Mar. 22 (Youth Day) & Mar. 23-25, 2012
"Voice Infusing Life" /
"Voz que Infunde Vida"
What is Congress?
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Office of Religious Education - Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Congress is only 4 months away!
Did you know that Congress not only
attracts attendees from across the
country, it also welcomes people
from around the world! At last
year's Los Angeles Religious
Education Congress we had 564 from
outside the United States —
including over 400 from Canada,
nearly 60 from Mexico, and 28 from
Australia. We also had attendees
from Argentina, Burundi, England,
France, Ireland, Namibia, New
Zealand, Northern Ireland, Pakistan,
Singapore, Spain, the Philippines
and Uganda. Congress truly is an
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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 2011, brought together
nearly 40,000 people during the four-day weekend!
See 2011 Congress Statistics
for our next Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
• 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 registration fee for Congress is $60 per
person. Youth Day has a separate registration
and fee of
$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 2011, you
will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook.
Guidebooks will be available late-October.
Order a Guidebook
Reach Out - Help Us to Evangelize! Be a
Voice for Congress
The Religious Education Congress provides
opportunities to learn more about the Catholic faith
as well as to advance personal growth. We invite you
to join in this great work and offer others the
opportunity to hear God's voice in their own lives
by inviting them to RECongress. Sign up to "Accept
On the site you can find:
Take the Challenge - Sign up for the contest
Voice Infusing Life - Watch the video
Shout Out! - Post on Facebook and Twitter
Viva Voices! - An update blog and RSS Feed
"Accept the Challenge" Contest
A little-publicized project of the Office of
Religious Education has been the establishment of a
Religious Education Endowment Fund to support the
ongoing training and formation of religious
education leaders. The Fund provides scholarships
for catechetical leaders to pursue graduate studies.
The goal is for every Director of Religious
Education and Director of Youth Ministry to receive
a master’s degree in Religious Education/Religious
Studies. Currently 19 graduate students are
benefiting from this fund.
Join us in supporting these and future students
working in ministry by making a donation -- which is
tax-deductible -- when you register online by credit
card at www.RECongress.org/register.htm.
Register online for Congress
ORDER YOUR YOUTH DAY T-SHIRTS
official Youth Day T-shirts with the theme "Called
Out - Challenge Accepted"
are available for group pre-orders. Orders with
payment must be received by February 26, 2012.
Customize your Youth Day shirt with your youth group
or parish name on the back
Special Discount Pricing for Pre-Orders:
T-shirts: $12.50, Sweatshirts: $35
Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Find out more on the Congress Youth Day site.
Booking buses for Youth Day
In making plans for your group’s transportation to
Youth Day 2012, remember the bus company needs to be
properly licensed and insured. You can check the
status of a company’s license and insurance on the
California Public Utilities Commission web site.
Find information on our Youth Day page.
See the 2012 Youth Day Page
SPEAKER: CARDINAL ROGER MAHONY
Saturday, March 24, 2012
10:00 - 11:30 am - Session 4-13
"Surprise: We All Employ Undocumented Workers!"
Each wave of immigrants has contributed to the
building up of our country. That remains very true
today. All of us benefit from the work and labor of
immigrants, and yes, we all employ undocumented
workers in one way or the other. Come meet some of
these men and women; hear their stories.
Cardinal Roger Mahony
Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los
Angeles, was ordained a priest for the Diocese of
Fresno, Calif. In 1975 he was named Auxiliary Bishop
of Fresno, and in 1980 he was named Bishop of
Stockton, Calif. From 1985-2011, Bishop Mahony
served as the fourth archbishop of Los Angeles, and
was elevated to Cardinal in 1991. Today, Cardinal
Mahony continues to work for comprehensive
immigration reform. In 2012, he will celebrate his
golden jubilee (50 years) as priest.
RECongress 2012 Speakers Page
ORDER THE REGISTRATION
Guidebook to the 2012 Religious Education
Congress has been mailed. If you haven't received
yours, you can download it or review it online.
be sure to d be out later this month, but you can
review it now ONLINE (and download the pages). This
includes the new information and NEW process for
registering for Youth Day -- with the new schedule.
If you didn't attend Congress 2011 and would like to
receive the Guidebook, you can sign up online to be
mailed a copy. Also, to save paper, the Guidebook
like most of our
will also be
available for download.
Order Your Registration Guidebook
SPECIAL CONGRESS OFFER
Congress attendees can pre-order specially priced Disneyland Resort Tickets.
Find specials on tickets to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, with special pricing on evening passes and on single- and multi-day passes for both Disneyland Resort parks. Note: These tickets are only available for sale online until March 22. Tickets are valid March 19-April 1, 2012.
Advertise in the Registration
has contracted with local hotels to offer special rates
for attendees. We suggest making hotel reservations
as soon as possible.
online for our most current listing of hotels for Congress
making reservations, be sure to
ask for the Religious Education Congress
You can find information about contracted hotels on
our web site.
RECongress Hotels Page
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
We encourage all
Southern California 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. Find
step-by-step instructions and information on our
RECongress Ralphs Program
You can find all the latest Congress information and
updates online. We are always adding new speaker and
hotel information. Check our site for updates and announcements.
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