Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Eucharistic Congress: Friday, June 12

Published June 4, 2009

Mass and Healing Service

A religion teacher at St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, Msgr. Richard Lopez will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the Friday evening Mass at the Congress. He says that his greatest joy is to offer Mass each day and to be so honored as to teach his students at St. Pius for 28 years. Msgr. Lopez also serves as the chaplain at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home, Atlanta.

Father Tim Hepburn will lead the Healing Service following the Mass. Ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 1993, he is a popular speaker with a passion to help people grow closer to Christ. He recently studied theology at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, focusing on the New Evangelization. In 2008, Father Hepburn became the new chaplain at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Revive! Young Adult Track

A Catholic singer-songwriter, Jesse Manibusan is the co-founder of Two by Two Ministries, an international music and preaching ministry. He received the 2003 Catholic Unity Award for artist of the year and best rap song.

Chris and Michelle Benzinger, camp directors at Life Teen Covecrest, spent time doing Catholic mission work in Austria, Mexico and the United States. Currently they lead a Bible study group for couples.

Batiste, two brothers who grew up as altar boys and cantors at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta, will be providing praise and worship music. They are emerging contemporary Christian artists.

Maria Clara Naranjo, emcee, is the Southeast regional program manager of outreach programs for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. She is devoted to educating and motivating Hispanic students to pursue higher education.