September 2019

RECongress (2019.4a)

This is a corrected September Emailing. We had a problem with some of our links.


Hotels announced for RECongress 2019

Our planning is fully underway for the 2019 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Invitations have been sent and speaker and coordinator responses are coming in. To accommodate all those traveling to Anaheim for the weekend, we have negotiated special rates with some of the local hotels. See our tips for making your stay the best possible.

Watch for our coming RECongress Emailings on announcements of our Youth Day and the adult days. There is separate registration and pricing for each. The regular registration pricing for Youth is $40 (with special discount pricing of $35 extended through February 28, 2019). The registration pricing for the adult days of RECongress is $85 (special discount pricing of $75 extended through February 28, 2019).
And keep an eye on our site — — for coming information about RECongress 2019.

Pass along this emailing or our link — — to share with friends, and encourage them to sign up for the Emailings to receive the latest information about RECongress 2019. If you do not care to receive future updates, you can find removal information at the bottom of this message.

Just for Southern Californians

Ralphs Grocery Company, the Southern California supermarket chain, has a program to help non-profit organizations with annual contributions. You may sign up online (instructions below) or by calling (800) 443-4438. Even if you have been a part of the program before, you must re-register in this new term. And please take note of our newly assigned Organization Number: KV939.

If you already have a registered Rewards card (This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password):

1. Log in to

2. Click Sign In

3. Enter your email address and password

4. Select My Account under Welcome, Valued Customer

5. Click on Community Rewards on the left

6. In the Search box, type "KV939" or "Archdiocese of Los Angeles - Religious Education"

7. Remember to click on the circle next to the name

8. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process.


Find step-by-step instructions and information online.

Go to the RECongress Ralphs page »

Liturgy Spotlight: Saturday Evening Taizé

Saturday, March 23, 2019 • 5:15 pm
Taizé Service
Music by David Anderson

David Anderson is Editor-at-Large at GIA Publications and serves as Director of Music and Organist at Ascension Parish in Oak Park, Ill. He is a well-known speaker at many national conferences, is frequently asked to prepare the liturgy and music for various conferences, and for retreats. For over 18 years on the first Friday of each month, Anderson has prepared and coordinated a Taizé prayer at Ascension Parish that brings together hundreds of people from many Christian traditions. This monthly gathering serves as a model for ministry, hospitality, and outreach.

Some Hotel Tips

With you in mind, the Religious Education Congress has contracted with certain hotels in the Convention Center area that offer a variety of pricing and room types which should meet everyone’s needs. Please pay special attention to the amenities offered -- some properties offer free breakfast options and several hotels offer suites that can house up to 6 people -- that can add even greater value to your stay. We look forward to your presence with us at the Religious Education Congress 2019.
See the list of contracted hotels here »

A Look Back ... at 1969

Welcome to the 1969 Los Angeles Archdiocesan Confraternity Congress [held at the International Hotel near LAX]! To make your participation both enjoyable and beneficial, we have tried to anticipate most of the questions that may arise, and provide "the answers" in this program. Please keep the program with you throughout the Congress for easy reference.
All who live at the hotel during the Congress will park free. All others should have parking tickets validated at our C.C.D. registration desk, thereby providing a discount for each day's parking. Self parking, 50 cents; valet parking, $1.00.
In addition to the (workshop) sessions of your choice, you — and all Congress participants — should attend the General Assemblies that will be held in the Hotel Ballroom. You do NOT need a special ticket to attend these Assemblies.
Within the International Hotel, Congress participants will find two
excellent restaurants: the Hunt Room on the first floor, and the
Penthouse Restaurant. Both offer good food. In addition, the hotel
also has a splendid Coffee Shop that serves full meals as well as

View the 1969 Program book »

A Snap from ... at 1989

There were 14 hotels contracted for the 1989 Religious Education Congress. In addition to the Marriott and Hilton hotels still used today, the properties included: the Anaheim Plaza Resort (Harbor Blvd.); Apollo Inn (West Street); Cosmic Age Lodge (Harbor Blvd.); Galaxy Motel (Harbor Blvd.); Holiday Inn (Harbor Blvd.); Hyatt Regency Alicante (Harbor & Chapman); Inn At The Park (Harbor Blvd.); Marriott Hotel (Convention Way); Paul Bunyan (Harbor Blvd.); Quality Inn (Convention Way); Space Age Lodge (Katella Avenue); Stovalls Inn (Katella Avenue); and Westward Ho (Katella Avenue). (Room rates that year at the Westward Ho Motel [pictured] were $36 for a single room and $40 for a double.)

See the early days of the Religious Education Congress »

Our Web Site

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

RECongress Emailing

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RECongress 2019

RECongress Dates
March 21 (Youth Day) &
March 22-24 (adult days)

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

The key to registration is the Registration Guidebook. If you attended RECongress 2019, you will automatically be mailed a Guidebook (around October).
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)

1970 - CCD Congress moves from Los Angeles to Anaheim Convention Center

1973 - first "Religious Education Congress" as CCD office renamed to Office of Religious Education
See the REC Milestones »

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