2019 RECongress Spotlights

Religious Education Congress
March 21, 2019
(Youth Day) &
March 22-24, 2019 (adult days)

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ACC NORTH BUILDING
RECongress was among the first events to use the new ACC North building last year. This year, we have moved ALL our Hall B events – for Youth Day and our adult days – to the "North Hall" on the upper floor (200 level). Youth Day will use the Arena and ACC North exclusively. Our RECongress adult days will also be using the building for workshops and "Spanish Arena" (formerly Hall B events) will be held in "North Hall" (on the upper level). Note that there are two floors – ACC North rooms 151-163 are located on the lower level and ACC North rooms 251-258 are located on the upper level.

VIDEO - YOUTH DAY
Thursday, March 21, 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
    See the playlist of Youth Day videos    Go to the Youth Day home page
This day-long event geared to high school students is an opportunity for students from throughout the western states to come together and share in Liturgy, workshops, entertainment and experience the energy of the Closing Rally.

VIDEO - RECongress.org/LIVE
Thursday through Sunday
    See the RECongress video playlist    View the archives

Watch highlights and sessions from RECongress. During the weekend you can watch Arena events live on the Internet from wherever you are! After RECongress, find the complete Arena archive (going back to RECongress 2010) on our RECongress Channel on YouTube at www.youtube.com/RECongress

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Thursday thru Sunday new location!: Convention North 151-152 (lower level); Confessions: 153/156
    Video: 2019 Sacred Space    Sacred Space map
Sacred Space 2019 is an invitation to walk in prayerful meditation joining the hopeful struggles, highlighted in the RECongress liturgical themes that seek the vision of Jesus that all may be one.  Spend some time in a quiet place, in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation or experience the ancient practice of walking the labyrinth, mindfully reflecting on your life as you journey toward a fuller life in Christ.

VIDEO - LITURGIES AT RECONGRESS
Thursday through Sunday
    Video: Liturgies at RECongress 2019    Schedule of Liturgies
Within the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, liturgy is celebrated every Sunday in no fewer than 40 different languages. With 16 Eucharistic Liturgies and several prayer services over the weekend, weve worked diligently to inculturate the liturgies at RECongress to reflect the church of Los Angeles.

LIVE STREAMING IN ACC NORTH HALL
Opening Event only, Friday, March 22, 8:30-9:30 am ACC North Hall (upper level)
Watch Fridays Opening Event with a simutaneous broadcast live in our new ACC "North Hall". (This year, we have moved all our Hall B (Spanish Arena) events to the 200 level the upper level of ACC North.) With the growing popularity of our RECongress.org/LIVE streaming, this is another venue to view the morning Arena experience.

RECONGRESS CHAT
Friday, March 22, 10:15-11:00 am Tech Center @ Hall A
    See past RECongress Chats
Join us Friday morning at the Technology Center in the center of Hall A as we continue our annual tradition of a live chat with students from the Los Angeles Archdiocese. This year Bishop Joseph Brennan chats with students from his region at Holy Family Grade School in Glendale.

FILM SHOWCASE 2019
Friday, March 22, 7:45-9:45 pm
This years Film Showcase, in partnership with Loyola Marymount Universitys Center for Religion and Spirituality, presents excerpts from a number of narrative feature films, shorts, documentaries, experimental and animated films, whose thematic elements are grounded in Catholic social teaching, justice, ministry, spirituality and theology. Filmmakers will be present to meet with audience members.

BUSTED HALO LIVE
Friday, noon-2:00 pm &  Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm Hall A
Come watch SiriusXM Radio's "The Busted Halo Show" as it broadcasts live from RECongress. Join in the fun with host Fr. David Dwyer and his team as they interview speakers and entertainers appearing at RECongress 2019. The Busted Halo Show airs Monday through Friday, from 7-10 pm Eastern time on SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel 129.

FRONT ROW WITH ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ
Saturday, March 17, 10:30 am Performance Stage, Hall A
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez will host an interactive discussion live from the Performance Stage in Hall A and online via Facebook. The conversation will be moderated by Christina Lamas, Executive Director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. Grab a front row seat online through Facebook Live and ask your questions about the October 2019 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.

SACRED ILLUMINATIONS 2019
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 pm
An annual feature at RECongress is Sacred Illuminations, a mystical choreography of light and sound. Incorporating her newest liturgical and fine art photography and reflections, Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz, SND
will bring us to encounter in a deeper way, the love and power of the Fathers love, transforming us through the reality of our daily lives.

YOUNG ADULTS @ RECONGRESS
DANCE - Saturday, March 23, 9-12 midnight Marriott Hotel
This annual RECongress tradition is a chance to meet new friends and reconnect with old. All young adults (18 to 39) are welcome. ID required for dance admission. Cost: $7 per person

MORNING ROSARY
Sunday, March 24, 7:15 am - Convention 303

"My God and My All: Praying the Rosary with Francis and Clare" with David Haas

Start off your morning by gathering together with David Haas to participate in a more "liturgical" and "sung" celebration of the rosary, steeped in the spiritual wisdom and simplicity of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi. Discover a possible path of prayer for you individually, as well as for your communities of faith.

FREE SOUVENIR ePOSTCARD
Sunday, March 24 ONLY, 9 am - 2:30 pm @ the Tech Center in Hall A
    See ePostcards from RECongress 2019
Get your own free picture souvenir from RECongress an ePostcard with your photo that you can email from Anaheim to your home ... or to friends. Available only on Sunday at the Tech Center.

ENTERTAINMENT AT RECONGRESS 2019
Friday through Sunday
    See our 2019 Entertainment page
RECongress 2019 will feature entertainment by John Angotti, Meredith Augustin, John Burland, Andrew Chinn, Fr. Rob Galea, Sarah Hart, M. Roger Holland II, ValLimar Jansen, Tom Kendzia, Michael Mangan, Jesse Manibusan, James Wahl and the musical group, WAL.

OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (ORE) BOOTH
Friday through Sunday Hall A
Stop by the Office of Religious Education Staff Booth located in Exhibit Hall A. Meet the staff members who organize RECongress and serve the catechetical needs throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Come with questions about how to enrich your catechetical programs. Check your Program Book for scheduled times of bishops and ORE staff members.

  ART EXHIBIT
Friday through Sunday Grand Arena Lobby
March 24 marks the one year anniversary of Archbishop Oscar Romero being named a saint. It is also the day each year when the U.N. International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed. This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor scar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on March 24, 1980. Msgr. Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.

PERFORMANCE STAGE in Hall A
Friday through Sunday Convention Hall A
Several of the performing artists at RECongress have scheduled time to appear at the new Performance Stage in Hall A. The stage showcases 20-minute sets of live music and is located in the southeast area of Exhibit Hall A. Check the posted schedule onsite for appearance times.

SPEAKER SIGNINGS
Friday through Sunday Convention Hall A, northwest area
    View the Signing Schedule (when posted)
Authors and performing artists appearing at RECongress have scheduled times to sign their books and CDs at the Signing Area. The tables are located in Exhibit Hall A. Check the posted schedule for any updates to table number or appearance times.

RECONGRESS SOUVENIRS
Friday through Sunday Arena Lobby & Hall A
Dont leave RECongress without getting one of our RECongress logo-ed souvenirs. We have an annual offering of pens, pins and magnets, but every year there is something new mugs, pads, letter openers, and more. Stop by and see what's new for this year. And watch for RECongress 2019 logowear near the RECongress Information booth in Exhibit Hall A.

CHARGING STATIONS
Friday through Sunday in Hall A
Bring your charger and plug into one of the Charging Stations to recharge your portable electronics. At Congress 2017 there were two charging stations – one at the Office of Religious Education booth in the center of Hall A and one near the Performance Stage, located in the southeast area of Hall A.

LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS
Friday through Sunday Convention Hall A
Guadalupe Radio (87.7 FM) will be broadcasting from RECongress. El Sembrador Spanish television will rebroadcast the Closing Liturgy and will also record all Spanish workshops in Sala Norte for a television special to be broadcast later in the year.

CHAIR MASSAGE
Friday through Sunday Convention Prefunction Area
Take a break from the bustle of RECongress
 and rest and renew your body. Visit the Chair Massage area in the Prefuction Lobby of Hall A. The cost is $1 per minute.

AA MEETING
Friday through Sunday (lunchtime) - Marriott San Diego
Join a lunchtime meeting with other Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) men and women to share experiences, strengths and hopes with mutual support for recovery from alcoholism. This 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 Marriotts lower level, in the San Diego room.

SHOW YOUR BADGE & SAVE PROGRAM
Congress attendees can receive promotional offers and discounts during RECongress with the "Show Your Badge & Save" program. Discounts are exclusively available to attendees during the conference for participating attractions and restaurants. Show your event badge and save at participating restaurants, shopping, attractions, and much more! Find discount information and coupons online here.

RECONGRESS 2019 PARKING
When attending our 2019 event, parking is available at Car Park 1 (off Katella Ave. located at ACC North) or Car Park 4 or Car Park 6 (both accessible from West St.). Parking is also available at the Disney Toy Story Lot (off Harbor Blvd.) or in the parking structure at Anaheim GardenWalk (off Katella Ave.). Download the parking map here. Parking in all locations is $16 (the standard Convention Center rate).


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