Jake’s Rockin' Country Band is the tri-state area’s award winning premiere country band!
Join St. Mary's for a fun-filled afternoon listening to Jake's Rockin' Country Band, a multi-award winning band featuring steel guitar, fiddle, drums, bass, and guitars. Kids (and kids at heart) can dance away the afternoon learning some moves from the band's country line dance instructor. Chili, burgers, hot dogs, and more will be for sale. Tuxedo's own Tuxedo Creamery will be on location selling some delicious flavors. All proceeds will benefit St. Mary's.
From Jake's: We play at festivals, galas, barn dances, charity gigs, bars, weddings, backyard BBQs, concerts, clubs, social dances, etc. We perform the best of classic country, today’s kickass rockin' country, bluegrass, Southern rock, Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans. We cover hits by all artists including Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Gretchen Wilson, Carrie Underwood, Patsy Cline, Lady Antebellum, Rascall Flatts, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Sr and Jr., The Eagles, Beatles, Stones, CCR, Elvis, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Eric Clapton, Grateful Dead, Allman Bros, Doobies, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more.
You can dance to all our songs and country line dance instructors are available. We feature pedal steel guitar, fiddler, drums, bass, guitars and optional pianist or female singers. Jake's Rockin' Country Band is loved by truckers, farmers, city slickers, dancers, sports fans, rednecks, bikers, bartenders, teens, hunters, and all country music fans.
Join us (or sponsor a rider) for a bike rally around the beautiful lakes of Tuxedo Park to support the ministries of St. Mary’s.
All are welcome!
Saturday, June 9th
Rain Date is Saturday, June 23rd
8:30 am | check-in begins at St. Mary’s
9 am | 20 milers begin their ride
10 am | 10 milers begin their ride
10 am | Bike Rodeo for kids
11:30 am | Raffle Drawing (grand prize is a mountain bike, 2nd prize is a selfie drone) -- each rider will receive one raffle ticket; raffle tickets may be purchased for $5
12 noon | Free Community Picnic on St. Mary’s Great Lawn (cookout and field games, no ticket required) -- riders and non-riders welcome!
Riders registered so far...
Bigliano, Rich & Kathy
Datos-Robyn, Fr. Rick & Pete
De Mond, Calvin & Theo
Fuller, Tom, Elise & Phoebe
Haubert, Jack & Kim
Mikołajczyk, Ania with Julia and Marcin
Murray, James with Rich
Price, Ritchie & Elizabeth Umbaugh
Thurston, George & Prudence
Bring your mom to church for Mother's Day!
The month of May is traditionally devoted to St. Mary, our patron. On Mother's Day, May 13, we will be singing special hymns to the blessed mother, and all moms will receive a specially blessed rose for the occasion.
We will also be saying a big thank you that day to one of our special parish moms, Prudence Thurston. For decades now, she has headed up our Sunday School program. After many years of faithful service, Prudence will be retiring from her duties as of May 13. Please join us during coffee hour to thank her personally. The Christian Education Committee is meeting to discern the future of our Sunday school program, which we all agree is vital to our mission. If you have any ideas, or are interested in serving on the committee, please see Fr. Rick .
Good Friday service with choir.
Good Friday is the day we observe the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. The service will include the reading of St. John's Passion, the solemn collects, veneration of the Cross and communion from the reserved Sacrament.
Maundy Thursday service with choir.
On Maundy Thursday, we commemorate the Last Supper, a Passover meal which Jesus shared with his disciples and at which he became our passover, the Lamb of God. We also celebrate the institution of the holy priesthood as Jesus gave his disciples the command to break the bread and bless the cup until he comes again. After communion, the altar will be stripped and washed to represent the tomb that will receive Christ's body on Good Friday. The reserved Sacrament will then be taken in procession to the Altar of Repose in the Chapel, which represents the Garden of Gethsemene, where Jesus asked his disciples "Could you not wait with me one hour?" The Chapel will remain open all night for silent prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament.
On Holy Wednesday, a mass with music will be held in the Church. We will welcome friends from the Promenade Senior Living Center in Tuxedo, and the service will include Unction using the holy oils distributed the previous day during the Mass of Collegiality at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.