Christmas Eve Family Service & Pageant
Dec
24
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Eve Family Service & Pageant

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Come and join us! The Christmas Pageant will be held on Christmas Eve at the 4pm family service. As always, the entire community is welcome, and children and adults are invited to participate in the pageant.

There are speaking and non-speaking parts available. Rehearsals are limited to one on Saturday morning, December 22 (for the speaking parts) and a quick run-through right for everyone before the actual Pageant. So invite friends and relatives in town for Christmas - come one and all. To participate, please just let us know you will come! It promises to be a fun family Christmas experience. For more information and to volunteer, please contact  Jenn Creamer.

The Pageant is followed by a Milk & Cookies Reception in Bentley Hall. Let’s spice up the Milk & Cookies Reception following the Christmas pageant by featuring our special homemade goodies. As you bake your favorite holiday treats, consider making an extra dozen to share. Drop them off at the church office any weekday before Christmas Eve (we’ll freeze them, if necessary), or at the 10 AM service on Sundays.

Please visit our Facebook page for photos of last year’s service.

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Christmas Eve at St. John's in Arden
Dec
24
5:45 PM17:45

Christmas Eve at St. John's in Arden

Please join us for a simple, beautiful service that begins with Christmas carols and includes communion, held in a historic 19th century chapel on the Mortimer Estate.

Directions: From the Tuxedo Park gate, turn left on Route 17 and continue north until you see the sign for Arden. Turn right, cross over the thruway, and stay to the left. Continue up the hill, and stay to the right. Pass through the open gate and continue up the hill to the clearing, where you will find the church.

A recap of last year’s festivities: the first mass of Christmas 2017 was held at St. John's in Arden with festive carols.

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Midnight Mass at St. Mary's
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Midnight Mass at St. Mary's

Please join us for a concert and traditional midnight mass with string quartet and choir in the church, followed by a champaign reception in Bentley Hall.

A recap of last year’s festivities: the talented Amaranthus string quartet then joined the choir for a concert and midnight mass, which started with the traditional proclamation and ended with a candlelit Silent Night. It was followed by a festive champagne reception.

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Christmas Open House at the Rectory
Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas Open House at the Rectory

Remember, the Christmas season continues thru Epiphany!

Please join us at the Rectory on Saturday, December 29 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm for Fr. Rick's and Pete's Christmas open house. After the rigors of the season, and a long winter's nap, we will be ready to celebrate in grand style. The tree is trimmed and the mantles are decorated; all we need is you!

Please park in the church lot and walk up to the house. There are a few parking spaces at the Rectory for those with limited mobility.

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Thanksgiving at St. John's in Arden
Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

Thanksgiving at St. John's in Arden

A Thanksgiving service will be celebrated at Saint John’s in Arden at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 22. If you have never been, it is a magical little church, tucked into the woods on Arden Road in Harriman, we hope you will join us. Thank you to Father Cromey for officiating at this service while Father Rick is away.

Directions: From the Tuxedo Park gate, turn left on Route 17 and continue north until you see the sign for Arden. Turn right, cross over the thruway, and stay to the left. Continue up the hill, and stay to the right. Pass through the open gate and continue up the hill to the clearing, where you will find the church.

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Remembrance Sunday
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Remembrance Sunday

November 11th marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. We began our service with a moment of silence to honor those who gave their lives, reflecting on the sacrifices of members of our own community, enshrined in monuments around the church, as well as all those involved in that terrible conflict.

Fr Robyn then read a portion of the poem, "For the Fallen," by Robert Laurence Binyon: "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."

We then began our worship by singing the national hymn, "God of Our Fathers".

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Progressive Dinner
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Progressive Dinner

Wall Street titan turned scientist Alfred Lee Loomis created technology in his Tuxedo Park lab that helped turn the tide of WWII. Join us for a benefit where we celebrate this unique part of our heritage and get a glimpse inside the laboratory and home where history was made!

Please click on the images below for more information about the PBS documentary and the original book about these historic events.


Many thanks to everyone who attended and supported our bi-annual Progressive Dinner on November 3rd! The theme was "Alfred Lee Loomis: The Lab and the Library." We started at the lab where radar was invented during World War II, currently the home of Sheri Stephenson, then proceeded to various homes throughout the park for dinner, concluding with dessert and entertainment at the Loomis Library, currently the home of Claudia and Carey Turnbull. A special thank you to our co-chairs Jane Garofano and Lili Neuhauser. Please visit our Facebook page for photos of the festivities.

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Episcopal Visitation
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Episcopal Visitation

On Sunday, October 14, we welcomed Bishop Mary D. Glasspool for her official visitation, which included the baptism of Laine Peter Ghost and a celebration of our 130th anniversary of dedication. It was a day of great music, preaching, and liturgy. And thank you choir for hosting a festive coffee hour! The visit of one of our bishops is more than symbolic, we all felt a connection to our diocese and the Church. Thank you, Bishop Glasspool, for your ministry among us! Please visit our Facebook page for photos of the occasion as well as a video of Ave Maria sung beautifully by Aileen Mahoney, our soprano section leader.

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St. Francis Sunday
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

St. Francis Sunday

In a longstanding Anglican tradition, pets are always welcome in church, but especially on St. Francis Day!

On Sunday, October 7th, we will have a special blessing of the animals at both services, so please bring your furry, feathery, and scaly friends that day. If your pets don't travel well, or you'd like to remember pets who have passed, please bring a photo.

During the 10am service, we will celebrate the life and witness of St. Francis with special readings and prayers led by the children of the parish, as well as with seasonal music by the choir. Pets will come up for individual blessings at the chancel steps, and "treats" will be on hand for one and all at coffee hour.

Please join us for this beloved tradition, and bring a friend or two! Visit our Facebook page for video and photos of last's year's festivities.


In the spirit of St. Francis, our annual animal blessing took place last Sunday during the services. The “peaceable kingdom” was made up of dogs, cats, a lizard, several stuffed animals and photos. Fr Rick offered them all a blessing and a prayer for St Francis to watch over them in the coming year. Additionally, the children of the parish taught us about the life and ministry of St Francis, and offered prayers for animals of all sorts (see video here ). Many thanks to our Sunday School for the children's program, Calvin De Mond and George Thurston for taking videoand photos of the pet blessings, Sandy Taylor for a great coffee hour, and everyone for participating!

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Fashion Show Luncheon
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Fashion Show Luncheon

To benefit Orange County Land Trust, St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo Historic Preservation Fund, and the Tuxedo Park Garden Club.

This event is Sold Out! Thank you to all who purchased tickets.

If you can’t attend the show, don’t worry! You can still get your fashion fix by shopping the beautiful designs after the show. Please stop by Valley Rock Inn on Saturday September 22 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm or Sunday September 23 from 11:00 am - 5 pm.


Last Saturday's “Pause for a Cause” fashion show luncheon was a great success! Please visit our Facebook page for photos of the event. Thanks to the organizers, especially Sara Cassis, as well as the models, the designers, Lili Neuhauser and all who helped in staging this fête. The new pavilion at Valley Rock Inn provided a fantastic venue for the sold out event!

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Kickoff Sunday
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Kickoff Sunday

On Sunday, September 9th, during the 10am service, our full choir returns and the Sunday School will be commissioned for the new school year by Father Rick. Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto me, and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of heaven." At St. Mary's, we believe that Christian formation, and especially that of children, is vital to our mission. Sunday school teaches not only the stories of the Bible, but also instills lessons of godly living that will have a life-long impact on children. Please join us! Sunday School starts at 9:50am, choir rehearsal is at 8:30am.

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Feast of St. Mary the Virgin
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Feast of St. Mary the Virgin

The mother of our Lord is recognized on several feast days throughout the calendar year, but the most important one is August 15th, when the Episcopal church celebrates the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin. Roman Catholics also honor Mary on this day with the Feast of the Assumption, and the Eastern Orthodox celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Here at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo, August 15th is an especially important day for our community as we have been dedicated to Mary since our very founding. This year, there will be several ways to join in the festivities:

  • On Wednesday, August 15th, Father Rick will talk about the importance of the feast to our VBS campers; he will also hold a "missa cantata" (sung low mass) at 10am in the Chapel

  • On Sunday, August 19th, we will pull out all the stops with a Festival Eucharist at 10am in the Church featuring special music, Marian hymns and a sung mass.

We understand that many people are on summer holidays during this time, but encourage you to be present, especially on August 19th at 10am, if possible.

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Jake's Rockin' Country Band
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Jake's Rockin' Country Band

Jake’s Rockin' Country Band is the tri-state area’s award winning premiere country band!

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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.

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Clean Up Day at St. Mary's
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Clean Up Day at St. Mary's

We all treasure St. Mary's building & grounds, but properties this size and age need constant care. Please join us on Saturday, June 23rd, from 10am to 1pm for a cleanup day. Father Rick will be sprucing up the gardens in the churchyard. Pete will be focusing on kitchens and closets. Scripture tells us that there are many gifts but the same spirit -- please join us and see where the spirit leads you!

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Father's Day at St. Mary's
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Father's Day at St. Mary's

Please bring your dad to church on Sunday, June 17, to celebrate Father's Day! On this day, we will welcome the Reverend Alan C. French as guest celebrant and preacher. Father French has been canonically resident in the Diocese of New Jersey for almost forty years, serving parishes throughout the state of New Jersey. He now spends most of his time in South Carolina, enjoying the warmer weather in the south and doesn't miss the snow at all!

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Preschool Graduation
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Preschool Graduation

Last Thursday was our annual Preschool graduation at St Mary’s. We worked hard all year on our lessons, and had a splendid celebration to top it all off. Good luck in Kindergarten to our graduates! Please visit our Facebook page for more photos of the festivities and check out our most recent newsletter on our website.

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year has begun for ages 2, 3 and 4. Please email Head of School Ida Payne or call her at 845.351.2389, or visit our website at stmtux.org/preschool for more information. Please help us spread the word by telling your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues about St. Mary's Preschool!

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Father Rick's Tenth Ordination Anniversary
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Father Rick's 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.


Congratulations to Father Rick who celebrated 10 years of priestly ordination last Sunday! Seminary classmate Mother Mariclair Partee-Carlsen, Rector of St Mary’s on the campus of U Penn, delivered the sermon. She and Father Ed Cromey, Rector Emeritus, joined Father Rick at the altar for the consecration of the Holy Eucharist, the ultimate act of priestly life. A festive reception on the great lawn followed. Please visit our Facebook page for photos of the festivities .

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Spring Bike-a-Thon, Saturday, June 9th
Jun
9
8:30 AM08:30

Spring Bike-a-Thon, Saturday, June 9th

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.

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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!

Pay to Register or Sponsor a Rider

Riders registered so far...

Bigliano, Rich & Kathy
Cichon, Miroslaw
Datos-Robyn, Fr. Rick & Pete
De Mond, Calvin & Theo
Fuller, Tom, Elise & Phoebe
Haubert, Jack & Kim
Hays, Jim
Hlavka, Matt
Ho, Ann
Mikołajczyk, Ania with Julia and Marcin
Murray, James with Rich
Ordonez, Geovanny
Price, Ritchie & Elizabeth Umbaugh
Thurston, George & Prudence
Trotter, Dennis
Vaught, Meg

 

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Last Saturday was a beautiful day for a bike ride! 30+ riders participated in the ride around the beautiful lakes of Tuxedo Park and more than $2,400 was raised for the ministries of St. Mary's. A festive picnic on the great lawn of St. Mary's followed the ride, with a jumpy castle and games for kids, along with an ice cream truck. Congratulations to all our riders as well as our raffle winners! Many thanks to all our committee members, our sponsors, and our grill masters! Please visit our Facebook page for album 1 and album 2 of photos.

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Memorial Day in Tuxedo
May
28
12:00 PM12:00

Memorial Day in Tuxedo

In a tradition stretching back many years, St. Mary's will help lead the Tuxedo Memorial Day festivities on Monday. At 10am, Fr. Rick will be on hand at the police department in Southfields for prayers of remembrance at the memorial. At 11am, a grand parade will form at George Baker High School and proceed up Route 17, stopping at the monument just outside the Park gates for a wreath laying, then continuing to the parking lot of St. Mary's, where Fr. Rick will emcee the traditional observances. Afterward, a community picnic will take place at the library. All are cordially invited to participate in this cherished community event.


The Town of Tuxedo Annual Memorial Day Ceremony was held last Monday at St. Mary's with Father Rick as the master of ceremonies. Thank you to everyone who attended this solemn occasion to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Please see our Facebook page for photos of the occasion .

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Mother's Day at St. Mary's
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Mother's Day at St. Mary's

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 .

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Easter Sunday at St. Mary's
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Sunday at St. Mary's

A festive service with choir and brass on April 1 at 10 am. Children arriving by 9:55 am may help flower the cross. Easter Egg Hunt and Coffee Hour follow the service. Infant/childcare available at 9:50 am.


The joy of Easter Sunday arrived with a large congregation eager to hear the good news of the resurrection! Beautiful flowers and music filled the church, including a fine brass ensemble and a rousing offertory anthemby the choir. The children of the Sunday School participated in every aspect of the mass , serving as acolytes, readers and ushers. A festive coffee hour and Easter egg hunt followed in Bentley Hall. Please visit our Facebook page for more photos of the service. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the day possible -- some behind the scenes photos may be found online .

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