Preparing for the 2022 Eucharistic Congress

This year’s Eucharistic Congress is packed full of Eucharistic celebrations, dynamic speakers, and time for fellowship with our brothers and sisters from around the diocese. Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare for the two-day event on June 17-18 in Gainesville and Jacksonville. For more information and details, visit https://dosafl.com/flec.

  • The Eucharistic Congress is FREE. Bring your friends and family. All are welcome!
  • There will be a Eucharistic Procession led by Archbishop Nelson Perez following the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
  • The Children’s track is the only gathering that requires parents to complete and sign a registration form in advance. There is no charge for children to attend. Visit https://dosafl.com/flec/childrens-track for details and forms.
  • Reconciliation will be available on both days of the Eucharistic Congress except during Mass on Friday evening at 6:30 and Saturday morning at 8:30.
  • A lunch hour is provided on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. You are welcome to bring a lunch and tailgate or purchase food from one of the five food trucks that will be available on site. And there are several nearby fast-food restaurants.
  • There is plenty of free parking at both Queen of Peace in Gainesville and St. Joseph in Jacksonville.
  • A special Eucharistic Congress event for young adults is Saturday evening, June 18. They will gather from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a Theology on Tap program with guest speaker Joe Melendrez at the Legacy Ale Works (14965 Old St. Augustine Road) in Jacksonville.