Updates about Congress 2011

Religious Education Congress
March 17, 2011
(Youth Day)
March 18-20, 2011 (adult days)

FIND INFORMATION ON:
Important Dates
Closed Workshops
Congress Registration
Congress Tickets
Youth Day
Youth Day Tickets
Arena Workshops
Hall B Workshops

Recorded Sessions
Congress Ticket Pick-up
RECongress Emailing
Book/CD Signing Area
Congress Liturgies

updated 07/05/13

Mar 20:  Be sure to make your Congress evaluations at RECongress.org/survey/

Mar 12:  Program Book corrections:
  page 29 -- Last year's Spanish letter was printed for Sr. Edith Prendergast
  page 31 -- Sunday Morning Spanish Address with Dora Tobar Mensbrugghe will be at 8:30 am in Hall B
  page 99 -- Exhibitor Bugle Media Services should be booth 388
  page 99 -- Exhibitor Brothers of the Sacred Heart should be booth 664
  page 99 -- Exhibitor CATgear should be booth 668
  page 101 -- Exhibitor Cooper Ray has cancelled
  page 103 -- Exhibitor Morehouse Education Resources has cancelled

Mar 11:  Video: "Grace Abounds: A Call to Awaken and Renew Your Faith" by Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC. Sr. Edith stirs readers' enthusiasm and fires their imaginations about this inspiring set of reflections on faith and the call to serve one another in the Church and the world. All proceeds will be donated to the LA Office of Religious Education's Endowment Fund. Purchase online at www.avemariapress.com.

Mar 9: Online Congress registration ends. You can still register on-site during Congress.

Mar 1: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Feb 28: Youth Day is closed. NOTE: There is no on-site registration on Youth Day.

Feb 24: Four exhibitors added:
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate – Booth #491
Little i Apps, LLC - Booth #189
Little Books of the Diocese of Saginaw, Inc. – Booth #680
The Maximus Group – Booth #687

Feb 20: 56 workshops now closed.

Feb 17: 54 workshops have now closed.

Feb 15: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Feb 7: Online pricing was increased. $70 per person fee for Congress; $25 per person fee for Youth Day.

Feb 4: Tech Center schedule announced on the 2011 Tech Center page.

Feb 4: Youth Day 2011 Theme is available on the Youth Day web site, www.RECongress.org/YD/. The theme song, "Everyone's Invited/Son Todos Invitados," is written by Pedro Rubalcava and made available by our friends at spiritandsong.com.

Feb 4: Youth Day Keynote announced. Justin Fatica of Hard as Nails Ministry will be Arena Keynote at Youth Day 2011. Joe Melendrez will be Hall B Keynote.

Feb 4: Registration fees to increase -- now extended through the weekend! Online price change will increase Sunday, Feb 6 at midnight

Feb 2: The self-parking rates at the Anaheim Marriott have increased. However, there is a contracted 50% discount for participants staying at the hotel, for a daily rate of $12.00. Participants MUST ask for the special rate to be sure they receive it. This applies to self parking only.

Feb 1: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Jan 28: Some Arena and Hall B speakers have provided handouts:

1-55: Del ministerio al misterio(*) - Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana - Bajar apuntes
3-55: ¿Es mi grupo un grupo sano?(*) - Sr. Glenda Hernandez - Bajar apuntes
5-51: La catequesis con niños pequeños(*) - Luis Benavides - Bajar apuntes
6-53: Felicidad del camino(*) - José-Román Flecha Andres - Bajar apuntes
8-01: Gratitude as a Spiritual Pathway - Dr. Wilkie Au - Download Handout

4-53 Soy Catequista La espiritualidad de la vocación - Victor Valenzuela - Bajar apuntes  (added Feb 23)

Jan 28: Arena and Hall B speakers announced. See the listings

Jan 27: Exhibitor listing update; some booth numbers reassigned.

Jan 26: SATURDAY KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED:

Jack Jezreel
“Gathered and Sent: Saints, Prophets and Martyrs on a Mission”

The Gospels, the legacy of holy witnesses, and Vatican II speak of a Church that, at its best, gathers and sends. While this fundamental dimension of our faith tradition has struggled to see full expression in the local parish, the future of American Catholicism holds some exciting and promising prospects if we are willing to renew the possibilities of parish purpose and structure.

Jack Jezreel spent six years in a Catholic Worker community before turning his attention to transformative education. For the last dozen years he has given 40-50 presentations annually, including continuing education opportunities for priests, deacons, religious communities as well as keynote addresses for Pax Christi, St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities USA, and the National Association of Diaconate Directors. Jezreel is the original author of “JustFaith” and serves as founder and Executive Director of JustFaith Ministries, based in Kentucky.

Jan 24: Workshops assigned to rooms. Workshops are not actually assigned to rooms until we get about 5,500 registrants. We then run a projection of attendance and assign the most popular workshops to the Arena and the larger rooms.

Jan 24: Our featured advertisers now appear on our RECongress.org home page and will be included in our future Congress Emailings.

Jan 20: Three booth numbers were reassigned
            664a is now 668 - Brothers of the Sacred Heart
            668 is now 670 - CATgear
            670 is now 672 -  Catholic Association of Music

Jan 18: Book announced and released at Congress: "Grace Abounds: A Call to Awaken and Renew Your Faith" by Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC with a foreword by Cardinal Roger Mahony. Sr, Prendergast is a member of the Religious Sisters of Charity and for 23 years has been Director of the Office of Religious Education in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and director of the archdiocese’s annual Religious Education Congress.

In this collection of rallying keynotes from the annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Sr. Edith Prendergast issues a clarion call to both conversion and renewal, inviting readers to enter more deeply into the mind and heart of Christ and to live as his messengers in the Church and the world. Sr. Prendergast’s compelling spiritual vision is enriched by her skilled use of Scripture, the saints and mystics, and contemporary writers and poets. She also draws from the little epiphanies of ordinary, everyday life -- be they the words of a child or the insights of a homeless man. With a spirit of reverence and delight, each reflection harmonizes a host of voices that both inspire and energize her readers.

Download the order form or order by phone or online at www.avemariapress.com
ISBN: 9781594712593 / 160 pages / $12.95 available through Ave Maria Press, PO Box 428, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0428
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Jan 18: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Jan 13: Youth Day T-shirts announced!


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ATTENTION GROUP LEADERS: Official Youth Day T-shirts are available for custom and group pre-orders. Orders for customized shirts with payment must be received by February 4, 2011 and general pre-orders with payment must be received by February 18, 2011. Shirts ordered after February 18 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.

Special Discount Pricing for Pre-orders; T-Shirts: $15, Sweatshirts: $37
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.)
Place your order online at www.Seraph7.com

Jan 3, 2011: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Dec 20: Carole Eipers will be replacing Lynn Levo in Saturday Session 4-17, and will not be taped.

Dec 15: Greg Boyle appears on "Dr. Phil Show". See the show online.

Dec 15: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Dec 14: See the first listing of Congress 2011 Exhibitors. Note: Listing is not complete.

Dec 13: Congress 2011 video posted on YouTube.com/RECongress site.

Dec 1: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Nov 15: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Nov 2: Youth Day online registration now available.

Nov 1: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.

Oct 25: Congress online registration now available.

Oct 1: Congress Emailing sent. See the RECongress Emailing archive.


IMPORTANT CONGRESS DATES

     Feb 4 - Registration Fees increase
     Feb 10 -
Congress and Youth Day ticket mailing begins
     Feb 25 - Youth Day Registration Closes
     Mar 4 - Last day to mail in Congress registrations
     Mar 7 - Last day to mail out-of-state tickets
     Mar 9 - Online registration ends
     Mar 10 - Last day to mail in-state tickets


CONGRESS REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the Religious Education Congress is $70 ($60 by February 4, 2011). Registration is available online (until March 9) or by Ordering a Registration Guidebook (until March 10). If you haven't mailed in your registration by March 4, 2011, please either register online (until March 9) or register on site at Congress (Thursday evening, March 17 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm or beginning at 8 a.m. each day of Congress.

After March 7, 2011, 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, March 17, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and on each day of Congress beginning at 8 a.m.

Online Registration is scheduled to end March 9, 2011.

CONGRESS TICKETS

"I did not receive my tickets" is the most asked question we receive. Let us know at congress@la-archdiocese.org.if you don't receive your tickets in the mail. We will check our returned mail (every year a great number are returned -- wrong address, wrong ZIP Code, etc.). If we don't have them we'll reprint tickets and have them available at Will Call window at the Registration area at Congress. Ticket Pick-Up is available on site at the Convention Center at the Registration Booth located in the Prefunction Lobby. Hours will be on Thursday, March 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and any day of Congress beginning at 8 a.m.

OUT OF UNITED STATES:         Last day we mail tickets out of U.S.: March 1, 2011
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:   Last day we mail tickets out of state: March 7, 2011
WITHIN CALIFORNIA:                Last day we mail tickets: March 10, 2011

This reference of registration and mailing is a general guide and may not be accurate in all cases.

If you registered by ... REGISTRATION #

Your tickets should be mailed on...

SENT?
Dec 1, 2010 1 - 1,000 February 8, 2011 Yes
Dec 17, 2010 1,001 - 2,000 February 10, 2011 Yes
Dec 29, 2010 2,001 - 3,000 February 14, 2011 Yes
Jan 5, 2011 3,001 - 4,000 February 15, 2011 Yes
Jan 14, 2011 4,001 - 6,000 February 16, 2011 Yes
Jan 19, 2011 6,001 - 7,000 February 18, 2011 Yes
Jan 21, 2011 7,001 - 8,000 February 18, 2011 Yes
Jan 26, 2011 8,001 - 10,000 February 22, 2011 Yes
Jan 31, 2011 10,001 - 11,000 February 23, 2011 Yes
Feb 2, 2011 11,001 - 12,000 February 25, 2011 Yes
Feb 7, 2011 12,001 - 14,000 February 28, 2011 Yes
Feb 9, 2011 14,001 - 15,000 February 28, 2011 Yes
Feb 13, 2011 15,001 - 17,000 March 1, 2011 Yes
Feb 21, 2011 17,001 - 19,000 March 1, 2011 Yes
Feb 28, 2011 19,001 - 19,700 March 1, 2011 Yes
mailed registration accepted until
March 4
     
online registration ends March 9      

YOUTH DAY

Youth Day registration is separate from Congress registration. The fee is $20 ($25 after February 4, 2011). 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/YD or contact Mike Norman at mnorman@la-archdiocese.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 1, 2011 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.

Special Discount Pricing for Pre-orders; T-Shirts: $15, Sweatshirts: $37
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.)
Place your order online at www.Seraph7.com

YOUTH DAY TICKETS

Youth Day packets began being mailed February 10, 2011.

It is important for you to check your Youth Day tickets when they arrive. Please open your packet and make sure your received all the tickets for your parish/school. We have received calls that some people received the wrong tickets. If, for some reason, you are missing tickets or have received the wrong tickets please call (213) 637-7348 and we will be glad to help you.

This reference of registration and mailing is a general guide and may not be accurate in all cases.

If you registered by ... REGISTRATION #

Your tickets should be mailed on...

SENT?
Dec 10, 2010 1-50 February 4, 2011 YES
Dec 29, 2010 51-110 February 7, 2011 YES
Jan 13, 2011 111-200 February 11, 2011 YES
Jan 27, 2011 201-300 February 14, 2011 YES
Feb 3, 2011 301-400 February 15, 2011 YES
Feb 8, 2011 401-500 February 16, 2011 YES
Feb 17, 2011 501-550 February 18, 2011 YES
Feb 23, 2011 551-600 February 22, 2011 YES
Feb 28, 2011 601-668 February 27, 2011 YES

ARENA WORKSHOPS

If you do not select workshop choices when you register or you register on-site at Congress, you will be assigned Arena workshop tickets. NOTE: All Arena tickets are good for Arena or Hall B sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded workshops.

LOCATION

SESSION

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP

ARENA

1-19

Rev. Ronald Rolheiser

An Anatomy and Theology of Trust – From Paranoia to Metanoia(*)

ARENA

2-24

Fr. Richard Rohr

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life(*)

ARENA

3-10

Fr. Richard Fragomeni

Eckhart Tolle, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila: Living in the Presence of God(*)

ARENA

4-13

Rev. Terry Hershey

Stop. Look. Listen: An Invitation to Pay Attention Every Day(*)

ARENA

5-02

Liam Lawton/Tony Alonso

Contemplative Prayer Experience: Castle of the Soul

ARENA

6-15

Rev. James Martin

Finding God in Your Daily Life(*)

ARENA

7-17

Rev. R. Tony Ricard

Shut Up and Just Listen: Jesus Has Something to Say!(*)

ARENA

8-01

Wilkie Au

Gratitude as a Spiritual Pathway(*)
Download Handout

HALL B WORKSHOPS

If you register on-site at Congress you have the option of receiving Hall B workshop tickets. NOTE: All Hall B tickets are good for Arena or Hall B sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded workshops.

LUGAR

SESION

CONFERENCISTA

TALLER

HALL B

1-55

Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana

Del ministerio al misterio(*)  
 - Bajar apuntes

HALL B

2-52

Ana García-Mina Freire

La educación emocional en la familia(*)

HALL B

3-55

Sr. Glenda Hernandez

¿Es mi grupo un grupo sano?(*)   
 - Bajar apuntes

HALL B

4-53

Victor Valenzuela

Soy Catequista: La espiritualidad de la vocación
 - Bajar apuntes

HALL B

5-51

Luis Benavides

La catequesis con niños pequeños(*)
 - Bajar apuntes

HALL B

6-53

José-Román Flecha Andres

Felicidad del camino(*)   
 - Bajar apuntes

HALL B

7-54

Juan Carlos Montenegro

Formando jóvenes santos(*)

HALL B

8-54

Rev. Alvaro Ginel Vielva

Es posible transmitir la fe(*)

RECORDED GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

In addition to the taped workshops, the following General Assemblies will be taped by CSC Digital Media. (Find information on ordering Congress recordings.)

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, March 17, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Regular Congress hours begin at 8 a.m. each day of Congress.

RECONGRESS EMAILING

See our latest Congress Emailing. Get Congress updates emailed monthly through Congress by signing up here.

SPEAKER BOOK SIGNINGS

Authors and performing artists have scheduled times to sign their books and CDs at the Signing Area. The tables are located in the northeast corner of Hall A (see the latest schedule).

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, MARCH 18, 2011 — 5:15 p.m.

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
General Convention Ballrooms Msgr. Ray East Meredith Augustin
Black Culture Convention Arena Rev. J-Glenn Murray Richard Cheri & Good Ground
Contemplative Hilton Pacific Rev. James Martin Tony Alonso / Marty Haugen
From the Islands of...
Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Guam
Marriott Marquis Rev. Niko Leota Joe Camacho / Jesse Manibusan
Spanish Convention Hall B Rev. Richard Vega Peter Kolar / Rafael Moreno
Vietnamese Marriott Grand Bishop Vincent Van Ban Vietnamese Community
PRAYER SERVICES
Evening Prayer (5:15 p.m.) Convention 210 Cambria Smith Estale García-López / Rudy López
Taizé (9:30 p.m.) Convention 210   David Anderson
 

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011 5:15 p.m.

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
General Hilton Pacific Red. Ed Foley Ed Bolduc / John Angotti
Celtic Convention Ballrooms Rev. David Loftus Liam Lawton
Byzantine Divine Liturgy Marriott Grand Bishop Gerald Dino Byzantine Community
Jazz Marriott Marquis Rev. Tony Ricard Nicholas Calzada
Spanish Convention Hall B Bishop Alex Salazar Anna Betancourt / Santiago Fernández / Pedro Rubalcava
Young Adult Convention Arena Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik The Jacob & Matthew Band
PRAYER SERVICES
Morning Praise (8:00 am) Convention Arena Diana Macalintal Santiago Fernández / Donna Peña /
Gary Daigle
Evening Prayer (5:15 pm) Convention 210 Kristin Firestone Danielle Rose
   *NOTE: There is no late-night prayer to allow time to visit Sacred Space
 

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
Morning Liturgy (8:00 am) Convention Arena Bishop Tod Brown Congress Choir 2011
Closing Liturgy (3:30 pm) Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Congress Choir 2011

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