Feb. 21 (Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013
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RECongress 2012: Over 39,000 in
Our 2012 Religious Education
Congress drew nearly 40,000 in
and Los Angeles Archbishop Jose
Gomez said he was very happy to
be celebrating Masses during the
weekend. You can still relive
some of these Arena Congress events
online. On our Congress site
you'll find videos from
Congress/LIVE, photos from the
weekend, links to recorded
workshops, the transcript from
the Archbishop's online chat
session along with much more...
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2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
• February 21, 2013 (Youth Day)
• February 22-24, 2013
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Bring the enthusiasm and spirit of RECongress
back to your home parish with Unidos!,
the latest album by Santiago Fernandez and Jesse Manibusan
featuring the RECongress 2012 theme song, “Voice
Infusing Life/La Voz Que Infunde Vida.” This bilingual-contemporary CD is sure to
inspire your community in faith. Order today at
DAY 2012 THEME SONG
And be sure to download your own copy of the 2012 Youth Day Theme Song, "Called
Out" by Jesse Manibusan and
published by spiritandsong.com. Use the QR code
in this Emailing
or the link
spiritandsong.com/youth_day_2012 for the
Go to the Congress Songs Page
The Los Angeles Religious
Education Congress is pleased to
announce that Lynn Colquhoun of
Saskatchewan, Canada is the
winner of our "Accept the
Challenge" competition and will
— 2 complimentary 2013 Congress Registrations
— a 3-night complimentary Congress hotel stay (Thursday-Saturday, February
— Congress 2013 complimentary dinner valued at $100
— an official behind-the-scenes tour at Congress 2013
See the Viva Voices Blog
can still download the
"Youth Day 2012" app here!
Stay up-to-date with speakers, musicians and performers
Youth Day 2012. And
follow @YouthDay2012 on Twitter for more info.
See our Youth Day page
TECH CENTER IN HALL A
Archbishop Gomez Online Chat
Events at the
Tech Center began on
when Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez conducted
his annual live online chat session with students from St. Dorothy Elementary School in Glendora.
You can read the transcript of the chat at
Center treated all on Sunday by offering free
souvenir ePostcards. We had close to 200 photos taken
this year. You can see those who took a photo at
See the Tech Center Schedule
Did you miss any of our live-from-Congress
webcast? Over the four-day weekend, we streamed
nearly 40 hours to
873 cities in
41 countries. You can still
watch most of the Arena events from Congress, beginning
Thursday with Youth Day and running all the way
through Sunday. Find videos and comment on them
on our RECongress channel on YouTube.
Go to RECongress.org/LIVE!
Remember: In addition to Friday's Opening Event,
Saturday's Keynote, and the Sunday
addresses, many of the Congress workshops were
recorded by CSC Digital Media. Audio CDs (and
soon, downloads will be available!) are
If you didn't get a chance to order any
recordings during Congress, you can still order
them. Also, from that page you can order Audio
CDs and cassette tapes from past years as well.
Go to the Congress Recordings page
RECONGRESS LIVES ON!
Though the days of Congress 2012 have passed, Congress lives on! Relive some of the Congress
"magic" as we continue to post photos online. And keep checking back to see if "you're in the picture!" as
new photos are posted.
Go to the RECongress photo page
CONGRESS REGISTRATION STATS
This year for Congress
2012, we had registrants representing every
state in the nation —
Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire and West
Virginia. On our Congress statistics page
you can find details on the number of
registrations by state and country, as well as
the top cities in California. Click on the cities
link to see how many people came to Congress
from YOUR city!
California - 18,137 registrants
FOUR CITIES (all California)
LOS ANGELES - 2,137
SAN DIEGO - 661
LONG BEACH - 376
SAN JOSE - 322
See our Congress 2012 Statistics page
Lost and Found -
Feel like you left something at Congress ...
literally?! Every year after our Religious
Education Congress event there are a great many
unclaimed items that end up in our Lost and
Found. We have several pairs of eye glasses,
note books, keys, travel mugs and much more!
Please contact us and let us know what you are
missing, and we'll see if it's among our Lost
and Found items.
Ralphs Rewards Program
Southern California residents: Don't forget to sign up at your Ralphs store for the free Ralphs rewards Card and register the 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. It’s never been easier to contribute to the RECongress.
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