LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
2012 DATES: March 22, 2012 (Youth Day) & March 23-25, 2012

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LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS

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 22, 2012) – Congress opens on Thursday with a day-long event for high school youth. This is an opportunity for students to come together and share in Liturgy, workshops, entertainment and to experience the energy of a Youth Day Rally.  See our Youth Day page.

Congress days (March 23-25) – 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, an Exhibit Hall and much more.

Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – One of the perks of Congress is the Exhibit Hall — held Friday through Sunday — showcasing over 200 companies ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries.  See the 2012 Exhibitor Listing.

YOUTH DAY - THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

Youth Day 2012 will have a new schedule and features. This year there will be two tracks - everyone chooses either morning Arena events (Track 1) or afternoon Arena events (Track 2). And everyone gets to see the Arena speaker, so you only need to select one speaker workshop choice.

TRACK 1
TRACK 2
TIME EVENT TIME EVENT
8:00 am Arena Rally (AM) 8:00 am Opening Music & Opening Sessions
  Arena Workshop (AM) 9:30 am Convention Center Workshops
  Arena Liturgy (AM) 11:00 am Lunch
11:45 am Lunch 12:15 pm Arena Rally (PM)
1:00 pm Convention Center Workshops   Arena Workshop (PM)
2:30 pm Convention Center Closing Rallies   Arena Liturgy (PM)
3:45 pm Dismissal 3:45 pm Dismissal

Registration
The registration fee for Youth Day 2012 was $20 ($25 after February 4, 2012).

Find more information and watch for photos posted soon on the Youth Day page.

CONGRESS DAYS - MARCH 23-25, 2012

Congress 2012 Information
  • 2012 Youth Day

  • 2012 Schedule
  • 2012 Spotlight

  • 2012 Speakers
  • 2012 Theme Reflection

Congress Information
  • Congress Monthly Emailings
  • Tips to "Survive" Congress
  • Your Congress Comments / Questions

  • Transportation to Anaheim
  • Convention Center Location Map
  • Convention Center Driving Directions
  • RV Park & Campground Info

 

Congress 2012 Theme
  "Voice Infusing Life" /  "Voz que Infunde Vida"
 • Theme Reflection     • Past Congress Themes

About Congress   en español
  • What is RECongress?
  • Who may attend?
  • What does it cost?
  • What is Youth Day?
  • Who may attend Youth Day?
  • What does Youth Day cost?
  • Want to Volunteer at Congress?
  • Access and Mobility Concerns

Exhibitors
  • Exhibitor Information

CONGRESS UPDATES

You can find the latest information on our 2012 Updates page.
 • Email Updates Sign up to receive our monthly Congress Emailings
 • Registration Book View or download your copy of the Registration Guidebook
 • Ralphs Club Program for Southern California Ralph's shoppers
 • Congress Tips A Baker's Dozen Tips to "Survive" Congress
 • Comments/Questions Ask Your Questions About Congress
   
Anaheim Info  
 • 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

Congress Photos
Check out the latest photos from Congress from the links below.

Archbishop Gomez Chat
The transcript has been posted from Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez's online chat with students from St. Dorothy School in Glendora. Read the chat

Congress-wear
For those of you who were not able to get an official RE Congress 2012 shirt, polo, or sweatshirt, they are now available at www.seraph7.com at discounted prices!

The Latest RECongress News
Be sure to find the latest information about Congress 2012 on our Updates Page.

REGISTER FOR CONGRESS

Youth Day
Registration for Youth Day 2012 has closed.. See the Youth Day page for information.

Congress Registration
Though pre-registration has closed, you may register for Congress on site -- any day of Congress, Friday through Sunday. The fee is only $70 -- whether you come for one workshop or stay for the whole weekend of workshops, liturgies, entertainment, the Exhibit Hall and more!
 
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
Play the 2012 Congress Theme Song
FUTURE DATES: February 21, 2013 (Youth Day) & February 22-24, 2013
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PHOTOS FROM THE 2012 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
YOUTUBE VIDEOS  •  360° PANORAMAS OF CONGRESS
YOUTH DAY: Behind the ScenesRehearsalRallyLiturgyLunchT-Shirts
FRIDAY: WelcomeConcert :: CHAT: PhotosTranscript :: LITURGIES: GeneralContemplativeHawaiianJazzNative AmericanSpanish
SATURDAY: Morning PraiseConcert :: LITURGIES: Black CultureCelticSpanishVietnameseYoung Adult
SUNDAY: Closing Liturgy •
ePostcards  ::  CONGRESS: Behind the ScenesVolunteer Meeting
CONGRESS: HighlightsEntertainmentExhibit HallWorkshopsMulticultural ExhibitTech Center


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2013 CONGRESS INFO:  REC 2013  •  RECongress LIVE  •  YOUTH DAY  •  SPOTLIGHT  •  SCHEDULE  •  UPDATES  •  SPEAKERS  •  WORKSHOPS  •  TOPICS •  EXHIBITORS  •  TECH CENTER  •  THEME SONGS  •  THEME REFLECTIONS  •  EMAILINGS  •  VOLUNTEERS
 

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