Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Teen Talk: EC 2012

By PATRICK ANHUT, Special To the Bulletin | Published June 20, 2013

“I’ve been here for the past seven years and I always love the music. Music is my life and I wish they would bring more hip-hop and dance crazes!”

Stephen Mattia
Savannah State University
Christ Our Hope Church, Lithonia


“I’m here with my church group to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. I love feeling the connection with all other Catholics through the Eucharist.”

Emily Margrave
Apalachee High School junior
St. Matthew Church, Winder


“I come here for confirmation that I’m not alone in my faith. It’s nice to know that there are so many Catholics in the area, and we’re lucky to live where we are.”

Eve Wise
St. Monica Church, Duluth


“I want to learn more about my religion and the Church because I just converted last summer.”

Wesley Hoang
Norcross High School junior
Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church, Norcross


“Our eyes are always opened when we come here and it’s easy to relate to others because you can be yourself. It’s awesome to make Eucharistic Congress friends!”

Nathonya Chery
Centennial High School sophomore
St. Ann Church, Marietta

Nathalie M. Borgella
Grayson High School sophomore
St. Lawrence Church, Lawrenceville

Kennyssa Jean-Bart
Etowah High School freshman
St. Catherine of Siena Church, Kennesaw


“I’ve always come to the teen track and it’s always been a nice experience. It’s great to hear the different speakers and get new tips for my life.”

Lucas Zanora
Sprayberry High School senior
Transfiguration Church, Marietta


“This event is a great opportunity to draw closer to God. There are many activities here that help me strengthen my faith.”

Kevin Hogan
Blessed Trinity High School freshman
St. Brigid Church, Johns Creek


“I’ve been here 10 years and it’s always a great experience because I can learn more about my faith and the Eucharist. It’s especially important for teens to come because we’re often confused and forgetful of our relationship with God.”

Elizabeth Hernandez
Langston Hughes High School graduate
St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Smyrna