November 2019

RECongress 2020 (#9)

Register NOW for RECongress 2020!

You can now register for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress -- including our Youth Day 2020, held February 20, as well as our Adult Days held Friday through Sunday, February 21-23.

The Registration Guidebook (either online or in print) is your key to registering, with all workshop and speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options, and all events during Congress. The print version of the Guidebook is expected to be mailed by the end of November.

How to Register:
1) Have your workshops selected
Please have your RECongress workshop choices ready before you begin your online registration process. You can download the Registration Guidebook here or find the online session descriptions here and find a listing of topics here. (If you mail in your registration, please indicate first AND second choices of workshop for each period you plan to attend.)

2) Have your credit card ready
Register soon. Fees are discounted through January 10: Youth Day 2020 has special discount pricing of $35; the Adult Days has discount pricing of $75 through January 10.

3) Click to register
Youth Day individual registration – use this link
Youth Day group registration – use this link
RECongress individual registration – use this link
RECongress group registration – use this link

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An Invite From ORE Director Sr. Rosalia Meza

This year, the theme of the Religious Education Congress, “Live Mercy – Be Holy,” is a radical invitation to create a more compassionate and loving world. We are invited to live out mercy and holiness because God sees our tremendous capacity to love.

We can respond with mercy through acts of love, and when these acts arise from a place of compassion, our response embodies God’s holiness. We might think that only special people can be merciful or are worthy to be holy. Pope Francis, however, reminds us that “we are [all] called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.”

I invite you to explore this daring invitation to Live Mercy – Be Holy. Our world is in much need of these expressions of God’s love through us. This year’s theme will not only restore our own hope, but inspire, transform and challenge us to continue seeing the face of Christ in ourselves and in our faith communities. I look forward to welcoming you,
-- Sr. Rosalia Meza, VDMF

Read reflections on the RECongress 2020 Themes here »

Your 'Personal' Invitation to Volunteer

We invite to you consider becoming a volunteer at RECongress 2020. Positions include Assistants (those who are ticket takers/greeters at the door), Chairpersons (coordinators for the workshop) and Master of Ceremonies "MC" (those who introduces the speaker and makes announcements). There is a special registration process (and at a reduced rate) for volunteers and you must be available to work FOUR workshop sessions during RECongress. All new volunteers should plan to attend a Volunteer Meeting held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Find additional Volunteer information here »

Just for Southern Californians

Ralphs Grocery Company has a simple way that you can help the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Simply by registering and using your Ralphs rewards Card, a portion of eligible purchases are contributed to the RECongress.

We encourage all Ralphs shoppers to sign up for the free Ralphs rewards Card and register their card with the Community Contributions Program. It’s the easiest way to contribute to the RECongress.
Name: Archdiocese of Los Angeles - Religious Education
Organization Number: KV939
Find step-by-step instructions and information online and
See more about the Ralphs program »

RECongress Emailing

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RECongress 2020

RECongress Dates
February 20 (Youth Day) &
February 21-23, 2020

Youth Day Theme
"20/20 Through God's Eyes”

Adult Days Theme
"Live Mercy – Be Holy” / “Vive la misericordia y la santidad” / “Sống Nhân Từ - Hãy Nên Thánh”

2020 Theme Reflection
See what the ORE Director wrote about the 2020 RECongress theme.
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 »

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

Important Deadlines
Jan 3 - Last day to request refunds

Jan 10
- Registration fees increase

Jan 31
- Last day to register by mail (online or on site only)
See REC 2020 Updates»

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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