Updates about Congress 2013

Religious Education Congress
February 21, 2013
(Youth Day) &
February 22-24, 2013

   

updated 02/26/13

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Important Dates
Program Book Updates
Disney Park Tickets
Closed Workshops
When do I get my tickets?
Congress Registration
Congress Tickets
Youth Day
Youth Day Mailing
Recorded Sessions
Arena Workshops
Hall B Workshops
Recorded Sessions
Attendee Specials
RECongress Emailing
Book/CD Signing Area
Congress Liturgies

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Facebook - www.facebook.com/RECongress

Twitter - www.twitter.com/LACongress    @LACongress    hashtag #REC2013

YouTube - www.youtube.com/RECongress

IMPORTANT DATES

Jan. 4 - Fees scheduled to increase
Jan. 4 - Last day for refunds
Jan. 14 - Congress tickets & Youth Day name badge mailing begins
Feb. 5 - Last day we mail out-of-state tickets
Feb. 7 - Last day to mail in your Congress registrations (on-site only after this date)
Feb. 13 - Last day we mail in-state tickets
Feb. 14 - Online registration ends 11 pm PST

 

SPECIAL CONGRESS OFFER

Advance purchase of specially priced Disneyland resort tickets are available to Religious Education Congress 2013 attendees! There is special pricing for Twilight Convention tickets (after 4 pm), 1-day 1-park and multi-day tickets and park hoppers. This offer is only available online through Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Tickets are valid from Wednesday, February 20 to Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Note: These discounted tickets are for use ONLY by RECongress attendees and their companions during their stay. Tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of or with the intent of being resold.

YOUTH DAY 2013 APP



YOUTH DAY 2013 has its own mobile application for iPhones and iPads! Download the new "Youth Day 2013" app now! With this app you can stay up-to-date with all Youth Day speakers, musicians and performers by following them on Twitter, viewing their websites and even finding them on Facebook. You can also enter giveaways on Twitter and update your Facebook status all from within the app. Added maps and schedules will make sure you always know where to be. Youth Day is much more than just a one-day experience and this app will allow you to keep with you what each speaker and musician says long after the day is over, and check out their websites and find out how to put everything they said into action.

If you are having any technical problems with the app and would like to report a bug or have more questions about the app, contact the developers at YDapp@recongress.org.

CONGRESS 2013 APP - NEW!

CONGRESS 2013 now has it's own app, too! Stay up-to-date with the Congress speakers along with information for Sacred Space, liturgies, lunchtime entertainment, and much more. There is a detailed breakdown of exhibitors as well as maps for Exhibit Hall A and the hotels.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

Feb 11: Congress Emailing

Feb 1:  Some hotel properties have booking deadlines for discounted rates. See the Hotels page

Feb 1: Congress Emailing

Jan 31: New at Congress (featured in Congress February Emailing)

Congress Tote Bag This year at Congress, all attendees will receive a souvenir bag containing your Program Book. Note: If you already have your tickets with name badge, you can bypass the Registration area and proceed to the Program Book Pick-Up line to receive your Congress bag "and swag"! We thank Catholic Cemeteries for providing the Congress participant bags this year.

 

USB Flash Drive Also this year, Loyola Press has sponsored the flash drives given out at the Office of Religious Education booth, located near the center of Hall A.

 

Charging Station A new feature this year at Congress is a charging station for portable devices. Plug your charger into the Charging Station to recharge your portables. The Charging Station  is located on the southeast side of the Exhibit Hall (Hall A), near the Book Signing tables. (This photo is a concept example, ours will look slightly different.)

 


 

Jan 31:  Some hotel properties have booking deadlines for discounted rates. See the Hotels page

Jan 29: Volunteer Meeting at 7:30-9:30 pm at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, 701 S. Catalina St., Los Angeles, CA 90005
(near the Archdiocesan Catholic Center – ACC)

Jan 29: Updates/Program Book Updates (these do not appear in the Program Book)

Speaker Change

  • Cardinal Roger Mahony is not able to attend. Fr. Allan Deck, SJ will present the workshop
    4-17: "For I Was a Stranger, and You Welcomed Me!" (*)

Exhibitor Booths

  • Change in booth location: Hard as Nails is now Booth 681; Retrouvaille is now Booth 109

  • No longer exhibiting at Congress 2013: International Institute of Theological and Tribunal Studies; Oxford University; Butterfly Music.

Sponsorship Acknowledgements

  • Loyola Press (Booths 137, 139, 141, 143, 145, 236, 238, 240, 242, 244) is sponsoring
       Joe Paprocki
       David O’Brien

  • Paulist Evangelization Ministries (Booths 285, 287) is sponsoring
       Frank DeSiano

Jan 25: Program Book (the book handed out at Congress) is now online at www.RECongress.org/2013/guidebook.htm

Jan 25: Deadline for for Adult Volunteers at Youth Day. For those adults who are NOT chaperoning a group for Youth Day, but would like to volunteer for the day, the adult volunteer team helps with crowd control, information sharing and much more during the day.

Jan 23:  Youth Day has reached capacity. Online registration has ended.

Jan 21:  Some hotel properties have booking deadlines for discounted rates. See the Hotels page

Jan 15: Congress Emailing sent

Jan 14:  Congress and Youth Day tickets begin being mailed. See the mailing information

Jan 12:  Arena and Hall B sessions announced; Liturgy locations added

Jan 11:  Deadline for for sign-ups for Youth Day MCs. All interested youth are required to attending training on Saturday, January 19, 2013.

Jan 9:  Last day for lower rate online registration

Jan 8:  Deadline for sign-ups for Youth Day Choir/Musicians. Rehearsals are held during the months of January and February. Ed Archer, from St. Monica Parish, directs the Archdiocesan choir.

Jan 7 update (Nov 11): Youth Day opportunities:

MCs at Youth Day — All high school students attending Youth Day should consider becoming an MC to introduce speakers before workshops. All interested youth are required to attending training on Saturday, January 19, 2013. (Submission deadline is Friday, January 11, 2013). Download the form

Youth Day Choir/Musician Here's a way for young people to be part of the music for the Mass at Youth Day. Rehearsals are held during the months of January and February. Ed Archer, from St. Monica Parish, directs the Archdiocesan choir. Check out the flyer for more information.  (Submission deadline is Tuesday, January 8, 2013). Download the form

Audio-Visual Aides for Congress - The “Yellow Jackets” are a team of volunteer youth and young adults who assist with Audio/Visual needs. We are presently looking for technology-friendly youth and young adults that plan on being at Congress (or would like to be at Congress for part of or the entire weekend) and would like to volunteer to help set up audio/visual needs for speakers and musicians. For more information or to volunteer please contact Ron Garcia at mron2you@earthlink.net.

Adult Volunteers at Youth Day — If you or someone you know who is adult and is NOT chaperoning a group for Youth Day, but would like to volunteer for the great event, we have a place for you! Our adult volunteer team helps with crowd control, information sharing and much more during the day. We’re looking for youth-friendly people that can make the day more enjoyable for all.  (Submission deadline is Friday, January 25, 2013). Download the form

Jan 3: Congress Emailing sent

Dec 20: Beginning Thursday, December 20, 2012 (and only through Wednesday, February 20, 2013), advance purchase of specially-priced Disneyland Resort tickets are available to Religious Education Congress 2013 attendees at http://www.disneyconventionear.com/ZMRB13A! Note: Tickets are valid from Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Tuesday, March 5, 2013. These discounted tickets are for use ONLY for RECongress attendees and their companions during their stay. Tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of or with the intent of being resold. Dec 17: Congress Emailing sent

Dec 3: Congress Emailing sent

Nov 15: Congress Emailing sent

Nov 1: We are accepting submissions for the Congress Film Showcase. Entry projects must be submitted in their entirety on DVD for consideration, along with a project synopsis and pertinent media information (list of awards, festival screenings, press releases, filmmaker biographies, distribution/retail information if available). Submission Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2012. Please visit the Showcase website at www.lafilmshowcase.org for more information and submission form.

Nov 1: Congress Emailing sent

Oct 31: Registration Guidebook is beginning to be mailed

Oct 15: Congress Emailing sent

Oct 12: Congress Registration Guidebook is posted

Oct 1: Congress Emailing sent

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the Religious Education Congress is $65 ($75 after January 4, 2013). Registration is available online (until February 14). If you haven't mailed in your registration by February 7, 2013, please either register online or register on site at Congress (Thursday evening, February 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm or beginning at 7:30 am each day of Congress.

After February 7, 2013, we will continue to process registrations received but will no longer mail them. We will hold them in Will Call at Congress. Congress ticket pick-up begins Thursday evening, February 21, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:30 am; and Sunday beginning at 8 am.

Online Registration is scheduled to end February 14, 2013.
 

CONGRESS TICKETS

OUT OF UNITED STATES:         Last day we mail tickets out of U.S.: January 31, 2013
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:   Last day we mail tickets out of state: February 5, 2013
WITHIN CALIFORNIA:                Last day we mail tickets:
February 13, 2013

Tickets are scheduled to begin mailing (in order of Registration Number) in mid-January 2013.
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?
Nov 29, 2012 1 - 1,000 January 15, 2013 Yes
Dec 7, 2012 1,001 - 2,000 January 17, 2013 Yes
Dec 14, 2012 2,001 - 3,000 January 22, 2013 Yes
Dec 31, 2013 3,001 - 4,000 January 22, 2013 Yes
Jan 3, 2013 4,001 - 5,000 January 23, 2013 Yes
Jan 4, 2013 5,001 - 6,000 January 23, 2013 Yes
Jan 7, 2013 6,001 - 7,000 January 24, 2012 Yes
Jan 9, 2013 7,001 - 8,000 January 24, 2013 Yes
Jan 12, 2013 8,001 - 9,000 January 25, 2013 Yes
Jan 17, 2013 9,001 - 10,000 January 28, 2013 Yes
Jan 17, 2013 10,001 - 11,000 January 28, 2013 Yes
Jan 18, 2013 11,001 - 12,000 January 29, 2013 Yes
Jan 19, 2013 12,001 - 14,000 January 30, 2013 Yes
Jan 22, 2013 14,001 - 15,000 January 31, 2013 Yes
Jan 21, 2013 15,001 - 16,000 February 1, 2013 Yes
Jan 26, 2013 16,001 - 18,000 February 4, 2013 Yes
Jan 30, 2013 18,001 - 19,000 February 6, 2013 Yes

 

YOUTH DAY

Youth Day registration is separate from Congress registration. The fee is $25 ($30 after January 4, 2013). 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 January 28, 2013 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 Pre-order Discount Pricing:
    T-shirts: $12.50 ($15 at Youth Day)
    Sweatshirts: $25 ($30, limited quantity at Youth Day)
    Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
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) mid-January, 2013.

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.: January 31, 2013
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:   Last day we mail tickets out of state: February 5, 2013
WITHIN CALIFORNIA:                Last day we mail tickets:
February 13, 2013

Tickets are scheduled to begin mailing (in order of Registration Number) in mid-January 2013.
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 5, 2012 1-31 January 15, 2013 Yes
Dec 17, 2012 32-110 January 22, 2013 Yes
Dec 29, 2013 111-150 January 23, 2013 Yes
Jan 5, 2013 151-200 January 23, 2013 Yes
Jan 7, 2013 201-300 February 2, 2013 Yes
Jan 12, 2013 301-450 February 4, 2013 Yes
Jan 23, 2013 451-560 February 6, 2013 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 sessions.

LOCATION

SESSION

TIME

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP

ARENA

1-15

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. Terry Hershey

Living Without Fear: The Truth About Intimacy, Love and Passion (*)

ARENA

2-03

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

John Allen Jr.

The Battle for Religious Freedom in the 21st Century (*)

ARENA

3-23

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Fr. Richard Rohr

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self (*)

ARENA

 Keynote

Saturday - 8:30 am

Mark Shriver

Faith, Hope and Love in Action (*)

ARENA

4-21

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. R. Tony Ricard

Diary of an Unapologetic Roman Catholic Priest (*)

ARENA

5-11

Saturday - 1:00-2:30 pm

GIA workshop

Can You Hear Me Now?

ARENA

6-22

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Rev. Ronald Rolheiser

Spirituality and the Different Stages of Our Lives: One Size Doesn't Fit All (*)

ARENA

7-17

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. James Martin

Laugh – For God’s Sake! (*)

ARENA

8-21

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin

Little Things Mean a Lot (*)


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

1-52

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. José Román Flecha

Fe, palabra e imagen (*)

HALL B

2-51

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Canonigo Dr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez

Santa María de Guadalupe: Modelo de evangelización perfectamente inculturada (*)

HALL B

3-52

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Marta García Fernández

Biblia: Siete herramientas para leerte (*)

HALL B

4-52

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. Virgilio Elizondo  y Dr. Timothy Matovina

La tierra de Jesus: Una peregrinación espiritual (*)

HALL B

5-55

Saturday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Rev. Michael Kennedy y Javier Stauring

Sanando heridas de la vida (*)

HALL B

6-51

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Luis Benavides

Cómo entender a los niños y jóvenes de hoy (*)

HALL B

KEY

Saturday - 8:30 am

Luis Benavides

¡El Señor es mi pastor, qué me puede faltar! (*)

HALL B

7-57

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

Dr. John Yzaguirre

¿Es posible tener unidad cunado somos tan diferentes? (*)

HALL B

8-51

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Rev. Ruben Bellante

Ser catequista hoy ¿un proyecto sobrehumano? (*)

 

CONGRESS TICKETS / PROGRAM PICK-UP

Advance ticket pick-up and RECongress Program Books will be available for pick-up at Congress. Ticket pick-up at Congress begins Thursday evening, February 21, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:30 am; and Sunday beginning at 8 am.

RECONGRESS EMAILING

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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, FEBRUARY 21, 2013

 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, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 - 5:15 pm

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
Hawaiian Convention Arena Rev. Alapaki Kim Joe Camacho / Marty Haugen
Healing: Renewing All of Creation Hilton California Ballroom Rev. Richard Leonard Jeanne Cotter / Tony Alonso
Spanish Convention Hall B Archbishop José Gomez Pedro Rubalcava / Anna Betancourt
Nigerian Marriott Marquis Ballroom Rev. Ikechukwu Ikeocha Nigerian Community
Urban Fusion: Celebration of Urban Culture Convention Ballrooms
(3rd floor)
Rev. Gregory Boyle Meredith Augustin
Vietnamese Marriott Grand Ballroom Rev. Joseph Doan Nguyen Vietnamese Community
PRAYER SERVICES
Evening Prayer (5:15 pm) Convention 303 (3rd floor) Yolanda Brown Tom Kendzia
Taizé (9:00 pm) Convention 303 (3rd floor) --- David Anderson

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013 - 5:15 pm

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
Celtic Convention Ballrooms
(3rd floor)
Msgr. Jarlath Cunnane Liam Lawton
Divine Byzantine Marriott Grand Ballroom Most Rev. Gerald Dino Byzantine Community
Filipino Hilton California Ballroom Archbishop Luis Tagle Filipino Community
Gospel Convention Arena Msgr. Ray East ValLimary & Frank Jansen / Cliff Petty
Spanish/Mayan Convention Hall B Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Spanish/Mayan Community
Young Adult Marriott Marquis Ballroom Msgr. Kevin Kostelnick Jacob & Matthew / Danielle Rose
PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
Morning Praise (7:50 am) Convention Arena Tricia Hoyt Rudy López / Estela García-López / John Angotti / Santiago Fernandez
Evening Prayer -
Way of the Cross
(5:15 pm)
Convention 303 (3rd floor) -- John Flaherty / Curtis Stephan
Adoration (7-9 pm) Sacred Space (3rd floor) --  

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013

 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character  Location Presider Music
Morning Liturgy (8:00 am) Convention Arena Bishop Kevin Vann Congress Choir 2013
Closing Liturgy (3:30 pm) Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Congress Choir 2013

 


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