2006 RECONGRESS STATISTICS

Religious Education Congress
March 30, 2006 (Youth Day)
March 31 - April 2, 2006

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Archdiocese's Office of Religious Education
Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland & Disney California Adventure)

2006 RECongress Statistics
(as of October 05, 2015)
NOTE: Registration rates increased February 6, 2006

See Registration by State  • Registration by City
 
Congress Statistics by Year:

REGISTRANTS

 

 Guidebooks Mailed (2005 Attendees)

21,786

 Youth Day Chaperones

2,278

 Youth Day Youths

12,939

 Youth Day Total

15,217
 Congress Pre-registered 15,608
 Online Registration 6,670
 On-site Registration 1,071
 Congress Registration 38,566
 Contributors to Endowment Fund  568
 Endowment Fund Contributions $8,170

EXHIBITORS

   

 Companies

226

 Representatives

1,676

WORKSHOPS

   

 Speakers

200

 Languages

3

 Congress Sessions

270

 Youth Day Sessions

24

 Volunteers

447
 Others 223

 Congress Pre-registered Total

41,112

2006 RECongress Statistics
Top Cities (for Registration)
(all in California; as of August 14, 2006)

Los Angeles 

2,374

San Diego

515

San Jose

449

Long Beach

383

Bakersfield 

274

Riverside

248

Anaheim

244

Santa Ana

230

Oxnard

227

Torrance

225

Whittier

210

Fresno

201

Total Pre-registrations 5,580

2006 RECongress Statistics
Foreign Registrations
(as of August 14, 2006)

Canada

225

Other Foreign

76

Outside of US Pre-registrations 301

 

2006 CONGRESS OVERVIEW

It’s hard to believe that yet another year has passed so very quickly. It’s time to finalize our preparations for Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2006! "Step Into Freedom" is the theme for this year’s Congress. It is Jesus’ call for each of us to be released from all that holds us bound and distant from him. Just as he called his dear friend Lazarus from the tomb, we, too, are summoned to his radiance from all that might darken our path. Bob Halligan of Ceili Rain and Pedro Rubalcava have written a beautiful theme song for this year’s conference.
 
The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress continues to grow with each passing year. Last year, over 36,000 delegates attended. It remains the largest annual catechetical and liturgical gathering in the world; and it happens every year right here in Anaheim.
 
Here in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, 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 L.A. 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 liturgy to accurately and authentically reflect the church of Los Angeles.
 
The combined talents of nearly 275 musicians comprise the group that will provide the music for the final liturgies on Sunday, April 2. Over 19,000 people attend these liturgies. Prior to 1991, the "band" consisted of piano, one percussionist, one guitar, electric bass and a synthesizer. The choir was 16 voices. Over the years, both the choir and band have grown considerably in depth and membership. Today's Congress Band/Orchestra consists of approximately 40 instrumentalists and last year's choir was the largest with over 225 members from 6 dioceses. Last year, we had nearly 30 students from 6 different colleges and universities singing with us. We’re working hard to include as many talented people as possible in this experience.

John Flaherty
Congress Musical Director
(
February 9, 2006)
 


CONGRESS 2006 WORKSHOPS & LINKS

THURSDAY  • Youth Day Schedule  •  Youth Day Workshops

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