REC 2008 #10
RECongress Email Updates • REC 2008
Congress 2008

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

 
 
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DATES
 
DATES
The 2008 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
     •  February 28, 2008 (Note: There is no on-site Youth Day registration)
     •  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).
 
REGISTRATION
Not registered? You can still register on site at Congress. Registrations and ticket pick-up can be done at the Registration Booth. Hours are:
Thursday, February 28 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday, February 28 -- 8:00 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 1 -- 8:00 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 2 -- 8:00 - 1:00 pm

Registration information can be found online at www.RECongress.org/register.htm
 
FUTURE (TENTATIVE) DATE
RECongress 2009
February 26, 2009 (Youth Day)
February 27 - March 1, 2009 (Congress) 
 
CONGRESS UPDATES
 
David Whyte (replacing John O'Donohue) will present:
    4-21: Putting on the Mind of Dawn: Toward a Spirituality of Awakening
    8-17: The Twilight Wisdom of the Heart: The Art of Harvesting Your Inner Light


Fr. Leandro Horacio Chitarroni (replacing Msgr. Jose Luis Guerrero) will present:
        3-56: Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe(*)
        8-53: Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe con su imagen(*)
 
Alejandro Aguilera-Titus (replacing David Hayes-Bautista) will present:
        5-54: ¡Dios mío, qué será de California!(*)
 
The Vietnamese Liturgy will be held on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. in the Marriott Grand Ballroom F-K.
 
The time of the Sunday Spanish address is listed incorrectly in the Program Book's schedule. The correct time is 8:30 a.m.
 
Congress updates and changes can be found on the 2008 Updates Page.
 
BOOK SIGNINGS
 
The author signing schedule has been announced for Congress 2008. You can find the Book Signing Area at the northeast corner of Exhibit Hall A. 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008
Following Period 1 -- 11:30 a.m.
TABLE A - Kenan Osborne(Paulist Press)
TABLE B - David Walsh (Paulist Press)
TABLE C - Richard Gaillardetz (Ligouri Press)

Following Period 2 -- 2:30 p.m.
TABLE A - Jim Burns (Paulist Press)
TABLE E - Anne Bryan Smollin (New City Press)

Following Period 3 - 4:30 p.m.
TABLE A - James Martin (Paulist Press)
TABLE B - Edwina Gateley (Paulist Press)
TABLE C - Elizabeth Ficocelli (Paulist Press)
TABLE D - Chales Dahm (Paulist Press)
TABLE E - John Shea (Liguori Press)
TABLE F - Susan Vogt (Loyola Press)

SATURDAY, MARCH 1
Following Keynote -- 9:30 a.m.
TABLE A - Fr. Robert Barron (Crossroads Publishing)
TABLE B - Tim Welch (Harcourt Religion)

Following Period 4 -- 11:30 a.m.
TABLE A - Willia.m.Ditewig (Paulist Press)
TABLE C - Kenan Osborne (Paulist Press)
TABLE D - Thomas Groome (RCL Benziger)

Following Period 5 -- 2:30 p.m.
TABLE A - Richard Leonard (Paulist Press)
TABLE B - Sr. Dorothy Jonaitis (Paulist Press)
TABLE C - Richard Leonard, SJ (Loyola Press)
TABLE D - Edwina Gateley (Paulist Press)
TABLE E - Rev. Anthony Gittins (Liguori Publications)

Following Period 6 -- 4:30 p.m.
TABLE A - Jim Wallis (Paulist Press)
TABLE B - Chales Dahm (Paulist Press)
TABLE C - Dr. David Walsh (Paulist Press)

SUNDAY, MARCH 2
Following Period 7 -- 11:30 a.m.
TABLE A - Jim Wallis (Paulist Press)
TABLE B - Kathleen Norris (Paulist Press)
TABLE C - William.Ditewig (Paulist Press)
TABLE D - Elizabeth Ficocelli (Paulist Press)
TABLE E - Wil Hernandez (Paulist Press)
TABLE F - Rev. Anthony Gittins (Liguori Publications)
TABLE G - Fr. Robert Barron (Crossroads Publishing)
TABLE H - Mike Carotta (Harcourt Publishing)

Following Period 8 -- 2:30 p.m.
TABLE A - Sr. Dorothy Jonaitis (Paulist Press)
TABLE B - Richard Leonard (Paulist Press)
TABLE C - James Martin, SJ (Paulist Press)
TABLE D - Susan Vogt (Loyola Press)
TABLE E - Mia Crosthwaite (Twenty-Third Publications)
 
Updates and changes can be found online -- www.RECongress.org/2008/updates.htm -- and on the posted schedule at the Book Signing Area.
 
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER
 
Win a “Congress 2008 Special Edition” iPod Nano. Stop by any MINISTRY MINUTES session at the Technology Innovation Center, located near the center of Exhibit Hall A, for your chance to win one of 24 iPods! The Special Edition Nano is loaded with exclusive Congress-related video and content, compliments of MyCatholicVoice.
 
Along with presentations from a variety of Congress exhibitors, this year the Technology Innovation Center features a complete series of Ministry Minutes sessions, presented by MyCatholicVoice.  Ministry Minutes will give you easy, step-by-step instructions for how YOU can use technology for personal inspiration and community ministry.
 
Find a scheduled times of those presenting at the Congress Technology Innovation Center at www.RECongress.org/2008/tech.htm
 
SACRED SPACE
 
Returning for its fourth year, Sacred Space will be housed in Convention 304 (on the third level). Take a break from the bustle of Congress's events and enter a space dedicated to facilitating a sense of peaceful reflection and spiritual rejuvenation. Our Sacred Space will offer the Labyrinth, a Chapel, Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, St. John's Bible Project Display, live musical performances and art works.
 
Sacred Space scheduled hours are:
Friday and Saturday -- 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday -- 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
Scheduled times for the the Sacrament of Reconciliation are:
Friday and Saturday -- 11:30 am - 1:30 pm & 2:30 - 3:30 pm
 
PROGRAM BOOK SNEAK PEEK
 
Plan your Congress weekend. Download your copy of the Congress Program Book now. The Program Book (the one handed out Congress) includes a daily schedule, all workshop locations, maps to the Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, and Anaheim-area restaurants. You can also find Exhibitor listings and categories, and Office of Religious Education staff and program offerings.
 
Download the Program Book now at www.RECongress.org/2008/guidebook.htm and click on the "Complete Program Book" link.
 
WORKSHOP RECORDING
 
CSC Digital Media will offer recordings of workshops on Audio CDs and cassette tapes. All workshops marked by asterisk (*) or the headphone symbol are being recorded with the speaker’s permission. You may order recordings during Congress by visiting the CSC booth located at the east wall of Exhibit Hall A or after Congress from the link on our site -- www.RECongress.org/tapes. NOTE: Delegate recording of any workshop or general assembly is not permitted.
 
CONGRESS TICKETS
  
"Can I still register for Congress?" -- Yes! You can register on site in Anaheim any of the three days of Congress. The Registration Booth will be located in the Prefunction Lobby near the main entrance to the Convention Center. At Congress you will automatically receive either English-only or Spanish-only sessions.
 
Arena Sessions are the most popular English-language workshops in each period. If you request English-only or Arena-only workshops, you will receive the following assigned sessions. The asterisk (*) indicates a recorded session. NOTE: Any workshop ticket is good for an Arena or Hall B session.
 

LOCATION

SESSION

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP

ARENA

1-12

Terry Hershey

The Sacred Present: Finding, Loving, Living(*)

ARENA

2-19

Sr Anne Bryan Smollin

The Spirituality of Connectedness: Lifting Our Gaze(*)

ARENA

3-21

Rev. Ronald Rolheiser

Radical Faith -- The Struggles with Faith and the Dark Night of the Sprit(*)

ARENA

4-10

Rev. Richard Fragomeni

Seven Steps to Prayer Better: or, Why Do I Feel That God is Far Away?(*)

ARENA

5-17

Fr. Joe Kempf

Forgiveness(*)

ARENA

6-23

Rev. Patrick Mullen

The Women in the New Testament(*)

ARENA

7-01

John Allen Jr

The Future of Liberal Catholicism(*)

ARENA

8-15

Rev. James Martin

Catholic Laughter(*)

 
Hall B Sessions are the most popular Spanish-language workshops in each period. If you request Spanish-only or Hall B-only workshops, you will receive the following assigned sessions. The asterisk (*) indicates a recorded session. NOTE: Any workshop ticket is good for an Arena or Hall B session.
 

LUGAR

SESION

CONFERENCISTA

TALLER

HALL B

1-51

P. Alvaro Ginel Vielva

Transmitir la fe en familia(*)

HALL B

2-52

Ricardo Grzona

Señor que vea(*)

HALL B

3-55

Rev. Armando Noguez Alcantara

Aprender a ser discípulos y misioneros de Jesucristo(*)

HALL B

4-54

Ana García-Mina Freire

¿Cómo poder reconciliarnos con nosotros mismos?(*)

HALL B

5-56

Julia Villa García

¿Por qué se rompe la relación de pareja?(*)

HALL B

6-57

Rev. Luigi Zanotto

Pascua: Las huellas del “paso de Dios” en la comunidad hispana(*)

HALL B

7-51

Rev. Ángel de la Parte París

Animar a padres y catequistas en tiempos difíciles(*)

HALL B

8-54

Mons. José Luís Guerrero Rosado

Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe con su imagen(*)

"What if I didn't t receive my tickets?" There will be a special window at the Registration Booth to handle registration problems. If you didn't receive your tickets in the mail, a set can be reprinted for you. There is a $25 service charge for lost tickets.

You can find our complete, updated mailing schedule at www.RECongress.org/2008/updates.htm
 
CONGRESS 2008 LINKS
 
Quick Links to RECongress 2008 information:
  •  Register for Congress
    Hotel Properties Listing
    2008 RECongress Updates
    2008 RECongress Schedule
    2008 Speakers Listing
    2008 Workshop Listing
    2008 Exhibitor Listing
    About the 2008 Theme

You can find these links and more on our Congress 2008 Home Page at
www.RECongress.org
 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
 
PARKING
Day parking is available in the Convention Center parking structures at the rate of $10 per day with no in-and-out privileges.

FOOD / CONCESSIONS
The Anaheim Convention Center offers daily options of food choices in Hall A and the Arena Lobby.
Continental breakfast: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cart concessions: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS
In addition to our listing in the Program Book (pages 80-81; available online at www.RECongress.org/2008/guidebook.htm), there is a Restaurant Booth, located in the Prefunction area, which has restaurant menus and can help make reservations: Hours are:
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
 
WEATHER
According to the Weather Channel's forecast at weather.com:
Thursday, Feb 28
     72°/51° - Partly Cloudy
Friday, Feb 29
     73°/50° - Sunny
Saturday, Mar 1
     69°/49° - Partly Cloudy
Sunday, Mar 2
     66°/47° - Sunny
 
TIPS TO "SURVIVE" CONGRESS
Once again we refer you to Congress attendee Claude Muncy's Dozen Handy Tips for "surviving" the Religious Education Congress (with added comments by Congress attendee Teena Posas).
 
CONGRESS EVALUATION
Much thought and planning has gone into Congress. After Congress, we invite you to please tell us how effective our efforts have been by completing our Evaluation Form online. You can fill out our survey online at www.RECongress.org/survey. Though you can turn in your paper form the tradition way, completing the survey online greatly aids our office staff.
 
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