November 2015 - Register

RECongress 2016 (#8)

RECongress registration is now online
Registration Guidebooks for the 2016 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress have been mailed. The Guidebook is your key to registering for Congress, with all workshop and speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options, and all events during Congress.

1) Have your your workshops selected

Please have your Congress workshop choices ready before you begin your online registration process. You can find online session descriptions here. (Online registration is live; if you mail in your registration please select a first and a second choice of workshop for each period you plan to attend.)

2) Have your credit card ready

The registration fee for Youth Day 2016 is $30; Congress registration is $70 (rates go up after January 8, 2016)


3) Go to register
YOUTH DAY - Register for Youth Day here

ADULT CONGRESS - Register for the Congress days here.


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Registration Guidebook is online
You don't need to wait for your copy to arrive in the mail. The 2016 Registration Guidebook is available in four formats:
PDF: The Registration Guidebook is available online as one PDF file and also divided up into smaller sections that are faster to download. (You will need the free Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view PDF documents.)
iPaper: The Guidebook is available in iPaper format, which requires no software download and is a Web-based version of the book.
Web: View every workshop period (English and Spanish) as a separate web page.
Paper: Still prefer the paper version of the Guidebook? If you attended Congress last year, you will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook. (Or you may order one at right)
See the Guidebook online »

Official Youth Day T-Shirts

Attention Group Leaders: Official Youth Day T-shirts are now available for custom and group pre-orders through PAL (Peace and Love) Campaign! Customize your Youth Day shirt with your youth group or parish name on the back for only $3 more. All orders with payment must be received by January 25, 2016 for direct shipping.

Special pre-order discount pricing is valid through January 25, 2016:
     T-shirts: $13* ($15 at Youth Day)
     Hoodie Sweatshirts: $30* ($35, limited quantity at Youth Day)
     Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
          *2XL-4XL T-shirts are $2 more; hoodie sweatshirts $5 more.


Order online at  or email Please email if you have any questions.
See the Youth Day page »

Special Hotel Rates't forget to make your travel arrangements now. We have secured special rates for Congress attendees at a number of hotels with pricing to meet everyone's needs. Make sure when making your reservations you mention the Religious Education Congress so that you receive our special contracted rates.


NOTE: We have an error in the listing for the Disneyland Hotel in the print edition of the Guidebook. The listing should be as online:
1150 Magic Way, Anaheim CA 92802
(714) 520-5005
Single/Double: $175

Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Rate good through February 2, 2016

See the Hotels listing »

Discount Disney Tickets

Religious Education Congress attendees can purchase specially priced Disneyland resort eTickets, including Twilight Convention tickets (after 4 pm), 1-day 1-park, multi-day and park hopper tickets. The offer is only available online and is not available at the Park. Order online at
Note: eTickets are valid from Thursday, February 18, 2016 to Monday, February 29, 2016.
Read about the Disney Ticket offer »

Our Web Site

You can find all Congress information and updates online. Our upcoming RECongress Emailings will feature some Congress Spotlights, and we will be adding speaker and hotel information online. Check our site for updates and announcements.

RECongress Emailing

Be sure to sign-up for our twice-a-month Emailings about the latest updates and information about Congress 2016. You may opt out from our Congress Emailing at any time from the "Manage Your Subscription" link below.

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RECongress 2016

RECongress Dates
February 25 (Youth Day) &
February 26-28, 2016

2016 Congress Theme
"Boundless Mercy" / "Misericordia Inagotable"

2016 Youth Day Theme

Youth Day page »

2016 Theme Reflection
See a reflection on the 2016 Congress logo by ORE Director Fr. Chris Bazyouros.

Read the Reflection »

Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Ave.
Anaheim, Calif. 92802
(just south of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure). 
See a Yahoo Map »

Hotel Information
See our listing of contracted hotels with special rates for Congress attendees. 
See the Hotel page »

View the Guidebook
The Guidebook is your key to registration and contains all workshop and speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options, and all events during Congress.
View the Guidebook »

The key to registration is the Registration Guidebook. If you attended RECongress 2015, you will automatically be mailed a Guidebook (available in late-October). If you need one, you may order one here.
Order a Guidebook »

Congress Milestones
1956 - first two-day CCD Institute (500 teachers in attendance)
1967 - first three-day “Southern California Confraternity Congress ” (7,000 in attendance)
1973 - first "Religious Education Congress" as CCD office renamed to Office of Religious Education 
See the REC Milestones »

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