Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
 RECongress Email Updates #4 Oct 15, 2012 (REC 2013-4)

RECongress 2013

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

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

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   Registration Guidebook now online!

The Registration Guidebook for the 2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is now available. And you can see it online, before it gets mailed! The Guidebook is your key to register for Congress with a listing of all speakers and their workshop descriptions. 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 begin to be mailed in late-October.)

Order a Guidebook

The full Youth Day schedule in now available online along with the registration form. (Online registration is coming.) Youth Day, with its theme "Keep Calm God's Got This," will have the same new format that began last year, with two separate Tracks (1 & 2) that allow all participants to celebrate liturgy with Archbishop José Gomez and hear our featured Youth Day speaker Fr. Tony Ricard. We suggest that you share the list of speakers with your young people and allow them to choose  those topics that interest them. Also, review the schedule and select the track that best serves your group. Each group will still choose a second workshop (along with a back-up choice) to attend in the Convention Center. Those workshops will still be offered both in the morning and afternoon. Check the Youth Day Schedule and the Workshop listing online.

Go to the 2013 Youth Day Page

You can now view the Religious Education Congress Registration Guidebook ONLINE (and download the pages) to help make your plans for attending Congress. The Guidebook includes all the information about Youth Day and Congress.

The Guidebook is available in 3 different formats: F: You may choose to download the complete Registration Guidebook or, for those with slower or connections, the Guidebook has been broken up into smaller sections. (You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view PDF documents; make sure you have the latest version.)

iPaper: The Guidebook is also available in iPaper format, which requires NO software to download.

Web Pages: You may also view each workshop period (English and Spanish) as individual Web pages.

View the Registration Guidebook

Friday, February 22, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 pm - Session 3-23
"Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self"
Fr. Richard Rohr uses the title of his last book to lead us on a mining operation. What is the self that Jesus says “must die” and what is the self that must be found? What is wonderful and what is difficult about this search? Why is it so foundational to all healthy religion? How does God work in the soul to achieve the discovery of our own “immortal diamond”?

Sunday, February 24, 2013
10:00 - 11:30 am - Session 7-22
"Breathing Under Water: The Gospel and Recovery"
Fr. Richard Rohr teaches that the 12 Step program of Alcohol Anonymous (AA) mirrors and makes very practical the message of Jesus and helps us recognize we are all addicts in some way – surely to our way of thinking – and need a way out and through. He considers the program and the specific American contribution to the history of spirituality.

Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province, founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, N.M., where he currently lives. He is also founder of The Rohr Institute and its Living School for Action and Contemplation. Fr. Rohr divides his time between local work and preaching/teaching around the world. He has made several audio and video recordings, and is best known for his writings, which include “The Naked Now” and “Everything Belongs.”

See all Congress 2013 Speakers

RECongress has contracted with local hotels to offer special rates for Congress attendees. Check online for our most current listing of hotels, and now we have an interactive viewable map of these hotels. 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

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

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

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