- Category:Bishop's View
- Written By:jthoma
Bishop Gregory Brewer, Diocese of Central Florida, visited St. Peter the Fisherman, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012. This was Bishop Brewer's first visitation as diocesan bishop. Also -- as bishop -- it represented his first confirmations, first sermon, first blessing of palm fronds, and first encounter with PJ the donkey.
PJ was provided by a parishoner, Veronica Payne, who is a deacon from the Diocese of S.E. Florida.
"The day was electric, the Holy Spirit was alive, the joy was palpable, our confirmands were so excited," said Fr. Jim Spencer, rector. "We had a chance to see the Bishop in action, explaining and modeling his office and at the same time we got to know Greg and Laura Lee personally."