's Church at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the guest preacher. The Rev. Dr. Edwin Cromey, Rector Emeritus, will be a concelebrant. A festive reception will follow.
Baptism of Thomas Michael Clements
Congratulations to the family of Thomas Michael Clements who was baptized last Sunday during the 10am service! Please visit our Facebook page for more photos of the festive occasion. Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon this your servant the forgiveness of sin, and have raised him to the new life of grace. Sustain him, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give him an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.
Coffee Hour
Many have called coffee hour the eighth sacrament in the Episcopal Church, and it is indeed a great opportunity for informal community building at St. Mary's. It is held immediately following the 10am service in Bentley Hall, and we need hosts for Sundays later in June and July. Please sign up on Sunday or let  Lisa  in the office know if you can take one of these Sundays.
Register Now for Preschool Class of 2018-2019
Registration has begun for ages 2, 3 and 4 at St. Mary's Community Preschool. Please email Head of School Ida Payne or call her at 845.351.2389, or visit our website at for more information. Please help us spread the word by telling your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues about St. Mary's Preschool!
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...
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