Updates about Congress 2012

Religious Education Congress
March 22, 2012
(Youth Day) &
March 23-25, 2012

   

updated 08/01/14

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Important Dates
Closed Workshops
When do I get my tickets?
Congress Registration
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Youth Day
Youth Day Mailing
Recorded Sessions
Arena Workshops
Hall B Workshops
Recorded Sessions
Attendee Specials
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Congress Liturgies
 

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IMPORTANT DATES

Feb 4 - Fees scheduled to increase
Feb 4 - Last day for refunds
Feb 10 - Congress tickets & Youth Day name badge mailing begins
Feb 13 - Youth Day is at capacity; registration is closed
Mar 4 - Last day to mail in your Congress registrations (on-site only after this date)
Mar 7 - Last day we mail out-of-state tickets
Mar 14 - Last day we mail in-state tickets
Mar 15 - Online registration ends 11 pm PST
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

Apr 8: We are still updating our photos from RECongress 2012 on the web site. Check www.RECongress.org/2012/photos.htm for the listing.

Mar 26: For those having trouble with the Congress Survey: Our survey platform is built using the latest technology to facilitate a better experience and results. If you are having trouble with the form, please check for your browser's version

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Mar 26: The following sessions were not audio recorded: 5-17, 6-10, 8-08, 5-57, 8-55

Mar 20: Speaker Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD is unable to attend Congress.
   Session 1-19: "Whatever Happened to the Common Good?" (*) will be presented by Dr. Roberto Dell'Oro.
   Session 5-17: "Models of African-American Sanctity"(*) will be presented by Sr./Dr. Oralisa Martin and Msgr. Ray East.

Mar 20: RECongress site restored. Unavailable since late Saturday, March 17

Mar 16: Didn't receive your Congress tickets? Read our help page

Mar 6: Some Arena and Hall B speakers have provided handouts:

1-51: Cómo entusiasmar a los niños con las cosas de Dios(*) - Luis Benavides - Bajar apuntes
2-52: ¿Por qué el pecado es pecado? (*) - José-Román Flecha - Bajar apuntes


Feb 21:
Speaker Signing updates, also listed online on the Speaker Signing page
PERIOD 1 11:30 AM
  
Dr. Hosffman Ospino - Liguori Publications TABLE K - added
PERIOD 2 2:30 PM
   Dr. Hosffman Ospino - removed from this time slot
   Sr. Mary Margaret Funk - Paulist Press Book Center TABLE I - added
PERIOD 3 4:30 PM
   William Simon - Paulist Press Book Center TABLE K -  added
PERIOD 6 4:30 PM
  
Sr. Mary Margaret Funk - Paulist Press Book Center TABLE G - added
SUNDAY KEYNOTE after 8:30 am
   Sr. Anne Bryan Smolin - Ave Maria Press TABLE A
   Dr. Hosffman Ospino - Liguori Publications TABLE C
PERIOD 7 11:30 AM
  
Fr. Greg Boyle - Homeboy Industries TABLE A - new table assignment
   Fr. Paul Coutinho - Loyola Press TABLE B  - new table assignment
   Sr. Bridget Haase - Paraclete Press TABLE C  - new table assignment
   Sybil MacBeth - Paraclete Press TABLE D  - new table assignment
   Sr. Helen Prejean - Image/Paulist Press TABLE E  - new table assignment
   Rev. Ronald Rolheiser - Image/Paulist Press TABLE F  - new table assignment
   Meg Funk - Paulist Press Book Center TABLE H - added
   Fr. Tony Richard - Knight Productions TABLE M  - new table assignment
PERIOD 8 2:30 PM
  
Rev James Martin - HarperOne/Paulist Press TABLE B  - new table assignment
   Dan Ebener - Paulist Press TABLE C  - new table assignment
   Sybil MacBeth - Paraclete Press TABLE E  - new table assignment
   Rev. William Nicholas - Paulist Press TABLE F  - new table assignment
   Mary Byrne Hoffman - Paulist Press TABLE G  - new table assignment
   Fr. Tony Richard - Knight Productions TABLE M  - new table assignment
 

Feb 14: Exhibitor updates
   Paulist Productions – 306 - No longer exhibiting
   Landings International - 306 - New booth assignment
   St. Vincent Pallotti – 684 - No longer exhibiting
   International Institute of Theological and Tribunal Studies – 684 - New booth assignment
   The Matthew Kelly Foundation – 689, 691 - New booth assignment
   Healing Petals Photography – 425 -- New booth assignment
   Seraph7 -- Change of booth numbers to 437, 439
   Trabajo Cultural Caminante – 106 -- Change of booth name
 

Feb 14: Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle, STD  is unable to attend Congress. His two workshops are cancelled.
   Session 2-25: New Evangelization: Some Perspectives from Asia(*) - CANCELLED
   Session 5-25: Living the Eucharist in Asia(*) - CANCELLED

Feb. 9: OC Medical has scooters and wheelchairs available for rent to attendees during the Religious Education Congress. Contact OC Medical Supply, 755 N Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92801; phone: (800) 593-4942; fax: (714) 956-4692. Store hours: M-F 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 2pm. Online at www.ocmedicalsupply.com.

Feb. 6: Speaker Michael Joncas is unable to attend Congress.
   Session 4-10: "Visual Arts and the Sacraments"(*) will be presented by Fr. Richard Fragomeni.
   Session 8-14: "Music and the Sacraments of Healing" will be presented by David Haas.

Feb. 4: Speaker signings updated. Speakers and performing artists signing their books and CDs at the Signing Area in Hall A.

Feb. 3: The lower online registration fees have been extended through Wednesday, February 8, 11 pm.

Feb. 2: In gratitude to Liturgy Training Publications for gifting 15 Congress participants with registration scholarships in memory of the life and ministry of Mr. Bob Piercy (1958-2011), who went to his eternal reward during Congress 2011. The scholarships will be available over the next 10 years. Bob’s presence, enthusiasm and love for Congress and liturgical ministry have inspired and enriched thousands.

 

Jan. 17: Speaker signings at Congress scheduled - 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.

Jan. 11: Dr. Hosffman Ospino will deliver the Sunday Spanish Address
"Guiados por el Espíritu Santo en la construcción de la civilización del amor"
Todo creyente cristiano tiene la responsabilidad de construir la civilización del amor viviendo su compromiso bautismal de manera específica en el lugar y el momento en el que se encuentra. Para ello necesitamos estar atentos a la presencia del Espíritu Santo, escuchar su voz y aceptar los dones que nos concede gratuitamente. En esta sesión reflexionaremos sobre cómo identificar mejor la presencia auténtica del Espíritu Santo en nuestras vidas y comunidades y cómo ser instrumentos efectivos de la civilización del amor en la cual Cristo es todo en todo.


Jan. 5: The deadline for Youth Day Choir is January 11, not the February date previously listed in the Congress Emailings and on the Youth Day page.

Dec. 16: Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has canceled his participation at the Religious Education Congress to fulfill a personal engagement with Pope Benedict. His session 4-19: "Living the Mission of Jesus in Our World Today" has been cancelled.

Dec. 1: We received a sample of the bag to be handed out at Congress 2012. Sponsored by Guadalupe Radio.

Nov. 18: Funeral services for held for Theresa Robertson, who was engaged to George Westlund, our Congress photographer.

Oct 27: Program Books updates:
   Session 6-19 is not identified (page 57)
   Friday Taize service is at 9 pm (incorrectly listed in inside front cover Overview & page 68)

Oct 19: In Memoriam: Funeral services were held for Congress Registration Committee member Jorenz Campo.

Oct 13: Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle, a great theologian and a frequent speaker at the RECongress, has been appointed as the next Archbishop of Manila. He had been a priest of the Archdiocese of Manila previously. He is 54 years of age, and he replaces Cardinal Rosales who is now 79.
 

 

ART EXHIBIT

The Saint John’s Bible: Letters and Revelation
Grand Arena Lobby

After more than 12 years, the creation of The Saint John's Bible has reached its remarkable conclusion. Letters and Revelation, the final volume of the entire monumental project, includes some of the most crucial works of all the Christian Scriptures. Renowned calligrapher and illuminator Donald Jackson has collaborated with scribes, artists, and theologians to lend them a new life and vibrancy for modern readers.

Letters and Revelation contains more than 30 illuminations and special text treatments, many of which are included in this exhibition. Among the stunning illuminations:

  • And Every Tongue Should Confess (Philippians 2:5-11) includes the word “Lord” painted in gold in fourteen different languages: Armenian, Chinese, Coptic, Greek, English, French, Ge'ez (Ethiopian), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Vietnamese
  • Letter to the Seven Churches with the Heavenly Choir (Revelation 2:1-5:14), includes crosses representing several different Christian traditions and the words “Holy, Holy, Holy” written in Greek, Ge'ez (Ethiopian), Latin, and Spanish
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-8) depicts unsettling symbols of power, greed, and exploitation—military tanks, oil rigs, and nuclear power.

Written and drawn entirely by hand using quills and paints hand-ground from precious minerals and stones — such as lapis lazuli, malachite, silver, and 24-karat gold — The Saint John’s Bible puts Jackson’s mastery of an ancient craft at the service of the timeless spiritual vision of Sacred Scripture.
 

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the Religious Education Congress is $70 ($60 by February 4, 2012). Registration is available online (until March 9). If you haven't mailed in your registration by March 4, 2012, please either register online or register on site at Congress (Thursday evening, March 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm or beginning at 7:30 am each day of Congress.

After March 7, 2012, 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 22, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm and on each day of Congress beginning at 7:30 am.

Online Registration is scheduled to end March 9, 2011.
 

CONGRESS TICKETS

OUT OF UNITED STATES:         Last day we mail tickets out of U.S.: March 4, 2012
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:   Last day we mail tickets out of state: March 7, 2012
WITHIN CALIFORNIA:                Last day we mail tickets: March 14, 2012

Tickets are scheduled to begin mailing (in order of Registration Number) in mid-February 2012.
Note: 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, 2011 1 - 1,000 February 13, 2012 Yes
Dec 22, 2011 1,001 - 2,000 February 14, 2012 Yes
Dec 28, 2011 2,001 - 3,000 February 16, 2012 Yes
Jan 5, 2012 3,001 - 4,000 February 17, 2012 Yes
Jan 16, 2012 4,001 - 6,000 February 21, 2012 Yes
Jan 24, 2012 6,001 - 7,000 February 21, 2012 Yes
Jan 28, 2012 7,001 - 8,000 February 21, 2012 Yes
Feb 2, 2012 8,001 - 10,000 February 22, 2012 Yes
Feb 3, 2012 10,001 - 11,000 February 23, 2012 Yes
Feb 6, 2012 11,001 - 12,000 February 23, 2012 Yes
Feb 8, 2012 12,001 - 14,000 February 27, 2012 Yes
Feb 9, 2012 14,001 - 15,000 February 28, 2012 Yes
Feb 11, 2012 15,001 - 16,000 February 28, 2012 Yes
Feb 15, 2012 16,001 - 18,000 March 1, 2012 Yes
Feb 28, 2012 18,001 - 19,000 March 1, 2012 Yes
Feb 28, 2012 19,001 - 19,491 March 5, 2012 Yes
Mar 5, 2012 19,492 - 19,779 March 7, 2012 Yes
Mar 6, 2012 19,780 - 19,794 March 8, 2012 Yes
Mar 7, 2012 19,795 - 20,320 March 13, 2012 Yes
Mar 8, 2012 20,321 - 20,366 March 14, 2012 Yes
Mar 16, 2012 20,367 - 20,678 March 16, 2012 Will Call
March 4, 2012

Last day to mail in your Congress registrations (register on-site after this date)

March 7, 2012

Last day we mail out-of-state tickets

March 14, 2012

Last day we mail California in-state tickets

YOUTH DAY

Youth Day registration is separate from Congress registration. The fee is $25 ($20 by February 4, 2012). 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, 2012 and will be available for pick-up starting at 8 am. 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 BADGES

Youth Day Badges are scheduled to begin mailing (in order of Registration Group Number) on February 10, 2012.

It is important for you to check your Youth Day packet when it arrives. Please check to be sure your received all the Name Badges for your parish/school.

OUT OF UNITED STATES:         Last day we mail tickets out of U.S.: March 4, 2012
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:   Last day we mail tickets out of state: March 7, 2012
WITHIN CALIFORNIA:                Last day we mail tickets: March 14, 2012

Tickets are scheduled to begin mailing (in order of Registration Number) in mid-February 2012.
Note: 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 8, 2011 1-50 February 13, 2012 Yes
Dec 28, 2011 51-110 February 13, 2012 Yes
Jan 9, 2012 111-150 February 13, 2012 Yes
Jan 21, 2012 151-200 February 23, 2012 Yes
Jan 30, 2012 201-300 February 23, 2012 Yes
Feb 2, 2012 301-450 February 23, 2012 Yes
Feb 7, 2012 451-570 February 28, 2012 Yes

RECORDED GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

In addition to the indicated taped workshops, the following General Assemblies (Arena sessions and Hall B sessions) will be taped by CSC Digital Media. (Find information about ordering Congress recordings.)
 

ARENA SESSIONS

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

TIME

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP

ARENA

1-24

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. Ronald Rolheiser

Recognizing God’s Voice: The Cadence and Tone of the Voice of the Good Shepherd (*)

ARENA

2-01

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

John Allen Jr.

The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines (*)

ARENA

3-14

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Matthew Kelly

Finding Catholic Game Changers

ARENA

Keynote

Saturday - 8:30 am

Rev. Anthony Gittins

The Urgency of Discipleship and Evangelization in Today’s World (*)

ARENA

4-02

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. Gregory Boyle

Barking to the Choir: Finding the Kinship of God (*)

ARENA

5-24

Saturday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Rev. Tony Ricard

“Have You Met My Baby Boy?” Celebrating the Love of the Blessed Mother (*)

ARENA

6-16

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Rev. James Martin

Heaven and Mirth: Joy, Humor and Laughter in the Spiritual Life (*)

ARENA

7-22

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. Ronald Rolheiser

Feeling God’s Voice through Physical and Mystical Touch: Some Sacramental and Mystical Images (*)

ARENA

8-03

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

John Bell

10 Things You Didn't Know About Jesus


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

TIEMPO

CONFERENCISTA

TALLER

HALL B

1-51

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

 Luis Benavides

Cómo entusiasmar a los niños con las cosas de Dios (*)  - Bajar apuntes

HALL B

2-52

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

 José-Román Flecha

¿Por qué el pecado es pecado? (*) - Bajar apuntes

HALL B

3-55

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

 Marcelo Murua

¿Cómo aplicar la pedagogía de Jesús en la catequesis? (*)

HALL B

4-57

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

 Dr. John Yzaguirre

Saber perdonar y sanación matrimonial (*)

HALL B

5-55

Saturday - 1:00-2:30 pm

 Sr. Glenda Hernandez

¿Qué liderazgo aplicar en mi grupo y mi familia?

HALL B

6-57

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

 Rev Luigi Zanotto

¡Ponte en honda compadre! (*)

HALL B

KEY

Sunday - 8:30 am

 Dr. Hosffman Ospino

"Guiados por el Espíritu Santo en la construcción de la civilización del amor" (*)

HALL B

7-52

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

 Ricardo Grzona

Jonás conviértete: La misión del catequista, desde la figura del profeta Jonás (*)

HALL B

8-51

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

 Jorge Ivan Echavarria

Dios te quiere un imaginador: La lúdica el arma secreta del catequista (*)

 

CONGRESS TICKETS / PROGRAM PICK-UP

Advance ticket pick-up and RECongress Program Books will be available for pick-up at Congress. Times begin Thursday evening, March 22, 2012, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Regular Congress hours begin at 7:30 am each day of Congress.

RECONGRESS EMAILING

See our latest Congress Emailing. Get Congress updates emailed twice monthly through Congress (September through April) by signing up here.


ATTENDEE SPECIALS

Special Disneyland Resort Offer
Congress attendees can pre-order specially priced Disneyland Resort Tickets. Click here for 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.
 

SPEAKER 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 Speaker Signing 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
Youth Day - AM Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Ed Archer
Youth Day - PM Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Ed Archer

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 - 5:15 pm

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
General Convention Ballrooms Rev. Richard Leonard Noelle Garcia / Gary Daigle / John Angotti
Contemplative Marriott Grand Rev. Joe Brennan Chris de Silva / Danielle Rose
Hawaiian Marriott Marquis Rev. Alapaki Kim Joe Camacho / Jesse Manibusan
Jazz Hilton Pacific Msgr. Ray East Meredith Augustin / Nick Calzada
Native American Convention Arena Rev. Paul Ojibway John Flaherty / Donna Peña
Spanish Convention Hall B Archbishop José Gomez Anna Betancourt / Rafael Moreno / Pedro Rubalcava
PRAYER SERVICES
Evening Prayer (5:15 pm) Convention 210 (2nd floor) Tricia Hoyt Tony Alonso
Taizé (9:00 pm) Convention 210 (2nd floor) David Anderson David Anderson

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 - 5:15 pm

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
General Marriott Marquis Rev. Joe LaBrie David Haas / Marty Haugen / Lori True
Armenian Convention 210 Rev. Krikor Gregory Chahinian Armenian Community
Black Culture Convention Ballrooms Rev. Tony Ricard ValLimar & Frank Jansen
Celtic Convention Arena Rev. Joe McDermott Liam Lawton
Spanish Convention Hall B Bishop Alexander Salazar Santiago Fernández / Estela García-López / Rudy López
Vietnamese Marriott Grand Bishop Thomas Hieu Vu Dinh Vietnamese Community
Young Adult Hilton Pacific Rev. Ken Deasy Josh Blakesley / Steve Angrisano
PRAYER SERVICES
Morning Praise (8:00 am) Convention Arena Diana Macalintal Donna Peña / Meredith Augustin /
John Angotti / Gary Daigle
Evening Prayer (5:15 pm) Convention 303 (3rd floor) Kristin Firestone Ed Bolduc
Iona Prayer (9:00 pm) Convention 303 (3rd floor) John Bell Iona Community

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
Morning Liturgy (8:00 am) Convention Arena Bishop Tod Brown Congress Choir 2012
Closing Liturgy (3:30 pm) Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Congress Choir 2012

 


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