RECongress 2015

RECongress Dates
March 12 (Youth Day) &
March 13-15, 2015

2015 Congress Theme
"See" / "Ver"

2015 Youth Day Theme
"Talk Jesus with Me"

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2015 Theme Reflection
Read Sr. Prendergast's reflection on the 2015 (and prior) Congress themes.

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RECongress is an hour closer!

With today's time change (in most states!), we're an hour closer to the 2015 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress! RECongress begins this  Thursday with Youth Day. If you are attending this year, this Emailing is full of tips and information. If you're not joining us on site this year, be sure to join us online at! And new this year, the Spanish sessions in Hall B will be streamed live in addition to Youth Day and Congress Arena events.

Though Youth Day is closed, registration for Congress doesn't close. All online registrations with a valid email address will receive a barcode confirmation. Print out that barcode (or have it on your smartphone/device) and bring it with you to Congress. You can then scan the barcode to print out your name badge and tickets at Congress. Note: Paper tickets are required to enter all workshops.

And remember to follow @LACongress and be part of the conversation on social media. Please use the #SEE #VER and #RECongress hashtags to take the conversation wider.

You are receiving this RECongress Emailing from your interest or your registration for Congress. Pass along this emailing or our link — archive.recongress.orgg — to receive the latest information about Congress 2015 and encourage your friends to sign up for our Congress Emailing for updates. If you do not care to receive future updates, you can find removal information at the bottom of this message.

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The 2015 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
• March 12, 2015 (Youth Day)
• March 13-15, 2015

Congress is held annually at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just south of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure).

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Registration is available throughout Congress. Register ahead of time online by credit card or register on site. You can register as an individual or a "group" (2 or more people, all just paying with one credit card).
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Exhibit Hall A
One of the perks of Congress are the Exhibits in Hall A, 543 booths 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.
Hours are:
Friday & Saturday: 8 am-5 pm; Sunday: 8 am-3 pm
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Get the Congress App - coming soon!
Again this year we will be offing a mobile event guide to Congress attendees that features speaker information, session schedules and much more! Best of all, it is accessible from all devices with an Internet browser — smartphones, tablets and desktops. Note: You will need to enter your personal schedule, since the app is not directly connected to the registration system. Access the RECongress app through the QR Code or directly at (App coming soon!)
See our Congress Updates page »


Disney Ticket Offer Ends Tuesday
This Tuesday, March 10, 2015 is the last day RECongress attendees can purchase specially priced Disneyland resort tickets. The discounted rates apply to Twilight Convention tickets (after 4 pm), 1-day 1-park, multi-day and park hopper tickets. This offer is only available online at and not available at the Park. Tickets are valid Tuesday, March 10 through Sunday, March 22, 2015. The online ticket store closes Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:00 PM PST.
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The Youth Day 2015 App
Download the Youth Day app for iPhone and iPod Touch at! It automatically updates itself every year when new versions are released. With this app you can stay up-to-date with all Youth Day speakers, musicians and performers by following them on Twitter, viewing their websites and Facebook pages.

Youth Day is Social
Stay up-to-date on the latest updates about Youth Day by connecting with us on Social Media. The hashtags for all Youth Day activity are
#LAYouthDay and #TalkJesusWithMe.
See the Youth Day page »


Sneak a Peek at the Program Book
Be ready for Congress: See the online version of the Program Book that attendees receive when they arrive at Congress 2015. Get a little extra time to plan out your weekend by downloading the Program Book for workshop and restaurant locations. Available in PDF and iPaper formats.
  -- Spotlight on events at Congress
  -- Workshop locations and maps
  -- Tech Center schedule
  -- Speaker Signing schedule
  -- Exhibitor listing and Categories listing
  -- Restaurant guide and map
  -- Audio Recording Form
Preview the Program Book »


Speaker/Artist Book Signing
Authors and musical performing artists appearing at Congress have scheduled times to sign their books, CDs and DVDs at the Signing Area. After every period there are scheduled times for speaker signings — including Keynote Pastor Rick Warren on Saturday. The Signing Area is located in the southeast corner of Hall A. Check the posted schedule for any updates to table number or appearance times.
See the Signing Schedule »


Visit the Technology Center in Hall A ...
Friday thru Sunday – Tech Center in Hall A
Don't forget to check the schedule online or at the Tech Center for computer demonstrations by the Catholic Communication Collaboration, Gradelink, Liturgical Publications, Outside da Box, Pearson, RCL, and more. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez starts off events at the Tech Center on Friday with an online video chat with students from St. Finbar Elementary School in Burbank.

... and Don't Forget Your Free ePostcard
In addition to the Congress-logoed souvenir pens, pins and magnets, you can also claim a free souvenir ePostcard. The ePostcards are only available on Sunday and only at the Technology Center, located at the center of Hall A under the "Computer Demonstration" banner and adjacent to the Office of Religious Education's booth. Take your picture at Congress to email home and/or to your friends.
See Last Year's ePostcards »


Scooter / Wheelchair Rentals
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your ability to attend or enjoy RECongress due to handicap access or mobility concerns, please feel free to contact Rob Williams at RECongress' Mobility Team will be available to help with wheelchair transport, special seating and any access issues within Congress. At Congress you can find the Mobility Team located just outside Congress Headquarters (AR-1), in the Arena Lobby area.

NOTE: The Convention Center does not provide wheelchairs. You may contact Alpha Drugs Pharmacy at either of their two locations in Anaheim: 1240 S. Magnolia, (714) 220-0373; or 515 S. Beach Blvd., (714) 821-8959.

OC Medical has scooters and wheelchairs for rent to attendees during the Religious Education Congress. Contact them to reserve equipment at 755 N. Euclid Street in Anaheim, (800) 593-4942 FAX (714) 956-4692. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am-6 pm, Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. Online at
View the 2015 RECongress Liturgies »


RECongress Live! Online
This year, watch our two live streaming channels of Arena (English) and Hall B (Spanish) events live from Congress on the Internet. Find the schedule of our live events from Congress 2015 on Watch beginning with Youth Day on Thursday and running all the way through Sunday... beyond with our posted videos. And don't forget to post comments on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
Facebook -
Twitter -
@LACongress #REC2015
Go to RECongress Live! »

Film Showcase 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015, 8 pm (7 pm reception)
Convention 201

This year’s Film Showcase -- the ninth annual event in partnership with Loyola Marymount University -- presents sneak peeks at future films and will feature the 2015 documentary "It Happened Here."  A public Q&A with Producer Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen moderated by Sr. Rose Pacatte, F.S.P. will follow the screening. At 7:15 pm there will be an advanced screening of NBC’s  "A.D. The Bible Continues" pilot episode. The show picks up where the miniseries "The Bible" left off, exploring the events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. Doors open and preshow reception begins at 7 pm in Convention 201. The formal program begins at 8 pm.
(Online info at Congress Film Showcase.)
See the Congress Spotlights »


Audio Recording at Congress
Many of the Congress workshop sessions are audio recorded with speaker permission. Audio CDs are available at Congress for purchase at the CSC Digital Media booth, located at the east wall in Exhibit Hall A. Downloadable MP3s will be made available after Congress. You can order on site, from the order page in the Program Book or online -- during Congress and after. NOTE: Delegate recording of any workshop or general assembly session is not permitted.
Go to Recording page »


Some RECongress Reminders:
Live Streaming in Hall B
As an alternative to dealing with the crowd Arena, you can watch Friday’s Opening Event (8:30-9:30 am) with a live broadcast in Hall B.

Convention Center Parking
Day parking is available in the Convention Center parking structures at the rate of $15 per day, with no in-and-out privileges.

Registration & Program Books Online - click here
Our 2015 Registration Guidebook and even our 2015 Congress Program Book — the one given away at Congress — are now available online in PDF (requires the free Adobe Reader) and in format (requires no software download).

Hotels - click here
RECongress has contracted with local hotels to offer special rates for attendees. When making hotel reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate. Check online for our most current listing of hotels. 

Airport Shuttle - click here
Prime Time Shuttle is offering Congress attendees special online convention discounts for transportation to and from Southern California airport or cruise ship terminals. Information can be found on their special Congress event page.

Unwind at Congress
On Friday and Saturday (10 am-4:30 pm) and again on Sunday (10 am-2:30 pm) in the Hall A Prefuntion Area you can take a break from the bustle of Congress with a chair massage. The cost is $1 per minute.

A.A. Meetings
Join a lunchtime meeting (Friday through Sunday) with other Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) men and women to share experiences, strengths and hopes with mutual support for recovery from alcoholism. T
his is an open meeting for anyone working a 12-Step program, or anyone interested in 12-Step recovery. The meeting room is location on the Marriott’s lower level, in the San Diego room.

Lost and Found
There is a Lost & Found desk located outside of Congress Headquarters, located in Convention AR 1, near the south end of the Arena.

Message Center
The Message Center, located in the Prefunction area, can receive incoming messages. Call (714) 765-8883 or (714) 765-8884 to leave a message, or you can leave a note on the Message Board.
Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ralphs Rewards Program - click here
Don't forget to sign up at your Southern California Ralphs store for the free Ralphs rewards Card and register the card with the Community Contributions Program.
You can always find the latest Congress information and updates online. Though our Congress Emailings feature some of our Congress Speakers, Spotlights, Entertainment and Liturgies, you can find the complete listing online at www.RECongress. And check our updates pages updates and announcements.
See the 2015 Updates page »


Free ACC Emailing
Want to know what's happening in the Los Angeles Archdiocese? The Archdiocesan Catholic Center (ACC) Newsbriefs is a free, weekly newsletter sent to your e-mail address each Friday afternoon with information on upcoming workshops and events sponsored by ACC departments, and links to archdiocesan web pages for more information and registration. It also includes information on other events throughout the Archdiocese. Over 3,400 people currently receive the ACC Newsbriefs each week. Please note that your e-mail address is not shared, not even other ACC departments. To subscribe, log on to: and provide your e-mail address, your name and your phone number (in case of any questions).
See the Tech Center Schedule »


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