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. Archbishop Gregory, Bishop Shlesinger, and Bishop-Elect Konzen ask that you join them for this year’s Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center, June 1st and 2nd.

The theme of the 2018 Eucharistic Congress comes from John 17:21, “That They May All Be One.” Let’s welcome our brothers and sisters 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 2nd 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

Processions for the First Communicants at this year’s Eucharistic Congress are Saturday, June 2nd at the morning Benediction and Saturday evening Mass. 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 8:00 – 8:25 a.m. for the morning and between 4:30 – 4:55 p.m. for the evening. For more information, please visit or call 404-920-6800.

Invitation for Guardians

Be generous and spend time with Jesus Christ in Adoration as a Guardian during the 2018 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 1st at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 2nd at 6:00 a.m. Please contact Maureen McAndrews Alexander at for additional information.

Volunteer Announcement

Option #1

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The 2018 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 1st and/or Saturday, June 2nd. The success of the Congress relies greatly on volunteers. Our volunteer registration has been extended until May 11 to allow completion of paperwork and proper planning. For more information, please visit

Option #2

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Eucharistic Congress 2018: “That They May All Be One.”  The Eucharistic Congress is Friday and Saturday, June 1st-2nd 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

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