Updates for RECongress 2020

updated 03/16/20  
 

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IMPORTANT CONGRESS 2020 DATES

Dec 16 First mailing of adult days tickets (for registrations processed by Dec.10).
Dec 19 First mailing of Youth Day name badges.
Jan 3 Last day to request refunds
Jan 10 Registration fees increase (extended through Jan 20).
Jan 20 After this date, all registrants will be emailed a barcode to print tickets on site in Anaheim.
Jan 27 Second (last) mailing of adult days tickets.
Jan 31 Second mailing of Youth Day name badges.
Jan 31 Last day to register by mail (register online or on site at the Convention Center after this date).
Feb 10 Third (final) mailing of Youth Day name badges.
Feb 12 Youth Day closes to new registrations

READINGS FOR THE DAY

Youth Day:   Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
First Reading: James 2:1-9
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5,6-7
Gospel: Mark 8:27-33
   
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Sunday:
   
February 23, 2020 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18
Psalm: Ps.103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23
Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48

SPEAKER / BOOK CHANGES

Fr. Jan Michael Joncas will not be attending RECongress 2020. His workshops:
     Session 3-10: The Hymn of the Day: An Enrichment of Roman Catholic will be presented by Marty Haugen.
     Session 6-11: The Liturgy as Artwork will be presented by Marty Haugen.
Youth Day:   pg 15 - The Youth Day Registration Form is missing the line for the count of YOUTH attending.
All online PDFs have been updated. You can find the updated form here.
   
Adult Days:   pg 74 - The correct title for Dr. José Antonio Medina's session 5-56 is "La Biblia en los ministerios" (*)

Sr. Maureen Sullivan will not be attending RECongress. Her workshops:
     Session 3-21: Overwhelmed by God: Are We Really Called to Be “Perfect”? (*) will be
                    presented by Kathy Hendricks.
     Session 7-22: Becoming the Face of Mercy (*) is cancelled.

There is a typo in the spelling of Fr. John Burns'  name in his bio appearing with sessions
pg 53 - Session 6-05: "The Theology of Suffering"  (*) and
pg 53 - Session 7-07: "Seeking Healing Through Forgiveness"  (*)
Program Book: pg 18
In the Tech Center listing: William H. Sadlier will appear at 3:00 pm
In the Speaker Signing: Jon Sweeney's name is misspelled.

pg 24
In the Tech Center listing: National Catholic Sisters Project is at 10 am
   

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

Feb 17: RECongress Emailing
Feb 15: Informed that speaker Sr. Maureen Sullivan will not be at RECongress 2020.
Feb 12: Last day to register for Youth Day
Feb 4: Youth Day Track 1 closed to new registrations.
Feb 3: RECongress Emailing
Feb 1: Youth Day Rehearsal Day from 9 am-2 pm at Holy Family (1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030).
Jan 31: Online registration payment by check has ended
Jan 31: Last day to register by mail
Jan 27: Informed that speaker Fr. Jan Michael Joncas will not be at RECongress 2020.
Jan 26: Speaker book signing page posted
Jan 23: RECongress Emailing
Jan 22: Program Book posted
Jan 21: Volunteer Meeting at 7 pm at Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School (2900 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006)
Jan 14: Adult Days workshops begin to close - listing on the Closed Workshops page
Jan 13: RECongress Emailing
Jan 10: Registration fees increase (extended through Jan 20).
Jan 7: RECongress Emailing
Jan 6: There was an ACC raffle for free registration to RECongress 2020. 10 winners were chosen (names and their departments) -- Human Resources: Rosa Ambriz, Giny Ayala, Annabelle Baltierra; Office of the Chancellor: Gerry Spray; Tribunal: Olivia Alvarez; Vicar for Clergy: Sandra Cabrera, Rhoda Conde, Margarita Franco; Catholic Education Foundation: Max Flores, Adrian Barrios.
Jan 3: Last day to request refunds
Dec 24: RECongress Emailing
Dec 17: RECongress Registration Video announced
Dec 17: RECongress Emailing
Dec 5: Registration Guidebooks mailed
Dec 2: Youth Day Registration Form is updated (link here)
Dec 1: RECongress Emailing
Nov 27: Registration Guidebooks printed
Nov 22: Online registration begins
Nov 16: Youth Day Recruitment Day from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at St. Bede the Venerable Parish (215 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011).
Nov 15: RECongress Emailing
Nov 13: Speakers assigned with workshops
Nov 13: Registration Guidebook posted online
Nov 1: RECongress Emailing
Oct 15: RECongress Emailing
Oct 1: RECongress Emailing
Sep 15: RECongress Emailing
Sep 9: Additional hotels added
Sep 1: RECongress Emailing
Aug 15: RECongress Emailing
Aug 14: Hotels announced
Aug 1: RECongress Adult Days theme announced
Aug 1: RECongress Emailing
Jul 1: Sr. Rosalia Meza begins as Director of the Office of Religious Education
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RECONGRESS REGISTRATION

The regular registration fee for adult days of the Religious Education Congress is $85 with special discount pricing of $75 now extended through January 20, 2020. Registrations by the end of January will receive mailed tickets. After January 31, registrations can only be made online or on site at Congress. We will continue to process registrations and send email confirmations. Tickets can be printed at Congress in the Registration area. Registration area hours are:
 
-- Thursday, February 20 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 -- Friday, February 21 - 7:00 am to 3 pm
 -- Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 am to 3 pm
 -- Sunday, February 23 - 8 am to 11 am

YOUTH DAY

The regular registration fee for Youth Day 2020 is $40, with discount pricing of $35 extended through January 20, 2020. Check the Youth Day page for more information.

A Special Invitation for Adults: The Youth Day Coordinating Team would like to offer a special opportunity to any adult who is not chaperoning a group from a parish or school and would like to be part of our day. To be part of the team, an adult needs to have been fingerprinted by the Los Angeles Archdiocese and have taken part in a Protecting God’s Children adult training session (upcoming opportunities for these are available). To get more information about joining Youth Day, please visit www.RECongress.org/YD.

YOUTH DAY BADGES

It is important for you to check your Youth Day packet when it arrives. Make sure that it includes all the Badges for each Adult Chaperone in your parish/school group and that you have enough badges for each student. We will mail out all Youth Day packets by March 15, 2020. If you do not receive your packet, check your email for a confirmation of your registration with a barcode. Print that email out and bring it with you to the RECongress Registration Area. If you haven't received a barcode confirmation, please visit the Registration Area on site during registration hours for assistance. If you have further inquiries, please call the RECongress Registration Desk at 213-637-7348,

YOUTH DAY BADGE MAILING

Youth Day packets include Badges for all youth and Chaperones, a badge holder and lanyard for each Chaperone and also information about the day. Scheduled packet mailing dates are:

Jan 17: First mailing of Youth Day packets (registered by Jan 15)
Jan 31: Second mailing of Youth Day packets (registered by Jan 29)
Feb 7: Third (final) mailing of Youth Day packets (registered by Feb 5)
After Feb 5: Any remaining packets can be picked-up onsite at the Registration area in Anaheim

SPECIAL DISNEY TICKET OFFER FOR RECONGRESS ATTENDEES

Religious Education Congress attendees may purchase specially priced Disneyland Resort Theme Park eTickets prior to their arrival. There is special pricing for Twilight Convention tickets (after 4 pm), 1-day 1-park, multi-day and park hopper tickets. This discounted eTicket offer is only available online at https://www.mydisneygroup.com/ZMRB20A. Though the online store is open until 9:00pm PST on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, we recomment you order by Sunday, Feburary 16. Tickets are valid from Saturday, February 15, 2020 through Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Note: These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Disney Resort and are intended only for attendees and guests of RECongress 2020. Only registered attendees are allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum per order (two orders maximum per credit card). Prices are subject to change without notice. Note for foreign attendees: Please only enter 2 letters in the state/territory field (fill it out with only two letters). Any more than two and the system will not accept it.

Disney reserves the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition, these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.

"SHOW YOUR BADGE & SAVE" DISCOUNT PROGRAM

RECongress attendees can find information here about 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, attractions and much more!

RECONGRESS 2020 "SWAG BAG"

Every RECongress attendee on our adult days receives a souvenir tote bag -- sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries (one side with the Cemeteries logo and the other side with the RECongress 2020 logo) -- that includes a RECongress lanyard, a name badge holder and a copy of the 2020 Program Book.

RECONGRESS APP

We have decided not to offer an app this year for RECongress 2020.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

The Religious Education Congress has made arrangements for airport transportation with Karmel Shuttle, offering direct service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), John Wayne Airport (SNA) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) to and from the Anaheim Resort. See our Travel page for additional information.

3 WAYS TO REGISTER:
1) Visit www.karmel.com and enter Promo Code: RECON20.
2) Call toll free 1-888-995-RIDE (888-995-7433). Mention Promo Code “RECON20” at the time of reservation.
3) Click this link -- exclusively for Religious Education Congress attendees.

EXHIBIT HALL

 Exhibit Hall (Hall A) hours during RECongress adult days are:
-- Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
-- Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
-- Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Find the listing of 2020 Exhibitors HERE.
You can download a map of Hall A HERE.

RECORDED GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

In addition to the indicated taped workshops, the General Assemblies (Arena and Hall B sessions) will be taped by Convention Media. You can contact them at www.conferencemedia.net or download the form HERE.

ARENA SESSIONS

This is a listing of all sessions that will take place in the Arena. NOTE: All Arena tickets are good for Arena or North Hall (upper level) sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.

LOCATION

PERIOD

TIME

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP

ARENA

1-01

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

Bishop Robert Barron "The Real Presence in the Eucharist"

ARENA

2-01

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC

"Super Heroines and Heroes of Holiness and Mercy" (*)

ARENA

3-01

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Elsy Arévalo

"Start with Jesus: WE the Missionary People!" (*)

Dr. Ansel Augustine

Becky Eldredge

Joe Paprocki

Julianne Stanz

ARENA

Keynote

Saturday - 8:30 am

Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI

"Called to Compassion: Witnesses of God’s Mercy in the World" (*)

ARENA

4-01

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

Dr. Robert Wicks

"Heartstorming: Creating a Place God Can Call Home" (*)

ARENA

5-01

Saturday - 1:00-2:30 pm

John Allen Jr.

"Pope Francis and the Seven Year Itch: Where Things Stand After Seven Years of a Maverick Pope" (*)

ARENA

6-01

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

"Unsettling Settled Ideas: Gang Members and the Marrow of the Gospel" (*)

ARENA

7-01

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

Fr. James Martin, SJ

"What Happens When You Pray?" (*)

ARENA

8-01

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Sarah Hart

"The Song of Women: Raising Their Voices in Our Church" (*)

CONVENTION CENTER HALL B ("SPANISH ARENA")

This is a listing of all the "Spanish Arena" sessions that will take place in Hall B. NOTE: All tickets are good for either the Arena or Hall B sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.

LUGAR

SESION

TIEMPO

CONFERENCISTA

CONFERENCIA  (* = grabacion)

Hall B

1-51

Viernes - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana, ST "¿Por qué no creemos que podemos ser santos?" (*)

Hall B

2-51

Viernes - 1:00-2:30 pm

Hna. Teresa Maya, CCVI "La compasión hace justicia: Un llamado para todos los días" (*)

Hall B

3-51

Viernes - 3:00-4:30 pm

Rev. José-Román Flecha Andrés "Misericordiosos como el Padre" (*)

Hall B

Alabanza matutina y asemblea general

Sábado - 7:50-9:30 am

Obispo Daniel Flores “Ojos abiertos, corazones vivos, manos a la obra: La Misericordia, acción de Dios en el mundo” (*)

Hall B

4-51

Sábado - 10:00-11:30 am

Katherine Angulo   "¿Vive la misericordia y recaptura la alegría de tu ministerio" (*)

Hall B

5-51

Sábado - 1:00-2:30 pm

Rev. Eduardo Fernandez, SJ "La justicia social al servicio de la encarnación del evangelio" (*)

Hall B

6-51

Sábado - 3:00-4:30 pm

Héctor Tabares Ramírez "Fundamentos esenciales del auténtico liderazgo: Misericordia de Dios en acción" (*)

Hall B

7-51

Domingo - 10:00-11:30 am

Dr. John Yzaguirre "Como superar el desánimo en la vida familiar" (*)

Hall B

8-51

Domingo - 1:00-2:30 pm

Dr. Hosffman Ospino "El activismo cristiano como una práctica de santidad" (*)

VIETNAMESE WORKSHOPS

This is a listing of all sessions that will take place in ACC North 262 (upper Level 200). NOTE: Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.  

LOCATION

SESION

TIME

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP (Title in English)

ACC North 262

1-70

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

Bishop Thanh Nguyen ("The Cross – Mystery of Divine Love") (*)

ACC North 262

2-70

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Sr. Mary Nguyen, OP ("Growth in Holiness by the Divine Mercy") (*)

ACC North 262

3-70

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Prof. Quyen Di ("Live Mercy – Be Holy in Family") (*)

ACC North 262

4-70

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. Hy Nguyen, PSS ("Can a Catholic Disagree with the Church’s Teachings?") (*)

ACC North 262

5-70

Saturday- 1:00-2:30 pm

Rev. Thinh Pham “(For All of You Who Were Baptized into Christ Have Clothed Yourselves with Christ” (Gal 3:27)" (*)

ACC North 262

6-70

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Sr. Mary Nguyen, OP  ("The Family: Home of Divine Mercy") (*)

ACC North 262

7-70

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. Hy Nguyen, PSS ("The Church and Sexual Morality – How to Care for the LGBTQ Community") (*)

ACC North 262

8-70

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Rev. Thinh Pham (" 'Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of Hosts...' (Is 6:3) – The Bible and Liturgy") (*)

RECONGRESS TICKETS / PROGRAM PICK-UP / REGISTRATION HOURS

TICKETS -- RECongress adult days tickets are available on site at the Convention Center in the Prefunction Registration area of Hall B.
Hours are scheduled:
    -- Thursday, February 20 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    -- Friday, February 21 - 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
    -- Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
    -- Sunday, February 23 - 8:00 to 11:00 am

PROGRAM PICK-UP -- Times and locations for distribution of the RECongress tote bag with Program Book, lanyard and name badge holder:
    -- Thursday, February 20 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in ACC North (Plaza level).
    -- Friday, February 21 - 7:00 am to 3:00 pm in ACC North (Plaza level) & 7:00 am to noon at the Arena east doors.
    -- Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 am to 2:30 pm in ACC North (Plaza level).
    -- Sunday, February 23 - 8:00 to 11:00 am in the Registration Area, Hall B Prefuction Lobby.

Scheduled mailing of RECongress adult days tickets are:

Jan 17: First mailing of RECongress tickets  (registered by Jan 13)
Feb 3: Second (final) mailing of RECongress tickets  (registered by Jan 27)
 Note: After this date you will need to print your RECongress tickets on site in Anaheim.
Jan 27: Registrations after this date will only receive a registration confirmation barcode by email
Jan 31: Last day to register by mail (only online or on site after this date)

RERECONGRESS EMAILING

See our for the latest RECongress Emailing. Receive updates about RECongress 2020 emailed twice monthly, from August 2019 through March 2020. You can sign up here.

SPEAKER SIGNINGS

On Friday through Sunday of RECongress, authors and performing artists have scheduled times to sign their books and CDs at the Signing Area. The tables are located in the northeast corner of Hall A.
See the Speaker Signing Schedule here.

PERFORMANCE STAGE IN HALL A

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

RECONGRESS LITURGIES

People from more than 140 countries, speaking 224 different identified languages, currently call Los Angeles home. Within the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, liturgy is celebrated every Sunday in no fewer than 40 different languages. Living in the gift, promise and spirit of the Second Vatican Council, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress liturgies have grown as they have embraced this wonderfully diverse church. Without exaggeration, complimentary reports and reviews come from six of the world’s seven continents. From Gregorian chant to gospel choirs; from Aztec dancers to Vietnamese and African drummers; we’ve worked diligently to inculturate the liturgies at RECongress to accurately and authentically reflect the church of Los Angeles.

 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020
 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character   Location Presider Music
Youth Day - AM   Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Ed Archer
Youth Day - PM   Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Ed Archer
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020
 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES  (5:15 pm)
Character Desc. Location Presider Music
Contemplative Liturgy
(hover + to view liturgy descriptions)
Hilton Pacific Rev. Cyprian Consiglio Trevor Thomson
Mass of Charity in the African American Perspective Marriott Marquis Msgr. Ray East Kim Harris
Joyful News: Mass for the Evangelization of Peoples Convention Arena Bishop Daniel Flores ValLimar Jansen
Mass of the Holy Cross in the Vietnamese Perspective Marriott Grand Bishop Thann Nguyen Rufino Zaragosa & Paul Nguyen
Misa de Paz y Justicia (Spanish) Hall B Rev. Eduardo Fernandez Santiago Fernandez / Anna Betancourt
LITURGY OF THE HOURS  
Evening Prayer (Vespers)
(5:15 pm) 
ACC North 251
(upper level)
Lulu Santana Meredith Augustin
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction (9 pm) Marriott Marquis Msgr. Ray East Tony Alonso
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020
 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES  (5:15 pm)
Character Desc. Location Presider Music
Celtic Liturgy Convention Arena Rev. Richard Purcell Liam Lawton
Pan-Asian Liturgy Marriott Marquis Bishop Oscar Solis Pan-Asian Choir
Spanish Liturgy Hall B Archbishop Christophe Pierre Stella Garcia-Lopez / Rudy Lopez  
Young Adult (trilingual) Hilton Pacific Rev. Hung Pham Ivan Diaz / Paul Nguyen
Russian Greek Catholic Marriott Grand Rev. Alexei Smith St. Andrew's Choir
PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
Morning Praise/Keynote
(English - 7:50 am)
Convention Arena Keynote:
 Sr. Teresa Maya
Sarah Hart / Steve Angrisano
Morning Praise/Keynote
(Spanish - 7:50 am)
Hall B Keynote:
 
Bishop Daniel Flores
Jaime Cortez
Evening Prayer (5:15 pm)
ACC North 251
(upper level)
Clarissa Martinez Jesse Manibusan
Taizé (9 pm)   ACC North 251
(upper level)
David Anderson David Anderson
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020
 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character   Location Presider Music
Morning Liturgy (8 am)   Convention Arena Bishop Kevin Vann RECongress Choir 2020
Closing Liturgy (3:30 pm)   Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez RECongress Choir 2020

 

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