Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
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RECongress 2013

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

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

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   Congress Keynote Announced

The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress announces Mark Shriver as the Keynote for our February 2013 event. Also be sure to check the web site for updated hotel properties with special attendee rates. So start your planning now to attend Congress 2013.

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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 2012, 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
$25 per person fee.

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 available late-October.)

Order a Guidebook

The logo for the Official Youth Day T-shirts has been announced, and merchandize is available for group and custom pre-orders. Customize your Youth Day shirt with your youth group or parish name on the back for only $2.50 additional. Custom orders with payment must be received by January 28, 2013 for direct shipping.

Special Pre-order Discount Pricing:
   T-shirts: $12.50 ($15 at Youth Day)
   Sweatshirts: $35  ($40 at Youth Day)
   Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL

On Youth Day, merchandise will be available at the Seraph7 booth in the main Arena Lobby (south side) of the Convention Center Arena. Sizes S-3XL are available. Pre-order to ensure you get yours at http://www.seraph7.com. Additional information and online ordering can be found at www.Seraph7.com or by emailing store@seraph7.com.

Go to the Youth Day Page

For Youth:
MCs at Youth Day — We invite high school students attending Youth Day to consider becoming an MC to introduce speakers before workshops. All interested youth are required to attend a training session on Saturday, January 19, 2013. (Deadline for the form is Friday, January 11, 2013). Download the form on our web site.

For Adults:
Adult Volunteers at Youth Day — If you or someone you know who is adult and is NOT chaperoning a group for Youth Day, but would like to volunteer for the great event, we have a place for you! Our adult volunteer team helps with crowd control, information sharing and much more during the day. We’re looking for youth-friendly people that can make the day more enjoyable for all. (Deadline to submit the form is Friday, January 25, 2013)
Download the form on our web site.

Go to the 2013 Youth Day Page

Mark Shriver
Faith, Hope and Love in Action
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 am
In this Year of Faith, Mark Shriver shares his father’s example to glean insights about the durability of faith, a faith that demands acts of hope and love. How did Sargent Shriver create the Peace Corps, lead the “War on Poverty” — including the development of its Head Start, Legal Services to the Poor, Foster Grandparents, and VISTA programs — expand Special Olympics around the globe, and still attend Mass on a daily basis? How was he happily married for 56 years, raising five kids all of whom loved him, and always so joyful? Sharing the lessons he learned in writing his New York Times best-selling memoir, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver,” Mark Shriver will explore the source of his father’s joy — his faith — and how it sustained him through life. It is this faith that can help us all as we strive to be better men and women.

Mark Shriver is currently Senior Vice President for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs and based in Washington, D.C. A former Maryland state legislator, he created the Choice Program, chaired the National Commission on Children and Disasters, and is the author of the New York Times best-seller, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver.” Mark lives with his wife, Jeanne and their three children, Molly, Tommy, and Emma in Maryland.

The session will be contextualized in the vision proposed by the Year of Faith by Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Associate Professor of Liturgy and Homiletics and Chair of the Department of Word and Worship at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. You can find the entire list of the 184 speakers for Congress 2013 on our Web site.

Congress 2013 Speakers Page

Check 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 possible. When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate. You can find information about contracted hotels on our web site.

RECongress Hotels Page

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