Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
 RECongress Email Updates #1 Sep 2013 (REC 2013-1)

RECongress 2013

Feb. 21 (Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013

2013 Theme
"Enter the Mystery" /
"Entra al Misterio"

 What is Congress?


 • Congress Theme

 • Youth Day

 • Speakers

 • Free MP3

 • So. Cal-ers Only

 • RECongress.org

 • Emailing

Online at archive.recongress.org

Email us at

   Congress Theme Announced

The theme for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress has been announced for our February 2013 event:  "Enter the Mystery" / "Entra al Misterio." You can find past themes, and reflections on the themes, online on our web site. Also, check online for our growing list of Congress speakers for Congress 2013. Registration for RECongress will begin in October 2012.

Pass along this emailing or our link — archive.recongress.org — 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.

¡Para información en español, clic aquí!

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, 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 2012 Congress Statistics

The 2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
February 21, 2013 (Youth Day)
February 22-24, 2013

Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure). See a Yahoo Map

The registration fee for Congress is $65 per person. Youth Day has a separate registration and fee of
$25 per person.

The key to registration is the Registration Guidebook, which contains all workshop and speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options, and all events during Congress. If you attended RECongress 2012, you will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook. If you need a Guidebook, please order one here. (Guidebooks will be available late-October.)

Order a Guidebook

 "Enter the Mystery" / "Entra al Misterio"
"...The theme 'Enter the Mystery' bids us to look with new eyes and discover God’s creative presence woven into the fabric of our rich faith story: our beliefs, our rituals and our great spiritual traditions. We, likewise pause to marvel at the mystery of ourselves created in the image and likeness of God and called now to mirror this divine essence spilled out for all of creation."

You can find the complete reflection on the RECongress 2013 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

On our Youth Day page you can find out about the theme for Youth Day 2013 “Keep Calm - God's Got This” — and watch a video slideshow from our last our last event. Also on the Web site you can read about the planning meeting for Youth Day and their ideas forming the theme, the Rally, the Opening & Closing Sessions, the Liturgies, technology and even Youth Day App! Watch for the latest updates about Youth Day on our Youth Day page.

Go to the Youth Day Page

We are now updating our online listing of speakers for 2013. Over
the four-day weekend, we have over 200 speakers scheduled, presenting nearly 300 workshops, including 26 sessions on Youth Day, 60 workshops in Spanish and 8 in Vietnamese. And our speaker categories range from Adult Education to Women's Issues, from Elementary to Young Adult Ministry, and from Liturgy/Music to Spirituality/Prayer.

Our Sunday Address will be presented by Sr. Maureen Sullivan (In English) and Luis Benavides (in Spanish). Our future Emailings will include descriptions of these Addresses and highlight sessions from different categories. Find the latest listing of Congress 2013 speakers on our Web site.

Congress 2013 Speakers Page

CSC Digital Media is the official recording company for Congress, providing selected sessions on Audio CDs and now, downloadable MP3s. For trying the service, they are offering
one free MP3 download from the 2012 Religious Education Congress audio recordings. Simply visit www.cscrecording.com, select your sessions and redeem your free download using Coupon Code REC2012 when checking out. (Coupon is good for the download of one session per customer and expires February 28, 2013.)

See the RECongress Recording Page

On our RECongress Channel on YouTube you can find nearly 100 videos from Congress and nearly 40 hours of programming just from Congress 2012. Watch the Arena events in their entirety, beginning with Youth Day on Thursday and running through Sunday.
Find all of this at our YouTube.com/RECongress Channel. And don't miss out on our other social media sites: follow us on Twitter @LACongress and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RECongress.

Go to the RECongress Channel

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, 2012 through August 31, 2013.)

If you were part of the program last year, we thank you, but everyone needs to re-enroll each 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
Organization Number: 90658

Find step-by-step instructions and information online.

RECongress Ralphs Program

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.


Be sure to Sign-up for the Congress Emailing List. You may opt out from this Emailing at any time from the link below.

© 2012 RECongress.org