EWTN celebrated 30 years by inviting the EWTN Family to Birmingham for a weekend convention. Over a thousand attended the festivities and had the opportunity to meet some of their favorite hosts and friars. The weekend – like the network itself – was centered on the Eucharist. Holy Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation were available to all.
For many it was the first time they came to Alabama to see the great work of God done through Mother Angelica. The friars gave many tours at the EWTN television campus for those who came to see the studios. Many made another pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL.