Mar. 22 (Youth Day) & Mar. 23-25, 2012
"Voice Infusing Life" /
"Voz que Infunde Vida"
What is Congress?
Youth Day Arena
So. Cal-ers Only
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Office of Religious Education - Archdiocese of Los
RECongress Registration Guidebook is here!
This RECongress Emailing was delayed
to announce the completion of the
Registration Guidebook for Congress 2012.
Though the Guidebook won't be mailed
until later this month, you can see
it NOW online at
You can find posted
information online about the
Congress schedule, spotlights,
speakers, and more. Also be sure to
check the web site for updated hotel properties
-- and be sure to ask for the special
RECongress attendee rates. So start
your planning now to attend Congress
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them to sign up for our Congress Emailing
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future updates, you can find removal
information at the bottom of this message.
¡Para información en español,
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 2011, 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 2011 Congress Statistics
Dates for our next Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
• 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 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 of
$20 per person.
(Fees go up after February 4, 2012.)
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 2011, you
will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook.
Guidebooks will be available late-October.
See the Registration Guidebook
"Live, Laugh and Be Happy"
Anne Bryan Smollin,
To be truly human means to be fully alive, to seize
life and the possibility of each moment, reaching
out and connecting with those who need our presence.
We are touched with graced moments. Research shows
that happy people are more altruistic, more
productive, more helpful, more likable, more
creative, more resilient, more interested in others,
friendlier and healthier. These holy moments offer
us the opportunity to live, laugh and be happy.
"Viviendo la misión de Jesús en nuestro
mundo de hoy”
Cardenal Oscar Rodriguez
Como personas de fe somos enviadas a participar en
la misión evangelizadora de la Iglesia. A proclamar
la Buena Nueva; actúa con justicia, ama tiernamente
y dar testimonio de nuestra relación con Jesucristo.
Esta sesión examinará las esperanzas y desafíos
envueltos en vivir esta visión y misión en nuestro
mundo de hoy.
You can find our updated online listing of Congress
speakers — 193 scheduled for this year — presenting
308 workshops over the four-day weekend. Find the
complete listing online.
RECongress 2012 Speakers Page
DAY ARENA SESSION
Phones and MP3
players rock! Texts, voice mail, music, apps: You
can “trip out” your device ... but unless it’s
charged and sync-ed … it doesn’t do a lotta good. Be
ready to be “called out” to charge yourself up and
then to share and blare your playlist to the world!
about the change to the format of Youth Day
2012: This year there are two Tracks at Youth Day,
and everyone will get to experience the same Arena
events -- a
Rally, a Liturgy ... and this Arena workshop session
by Mike Patin.
Depending on whether you are in Track 1 or Track 2
will determine if you see the Arena events in the
morning or in the afternoon.
Find out more on the Youth Day
ORDER THE REGISTRATION GUIDEBOOK
The Registration Guidebook is online! You don't have to wait for the
mail -- you can see it now. The Registration
Guidebook is your key to
registering for Congress. If you attended Congress
2011, you will automatically receive the book when
it comes out later this month. (We even check for postal
address changes for those of you who have moved
since last year!)
The Registration Guidebook contains a complete
overview of the Congress weekend including Youth
Day. Included is a welcome message from Los Angeles Archbishop
José Gomez and Sister Edith Prendergast, Archdiocesan Director
for the Office of Religious Education, in addition
to speaker listings, workshop and event
descriptions, hotel listings, transportation
opportunities and an Anaheim area map.
If you didn't attend Congress 2011 and would
like to receive the Guidebook, you can sign up
online to be mailed a copy. Also, to save paper, the
like most of our Congress materials
is also be available for download.
See the Registration
We have our complete list of Congress speakers --
185 of them -- now online. You can find their
session workshop numbers, workshop titles
and if the session will be recorded. And soon we
will have an update to our online Speakers Topics
See the Speakers Page
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
When 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
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
NOTE: The new term just began September 1. Everyone
needs to renew each year.
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, 2011 through August 31, 2012.)
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
Organization Name: Archdiocese of Los
Angeles - Religious Education
Organization Number: 90658
step-by-step instructions and information online.
RECongress Ralphs Program
You can find all the latest Congress information and updates online.
We are always adding new speaker and hotel information. Check our site
for updates and announcements.
Our Emailings for Congress 2012 run from September
2011 through April 2012.
Be sure to Sign-up for our Congress Emailing List
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