2009 RECongress Updates

Religious Education Congress
February 26
, 2009 (Youth Day)
February 27 - March 1, 2009 (Congress days)

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)

UPDATES ABOUT THE 2009 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS

"I worked with Owen for over 35 years at Congress. In addition, he was the treasurer of the Pacific Railroad Society (PRS), an organization to which I have belonged for over 35 years. The PRS is a historical and operating railroad organization. We run a museum in the former Santa Fe depot in San Dimas, and own and operate eight private passenger railroad cars, which we house in the City of Commerce. Owen will be sorely missed by both organizations."
            -- John Tellez (October 7, 2008)

FIND INFORMATION ON:

Closed Workshops
Congress Registration
Congress Tickets
Youth Day
Youth Day Tickets
Arena Workshops
Hall B Workshops
Congress Ticket Pick-up
Taped Sessions
Congress Liturgies
 

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the Religious Education Congress is $70 ($60 before January 5, 2009). Registration is available online (until February 20) or by Ordering a Registration Guidebook (until February 20). If you haven't mailed in your registration by February 20, 2009, please either register online or just register on site at Congress.

After Monday, February 23, 2009, we will continue to process registrations received but will no longer mail them. We will hold them in Will Call at Congress. Tickets pick-up at Congress begins Thursday evening, February 27, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and on each of the days of Congress beginning at 8 a.m.

Online Registration is scheduled to end February 20 at 11 p.m. PST.

CONGRESS TICKETS

OUT OF UNITED STATES:         Last day we mail tickets out of U.S.: February 13, 2009
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:   Last day we mail tickets out of state: February 16, 2009
WITHIN CALIFORNIA:                Last day we mail tickets: February 20, 2009

This is our planned mail dates for Congress tickets::
 

If you registered by ... REGISTRATION #

Your tickets should be mailed on...

SENT?
Nov 24, 2008 1 - 1,000 January 27, 2009 YES
Dec 4, 2008 1,001 - 2,000 January 28, 2009 YES
Dec 8, 2008 2,001 - 3,000 January 29, 2009 YES
Dec 19, 2008 3,001 - 4,000 January 30, 2009 YES
Dec 22, 2008 4,001 - 5,000 January 30, 2009 YES
Dec 29, 2008 5,001 - 6,000 January 30, 2009 YES
Dec 31, 2008 6,001 - 7,000 February 2, 2009 YES
Jan 6, 2009 7,001 - 8,000 February 2, 2009 YES
Jan 5, 2009 8,001 - 9,000 February 2, 2009 YES
Jan 12, 2009 9,001 - 10,000 February 3, 2009 YES
Jan 12, 2009 10,001 - 11,000 February 3, 2009 YES
Jan 13, 2009 11,001 - 12,000 February 3, 2009 YES
Jan 15, 2009 12,001 - 13,000 February 3, 2009 YES
Jan 16, 2009 13,001 - 14,000 February 4, 2009 YES
Jan 19, 2009 14,001 - 15,000 February 5, 2009 YES
Jan 28, 2009 15,001 - 16,000 February 6, 2009 YES
Jan 23, 2009 16,001 - 17,000 February 6, 2009 YES
Feb 9, 2009 17,001 - 18,150 February 9, 2009 YES
Feb 3, 2009 18,151 - 18,274 February 10, 2009 YES
Feb 4, 2009 18,275 - 18,565 February 12, 2009 YES
Feb 6, 2009 18,566 - 18,860 February 14, 2009 YES
Feb 9, 2009 18,661 - 18,662 February 16, 2009
last day we mail to foreign addresses
YES
Feb 11, 2009 18,663 - 18,903 February 17, 2009 YES
mailed registration accepted until
Feb 15
18,904 - 19,215 February 18, 2009  
online registration ends Feb 19 21,253 - 21,500 February 22, 2009  
    February 20, 2009
last day we mail to U.S. addresses
 
  21,501 - 21,600 tickets for new registrations available only at Congress  
    February 22, 2009
last day tickets mailed out
 
       

YOUTH DAY

Youth Day registration is separate from Congress registration. The fee is $25 ($20 by January 5, 2009). NOTE: Youth Day has closed to new registrations. Check the Youth Day page for more information.

A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR ADULTS:  The Youth Day Coordinating Team would like to offer a special opportunity to any adult who is not chaperoning a group from a parish or school and would like to be part of our day. To be part of the team, an adult needs to have been fingerprinted by the Los Angeles Archdiocese and have taken part in a Protecting God’s Children adult training session (upcoming opportunities for these are available). To get more information about joining Youth Day, please visit www.RECongress.org/YDD or contact Mike Norman at mnorman@laarchdiocese.org or call (213) 637-7674.

ATTENTION GROUP LEADERS:  Official Youth Day T-Shirts are available for group pre-orders. Orders with payment must be received by February 11, 2009 and will be available for pick-up starting at 8 a.m. on Youth Day at a booth in the Grand Lobby (south side) of the Convention Center Arena.
T-shirts: $15 Sweatshirts $40  --  Available in sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
(Youth sizes, 3X in sweatshirts are also available in limited supply.)
Place your order online at www.Seraph7.com
NOTE: This year, your group can receive their T-shirts in advance of Youth Day! Or if you would like to customize your shirts, email us at store@seraph7.com

YOUTH DAY TICKETS

Youth Day packets started being mailed on January 28, 2008.

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.

This is the anticipated scheduled mail dates for Youth Day tickets.
 

If you registered by ... REGISTRATION #

Your tickets should be mailed on...

SENT?
Jan 21, 2009 1-150 February 5, 2009 YES
Jan 21, 2009 151-300 February 6, 2009 YES
Jan 22, 2009 301-350 February 6, 2009 YES
Jan 22, 2009 351-400 February 9, 2009 YES
Feb 2, 2009 401-623 February 9, 2009 YES

ARENA WORKSHOPS

If you register and do 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.

LOCATION

SESSION

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP

ARENA

1-21

Fr. Richard Rohr

The Emerging Church (*)

ARENA

2-14

Rev. Richard Leonard

"The Dark Knight" and the Dark Night (*)

ARENA

3-10

Dr. Thomas Groome

What Keeps Us Catholic (*)

ARENA

4-12

Rev. Terry Hershey

Sabbath Moments: To See God in All Things (*)

ARENA

5-01

John Allen Jr.

Affirmative Orthodoxy and Benedict XVI (*)

ARENA

6-22

Fr. Tony Ricard

“Don't Be Stupid!” – Simplified Evangelization (*)

ARENA

7-23

Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin

Spirituality of Laughter: Waking Up to the Moment (*)

ARENA

8-20

Rev. James Martin

Laughing with God (*)

 

HALL E/B WORKSHOPS

If you register on-site at Congress and prefer Spanish workshops you will be assigned Hall B workshop tickets. NOTE: All session tickets are good for Arena session and Hall B sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded workshops.

LUGAR SESION CONFERENCISTA TALLER
HALL E

1-51

Alejandro Aguilera-Titus

Llamados a ser discípulos en misión permanente (*)

HALL B

2-51

Carlos Carrillo Velásquez

Pautas para comunicarse mejor con adolescentes (*)

HALL B

3-52

Benjamín Bravo Perez

Sacramentos de la Iglesia: ¿Sacramentos de vida? (*)

HALL B

4-57

John Yzaguirre

Cómo educar a los hijos (*)

HALL B

5-57

Fr. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana

Viviendo un amor que no se acaba, pero que cambia muchísimo (*)

HALL B

6-51

Dionisio Borobio Garcia

Sacramentos de iniciación cristiana y catecumenado: Un reto para la Iglesia actual (*)

HALL B

7-51

Alejandro Aguilera-Titus

Señor, dame ese Espíritu que fortalece matrimonios y familias (*)

HALL B

8-56

Victor Valenzuela

Soy Catequista: Dignidad, vocación y misión (*)

 

TAPED GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

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

ASSEMBLY SESSION EVENT / SPEAKER
GENERAL GA1 Opening Event: Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC
GENERAL GA2 Saturday Keynote: Jim Wallis
GENERAL GA3 Sunday English Address: David Wells
GENERAL GA4 Sunday Spanish Address: Rev. Alvaro Ginel Vielva

CONGRESS TICKET / PROGRAM PICK-UP

Advance ticket pick-up and RECongress Program Books will be available for pick-up at Congress. Times begin Thursday evening, February 26, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Regular Congress hours begin at 8 a.m. each day of Congress.

RECONGRESS EMAILING

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CONGRESS LITURGIES

Congress strives to offer experiences that stimulate new ideas and renew excitement about ministry, reinvigorate faith and help restore a spirit of hope. This happens through ritual, prayer, music, dance and Word – not only from workshops, but through the various daily liturgies we offer. We invite you to experience a liturgy from among the many cultures represented.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 — 5:15 p.m.

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
 Character   Location  Presider  Music
African American Convention Ballrooms Rev. J-Glenn Murray Richard Cheri / ValLimar Jansen
Church  on the Way to Unity Marriott Marquis Rev. Robert Spitzer Josh Blakesley / Trevor Thomson
Contemplative Hilton Pacific Ballroom Rev. Richard Rohr Chris de Silva
Hawaiian Convention Arena Rev. George DeCosta Joe Camacho / David Haas
Samoan Convention 303 (3rd floor) Rev. Niko Leota Samoan Community
Spanish Convention Hall B Rev. Domingo Rodriguez Anna Betancourt / Pedro Rubalcava
PRAYER SERVICES
Evening Prayer (5:15 p.m.) Convention 210 (2nd floor) Yolanda Brown
Peace Prayer (9:30 p.m.) Convention 210 (2nd floor) Rev. Alexis Salvatierra
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009 5:15 p.m.

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
 Character   Location  Presider  Music
Celtic Convention Ballrooms Rev. Martin Delaney Liam Lawton
Hope for the World Marriott Marquis Rev. Richard Leonard John Angotti / Meredith Augustin
Many Cultures, One Faith Hilton Pacific Ballroom Rev. Dan Groody John Flaherty / Liliana Gutierrez / Multicultural groups
Spanish Convention Hall B Bishop Gabino Zavala Tony Alonso / Karla Carrillo
Vietnamese Convention 303 (3rd floor) Bishop Paul Bui Van Doc Vietnamese Community
Young Adult Convention Arena Msgr. Ray East Jacob & Matthew
PRAYER SERVICES
Morning Praise (8:00 am) Convention Arena Helena Taylor Jesse Manibusan
Evening Prayer (5:15 pm) Convention 210 (2nd floor) Juliette Marsh Williams Mary Janus
   *NOTE: There is no late-night prayer to allow time to visit Sacred Space
 

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
 Character   Location  Presider  Music
Morning Liturgy (8:00 am) Convention Arena Bishop Tod Brown Congress Choir 2009
Closing Liturgy (3:30 pm) Convention Arena Cardinal Roger Mahony Congress Choir 2009

 


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