By SAMANTHA SMITH, Staff Writer | Published February 17, 2022 | En Español
ATLANTA–Volunteers are needed for the 25th Eucharistic Congress, to be held June 17-18, at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.
The theme for this year’s congress—from Matthew 11:28—is “Come to Me.”
The Archdiocese of Atlanta Eucharistic Congress was last held in 2019. It was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On June 25, 2021, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., announced the Eucharistic Congress would return this year. He also announced that the congress would be held every other year going forward, with the in between years focused on parish celebrations.
About 600 volunteers are needed to assist with 11 tracks, Masses, security and eucharistic Adoration. Volunteers can choose availability and preferred tracks. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt and lunch.
All volunteers must be ages 13 or older, have a background check and be Safe Environment compliant. Adults will be required to take VIRTUS training if needed. The deadline for volunteer sign-ups is May 15.