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RECongress 2021

RECongress Dates
Thursday through Sudnday, 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 Religious Education.
Find it here »

Theme Reflection
Read a reflection on the theme and the artwork created by artist Val MacRae.
Read it here »

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


1971 - First Youth Rally held on Friday, March 26, which would become Youth Day today


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.

RECongress Emails
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Virtual RECongress 2021 Is Coming

Our virtual RECongress 2021 event is just two months away. It will begin on Thursday, February 18 and concluded on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Your registration fee of $35, will include:
 • Keynote Presenters
 • Dynamic Workshops
 • Entertainment
 • Sacred Space
 • Intercultural Prayer Experience
& • Youth Track on Friday and Saturday from 2:30-5 pm

You may register as an individual or as a group (for 2 or more under one payment). Registration is NOW open; click here to register!

Our 2021 Keynote Speakers

Friday, February 19, 2021
English: Bishop Fernand Cheri III, OFM
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
The 'TILL' Ministry"

Friday, February 19, 2021
Spanish: Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI
Superior General: Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word "Fidelidad frente a la incertidumbre: Creyentes que proclaman al Dios de la alianza"

Saturday, February 20, 2021
English: Bishop Robert W. McElroy
Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego
"What is Truth?"

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Spanish: Noel Díaz
President and Founder of El Sembrador Ministries, ESNE "Dichosa Tu, Porque has creído (Lc 1,45)"

Sunday, February 21, 2021
English: Sr. Carol Zinn, SSJ
Executive Director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious
"Hope in the Promise; Hope for the World!"

Liturgy Spotlight: "We Give Our Yes"

"Gifted to Give - Celebrating 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines" is a prayer of thanksgiving for the great gift of Faith. This prayer is not just about looking back on the past. It is also a looking at the present and forward to the future. Our community has been gifted with faith that we celebrate and witness to in commitment to the covenant of love, hope and mission. Join us as we celebrate so that we will all be motivated to go out to share the gift of the Christian faith!

Just For Southern Californians

Here's an easy way to help the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Simply by 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 it with the Community Contributions Program. It’s the easiest way to contribute to RECongress.
Name: Archdiocese of Los Angeles - Religious Education
Organization Number: KV939

You can find step-by-step instructions and information online and
Read more about the Ralphs program here.

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