General Invitation To the Eucharistic Congress

Each year the Eucharistic Congress brings together Catholics from across the archdiocese and the country to celebrate the visible, living presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The Archdiocese of Atlanta asks that you join us for this year’s Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center, June 21st and 22nd.

The theme of the 2019 Eucharistic Congress comes from Luke 22:19, This is My Body Given Up for You. Let’s welcome the Lord, Who gave his life for us, into our hearts.  Let’s allow Jesus to transform us, so we can become His hands and feet to go out into the world and spread the Good News.

Altar Servers Needed

Altar servers have always been a great contribution to our Church! We would like to invite children who serve as altar servers in our parishes to vest in their parish vestments and participate in the closing Mass of the Eucharistic Congress on Saturday, June 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

Altar servers will participate in the processions and be seated in a special area. For more information, please contact Patricia DeJarnett, Office for Divine Worship at

First Communicants Processions

The procession in which the first communicants will participate will be on Saturday, June 22nd in the afternoon. Children in their First Communion attire should be dropped off by a parent or guardian in the hallway between Hall A and the Spanish Suite, between 4:30 – 4:55 p.m.

For more information, please visit or call 404-920-6800.

Invitation For Eucharistic Guardians

Be generous and spend time with Jesus Christ in Adoration as a Guardian during the 2019 Eucharistic Congress. Come and feel Jesus’ love present in the Holy Eucharist and allow Him to heal and renew your soul. Guardians are needed between Friday, June 21st at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 22nd at 6:00 a.m.

Please contact Maureen McAndrews Alexander at for additional information.

Volunteer Announcements

Option #1

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The 2019 Eucharistic Congress comes at the beginning of the summer, just as your entire family is looking for quality and wholesome activities. Please prayerfully consider volunteering at the Congress on Friday, June 21st and/or Saturday, June 22nd. The success of the Congress relies greatly on volunteers. Our volunteer registration has been extended until May 31st to allow completion of paperwork and proper planning. For more information, please visit

Option #2

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Eucharistic Congress 2019: “This is My Body Given Up for You.”  The Eucharistic Congress is Friday and Saturday, June 21st-22nd at the Georgia International Convention Center.  Please prayerfully consider giving time as a volunteer…your generosity will be much appreciated.  Volunteer registration has been extended until May 31st so that plans may be made according to the number of volunteers committed at that time.  More information and volunteer registration forms are available (your particular parish/school information here) or register on-line using the link at