This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Sunday, September 1 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
8am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50am - Infant/childcare provided 
10am - Holy Eucharist in the Nave with music
Food and fellowship follows in Bentley Hall

Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
Office is closed

Wednesday, September 4
10am - Holy Eucharist in Chapel of the Holy Spirit
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

In January of this year, Pete and I had a wonderful opportunity to join a group of clergy and spouses on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Each morning during our sojourn, one of the bishops would lead us in prayer, and another would provide a meditation on the difference between a tourist and a pilgrim. This was a helpful way to get into the right frame of mind as we began our journey for the day. One thing that I remember was that the bishop said, “a tourist comes to consume; a pilgrim comes to be consumed.” During the pilgrimage itself, it was sometimes difficult to know which mode I was in. Am I a tourist or a pilgrim? Sometimes, especially in the crowded streets teeming with souvenir shops, it was difficult to feel truly present. However, the Spirit was at work in and through us, and I can say that I returned with a changed outlook, and a deepened faith. 

I hope that you will join us in March of next year as I lead a pilgrimage to that place of ancient sanctity and modern complexity. The scriptures will take on a new depth and vivid color; your sense of God’s yearning for us to love one another as he loves us will be heightened. A pilgrim returns home changed for the better—with heart, soul, and mind expanded. Your life and your faith will be changed as you encounter Christ and the story of salvation in the very streets and sites where it all happened. This pilgrimage is open to everyone eager to deepen their faith, not just St. Mary's parishioners, so bring a friend and make new friends.

About 20 people have expressed interest so far and now is the time to make the final decision (all deposits must be in by October 21). For more information, please visit our website , check out the pilgrimage table at coffee hour, or call my mobile at (917) 658-6314.

Blessings, Father Rick
Walk to End Alzheimer's October 20th
Join our team "Chris’ Crew" with Captain Sally Sonne. Participate in a 2-mile (not very difficult) Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 20, in Rockland County. We hope that you will join the team by walking or donating.

A cure is on the horizon, and, hopefully, will be discovered before we or our children are stricken. Alzheimer’s is truly a sad and devastating condition for the patient and for family and friends. Sally knows that Chris would want to do anything he could to end Alzheimer’s. For her, this walk is to honor him and give hope and help for a cure.

Registration begins at 9am, with a ceremony at 10am and the walk at 10:20am. Location is Palisades Credit Union Park Stadium (Rockland Boulders), Rockland/Pomona, NY.
Cereal for Children
Sloatsburg Community Food Pantry is in need of child friendly cereals. These are not offered by the food bank but frequently requested by families with multiple children. St Mary's is making a collection of the children's favorites and will deliver in the next couple of weeks. Donations can be left at St Mary's during weekday office hours or in the church or chapel at the weekends. Thank you!
Preschool Accepting Applications for 2019-2020
St. Mary’s has a fantastic preschool program for children ages 2-4, and is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 school year. Many thanks to parishioner Calvin De Mond for putting together a video to publicize this ministry. Please visit the preschool webpage to learn more.
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