2020 Eucharistic Congress Cancelled
The Archdiocese of Atlanta has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Eucharistic Congress, originally scheduled for June 12-13. Organizers recognize that even if the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has slowed by mid-June, we do not believe we will be in a position to host an event which typically draws up to 30,000 people. Additionally, travel arrangements for presenters and visitors cannot be assured in the present circumstances.
Our efforts will now be devoted to moving planned activities one year forward. The 2021 Congress promises to feature dynamic national speakers, age- and culture-specific tracks and, of course, the cornerstone of the Congress, a joyful Eucharistic Procession and liturgy. And it will still be the 25th Archdiocese of Atlanta Eucharistic Congress, but one year later than anticipated. Join us June 4th and 5th, 2021.
If you are a vendor or speaker, someone from the steering committee will be in touch with you about next steps. In the meantime, please join us in prayer for an end to the spread of this virus and for healing for those impacted.
Since 1996, the annual Congress has drawn the faithful from across the Southeast to worship, celebrate diversity, and lift up Christ in our world. The steering committee for the event looks forward to 2021 with faith and hope.
Eucharistic Congress 2021: “Come Back to Me”
“Come back to me.” (Zechariah 1:3) This scripture is more than a theme for the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s 25th Eucharistic Congress. It is a personal invitation to you to come to the Lord through adoration, reconciliation, worship, song, prayer, education, service and fellowship with other Catholics. All are welcome.
The Eucharistic Congress started as a response to what Archbishop John F. Donoghue saw as a hunger in our church. During the two decades that followed, it has grown and evolved into a powerful tool for revitalization and evangelization. You can come with your parish or on your own. We encourage you to consider being a parish coordinator who brings others to the Congress.
At this amazing free two-day event, you will have the opportunity to see the incredible diversity of our Church on full display. Every culture will bring its gifts. Every age group has the opportunity to explore their faith in a way that is meaningful to them. You can experience different worship styles, vibrant music and dance, quiet prayer and reflection, offer service to those in need and listen to some of the best national and international presenters in the Church today.
All of this is united by the common thread of Christ in the Eucharist. “Come back to me,” the Lord is waiting for you.