REC 2008 #5
RECongress Email Updates Dec 17, 2007
We invite you to  Congress 2008.

Feb. 28, 2008
(Youth Day) &
February 29 -
March 2, 2008

Don't forget to book your hotel room. Some hotels report they are sold out of the Congress room rates. Be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress.

Registration Fees increase in only 3 weeks
(after January 5, 2008)!
Congress registration increases to $70 after Jan. 5. Youth Day (usually) fills by the date of the price increase. So if you haven't registered yet for Congress 2008, hurry before the end of the year!
Pass along this Congress emailing or our link -- -- to share with friends and encourage them to sign up for these Congress Emailing updates. If you do not care to receive future updates, you can find removal information at the bottom of this message.
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The 2008 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
      February 28, 2008 (Youth Day)
      February 29 - March 2, 2008 (Congress days)

Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland and Disneys California Adventure).
The registration fee for Congress is $60. ($70 after January 5, 2008 deadline.)

Congress 2008 fees
increase after Saturday, January 5, 2008. The current $20 fee for Youth Day will go up $5 per person (to $25 after January 5). The $60 fee for Congress will increase to $70 per person after January 5.
YOUTH DAY NOTE: Youth Day usually reaches capacity by the date of the fee increase. So, if you haven't registered for Youth Day, we recommend to register before the end of the year! 
CONGRESS NOTE: With your online Congress registration, you can easily contribute to the Office of Religious Education Endowment Fund, which supports the on-going training and formation of religious education leaders. Those who contribute to this Fund will be listed in the Congress Program Book as a Benefactor, Donor, Sponsor or Friend. In addition, the portion contributed to the fund is tax deductible.

Online registration is the ONLY way to pay by credit card, and giving to the Endowment Fund is easy that way -- online at Register for the Religious Education Congress

Our 2008 Exhibitor Listing
(of those who have responded) is now posted online. See our listing of the exhibiting companies -- ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries. Check who is coming (and their links) on our 2008 Exhibitor Listing page. 

Participate in a special way at Youth Day -- Thursday, February 28, 2008. An invitation to those in high school and to those who would like to attend Youth Day:
AS A YOUTH EMCEE -- Are you or someone you know in high school (grade 9 through 12)? Are you registered for Youth Day 2008 with a school or parish? Do you like performing in front of large crowds? Can you arrive at Youth Day in Anaheim by 8:30 a.m. and can you attend a REQUIRED training day or other rehearsals if needed? If you answered YES to all of these, consider being an EMCEE at YOUTH DAY 2008! (Contact us by Friday, January 4, 2008.)
AS A SINGER OR INSTRUMENTALIST -- To be part of the Youth Day 2008 Arena Music Ministry you must: Be a high school youth (grade 9-12); have experience singing or playing at your parish or school; be willing to make all required rehearsals; be registered with your parish or school for Youth Day. (Contact us by Friday, January 4, 2008.)
AS AN ADULT CREW MEMBER -- Youth Day 2008 is looking for adult volunteers to be part of the Moving Crew for Youth Day. You must: be at least 21 years of age; not be a Chaperone of a group that day; be able to be in Anaheim on Youth Day by 7:30 a.m.and volunteer for the ENTIRE day; and have the the skills for directing youth and able to handle crowd control. It's a great way to be part of the experience without being a Chaperone! (Note: ALL Moving Crew Members must be fingerprinted by the Archdiocese and have been through the Protecting Gods Children adult training program.)
For information and forms, go to

The Catholic Filmmakers' Showcase will return again to the Religious Education Congress. The Showcase presents films, both documentary and fiction, that highlight the work of Catholic producers and directors from around the United States. This year's films focus on faith, spirituality and social justice. Come and relax after a long day at Congress and enjoy or be challenged by inspiring, entertaining and touching films. Different films will be shown on Friday and Saturday nights, scheduled from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Find other Congress 2008 Highlights at 2008 RECongress Highlights  

Congress could not function without the hundreds of volunteers
who generously give of their time. If you have attended Congress in the past and would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer for Congress 2008, please consider this your "personal" invitation. We have a need for Workshop Volunteers (both English and Spanish), Eucharist Ministers for Arena events (Opening Event and the two Closing Liturgies), and musicians for the Congress Choir.
You can find specifics about volunteering for Congress 2008 online at

Congress attendees may again pre-order specially priced one-day and multi-day tickets for admission to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure. Note: These tickets are not all available at the theme parks and must be ordered by February 11, 2008.
Pre-Arrival Purchase Offerings include: One-Day/One Park -- Admission to either Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park for one day; Park Hopper -- Admission and ability to visit both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park on the same day. Park Hopper tickets are also available in 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day tickets; and Twilight Convention Ticket -- Admission valid for one visit to either Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park after 4 p.m., or 4 hours before park closing, whichever is earlier. "Back and forth" privileges are not included.

The official Disney order page for Congress attendees is

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