Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
 RECongress Email Updates #2 Sep 17, 2012 (REC 2013-2)

RECongress 2013

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

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

 What is Congress?


 • Youth Day 2013

 • Congress Video

 • Sunday Address


 • Hotels

 • So. Cal-ers Only

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   Congress Theme Announced

The Congress Emailings are intended to provide the latest information about our 2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress! The theme for this year is "Enter the Mystery" / "Entra al Misterio." Find  information online about the Congress schedule, spotlights, speakers, and NOW we have added hotel properties with special attendee rates. Start your planning now to attend Congress 2013!

Also, be sure to watch the new video slideshow about Congress 2012 on our YouTube/RECongress page.

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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, 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 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 2012, you will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook. If you need a Guidebook, please order one here. (Guidebooks will be mailed in late-October.)

Order a Guidebook

“Keep Calm — God's Got This”
Youth Day has its own theme for this year: "Keep Calm — God's Got This." And again Youth Day will consists of two separate tracks, which allow everyone to experience an Arena rally, an Arena workshop, and an Arena liturgy. Since everyone sees the same Arena workshop speaker, your group will only have to choose one other workshop. Our speakers lined up for day include:

   Ansel Augustine                Michael Patin
   Jackie Francois             	  Bob Perron
   Fr. Rob Galea     Fr. Chris Ponnet
   ValLimar Jansen    Rev. R. Tony Ricard
   Paul Kim    Anna Scally
   Judy McDonald    Pam Stenzel
   Tony Melendez
You can find all the Youth Day 2013 information online. And check back soon we will have all the workshops announced online.

Go to the Youth Day page

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/0GDaWoh5qtk/default.jpgCONGRESS VIDEO SLIDESHOW
"Enter the Mystery" / "Entra al Misterio"
Now you can view a a video slideshow from last year's 2012 Congress, featuring the theme song, "Voice Infusing Life" by Santiago Fernandez. Also on our RECongress Channel on YouTube, you can view Arena session videos and highlights and interviews from Congress 2012 ... AND the years prior. Check out the RECongress Channel at YouTube.com/RECongress

Go to the RECongress Channel

"The Church as Mystery: Reflecting on the Presence of God in our Midst"
Sr. Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The decision to describe the church as a mystery was one of the most important theological developments at Vatican II because it called us to a renewed contemplation of the presence of God in our midst. This description prompts a dynamic understanding of church and it assures us that we need not be afraid of the “unfolding” that is inherent in the divine plan for us. The church as mystery carries many hopeful implications for the 21st century church. This presentation will seek to reveal those implications.

"¡El Señor es mi pastor, qué me puede faltar!”
Luis M. Benavides
Domingo, 24 de febrero, 2013

Aportes para una espiritualidad del siglo XXI a partir de la imagen bíblica del buen pastor. La poesía y la oración en los salmos como puerta de entrada en al Misterio. La dinámica del salmo 22: las figuras del pastor y del anfitrión, símbolos de la imagen paterna de Dios. El dejarse conducir por Dios, confiar en su providencia, reposar en Él, sentirse amparados y protegidos por Él, caminar en su presencia: actitudes espirituales y claves para “Entrar en al Misterio.”

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

RECongress has contracted with local hotels to offer special rates for attendees.
We have now posted some of these properties online; check the Web site for our most current listing of discounted hotel rooms.
When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate.

See Our 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, 2012 through August 31, 2013.)

If you were part of the program last year, we thank you, but you will need to update your account 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
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.


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