Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
 RECongress Email Updates #2 Oct 2010 (REC 2011-2)

Congress 2011

Mar. 17 (Youth Day) & Mar. 18-20, 2011

2011 Theme
"Hold Firm ... Trust!"

Mantente Firme ... ¡Confía!"

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   Congress Speakers Finalized

The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress announces its speakers for our March 2011 event. Also be sure to check the web site for hotel properties with special attendee rates. So start your planning now to attend Congress 2011.

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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 March 2010, 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 Australia.

See 2010 Congress Statistics

The 2011 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
March 17, 2011 (Youth Day)
March 18-20, 2011 (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 per person. Youth Day has a separate registration and fee --
$20 per person.

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 2010, 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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 "Hold Firm ... Trust!" /  "Mantente Firme ... ¡Confía!"
Our Congress theme, “Hold Firm … Trust!” draws us into the outrageous love of a God who steadfastly accompanies us on the journey, steadies us in times of challenge, and leads us to refreshment and renewal." ...

You can find the complete reflection on the RECongress 2011 theme by Sr. Edith Prendergast, Director of the Office of Religious Education, on our web site — along with reflections from prior years.

RECongress Theme Reflections Page

Congress 2011 once again offers its list of speakers -- 193 scheduled for this year -- presenting 308 workshops over the 4-day weekend. Just this week the Sunday addresses were announced:

Sunday English Address - March 20, 2011 - 8:30 am
Dr. Greer Gordon
The Cross as Transformation
Across the cultural, economic and educational spectrum people appear to be suffering from a common malady of hopelessness. As Christians, we claim to be heirs to a promise that overcomes the death of hopelessness. We profess that through the death and resurrection of Christ, our losses have been transformed, and we are redeemed. This session will address the continuing need to unfold the meaning of the cross for a suffering world. It will offer insights into the necessity of teaching and preaching the enigma of the cross, as an essential sign of hope. For, in the midst of the darkness and despair, there is the transforming light of the resurrected crucified Christ.

Sunday Spanish Address - March 20, 2011 - 8:30 am
Asamblea General - Domingo, 20 de marzo - 8:30 am
Dora Tobar Mensbrugghe
Como Hablar de Dios a las Mujeres y Hombres de Hoy

La cosmovisión o representación que el ser humano se hacía de la realidad ha cambiado. Ese cambio ha hecho que las nuevas generaciones, en especial los jóvenes, se alejen de la fe y no encuentran en la Iglesia y sus discursos el mensaje de sentido y salvación que en el fondo todos los humanos buscamos. Es por tanto urgente que todos los predicadores y ministros identifiquemos esos cambios y respondamos a ellos, tal y como el Concilio Vaticano II lo sugirió y nos llamó a hacerlo.

See the entire list of Congress 2011 speakers on our Web site.

Congress 2011 Speakers Page

Check online for our most current listing of hotels for Congress attendees. RECongress has contracted with local hotels to 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 information about contracted hotels on our web site.

RECongress Hotels Page

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, 2010 through August 31, 2011.)

If you part of the program last year, you will need to update your account again this year. 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 scan 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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