Congress Speakers Finalized
Religious Education Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese
of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education, is the
nation's largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics!
Our last RECongress, held in March 2010, brought together
nearly 40,000 people during the four-day weekend! We
had registrants from across the country and as far away
as Ireland and Australia.
See 2010 Congress Statistics
2011 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
• March 17, 2011
• March 18-20, 2011
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 registration fee for Congress is $60 per
person. Youth Day has a separate registration
and fee -- $20 per person.
The Registration Guidebook contains all workshop and
speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options,
and all events during Congress. There are two Registration
Forms per book. If you attended RECongress 2010, you
will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook.
If you need a Guidebook, please order one here. (Guidebooks
will be available late-October.)
Order a Guidebook
"Hold Firm ... Trust!" / "Mantente Firme
Congress theme, “Hold
Firm … Trust!” draws us into the outrageous love
of a God who steadfastly accompanies us on the journey,
steadies us in times of challenge, and leads us to refreshment
and renewal." ...
can find the complete reflection on the RECongress 2011
theme by Sr. Edith Prendergast, Director of the Office
of Religious Education, on our web site — along with
reflections from prior years.
RECongress Theme Reflections Page
Congress 2011 once again offers its list of speakers
-- 193 scheduled for this year -- presenting 308
workshops over the 4-day weekend. Just this week the
Sunday addresses were announced:
Sunday English Address - March 20, 2011 -
The Cross as Transformation
cultural, economic and educational spectrum people
appear to be suffering from a common malady of
hopelessness. As Christians, we claim to be heirs to
a promise that overcomes the death of hopelessness.
We profess that through the death and resurrection
of Christ, our losses have been transformed, and we
are redeemed. This session will address the
continuing need to unfold the meaning of the cross
for a suffering world. It will offer insights into
the necessity of teaching and preaching the enigma
of the cross, as an essential sign of hope. For, in
the midst of the darkness and despair, there is the
transforming light of the resurrected crucified
Sunday Spanish Address - March 20,
2011 - 8:30 am
Asamblea General - Domingo, 20 de marzo - 8:30 am
Como Hablar de Dios a las Mujeres y Hombres de
La cosmovisión o representación que el ser
humano se hacía de la realidad ha cambiado. Ese
cambio ha hecho que las nuevas generaciones, en
especial los jóvenes, se alejen de la fe y no
encuentran en la Iglesia y sus discursos el mensaje
de sentido y salvación que en el fondo todos los
humanos buscamos. Es por tanto urgente que todos los
predicadores y ministros identifiquemos esos cambios
y respondamos a ellos, tal y como el Concilio
Vaticano II lo sugirió y nos llamó a hacerlo.
See the entire list of Congress 2011 speakers
on our Web site.
Congress 2011 Speakers Page
Check online for our most current listing of hotels
for Congress attendees. RECongress has contracted
with local hotels to offer special rates for
attendees. We suggest making hotel reservations
as soon as possible. When making reservations, be sure
to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate. You
can find information about contracted hotels
on our web site.
RECongress Hotels 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 rewards 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.)
you part of the 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
You can find all Congress information and updates online.
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updating speaker and hotel information. Check our site
for updates and announcements.
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