REC 2008 #1
RECongress Email Updates • Oct 2007
We invite you to attend the 2008 RECongress.

Feb. 28, 2008
(Youth Day) &
February 29 -
March 2, 2008


NOTE: Be sure to make your hotel reservations early. Ask for the RECongress rate. Some hotels report they are sold out of the Congress room rates!
Only five months until RECongress 2008!
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RECONGRESS

The Religious Education Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education, is the nation's largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics! Our last RECongress, held in March 2007, brought together over 40,800 people during the four-day weekend! We had registrants from across the country and as far away as Ireland and Singapore. (See the
2007 Congress statistics.)
 
DATES
 
DATES 
The 2008 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
     •  February 28, 2008 (Youth Day)
     •  February 29 - March 2, 2008
(Congress days)

LOCATION
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure).
 
FEE
The registration fee for Congress is $60. ($70 after January 4, 2008 deadline)
 
3 WAYS TO REGISTER
The Registration Guidebook lists all speakers and workshops. If you did not attend last year, add your name to the mailing list to order it by mail. NOTE: If you registered for Congress 2007, you will automatically be mailed a Guidebook. 
       •  Register online


THEME
 
Our theme for the 2008 Congress is:

"Lift Your Gaze ... See Anew!
"‘Alza tu Mirada ... Vuelve a Mirar!"

"Our theme nudges us to widen our horizons, bid farewell to whatever may cloud our vision or dim our spirits and glimpse again all the beauty within us and around us. Gazing with eyes of the heart we discover the divine spark at the center of all of creation and at the heart of all human experiences."                                                        -- Sr. Edith Prendergast
You can read the Director's full reflection on the RECongress 2007 theme – as well as past themes – at www.RECongress.org/retheme.htm.

Find our listing of Congress themes at www.RECongress.org/themes.htm
  
YOUTH DAY
 
The Congress weekend officially gets underway on Thursday, February 28, 2008 with Youth Day, which is specifically for those of in the 9th-12th grades. High school students from many different backgrounds from throughout the Los Angeles Archdiocese – and beyond! – come together to participate in morning and afternoon workshops, share in liturgy and end the day with a Youth Rally. Registration for Youth Day is a separate from Congress registration and has its own fees. Registration is $15 per person. Find information and registration at www.RECongress.org/YD/
HOTELS
 
Most of our Congress delegates stay in the surrounding area hotels. We have contracted with 31 hotels for Congress 2008, which will offer special rates for attendees. We suggest making hotel reservations as soon as possible. A few hotels have already sold out of their special rates (though they might have rooms at higher rates). When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate.

You can find updated information about contracted hotels at www.RECongress.org/hotels
 
SPEAKERS
 
Congress once again offers a wide variety of speakers (192 of them this year) presenting sessions from personal growth to music to dealing with your child -- in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Speakers lined up for RECongress 2008 include: John Allen, Scott Appleby, Dianne Bergant, Barbara Coloroso, Virgilio Elizondo, Barbara Fiand, Richard Gaillardetz, Edwina Gateley, Bishop Gerald Barnes, David Haas, Marty Haugen, Rev. José-Román Flecha, Matthew Kelly, Liam Lawton, Lynn Levo, Rev. Bryan Massingale, Bishop Luis Tagle, Peter Phan, Timothy Radcliffe and Ronald Rolheiser.

You can find a complete and updated listing of speakers for RECongress 2008 online at www.RECongress.org/2008/speakers.htm


www.RECongress.org 
 
You can find all Congress information and updates online at www.RECongress.org. We will soon be adding Congress Spotlights and updating speaker and hotel information. In two weeks we will be posting our Congress Registration Guidebook and opening our online registration.

Watch for exciting things coming to www.RECongress.org. Our next month's emailing will share some first-timers' experiences at Congress.
 

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