Atlanta Eucharistic Congress Video, Part I & 2

by Steve Ray on June 22, 2008

As I watched thousands of Catholics in the middle of the “Bible Belt” in Atlanta Georgia, I was brought to tears. Rich and poor, black and white, Vietnamese, Koreans, Africans, Filipinos, priests, 5 bishops, deacons without number, sisters in every type of habit imagined all processing and confessing Jesus as Lord and the Eucharist as his Body and Blood. Parishes, ministries, apostolates, lay groups, orders, knights and every other imaginable group of faithful Catholics.

They procession kept coming and coming and coming. I was reduced to tears. I saw again the universality of the Catholic Church that Jesus Christ founded. What a joy!

Part II is not all I had wished since my camera batteries went dead. But at least you can see the beauty of this event and some of the good friends we met. I was SO proud to be a part of this event and SO proud to be Catholic.

God bless Archbishops Donahue and Gregory for the courage to support and lead the Eucharistic Congress. May their initiative spread through our whole country! 

Click here for a copy of my talk DEFENDING THE EUCHARIST.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Dominic June 22, 2008 at 8:34 PM

Wow! Steve, this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle Saxon June 23, 2008 at 10:05 AM

Steve, you were amazing Saturday! Thank you for blessing the Archdiocese of Atlanta with your passion, knowledge and love of the church! The videos were awesome, made me re-live the weekend with tears of joy and thanksgiving for our church! God’s blessings on you and your sweet wife Janet! You both are a gift to the church!

Mrs. Tim Hall June 25, 2008 at 8:35 AM

This link will take you to the story of the Eucharistic Procession in Quebec City last week. 40 Cardinals, 250 Bishops and 1,500 priests representing 80 different countries!

Lauren June 27, 2008 at 11:41 PM


The Eucharistic Congress is the highlight of my calendar each summer and I always try to bring people who are either lukewarm Catholics or lapsed Catholics. People like you are what makes this event so great! Thanks so much for your wonderful talk and inspiration. I’ve been listening to you in my car on several of your CDs ever since.

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