2015 DATES: March 12, 2015 (Youth Day) & March 13-15, 2015
2015 Theme: "See" / "Ver"
Held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California  (map)


Get the Latest Updates - Find the latest information, important dates, speaker changes, related links and updates about RECongress 2015 on our Updates page.

Program Book - Take a look at the Program Book that attendees receive at Congress on our Guidebook page.

Congress Emailing - Each month we send out two Congress Emailings (around the 1st and 15th). Be sure to sign up for our monthly Congress Emailings (¡en inglés y en español!)

Congress App - See the "app" for Congress 2015. You can personalize it with your own schedule, with workshops and exhibitors you wish to attend or visit.


RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center and is sponsored by the Los Angeles Office of Religious Education. Begun in 1968 as an "institute" for religious education (CCD) teachers, RECongress has grown to include people of all vocations and different faiths.

Youth Day (March 12, 2015) – Congress opens on Thursday with a day-long event for high school youth. This is an opportunity for students – not only from the Los Angeles Archdiocese but throughout California and the western states – to come together and share in Liturgy, workshops, entertainment and to experience the energy of a Youth Day Rally. See our Youth Day page.

Congress days (March 13-15) – The remaining three-day weekend is open to adults and young adults and offers more than 200 speakers presenting over 300 workshops, in addition to lunchtime entertainment, evening concerts, 16 Liturgies in a variety of characters, the Exhibit Hall and much more.

Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – One of the perks of Congress is the Exhibit Hall – held Friday through Sunday – showcasing over 200 companies ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries. See the 2015 Exhibitor Listing.


Youth Day 2015 offers two tracks – with morning Arena events (Track 1) or afternoon Arena events (Track 2). Everyone gets to experience an Arena Liturgy, participate in the Arena Rally, and see the Arena speaker (so you only need to select one speaker workshop choice).

The 2015 Youth Day Theme is "Talk Jesus with Me"!
The schedule for Youth Day 2015 is:
8:00 am Arena Rally (AM) 8:00 am Opening Music & Opening Sessions
  Arena Liturgy (AM) 9:30 am Convention Center Workshops
  Arena Workshop (AM) 11:00 am Lunch
11:45 am Lunch 12:15 pm Arena Rally (PM)
1:00 pm Convention Center Workshops   Arena Liturgy (PM)
2:30 pm Convention Center Closing Rallies   Arena Workshop (PM)
3:45 pm Dismissal 3:45 pm Dismissal

Youth Day 2015
Check our social media pages for photos from the day. And more to come on our web site next week.

Find more information on the Youth Day page.


Yelp Review
"Some people go to Tibet, Bali, or India for spiritual rejuvenation or enlightenment. Others take to the deserts in the Americas or the mountains in the Andes. I head to Orange County, California. For nearly a decade, I have joined thousands of other Catholics for a weekend of workshops, liturgies (I love hearing my favorite gospel singer!), and camaraderie. I call it visiting the Catholic planet. Don't let the name fool you; you don't have to be a Catholic schoolteacher or catechist to take part or even a staunch Catholic. In fact, the LA Congress has conservative Catholic protesters every year taking issue with the multicultural liturgies and/or the messages of inclusiveness. I consider this one of the highlights of every year and I've made it a family tradition bringing along my mother and now my daughter."
Julie C., San Leandro, CA


American Catholic blog
"The purpose of this event is for the development of faith, but I think this event is much more than that. It is an opportunity to celebrate God and the love of his people. It is also a great opportunity to be inspired and informed and perhaps even transformed. To my friends, I call the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress the Love Fest. There are people hugging, laughing, and a general sense of well-being at this convention. After all, isn’t that what God wants for us, to share in his love, to offer hope and support to one another, and share our gifts with each other? I think so, and I can only hope that I too help in my small way to set the world afire."                                                 -- Tammy Monjaras, Cincinnati, OH

See what others say about Congress on our RECongress Reviews page.


Congress 2015 Information
   • RECongress/Live!
   • 2015 Youth Day

   • Congress 2015 Schedule
   • Congress 2015 Spotlight

   • Congress 2015 Speakers
   • Congress 2015 Workshops
   • Speaker / Workshop Topics
   • Speaker Signing Schedule

   • Technology Center Schedule


Past Congress Information
   • Congress Themes

  • Congress Theme Songs
   • Congress Reviews
   • Congress Emailings
  • Congress Podcasts
  • Milestones of the RECongress
  • The past history of Congress


Congress Registration
The Religious Education Congress offers over 300 workshops and keynote, 18 liturgy and prayer experiences, lunchtime entertainment and evening concerts, a film showcase, over 265 exhibitors, Sacred Space, Art Exhibit, live Internet Arena events, the Opening Event streamed into Hall B, and so much more. Still the best bargain around, wrapped into a three-day weekend!

The registration fee for Congress 2015 is $80 ($70 by January 23, 2015) for all three Congress days. If you need additional information about RECongress, please contact us:

By e-mail: congress@la-archdiocese.org
By phone: (213) 637-7348
By mail: Religious Education Congress
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010

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FUTURE DATES: February 25 (Youth Day) & February 26-28, 2016

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