2007 RECongress Statistics
Religious Education Congress
March 1, 2007 (Youth Day)
March 2 - 4, 2007


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)

RECongress Statistics
(final as of March 28, 2007)
Registration rate increased January 6, 2007.
Youth Day closed on January 12, 2007.

See Registrations by State  •  See the Map  •  Registrations by City
 
Congress Statistics by Year:

REGISTRANTS

 

 Guidebooks Mailed (2006 Attendees)

23,348

 Youth Day Chaperones

2,468

 Youth Day Youths

13,003

 Youth Day Total

15,471
 Congress Pre-registered 13,999
 Online Registration 7,806
 On-site Registration 1,239
 Congress Registration 23,044
 Contributors to Endowment Fund  685
 Endowment Fund Contributions $9,465

EXHIBITORS

   

 Companies

226

 Representatives

1,676

WORKSHOPS

   

 Speakers

196

 Languages

4

 Congress Sessions

276

 Youth Day Sessions

24

 Volunteers

395
 Others 105

 Congress Pre-registered Total

40,886


U.S. Registrations by State  •  See the Map

(as of February 20, 2007)
 

STATE/TERRITORY

PRE-REGISTRATIONS

 Alabama 2
 Alaska 31
 Arizona 555
 Arkansas 8
 Armed Forces 3
 California 20,262
 Colorado 76
 Connecticut 14
 Delaware 1
 District of Columbia 10
 Florida 22
 Georgia 4
 Hawaii 126
 Idaho 42
 Illinois 69
 Indiana 28
 Iowa 4
 Kansas 29
 Kentucky 7
 Louisiana 8
 Maine 0
 Maryland 31
 Massachusetts 15
 Michigan 19
 Minnesota 19
 Mississippi 0
 Missouri 34
 Montana 14
 Nebraska 25
 Nevada 190
 New Jersey 24
 New Mexico 61
 New York 33
 North Carolina 10
 North Dakota 0
 Ohio 31
 Oklahoma 5
 Oregon 187
 Pennsylvania 21
 Puerto Rico 4
 Rhode Island 3
 South Carolina 13
 South Dakota 2
 Tennessee 2
 Texas 257
 Utah 131
 Vermont 1
 Virgin Islands 1
 Virginia 16
 Washington 164
 West Virginia 10
 Wisconsin 13
 Wyoming 2
Total Pre-registrations 22,657


Top 1% of Cities
(as of February 20, 2007)
All cities in California

LOS ANGELES

2,113

SAN DIEGO  530
SAN JOSE

426

LONG BEACH

333

ANAHEIM

271

BAKERSFIELD

261

SANTA ANA

253

RIVERSIDE

225

TORRANCE

207

OXNARD

193

SAN BERNARDINO

180

FRESNO

177

Total Pre-registrations

5,169

 

Foreign Pre-registrations
(as of February 20, 2007)

CANADA 240
IRELAND 35
AUSTRALIA 5
Other 69
Total Foreign Pre-registrations 349

2007 CONGRESS OVERVIEW

The theme of this year’s Los Angeles Religion Education Congress is “Stand In the Light.” The Gospel reading for the Sunday of Congress is Luke’s account of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Unique to Luke’s remembrance of this story is Jesus’ focus on Jerusalem -- the city of his destiny. John Angotti has written the theme song for this year’s conference and will be with us throughout the weekend.

The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress continues to grow with each passing year. Last year, 40,000 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 46 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 shaped within the universality of the Roman Rite and the Church of Los Angeles.

The combined talents of nearly 300 musicians comprise the group that will provide the music for the final liturgies on Sunday, March 4. 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 240 members from 6 dioceses. Last year, we had nearly 30 students from six 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 Committee 


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