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CANTERBURY TALES | July 14, 2022

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“The mission of St. Augustine of Canterbury parish is to grow closer to Christ and one another through worship, prayer, learning and service, and to dedicate our lives to serving Christ in the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.”


Many Thanks To All Who Gave!

Pictured here is St. Augustine's delivery of school supplies to 90 children participating in Feed the Lambsan awesome after-school program offering recreation, education, mentorship and summer camp at no cost, for underprivileged children who would otherwise be unable to obtain these services in IRC.Thank you St. Augustine's!


Bishop Brewer's Baltimore Briefings

The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church wrapped its business this past Monday after an intense four-day schedule (delayed by one year and shortened from eight days due to COVID concerns).

The beginning of the meeting was marked by a fatal shooting on the day before Convention near the hotel hosting the event which led to a march to the scene by the Bishops Against Gun Violence and hundreds of supporters. Click here to read the Episcopal News Service story.

The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer, bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida, videotaped Daily Briefings in which he outlined the packed agenda and discussed his concerns about issues such as the A059 proposing a more streamlined process for Book of Common Prayer revision, Resolution D083 supporting abortion rights, Resolution A226 honoring St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and the victims of the violence perpetrated there on June 16, 2022 and much more.

On Day 3 of the convention, Bishop Brewer shared the news of the passing of The Rev. Canon Nelson Pinder and spoke of him as "the loss of an embodied legacy. Pinder's fight for civil rights is a vital part of the history of the Diocese of Central Florida and The Episcopal Church.”

In these daily video chats Bishop Brewer expressed his gratitude for the Diocese of Central Florida deputation members and invited all to watch the video recap of their Convention work and experiences that will be made available shortly. 

Featured Links

Bishop Brewer’s Daily Video Reports

Convention Topics as covered by the Episcopal News Service:

GC80 Media HubRecordings of all legislative sessions and media briefings 

Men's Breakfast

Come to a St. Augustine of Canterbury Men’s Breakfast on Tuesday, July 19 at 9 am, at CJ Cannons (3414 Cherokee Drive, Vero Beach). All are invited! Contact: Al Glatz

Caregivers Support Group

The Caregivers Support Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (July 26), at 2 pm. If you are feeling weighed down by caregiving worries or concerns, connecting with other caregivers is great emotional support. Come share your practical advice on managing challenges in caregiver relationships. Ministry contact: Br. Rick Lorino, BSG

Health & Wellness Monthly Blood Pressure Screening

Come have your blood pressure checked by our Health & Wellness Team RN's on Sunday, July 31 after the 8 am and 10 am services. Education informational will be provided. Ministry contact: Sally Munson

Parish Potluck

All are invited to gather for our Wednesday Potluck Dinner on August 3 at 5:30 pm. Join us for some good food and great fellowship! No sign-up necessary - Just bring a favorite main, side or dessert dish. At 6:15, Fr. Wes will lead us in a Bible discussion.

Mark Your Calendars!

On Sunday, August 14, a new Sunday morning Christian Education class will start at 9-9:45 am in the Library. The series will start with an Inquirer's class for newcomers and all who are curious about our Episcopal faith. It will run through September 4th. Other programs on the Nicene Creed (Sept. 18-25), the Rise of Christianity (Oct. 23-30), & 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Nov. 13-20) will follow. Join us Sunday mornings for some new insights and thought-provoking discussion!

Church Staff!

Do you often wonder exactly who does what for our parish community? In the coming weeks, we will invite members of our church staff to share their stories; telling how they serve the church, and what specific tasks they do to help make St. Augustine's function. This "Shining a Light on" series is aimed at helping parishioners get to know their parish community better.

This week's "Shining a Light" staff spotlight is on Gary Attanasio, St. Augustine's Sexton. Originally from Putnam County, NY, Gary and his wife Mary moved to Vero Beach in September 2017. He and Mary have been married for 26 years and have two children, Alexis and Robert. Currently Alexis is a third year law student at Pace Law in New York and Robert is a recent graduate of Indian River State College. Gary and Mary are certainly proud of their children's accomplishments and pray for their continued success!

Gary is a retired NYPD Police Officer, and has worked on and off in maintenance for 37 years. Before moving south, he worked at St. James the Apostle Church and School, performing maintenance and security duties. It was a wonderful place to work and felt more like home because Mary had been teaching there for 23 years!

Gary feels fortunate to have been hired as the Sexton at St. Augustine's in May 2018. He is responsible for maintaining all church and parish buildings, setting up for meetings, and maintaining church equipment. He also helps to care for and sustain the Columbarium. Most importantly, he makes coffee for the staff in the morning! From Gary's perspective, St. Augustine's has proved to be a warm and welcoming place to work. It's also been pleasant getting to know some of the many wonderful people who worship here. He is grateful to be part of this community.

During his free time, you might find Gary relaxing poolside or walking

his dog Baer, a German Shepherd mix who has become quite popular in the neighborhood. Gary is also an avid Yankee fan and really misses going to games at Yankee Stadium.

You can reach out to Gary at:

Looking to Deepen Your Faith?

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Join us this week for ...

Morning Prayer | Daily at 8 am

Join in on Daily Morning Prayer services over the telephone. Simply dial (339) 209-4611 before 8 am, Monday through Friday to participate. The service is easy to follow and is about 20 minutes long.

Download Readings

Download our Morning Prayer Season After

Pentecost Booklet

Christian Education Prayer Group | Mondays at 1:30 pm|Christian Ed wing

Prayer Shawl & Knitting Ministry | Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Healing Eucharist | Wednesdays at 10 am | Sanctuary

Bible Study with Fr. Wes Wednesdays at 11 am | Conference Room

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This Sunday!

"Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

LUKE 10:40-42

Come celebrate with us this Sunday!

The Rev. Mary Rosendahl will be with us, filling in for Fr. Wes who is on vacation. St. Augustine of Canterbury invites you to join us for worship in person or at home on this Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Watch our Livestreamed service online, on Sundays or anytime during the week. Interested in receiving Home Communion? Just call the church office (772-770-3494) and ask to be put on the Home Communion list.

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Sunday Morning Fellowship

Please come join us for Coffee Hour after the 8 am and 10 am Sunday services in the Parish Hall. Enjoy the fellowship of your fellow parishioners. You never know who you might meet!

Readers and Servers

This week's Readers and Servers will be ...

Saturday, 5:30 pm

Lessons: Carolyn Robinson   

Psalm & Prayers of the People: Carolyn Robinson  

Chalice Bearer: Carolyn Robinson


Sunday, 8 am

Lessons: Cris Vaccaro 

Psalm & Prayers of the People: Cris Vaccaro 

Chalice Bearers: Cris Vaccaro


Sunday, 10 am 

Lessons: Nancy Kelly 

Prayers of the People: Nancy Eagan 

Chalice Bearers: Nancy Kelly, Heather Bennett

Lay Eucharistic Minister: Jacinth Brown

Crucifer: Dakota Bennett

Torches: Nancy Kelly, Heather Bennett

Ushers: Brian & Karen McIntyre, Ann Venuto 

COVID Update

Masks are no longer required. Those who wish to continue wearing a mask are free to do so. Communion is by intinction only. Current diocesan guidelines

News & Notes

Fr. Wes would like to thank all the parishioners who said prayers, sent cards and delivered meals while he was sick. He is grateful for your thoughtfulness!

The Daughters of the King

Nancy Kelly recently attended The Daughters of the King Triennial Convention in Baltimore. Over 500 Daughters from all over the world worshipped, attended lectures and workshops and had FUN! Nancy presented a workshop entitled “The Blessing of Humility.” Bishop Brewer celebrated daily Eucharist.

We Love Your Church News, Church Stories and Pictures!

Submit your church news for publication! Use the online form for St. Augustine ministry leaders and parishioners to submit church event and program information for publication on the website, newsletter and social media. Contact: Barbara McGowan

Please keep in your prayers ...

This Week, We Celebrate

July Birthdays

17 – Lisa Larusso

18 – Inge Curcio

       Ann Howard

20 –  Carol Volpini

21 –  Benjamin Wiggins

        Patsy Daniels Lindley

July Anniversaries

17 –  Fran & Joe Curran

22 –  Jim & Mary Rott

This Week, We Remember


20 – Joseph Alibrio, Sr. (2006)

Vern Gibson (2022)

Prayer List

Please pray for ... The people of the Ukraine, Russia, and in all war-torn areas, Janice, June, Carol, Kathryn, Ryan, Pam, Mary Ann, Mary Jo, Barbara, Gerda, Ann, David, Mary, Joanne.

Parish Prayer List Reminder!

The Parish Prayer List names are reviewed on a monthly basis. Names remain on the list as long as the Office is aware that they are to remain. Names of those we have not received updates are removed from the list unless the parish office is otherwise notified. Please let us know who is in the hospital and who is deceased.

Contact: Dana Clearwater at 772-770-3494.

Parish Directory

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Updated 7/14/22.



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