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RECongress 2021

RECongress Dates

February 18-21, 2021

2021 RECongress Theme
Proclaim the Promise! /
¡Proclama la Promesa! /
Tuyên Xưng Lời Giao Ước!


2021 RECongress Pricing
The registration fee for the four days of RECongress -- Thursday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 21 -- is $35.


2021 Location
Since 1970, you have had to travel to the Anaheim Convention Center to attend RECongress. Now that our upcoming event will be virtual, you can attend right from home or work!

What is RECongress?
Begun as an Institute in 1956, our first event was held at Mount Carmel High School in Los Angeles. There were some 500 teachers and catechists in attendance at the two-day conference. Our last gathering brought together 30,000 over a four-day event.

Director's Welcome
See the welcome by Sr. Rosalia Meza, Director of the Office of Relgious Education.
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Theme Reflection
Read a reflection on the theme and the artwork created by artist Val MacRae.
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REC Milestones
1956 - first two-day CCD Institute (500 teachers in attendance)


1967 - the first three-day “Southern California Confraternity Congress ” held with 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

2021 - RECongress goes virtual

See the REC Milestones here »
You can find information and updates about RECongress online. Our RECongress Emailings feature our RECongress Spotlights.

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Pricing for Virtual RECongress 2021

RECongress 2021 begins on Thursday, February 18 and concludes on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

For a registration fee of $35, you will experience:
 • Keynote Presenters
 • Dynamic Workshops
 • Entertainment
 • Sacred Space
 • Intercultural Prayer
 • Youth Track on Friday and Saturday from 2:30-5 pm

Liturgy Spotlight:  Misa en el Campo

Newsom anticipates more protections for essential workers | CalMattersAs natural disasters rage and COVID-19 shuts down schools, businesses and life as we know it, it is essential immigrant farmworkers who imperil their own lives in order to keep our families nourished. At this year’s Misa en el Campo, we will give thanks to God for His bounty and for our immigrant brothers and sisters who, with the work of their hands and bodies, keep our nation fed.

Mientras los desastres naturales están ocurriendo y el COVID-19 cierra las escuelas, los negocios y la vida como la conocemos, han sido los trabajadores agrícolas esenciales que ponen en peligro sus propias vidas para poner los alimentos en nuestras mesas. En nuestra Misa en el Campo, daremos gracias a Dios por su generosidad y por nuestros hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes que, con el trabajo de sus manos y cuerpos, mantienen alimentada a nuestra nación.

Meet Some of Our 2021 Speakers

Juan Carlos Carredano
(workshop presenter in Spanish)
Juan Carlos is CEO of CCC of America, Inc.; General Director and Founder of Eccho Communication


Maria Covarrubias
(workshop presenter in Spanish)
Maria is Director of the Ministry of Educational Services Department for the the Diocese of San Bernardino


Professor Quyen Di, PhD
(workshop presenter in Vietnamese)
Dr. Di is a professor and International Consultant for the International Institute of Culture and Gender Studies


Robert Feduccia
(workshop presenter for Youth Track)
Robert is  a full-time speaker, retreat leader and evangelist


Matthew Harper
(workshop presenter in English)
Matthew is a Community Member of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker; and Organizer of White People 4 Black Lives

Anne Kertz Kernion
(workshop presenter in English)
Anne is a retreat facilitator; and owner and artist of Cards by Anne

A Look Back ... at 1971

Our 1971 CCD Regional Congress announces a Special Congress Event:
Friday, March 26, 1971
Arena - Youth Conference & Eucharistic Celebration
(High School Students Only)

Darryl Ducote, Mike Balhoff, Fr. Dave Baker, Fr. Buddy Caesar and Fr. Gary Ault

The future of CCD is one of the most important elements in its entire structure. The teachers to come, the workers to come, the helpers to come, are today the youth of our land. To guide those youth to the most apostolic work in the Church – the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine – the Regional Congress will hold a YOUTH RALLY on Friday, March 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Convention Center Arena.

All high school students – both in parochial and public schools – are invited to come to this Rally which will include an interesting presentation of the CCD program, modern folksingers (the popular Dameans from New Orleans), and – to cap the session – joining around the altar for a truly meaningful Eucharistic celebration.

All present CCD workers are encouraged to publicize this Rally in every possible way, urging the young people in their parishes to attend this important event of "Youth Looks to the Future Through CCD."

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