Preview the Program Book & Theme Songs!
The Congress Program Book (the one handed
out at Congress) is now available online.
Get a preview of the book and pre-plan
your Congress weekend. Also, hear the
newly released Youth Day and Congress
theme songs on our Songs page.
Our RECongress Emailings highlight some
of the events going on at Congress 2011.
Be sure to check our Web site for speakers,
hotel and exhibitor updates. Pass along
this emailing or our link —
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future updates, you can find removal
information at the bottom of this message.
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2011 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
• March 17, 2011
• March 18-20, 2011
Scheduled dates for Congress 2012 are:
• March 22, 2012
• March 23-25, 2012
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).
See a Yahoo Map
The fee for Congress
is $70 per person. Youth Day has reached
capacity and is closed. Note: There is no on-site registration
for Youth Day.
Online registration for Congress ends March 9. If you
have not registered by then WAIT and register on site
See the Registration page
Fatica of Hard as Nails Ministry will be the Youth Day
Keynote in the Convention Center Arena. Justin has a
new book out for young people called “Win it All” and
you can find information at www.hanm.org.
Melendrez, creator of “Rosary Rap.” will be the Keynote
in Convention Hall B. Melendrez’ debut album “Rosary
Rap” has been followed by his current release, “SERENITY
Youth Day Theme
of the Youth Day 2011 Theme song online at
www.RECongress.org/YD. The theme song, "Everyone's
Invited/Son Todos Invitados," is written by Pedro Rubalcava
and made available from our friends at spiritandsong.com.
Youth Day Tees
pre-order (non-customized) Youth Day T-shirts through
7 is the deadline. Orders can be picked up on Youth
Day at the Seraph7 booth in the main Arena Lobby.
Day T-shirts will be available on site.
T-Shirts: $17, Sweatshirts: $40
Available in sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
(Youth sizes, 3X, and sweatshirts are also available
in limited supply.) Go to www.seraph7.com for additional
Go to RECongress.org/YD
BOOK NOW ONLINE
recently received this email ...
I will be attending Congress this year with 8 members
of our parish staff from Denver, Colorado. We have
attended over several years and are very excited
to be coming again this year. Will the program booklet
that we normally receive at Congress (with the room
maps, etc.) be available as a PDF download? This
is so helpful with the registration booklet, and
I was wondering if there would be a way to get the
conference booklet itself closer to arrival? Most
of us have 3G network, or will be able to access
wireless at our hotels, but if we could get it before
getting on the plane — even better!
not everyone knows that both the Registration Guidebook
and the Program Book are available in PDF as soon as
they are completed — and before they are in print. Now
take a "sneak peek" of the online version of the Program
book and get a little extra time to plan out your weekend.
The Program Book is available in two formats: a PDF
version requires Adobe Reader; and an iPaper version,
which requires no software download.
you'll find in the Program Book ...
— Spotlight on events at Congress
— Tech Center schedule
— Exhibitor listing and Exhibitor Categories listing
— Restaurant guide and contact information
— Workshop Audio Recording Form
See the Program Book
Don't miss our Congress logo-ed souvenirs this year!
In addition to our annual offering of pens, pins and
magnets, there will be a keychain with light and a letter
opener enclosed with neon Post-It flags.
addition, every Congress attendee receives a free Congress
bag (shown here), courtesy of Liturgical Press, who
is also sponsoring the Art Exhibit at Congress 2011.
Also, thank you to Catholic Book Publishing Corp. for
providing the lanyards at Congress 2011, and to
Radio for providing the USB flash drives for use
at the ORE booth.
See the Congress 2011 Updates page
"WHERE ARE MY TICKETS?"
may be the most asked question we've been answering.
Followed closely by: "Can I change the workshop I received?"
You can find Congress ticket mailing information — as
well as other Youth Day and Congress updates — on our
2011 Updates Page.
you're not happy with the Congress tickets you receive,
you have the following options:
You may just use the tickets you receive; or
You may exchange your tickets (beginning noon on Friday)
at the Ticket
Exchange window located at the Registration Booth; or
Bring the ticket you
were assigned to the workshop you would like to
attend. Once all properly ticketed attendees are admitted,
workshop is opened up to other ticket holders
if there is available
NOTE: Your ticket is always good for an Arena (English
workshop) or Hall B (Spanish workshop) seat, which is
always the most popular workshop from each period.
See the Congress Updates page
Abounds: A Call to Awaken and Renew Your Faith"
a book by Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC with a foreword
by Cardinal Roger Mahony.
"Sr. Edith’s stellar and passionate keynotes, gathered
beautifully here, will inspire and educate us for years
Rev. Richard Rohr, OFM, Founding Director
Center for Action and Contemplation
this collection of rallying keynotes from the annual
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Sr. Edith
Prendergast, RSC, Director of the Archdiocese's Office
of Religious Education, issues a clarion call to both
conversion and renewal...
can find more and pre-Congress ordering information
info on the Updates Page
the center of Exhibit Hall A, under the "Computer Demonstration"
hanging banner, is the Technology Center. The Tech Center
highlights online services and Internet resources of
interest to Congress attendees. Drop by throughout the
weekend to check the schedule of demonstrations featuring
12 of our Congress Exhibitors.
events at the Tech Center get underway Friday morning
when Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez conducts a private,
online chat with students from St. Thomas the Apostle
School in Los Angeles. And don't miss getting your free
souvenir ePostcard (pictured) on Sunday! Have a photo
taken of yourself or a group in a Congress 2011 frame
to email home ... or to your friends! Only available
Sunday at the Tech Center.
the schedule for Friday and Saturday appearances by:
Ave Maria Press
Catholic Teacher Resources
Little i Apps
Logos Management Software
Outside da Box
St. Vincent Pallotti Center
Word on Fire
See the Tech Center Schedule
Airport Shuttle Service
Prime Time Shuttle offer for Congress attendees.
Book online to receive special convention discounts
on transportation to and from Southern California airports
or cruise ship terminal. Check online for reservations
Anyone who hasn't registered by mail by March
4 (or online by March 9) can register any of the three
days of Congress. Hours are:
Thursday, March 17: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am - noon
Location: Prefunction Lobby
The Exhibit Hall is available ONLY to those
registered for Congress. Hours at Congress are:
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Convention Hall A
Some Arena and Hall B speakers have provided handouts
ahead of time. Check our Updates page for the downloadable
1-55: Del ministerio al misterio(*) - Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana
3-55: ¿Es mi grupo un grupo sano?(*) - Sr. Glenda Hernandez
4-53 Soy Catequista La espiritualidad de la vocación - Victor Valenzuela
5-51: La catequesis con niños pequeños(*) - Luis Benavides
6-53: Felicidad del camino(*) - José-Román Flecha Andres
8-01: Gratitude as a Spiritual Pathway - Dr. Wilkie Au
Sunday (Lunchtime) – Marriott San Diego
Join with other Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) men and women
to share experiences, strengths and hopes with mutual
support for recovery from alcoholism. (Located in the
Marriott’s lower level meeting room.)
Staying at the Marriott
Self-parking rates at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel are
over $20 per day. However, Congress has contracted a
special $12 per day rate. Be sure to ask for the special
Jezreel of JustFaith Ministries will be speaking at
the JustFaith Graduate Reception and Dinner will be
held Saturday, March 19, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at
the Anaheim Convention Center. To learn more about this
event, please visit
www.archdiocese.la/ojp for the registration form
or call the Office of Justice and Peace JustFaith representative
Tony Fadale at (310) 542-9696 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPAD AT CONGRESS
Be sure to drop in
at the Office of Religious Education booth, located
near the center of Exhibit Hall A. Chat with coordinators
and staff from the office. Find ways to resource people
more efficiently. Our brochure wall with our ministries
will help you find the post-Congress events that you
can participate in! Let us know how we can better serve
your communities in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with
our catechetical events and trainings.
Also be sure to
enter the drawing to be eligible to win an iPad! Also,
drop by for information on how to get a free
USB flash drive!
the Exhibitors Page
year we presented the first-ever "live" webcast from
Congress! And we're back this year — with even more
expanded coverage. Know someone who can't make it to
Congress? Invite them to experience the outpouring of
grace and enthusiasm on www.RECongress.org/LIVE. We
begin our live streaming from the Anaheim Convention
Center Arena on Youth Day, Thursday, March 17, 2011,
at 8:30 am PST.
See the RECongress.org/LIVE Schedule
YOUR OLD CELL PHONE TO CONGRESS
year we witnessed two of the largest natural disasters
in recent memory in Haiti and Pakistan. And through
the generous participation of Congress 2010 attendees
in our Cell Phone Recycling Initiative, we have been
able to donate $1,800 to Catholic Relief Services’ emergency
assistance to Haiti. Again this year we are partnering
with GetGreenToGetGreen.com to collect phones to benefit
Haiti and Pakistan. Bring your old cell phones — working
or not — with you to Congress. More than 130 million
cell phones are thrown away every year. Don’t throw
away electronics that should be recycled. Do your part
to recycle your old cell phone — and help us help Haiti
and Pakistan in the process.
RECongress Spotlight Page
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
Grocery Company, a major supermarket chain in the Southern
California area, supports schools, churches and other
non-profit organizations with annual contributions.
The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is a member
of Ralphs Community Contributions Program. Simply by
using your Ralphs rewardss Card
a portion of eligible purchases are contributed to the
RECongress. (Note: This is an annual program that must
be renewed each year. The current term is September
1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.)
if you were part of this program last year, you will
need to update your account again this year. We encourage
all Ralphs shoppers to sign up for the free Ralphs
rewards Card and register their card with the
Community Contributions Program. It’s easy! Every time
you shop for groceries and scan your card at Ralphs,
RECongress will automatically earn up to 5% of all eligible
purchases per enrolled card. Sign up now! It’s never
been easier to contribute to the RECongress.
Organization Name:: Archdiocese of
Los Angeles - Religious Education
Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor,
Los Angeles, CA
Organization Number: 90658
step-by-step instructions and information online.
RECongress Ralphs Program
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