LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
2010 DATES: March 18, 2010 (Youth Day) & March 19-21, 2010

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CONGRESS 2010 WAS 'INCREDIBLE'!

The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center and is sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, a department of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Begun in 1968 as an "institute," Congress still keeps the same focus — to teach more about the Catholic faith as well as to advance personal growth. Today the event is open to people of all vocations and different faiths.

Youth Day (March 18, 2010) – Congress opened on Thursday with a day-long event for high school youth. This is an opportunity for students — not only from the Los Angeles Archdiocese but throughout California and the western states — to come together and share in Liturgy, workshops, entertainment and experience the energy of the Closing Rally.  See our Youth Day page.

Congress days (March 19-21) – The remaining three-day weekend is open to adults and young adults and offers more than 200 speakers presenting over 300 workshops, in addition to lunchtime entertainment, evening concerts, Liturgy in a variety of characters, the Exhibit Hall and much more. See the Congress tab.

Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – One of the perks of Congress is the Exhibit Hall, held Friday through Sunday — showcasing over 200 companies as exhibitors and ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries.  See our 2010 Exhibitor Listing.

YOUTH DAY - THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

Youth Day is designed for all students from public and Catholic schools, grades 9 through 12. Adult chaperones are required for each group of 10 students (maximum), all attending the same workshop. We recommend one extra chaperone for all your groups and suggest you add the additional name to your first group registered.

Youth Day Schedule:

 
8:30 am   Opening Sessions Theme: "I'm Just Sayin'..."
9:45 am   Morning Workshops  
11:00 am   Liturgies SEE OUR YOUTH DAY PAGE
12:15 pm   Lunch  
1:30 pm   Afternoon Workshops SEE FIRST PHOTOS FROM YOUTH DAY
2:45 pm   Rallies  
3:30 pm   Dismissal      

Registration
The registration fee for Youth Day 2010 was $25 ($20 by February 5, 2010). Youth Day has reached capacity and is closed to further registrations.

CONGRESS DAYS - MARCH 19-21, 2010

Youth Day 2010
See the first photos from Thursday's Youth Day
. Click here

 

Cardinal Student Chat
See the transcript from Cardinal Mahony's online chat with students from St. John Chrysostom School. Click here

 

Cardinal Online Chat
Following the student chat, the Cardinal conducted a nationwide online chat. See the transcript from Cardinal Mahony's Chat. Click here

 

Congress 2010 Theme
  "Incredible Abundance"/ "Increíble Abundancia"
 • Theme Reflection     • Past Congress Themes

Congress Information

 • REC LIVE! Watch the live webcast from Congress
 • Lost & Found Leave something behind?
 • Speakers Our listing of Speakers
 • Topics Speaker listing by topics
 • Spotlight Highlighting some Congress events
 • Workshops Listing of the 315 workshops
 • Schedule The Daily Congress Schedule
 • Exhibitors Contact info for Hall A exhibitors
 • Tech Center See the Technology Center Schedule
 • Download Download the Guidebook
 • Specials Anaheim specials for attendees
 • Volunteer Your invitation to volunteer
 • Mobility Help getting around at Congress

 

CONGRESS UPDATES

You can find the latest information on our 2010 Updates page.
 • Email Updates Sign up to receive our monthly Congress Emailings
 • Program Book Get a sneak peek of the Program Book
 • Ralphs Club Program for Southern California Ralph's shoppers
 • Congress Tips A (Baker's) Dozen Tips to "Survive" Congress
 • Comments/Questions See & Ask Your Questions About Congress
   
Special Exhibit  
 • Climate Covenant Sponsor of the "Green Space" at Congress
 • St. Francis Pledge Help reduce your carbon footprint
   
Anaheim Info  
 • Show Your Badge Attendees save at Anaheim restaurants and retail stores
 • Transportation Airport and Taxi travel information
 • Attendee Resources Anaheim resources: Things to See and Do, maps, etc.
 • Location Map Anaheim Convention Center area using Yahoo! Maps
 • Driving Directions Google directions to Anaheim Convention Center
 • RV Parks/Camping RV Parks and Recreational travel information
   

 

CONGRESS NEWS

Photos from Youth Day & Congress 2010!
See the latest Photos from Congress and Congress. And check back as more photos go up!

NEW for 2010! RECongress.org/LIVE
Watch some of our Congress 2010 events on our YouTube page. See the schedule of events on our LIVE page at  RECongress.org/LIVE

Leave Something Behind?
Have you left something behind at Congress? See our Lost & Found page for information on how to contact use.

Religious Education Congress
"Recently, in some of the web sites, the annual Religious Education Congress has been described as the largest gathering like it in the United States. That description is wrong. It is the largest church gathering like it in the entire world."
-- Cardinal Roger Mahony

REGISTER FOR CONGRESS

If you haven't mailed in your registration card, WAIT! It's not too late! You can still register for Congress on site, any day of Congress Friday through Sunday. Also, there are advance times on Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring your registration card with you.

Youth Day
Youth Day 2010 has reached capacity and is closed to further registration.

Congress Registration Fee
The registration fee for the Congress days is $70 ($60 by February 5, 2010).

Registration Question?
See our Help page, or for online registration questions - see our Online Registration page

If you need additional information about RECongress, please contact us:

By e-mail: congress@la-archdiocese.org
By phone: (213) 637-7348
By mail: Religious Education Congress
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010

2010 Congress Spotlight   •   See 2010 Highlights   •   See Photos from Congress 2010

Hear the 2010 Congress Theme Song "Incredible Abundance" by Donna Peña
 

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PHOTOS FROM THE 2010 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
•  YOUTUBE VIDEOS  •  360° PANORAMAS OF CONGRESS  •  FLICKR PHOTOSHOW  •
YOUTH DAY: Behind the ScenesRehearsalMorningLiturgiesWorkshops T-Shirts Going Home
FRIDAY: WelcomeConcert :: CHAT: PhotosCardinalSchool :: LITURGIES: JazzSpanish Vietnamese :: Prayer Service
SATURDAY: Morning Praise Concert :: LITURGIES: GeneralAfrican-AmericanCelticYoung Adult
SUNDAY: Closing (pm) LiturgyePostcards
:: CONGRESS: Behind the Scenes • Volunteer Meeting
CONGRESS: HighlightsSpotlightEntertainmentExhibit HallWorkshopsMulticultural Exhibit


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