Feb. 21 (Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013
"Enter the Mystery" /
"Entra al Misterio"
What is Congress?
Youth Day 2013
So. Cal-ers Only
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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, brought together
nearly 40,000 people during the four-day weekend! We
had registrants from across the country and as far away
as Ireland and Australia.
See 2012 Congress Statistics
2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
February 21, 2013
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located
at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across
from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure).
See a Yahoo Map
The registration fee for Congress is $65 per
person. Youth Day has a separate registration
and fee of $25 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 2012, you
will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook.
If you need a Guidebook, please order one here. (Guidebooks
will be mailed in late-October.)
Order a Guidebook
YOUTH DAY 2013
“Keep Calm — God's Got This”
Youth Day has its own theme for this year: "Keep Calm — God's Got
This." And again Youth Day will consists of two separate tracks,
which allow everyone to
experience an Arena rally, an Arena workshop, and an
Arena liturgy. Since everyone sees the same Arena
workshop speaker, your group will only have to
choose one other workshop. Our speakers lined up for
Ansel Augustine Michael Patin
Jackie Francois Bob PerronYou can find all the Youth Day 2013 information
online. And check back soon we will have all the
workshops announced online.
Fr. Rob Galea Fr. Chris Ponnet
ValLimar Jansen Rev. R. Tony Ricard
Paul Kim Anna Scally
Judy McDonald Pam Stenzel
Go to the Youth Day page
"Enter the Mystery" / "Entra al
Now you can view a
a video slideshow from last year's 2012
Congress, featuring the theme song, "Voice Infusing
Life" by Santiago Fernandez. Also on our RECongress
Channel on YouTube, you can view Arena session
videos and highlights and interviews from Congress
2012 ... AND the years prior. Check out the
RECongress Channel at YouTube.com/RECongress
Go to the RECongress Channel
SUNDAY ADDRESS ANNOUNCED
"The Church as Mystery: Reflecting on the
Presence of God in our Midst"
Sr. Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The decision to describe the church as a mystery was
one of the most important theological developments
at Vatican II because it called us to a renewed
contemplation of the presence of God in our midst.
This description prompts a dynamic understanding of
church and it assures us that we need not be afraid
of the “unfolding” that is inherent in the divine
plan for us. The church as mystery carries many
hopeful implications for the 21st century church.
This presentation will seek to reveal those
Señor es mi pastor, qué me puede faltar!”
Luis M. Benavides
Domingo, 24 de febrero, 2013
Aportes para una espiritualidad del siglo XXI a
partir de la imagen bíblica del buen pastor. La
poesía y la oración en los salmos como puerta de
entrada en al Misterio. La dinámica del salmo 22:
las figuras del pastor y del anfitrión, símbolos de
la imagen paterna de Dios. El dejarse conducir por
Dios, confiar en su providencia, reposar en Él,
sentirse amparados y protegidos por Él, caminar en
su presencia: actitudes espirituales y claves para
“Entrar en al Misterio.”
Congress 2013 Speakers Page
A FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD!
CSC Digital Media is the official recording company
for Congress, providing selected sessions on Audio
CDs and now, downloadable MP3s. For trying the
service, they are offering
Education Congress audio recordings. Simply visit
www.cscrecording.com, select your sessions and
redeem your free download using
Coupon Code REC2012
when checking out.
(Coupon is good for the download of one session per
customer and expires February 28, 2013.)
See the RECongress Recording
RECongress has contracted with local hotels to offer
special rates for attendees.
We have now posted some of these properties online;
check the Web site for our most current listing of
discounted hotel rooms.
reservations, be sure to ask for the
Religious Education Congress rate.
See Our Hotels Page
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
Grocery Company, a major supermarket chain in the Southern
California area, supports schools, churches and other
non-profit organizations with annual contributions.
The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is a member
of Ralphs Community Contributions Program. Simply by
using your Ralphs rewards Card
a portion of eligible purchases are contributed to the
RECongress. (Note: This is an annual program that must
be renewed each year. The current term is September
1, 2012 through August 31, 2013.)
If you were part of the program last year, we
thank you, but you will need to update your account this
encourage all 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
Organization Name: Archdiocese of Los
Angeles - Religious Education
Organization Number: 90658
step-by-step instructions and information online.
RECongress Ralphs Program
You can find all Congress information and updates online.
We will soon be adding Congress Spotlights and are constantly
updating speaker and hotel information. Check our site
for updates and announcements.
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