Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  • Marivel Veitran, a member of St. Joseph Church, Dalton, sheds tears of joy as the crowd in the Spanish track sings and dances to uplifting music of praise. She joined a diverse gathering of many thousands of Catholics attending the 23rd annual Eucharistic Congress, June 1-2, at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Prior to the morning procession, Scalabrinian Father Jacques Fabre, center, administrator of San Felipe de Jesús Mission in Forest Park, joins his parishioners as they praise God with the members of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Hartwell, who led the singing and music. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Hartwell, and its banner processes in between two Norcross parishes. Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church was ahead of them and St. Patrick Church was behind them. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Lino Rulli, the host of SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s “The Catholic Guy,” served as emcee during the 23rd annual Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Bishop John Do Van Ngan, the auxiliary bishop of Xuân Lôc in Vietnam, conducts the second of three talks in the Vietnamese track. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • A few hundred people were on hand for the afternoon session at the Vietnamese track in the Marriott Gateway Hotel, College Park, which is adjacent to the Georgia International Convention Center. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Archdiocese of Atlanta seminarian Joe Wagner swings the censor left and right as the Gospel is read from the Book of Mark during the closing Mass of the Eucharistic Congress. Standing in the background are Bishop Robert Barron, left, the auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, Calif., and Bishop John Do Van Ngan, the auxiliary bishop of Xuân Lôc in Vietnam. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Steven Eubanks was the only person to do his intercessory prayer during the closing Mass in American Sign Language. Eubanks attends St. Gabriel Church, Fayetteville. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Raphael Le, left, grabs a bite to eat at the conclusion of the Eucharistic Congress, while he and his grandmother Anne Truong, second from left, a member of St. Joseph Church, Marietta, wait for the bus to pick up their party. Le, who attends the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, made his first holy Communion on May 12 of this year. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The 2018 Eucharistic Congress theme appears on the marquee at the Georgia International Convention Center, College Park, June 2, the second and final day of the annual event. Photo By Michael Alexander. Photo By Michael Alexander

Marivel Veitran, a member of St. Joseph Church, Dalton, sheds tears of joy as the crowd in the Spanish track sings and dances to uplifting music of praise. She joined a diverse gathering of many thousands of Catholics attending the 23rd annual Eucharistic Congress, June 1-2, at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. Photo By Michael Alexander


College Park

Congress speakers emphasize strong messages of faith, joy

COLLEGE PARK—United in love of Jesus, thousands of Catholics from all corners of the archdiocese and representing many ethnic backgrounds participated in the morning procession Saturday, June 2, at the 23rd annual Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center. The procession is the traditional launch of Saturday events at the congress, which takes place […] Full Story

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  • College Park

    Meal-packing, lively sessions launch 2018 Eucharistic Congress

    COLLEGE PARK—From quiet prayer in front of a sunburst monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament to an upbeat assembly line packing food for the hungry, Catholics of all ages and nationalities came to be revived in their faith June 1. Thousands appeared on the opening day of the 2018 Eucharistic Congress held Friday and Saturday, June […] Full Story

  • College Park

    Healing service invites trust in God’s unconditional love

    COLLEGE PARK—Those needing healing, whether in physical, emotional or spiritual areas of their lives, were invited to look directly at Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and bring him their pain and burdens. “We need faith to be healed, not faith that we will be healed. We need faith in him. We need faith in Jesus,” […] Full Story

  • College Park

    Unity begins with the human heart, says Mother Olga

    COLLEGE PARK—The tiny nun packed a big punch. Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart, founder and mother servant of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth religious community, was one of the featured speakers June 2 in the English track of the 2018 Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center. The only female speaker at […] Full Story

  • College Park

    Mass is privileged encounter with Christ, Bishop Barron teaches

    COLLEGE PARK—The crowd was on its feet before he uttered a single word. This was the speaker so many of them had come to see and hear. As the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and host of the “Catholicism” series on PBS and in thousands of parishes, Bishop Robert Barron is familiar to […] Full Story