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
2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
February 21, 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
"...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."
can find the complete reflection on the RECongress
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
DAY THEME & VIDEO
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
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
A FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD!
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
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
Find all of this at our YouTube.com/RECongress
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.
Channel on YouTube you can find nearly 100 videos from Congress
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.
Go to the RECongress Channel
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
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
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 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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