2007 RECongress Updates
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)


Anne Sweeney is unable to attend. Her workshop 2-24 has been cancelled.
Jaime Vazquez Allegue is unable to attend. Replacement speaker to be announced.
Theresa Donohoo is unable to attend.
Workshop 7-18 by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has been retitled: "The Common Good in an Uncommon World" (formerly "The Church Desired by Vatican II")

Congress is looking for a volunteer to help with preparing the environment for the event. This volunteer would be helping with all of the plants and flowers that decorate all of our venues at Congress. This volunteer would be needed on Wednesday, February 28, from 10am until 5pm, on Thursday, March 1, from 7pm until 10pm and on Sunday, March 1, from 3pm until 6pm. If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping in this capacity give Mike Norman at call at (213) 637-7674. Please come help make our worship and prayer spaces at Congress reflect the beauty of our event. Thank you for considering this important role!

Author / Artist Book Signing Schedule published

Authors and performing artists have scheduled times to sign their books and CDs at the Signing Tables. The tables are located near the center of Hall A. Check the posted schedule in the Book Signing area for updates to appearance times.
See the updated Book Signing Schedule

Congress Reminders:
 • Youth Day registration closed January 12th.
 • Already registered? Pick up your Program Books on March 1, Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 • Online registration will be available until
February 23, 2007. After that date, anyone wishing to attend Congress can still register on site in Anaheim, beginning Friday, March 31st at 8 a.m. 

Find information on:

Closed Workshops
Congress Registration
Congress Tickets
Youth Day
Youth Day Tickets
Arena Workshops
Hall B Workshops

Speaker Update
Congress Ticket Pick-up
Taped Sessions



See our updated list of Closed Workshops for Congress 2007. Closed workshops are removed as possible choices for online registration.


The registration fee for the Religious Education Congress is $65 ($55 before the January 5, 2007 early registration deadline). Registration is available online or found in the Registration Guidebook.

Beginning Monday, February 19, we will process registrations received but will no longer mail them. We will hold them in Will Call at Congress. 

If you haven't mailed in your registration by February 16, please either register online or just register on site at Congress.

Online Registration will end February 22 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


OUT OF UNITED STATES:         Last day to mail February 14, 2007

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:   Last day to mail February 20, 2007

WITHIN CALIFORNIA:                Last day to mail February 23, 2007

This is the scheduled mail dates for Congress tickets.

If you registered by ... REGISTRATION #

Your tickets should be mailed on...

Dec 7, 2006 1 - 2,000 January 24, 2007 YES
Dec 12, 2006 2,001 - 4,000 January 25, 2007 YES
Dec 29, 2006 4,001 - 6,000 January 26, 2007 YES
Jan 2, 2007 6,001 - 8,000 January 29, 2007 YES
Jan 5, 2007 8,001 - 10,000 January 30, 2007 YES
Jan 8, 2007 10,001 - 11,000 January 31, 2007 YES
Jan 11, 2007 11,001 - 12,000 February 1, 2007 YES
Jan 13, 2007 12,001 - 13,000 February 2, 2007 YES
Jan 16, 2007 13,001 - 14,000 February 5, 2007 YES
Jan 18, 2007 14,001 - 15,000 February 6, 2007  YES
Jan 17, 2007 15,001 - 16,000 February 7, 2007  YES
Jan 24, 2007 16,001 - 17,000 February 8, 2007  YES
Jan 29, 2007 17,001 - 18,000 February 9, 2007 YES
Feb 6, 2007 18,001 - 19,500 February 12, 2007 YES
Feb 9, 2007 19,501 - 19,800 February 13, 2007  YES
Feb 11, 2007 19,801 - 20,000 February 14, 2007
last day foreign tickets will be mailed
Feb 13, 2007 19,801 - 20,000 February 15, 2007 YES
mailed registration accepted until 
Feb 19
  February 19, 2007
new registrations will no longer be mailed
    February 20, 2007
last day to mail to U.S. addresses
online registration ends Feb 22   new registrations will no longer be mailed NO
    February 23, 2007
last day to mail to local addresses


The theme song for Youth Day 2007 is now on iTunes! Just go to the iTunes Store and do a search for Curtis Stephan – then look for the song "LIVE OUT LOVE." A special thanks to Curtis for doing such a great job with the song! We are very excited that Oregon Catholic Press has made this possible. You will also notice that the artwork for the song is the logo for our special day!

There is still time to PRE-ORDER Youth Day T-shirts for your group! If you’d like to have these shirts shipped to you before Youth Day you need to order by the end of the work day on Friday, February 16 (by 5pm). If you don’t mind picking up your T-shirts at the vendor booth on Youth Day you can order up to the end of the work day on Friday, February 23 (by 5pm). To order the T-shirts you can go to the website at www.seraph7.com You can also call (951) 734-6495.

YOUTH DAY HAS CLOSED to new registrations on January 12, 2007. Youth Day registration is separate from Congress registration. The fee was $25 ($20 before the January 5, 2007 price increase). THERE IS NO FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH DAY; we have reached the facility's capacity. THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.


Youth Day packets have all been mailed by February 9, 2007.

It is important for you to check your Youth Day tickets when they arrive. Please open your packet and make sure your received the tickets for your parish/school. We have gotten calls that some people received the wrong tickets. If, for some reason, you received the wrong tickets please call (213) 637-7348 and we will be glad to help you.


If you have registered and did not select workshop choices or you register on-site at Congress you will be assigned Arena workshop tickets. NOTE: All session tickets are good for Arena session and Hall B sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded workshops.

The following are the Arena and Hall B sessions:

ARENA 1-24 Rev. Ronald Rolheiser Keeping a Mellow Heart in a Bitter Time (*)
ARENA 2-13 Matthew Kelly The Genius of Catholic Spirituality (*)
ARENA 3-21 Rev. Richard Rohr Jesus as the First Non-dualistic Teacher of the West (*)
ARENA 4-14 Rev. Terry Hershey Lost in Wonder: Finding Heaven on Earth (*)
ARENA 5-01 John Allen Jr. The Cross and the Crescent: Catholicism and Islam and Benedict XVI (*)
ARENA 6-19 Rev. R. Tony Ricard “I Still Believe!” (*)
ARENA 7-23 Dr. Robert Wicks Taking the Next Step in the Spiritual Life
ARENA 8-11 Liam Lawton The Grace of Each Moment



If you have registered and did not select workshop choices or you register on-site at Congress you will be assigned Arena workshop tickets. NOTE: All session tickets are good for Arena session and Hall B sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded workshops.

HALL B 1-54 Ana García-Mina Aprender de los fracasos (*)
HALL B 2-54 Rev. Alvaro Ginel Vielva La vida es una eucaristía (Sacramento de la Eucaristía) (*)
HALL B 3-56 John Yzaguirre La intimidad emocional y espiritual en el matrimonio (*)
HALL B 4-54 Timothy Matovina Encarnación: La inmigración de Dios (*)
HALL B 5-58 Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana La iglesia que somos – La iglesia que querémos ser (*)
HALL B 6-52 Ricardo Grzona Del discipulado a la misión: Espiritualidad bíblica del catequista (*)
HALL B 7-53 Rev. José-Román Flecha Andrés Educación para adultos en valores y virtudes (*)
HALL B 8-51 Rev. Juan Luis Calderón Varona Al estilo de Jesús: La moral cristiana en mi historia de salvación (*)


In addition to the taped workshops, the following General Assemblies will be taped by Convention Seminar Cassettes. (Find information on ordering Congress tapes.)

GENERAL GA1 Opening Event: Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC
GENERAL GA2 Saturday Keynote: Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD
GENERAL GA3 Sunday (English) Address: Jim Wallis
GENERAL GA4 Sunday (Spanish) Address: Ricardo Grzona


The following speakers will not be coming to Congress (though they appear in the Registration Guidebook):

Anne Sweeney (workshop cancelled)
Theresa Donohoo has cancelled.


Already registered for Congress? Advance ticket pick-up and RECongress Program Books are available for pick-up. Times begin Thursday evening, March 1, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Regular Congress hours begin at 8 a.m. each day of Congress.



There are 226 exhibitors at Congress 2007. You can find last-minute updates at www.RECongress.org/2007/exhibitors.htm


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