- Fees increase
- Last day for refunds
- Congress & Youth Day ticket mailing begins
- Youth Day Registration Closes
- Last day to mail in Congress registrations
- Last day we mail out-of-state tickets
- Last day we mail in-state tickets
- Online registration ends
Mar. 22 (Youth Day) & Mar. 23-25, 2012
"Voice Infusing Life" /
"Voz que Infunde Vida"
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on some of the speakers and musical
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SPANISH ADDRESS ANNOUNCED
Hosffman Ospino will deliver the Sunday Spanish
Domingo - 25 de marzo
"Guiados por el Espíritu Santo en la construcción de
la civilización del amor"
Todo creyente cristiano tiene la responsabilidad de
construir la civilización del amor viviendo su
compromiso bautismal de manera específica en el
lugar y el momento en el que se encuentra. Para ello
necesitamos estar atentos a la presencia del
Espíritu Santo, escuchar su voz y aceptar los dones
que nos concede gratuitamente. En esta sesión
reflexionaremos sobre cómo identificar mejor la
presencia auténtica del Espíritu Santo en nuestras
vidas y comunidades y cómo ser instrumentos
efectivos de la civilización del amor en la cual
Cristo es todo en todo.
See the 2012 Congress Speakerss
for our next Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
• March 22, 2012
• March 23-25, 2012
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located
at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just
south from Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure).
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The registration fee for Congress is $60 per
but fees will increase after February 4. Youth Day has a separate registration
and fee of
$20 per person.
After February 4th fees will be $70
for Congress and
$25 per person for Youth Day.
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 don't have a Guidebook, you may
either download it or order a copy to be sent by mail.
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as to advance personal growth. We invite you to join
in this great work and offer others the opportunity
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Many groups have been asking about starting a tradition of creating “Trading Items” for Youth Day. This would be based on a similar trend that happens at the National Catholic Youth Conference, where different dioceses bring little items that represent their city or area of the country to trade with other people. We are hoping that parishes and schools will think of small, fun items that represent them to bring to Youth Day and trade with others. It’s a fun way to enhance the interaction between groups.
See the 2012 Youth Day Page
SPEAKER: DR. ROBERT WICKS
Psychologist, speaker and author, Dr. Robert Wicks is
a Professor at Loyola University Maryland and has taught
in universities and professional schools of psychology,
medicine, social work, nursing and theology. In his
clinical practice, Dr. Wicks focuses on working with
psychotherapists, physicians, nurses, educators, relief
workers and persons in full-time ministry. He has served
as General Editor of three series of books, and has
published over 40 books, including his latest book,
“Streams of Contentment.”
Friday, March 23, 2012
10:00 - 11:30 am
"Lean Back: The Art of Regaining a Healthy Spiritual
and Psychological Perspective"
Our faith teaches us, it is not the amount of darkness
in the world or ourselves that matters, it is how we
stand in that darkness. Sound psychology supports this
in many practical and exciting ways. In this lively
presentation, Dr. Robert Wicks will offer insights and
approaches he normally shares with professional helpers
and healers (priests, Catholic vowed religious, physicians,
nurses, therapists, relief workers and others) ways
in which all of us can appreciate and enjoy in our intense
March 24, 2012
10:00 - 11:30 am — Session 4-28
of Contentment: Spiritual and Psychological Renewal
in a Troubled World"
Robert Wicks, who normally works with professional healers
and helpers (priests, Catholic vowed religious, physicians,
nurses, therapists, social workers and others), will
offer simple prescriptions for finding contentment and
greater resilience in an intense, challenging world.
Topics will include the importance of prayerful alone
time, taking “the Second Risk,” recognizing and answering
the “three essential calls” for a rich spiritual life,
and becoming aware of the five levels of critical.
the RECongress 2012 Speakers Page
Saturday, March 24, 8:30 pm
Congress is Sacred Illuminations: A mystical
choreography of light and sound. Incorporating her
newest liturgical and fine art photography and
reflections, Sister Rose Marie Tulacz,SND will bring
us deeper in surrender to the voice and echoes of
God's unconditional love.
See other Congress Spotlights
Arena — 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Peter Kolar & The Holy Cross Marimba Ensemble
The acclaimed Holy Cross Marimba Ensemble returns to
Congress for a special lunchtime appearance with
guest director Peter Kolar. This amazing group of
young Latino performers from inner-city Chicago has
delighted audiences nationwide with its unique sound
and inspiring story. From popular favorites to
classical masterpieces, these talented youth will
captivate your soul and senses as you dance the
lunch hour away!
See the Congress Schedulee
attendees can pre-order specially priced Disneyland
Resort Tickets. Find specials on tickets to Disneyland
and Disney’s California Adventure, with special pricing
on evening passes and on single- and multi-day passes
for both Disneyland Resort parks. Note: These tickets
are only available for sale online until March 22. Tickets
are valid March 19-April 1, 2012.
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forget to make your hotel reservation. RECongress has
contracted with local hotels to offer special rates
for attendees. We suggest making hotel reservations
as soon as possible.
online for our most current listing of hotels for Congress
making reservations, be sure to
ask for the Religious Education Congress
You can find information about contracted hotels on
our web site.
RECongress Hotels Page
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