On behalf of Archbishop Gregory and the Steering Committee for the 2013 Eucharistic Congress I would like to extend a message of thanks for making the 18th annual Congress an enormous success. To the hundreds of volunteers a special word of gratitude. There is no way we could put on such a large event without the selfless support from each of you. Thanks also go to our priests, deacons, and religious who supported the Congress in a variety of ways. From financial support, to prayers, to being present for the people of this local Church, many many thanks! Our outstanding speakers and presenters in every track are owed a debt of gratitude. Without the support of our sponsors and exhibitors we could not continue to provide such a wonderful event at no cost to those who come year after year. We are deeply grateful to the many religious orders both men and women who came and shared their vocational efforts with those in attendance.
Most especially to all of those who attended this year’s Eucharistic Congress. I hope and pray that each of you experienced something unique and special. I have often said that if one person finds a moment of peace, a closer relationship with Our Lord, or a sense of wonder and appreciation for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, all of our work is worth the effort.
And now we begin to prepare for 2014. Go and Make Disciples is the theme selected by Archbishop Gregory. As part of our call to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in the New Evangelization we will be working to provide another great moment in the life of our Church here in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
God’s continued blessings on you all.
Sincerely in Christ,
Deacon Dennis J. Dorner
Chairman of the Eucharistic Congress Steering Committee