WHAT IS THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS?
Held at the Anaheim
Convention Center in Anaheim, California, the RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the
world. With 40,000 people attending each year, the four-day
event is sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, a department
of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Begun in 1968 and an "institute"
primarily for religious educators, Congress still today keeps the same
focus -- to teach more about the Catholic faith as well as to advance
personal growth. And today the event is open to people of all vocations
and all different faiths.
Youth Day – Congress
opens on Thursday with a day-long event geared for high school-age
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.
Youth Day page.
Congress days – The remaining three-day weekend allows adults/young adults the
opportunity to choose among 200 speakers presenting over 300 workshops,
enjoy lunchtime entertainment and evening concerts, experience Liturgy
in a variety of characters and discover numerous other events.
Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – One of the perks of Congress is the Exhibit
Hall, held Friday through Sunday -- showcasing over 250 companies as
exhibitors and ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing
houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented
YOUTH DAY - THURSDAY, MARCH
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
YOUTH DAY PAGE
YOUTH DAY SCHEDULE
Youth Day has reached
capacity and is closed.
for Youth Day 2011 was $25 ($20 by February 4). Youth Day has a separate registration form and fee from the Congress