RECongress Email Updates #3 Nov 2009 (REC 2010)

Congress 2010
Mar. 18 (Youth Day) &
Mar. 19-21, 2010

2010 Theme 2010 "Incredible Abundance"
"Increíble Abundancia"

 • Youth Day Theme

 • Register Online

 • Congress Dates

 • Congress Speakers

 • Youth Day

 • Hotels

 • So. Cal-ers Only


 • Emailing

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    RECongress Keeping 'Green'

Each Congress Emailing we will be highlighting our efforts to reduce Congress' carbon footprint. We are asking people (for those able) to consider registering online, as a way to reduce paper. Also, consider downloading the Congress Registration Guidebook instead of ordering an additional book.

See Congress Registration information

Grand Arena Lobby, all weekend
This year Congress will host the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. This Special Exhibit at Congress will aid in learning how to take steps to reduce our carbon footprint, care for "the least of these" (Mt 25), and raise our voice on behalf of Creation and the poor. Explore stories and images of our world’s most vulnerable people who experience the greatest impact from climate change, but who contribute the least to the problem. Discover inspiring and prayerful responses to climate change, including the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor.

Take the St. Francis Pledge

Start your planning now to attend Congress 2010. Pass along this emailing or our link — — to share with friends and encourage them to sign up for our Congress Emailing for 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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Register for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress online by credit card.There are TWO ways you can register for Congress:

First, choose your sessions:
     -- Download the Registration Guidebook (in sections or the complete Guidebook in PDF form); or
     --  Find workshops for each period on our Congress 2010 Workshops & Links page.
Find your interests -- You can also find a listing of speakers/topics/titles/languages on our 2010 Speakers Topics page.
Plan out choices -- Pick a first and a second choice (for any full or canceled workshops) of workshop for each period you wish to attend.
Register -- When ready, click the red "Register" button off our home page or go directly to to register and pay by credit card.

Order a Guidebook -- If you're new to Congress, order your copy of the Registration Guidebook here. Note: Those who registered last year will automatically receive their Guidebook. Guidebooks are being mailed early November (please allow up to two weeks).
Choose your sessions -- Use the daily events pages and workshops descriptions to select a first and second workshop choice for each of the eight periods you wish to attend.
Fill out the Form -- The Registration Form is on the inside back cover of the Guidebook. Mail it in along with payment ($60 per person before February 5, 2010).
    Tickets will be mailed after March 10, 2010.

See our Registration Page


The 2010 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
March 18, 2010 (Youth Day)
March 19-21, 2010 (Congress days)
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure).  See a Yahoo Map
The registration fee for Congress is $60 ($70 after February 5, 2010).
There are two ways to register:
-- Download the Guidebook and register online (by credit card)
-- Order a Guidebook and register by mail (by check)
Find more detailed information below.

Order a Guidebook

Congress once again offers a wide variety of speakers (182 of them this year) presenting sessions from personal growth to music to dealing with your child. There are workshops available in in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. You can find an updated listing of speakers (now with photos) online.
Number of Workshops: 315
English Workshops: 221
Youth Day Workshops: 28
Spanish Workshops: 52
Vietnamese Workshops: 8

See our Listing of Congress Speakers

Youth Day -- Thursday, February 28, 2008 with its theme I'm Just Sayin'... -- is specifically geared for those in grades 9 through 12. Youth Day is a separate registration from Congress. The Youth Day Registration Form can be found in the Registration Guidebook, or online at, where you may download the complete Youth Day section or just the Youth Day Registration Form. 
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the Contact Person to make sure that ALL
Chaperones have been trained in accordance with their Diocesan Youth Protection Program and the appropriate diocesan required background check has been completed. Please contact your Diocesan Youth Ministry Team for fulfilling this requirement.
Online registration (by credit card) should be available shortly.

Go to the Youth Day 2010 Page

We have contracted with 31 hotels nearby the Anaheim Convention Center to offer special rates for attendees.
Find a hotel for Congress using our online 2010 Hotel page and our Interactive Map for 2010! We suggest making hotel reservations as soon as possible. When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate.
FOR PARISHES & ORGANIZATIONS: Knowing that many provide hospitality for their people, we have contacted the catering managers of the four major hotels, and they have agreed to work very closely with us in providing a variety of reasonably priced food and beverages. They can also set up banquets in their meeting rooms as well. The Catering Managers' contact information is listed below:

CLARION HOTEL: Kathleen O’Brien (714) 750-3131 ext. 3023
HILTON HOTEL: Debbie Igna (714) 740-4258
MARRIOTT HOTEL: Bernadette Chute (714) 748-2431
SHERATON PARK: Kirsten Garcia (714) 740-4174

See the Listing of Hotels for Congress 2010

Ralphs Grocery Company, a major supermarket chain in the Southern California area, supports schools, churches and other non-profit organizations with annual contributions. The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is a member of Ralphs Community Contributions Program. Simply by using your Ralphs rewards Card a portion of eligible purchases are contributed to the RECongress. (Note: This is an annual program that must be renewed each year. The current term is September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.)

We encourage all Ralphs shoppers to sign up for the free Ralphs rewards Card and register their card with the Community Contributions Program. It’s easy! Every time you shop for groceries and swipe your card at Ralphs, RECongress will automatically earn up to 5% of all eligible purchases per enrolled card. Sign up now! It’s never been easier to contribute to the RECongress.
   Organization Name: Archdiocese of Los Angeles - Religious Educationbr>    Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA
   Organization Number: 90658
Find step-by-step instructions and information online.

Read About the Ralph rewards Program

Watch for upcoming Congress Emailings on all our special RECongress events — including a Friday night Poetry Reading, the 2010 Film Showcase, Sacred Space the list of entertainers performing at our afternoon and evening concerts... and more! Check our site, too, for updates and announcements.

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