On Sunday, January 26, 2020, St. Paul’s Church, Melbourne, Florida, celebrated its patronal festival, the Conversion of St. Paul. The Most Rev. Walter H. Grundorf, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Eastern United States, joined the parish for an episcopal visitation. He celebrated the Holy Communion and preached. He confirmed three members of the parish and received another into the communion of the Diocese. Immediately following, the parish hosted a dinner of fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and other fixings in honor of those confirmed and received. The parishioners also celebrated Bishop Grundorf’s birthday (January 20) and the Rev. Brian Oldfield’s birthday, along with the third anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood (both on January 25). Father Oldfield is the rector of St. Paul’s Church.
(l-r) Samuel Leiro, Johanna, Candace Drake, Fr. Oldfield, Bp. Grundorf, Tyrone Lawrence, Mark Newberry