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 Archdioceses of Atlanta invites you to join us for this year’s Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center, June 12 and 13.

The theme of the 2020 Eucharistic Congress comes from Zechariah 1:3, Come back to me. Let’s reconnect with the Lord, the Church and our brothers and sisters. Let’s open our hearts to allow him to heal us and show us that with him everything is possible. 

Altar Servers Needed

Altar servers have always been a great contribution to our Church! We would like to invite altar servers from our parishes to vest in their parish vestments and participate in the closing Mass of the Eucharistic Congress on Saturday, June 13, at 5 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 pdejarnett@archatl.com.

First Communicants Procession

The procession in which the first communicants will participate will be on Saturday, June 13 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 https://congress.archatl.com/coordinators/first-communicants/ or call 404-920-6800.

Invitation For Eucharistic Guardians

Be generous and spend time with Jesus Christ in Adoration as a Guardian during this year’s 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 12 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 13 at 6 a.m.

Please contact Maureen McAndrews Alexander at maureenalexander@bellsouth.net for additional information.

Volunteer Announcements

Option #1

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The 2020 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 12 and/or Saturday, June 13. The success of the congress relies greatly on volunteers. Our volunteer registration has been extended until May 15 to allow completion of paperwork and proper planning. For more information, please visit https://congress.archatl.com/.

Option #2

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Eucharistic Congress 2020: “Come back to me.”  The Eucharistic Congress is Friday and Saturday, June 12-13 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 11 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 https://congress.archatl.com.