RECongress Email Updates #1 Sept 2009 (REC 2010) 

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

2010 Theme 2010 "Incredible Abundance"
"Increíble Abundancia"

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   Congress 2010 is on its way!

Our Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2010 is getting underway! We are compiling our list of new and returning speakers, we're working with hotel properties, we're finalizing our liturgy presiders and our  entertainment. Start your planning now to attend Congress 2010.

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The Religious Education Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education, is the nation's largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics! Our last RECongress, held in February/March 2008, brought together nearly 40,000 people during the four-day weekend! We had registrants from across the country and as far away as Ireland and Singapore.

See 2009 Congress Statistics

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 before January 2010.

The Registration Guidebook contains all workshop and speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options, and all events during Congress. There are two Registration Forms per book. If you attended RECongress 2009, you will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook. If you need a Guidebook, please order one here. (Guidebooks will be available late-October.)

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"Incredible Abundance" / "Increíble Abundancia"
"Congress 2010 draws us into the story of God’s Incredible Abundance overflowing in love and compassion and echoed down through the centuries. ... Embracing this incredible abundance we trust that it is never too late for God to invigorate and revitalize a person, a church, a world."

- Sr. Edith Prendergast Director
Office of Religious Education

You can read the Director's full reflection on the RECongress 2010 theme — as well as past themes — at Or find the complete listing of Congress themes online.

Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Congress weekend officially gets underway with Youth Day, specifically for those in the 9th-12th grades. High school students from many different backgrounds from throughout the Los Angeles Archdiocese — from across the state and beyond — come together to participate in morning and afternoon workshops, share in liturgy, and end the day with a Youth Rally. Registration for Youth Day is a separate from Congress registration and has its own fees. Youth Day registration is $20 per person ($25 after February 5, 2010). Watch for the Youth Day theme announcement and registration information online.

HOTELS Most of our Congress delegates stay in the surrounding area hotels. We have contracted with 31 hotels for Congress 2010 that will offer special rates for attendees. We suggest making hotel reservations as soon as possible. When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate. You can find updated information about contracted hotels online.

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 for RECongress 2010 online.

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 Education
   Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA
   Organization Number: 90658
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You can find all Congress information and updates online. We will soon be adding Congress Spotlights and are constantly updating speaker and hotel information. Check our site for updates and announcements.

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