LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
2014 DATES: March 13, 2014 (Youth Day) & March 14-16, 2014
Theme: "Hope: A World Afire" | "Esperanza que Enciende al Mundo"
Held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California


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RECongress 2014 UPDATES

Congress online - Though Congress 2014 is over, it lives on .... online. Find stories about the Religious Education Congress appearing in The Tidings, find Photos/Videos from Congress, see our Congress History, view the online Congress Chats and look up our past Congress Themes.

Congress updates - At the Closing Mass for this year’s Congress, Archbishop José Gomez led a prayer for a group traveling to Rome with 10-year-old Jersey Vargas to deliver letters from children of immigrant parents. Jersey’s journey culminated March 27 when she met Pope Francis and personally delivered the prayers and hopes in the letters to the Holy Father. Read the story online.
UPDATE: Jersey’s father was released from a detention center in Louisiana on March 28, and back in Los Angeles in time to welcome Jersey home.  Read the update online

Congress Emailing - Be sure you are on the list to receive information about Congress 2015. Sign up for our Congress Emailings. Now also available in Spanish (en español)

THE LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS

RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center and is sponsored by the Los Angeles Office of Religious Education. Begun in 1968 as an "institute," RECongress is open to people of all vocations and different faiths.
 

Youth Day (March 13, 2014) – Congress opens on Thursday with a day-long event for high school youth. This is an opportunity for students – not only from the Los Angeles Archdiocese but throughout California and the western states – to come together and share in Liturgy, workshops, entertainment and to experience the energy of a Youth Day Rally. See our Youth Day page.
 

Congress days (March 14-16) – The remaining three-day weekend is open to adults and young adults and offers more than 200 speakers presenting over 300 workshops, in addition to lunchtime entertainment, evening concerts, Liturgy in a variety of characters, the Exhibit Hall and much more.
 

Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – One of the perks of Congress is the Exhibit Hall – held Friday through Sunday – showcasing over 200 companies ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries. See the 2013 Exhibitor Listing.

YOUTH DAY - THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Youth Day 2014 offers two tracks – with morning Arena events (Track 1) or afternoon Arena events (Track 2). Everyone gets to experience an Arena Liturgy, participate in the Arena Rally, and see the Arena speaker (so you only need to select one speaker workshop choice).

The theme for Youth Day 2014 is "Never Alone, Forever Accepted!"
 
TRACK 1
TRACK 2
TIME EVENT TIME EVENT
8:00 am Arena Rally (AM) 8:00 am Opening Music & Opening Sessions
  Arena Workshop (AM) 9:30 am Convention Center Workshops
  Arena Liturgy (AM) 11:00 am Lunch
11:45 am Lunch 12:15 pm Arena Rally (PM)
1:00 pm Convention Center Workshops   Arena Workshop (PM)
2:30 pm Convention Center Closing Rallies   Arena Liturgy (PM)
3:45 pm Dismissal 3:45 pm Dismissal

Registration
The fee for Youth Day 2014 was $35 ($30 by January 22, 2014).

Find more information on the Youth Day page.
 

LATEST YOUTH DAY AND CONGRESS INFORMATION

Youth Day
Download the Youth Day 2014 app from the Youth Day home page. Note: Youth Day has reached capacity and is closed to new registration.

Congress 2014
Find the latest information about Congress on our Updates page.
  • Congress 2014 has a new mobile app!
  • New at Congress 2014: Tote Bag, USB Flash Drive, Charging Station
  • Last-minute Speaker and Exhibitor changes
  • Listing of Arena and Hall B session speakers
  • Locations of the 16 Eucharistic Congress Liturgies

Congress 2014 Statistics
See the latest Congress stats about attendance – countries, states (48 states represented) and NOW cities. Check to see how many people are coming to Congress form YOUR city on our 2014 Stats page.

CONGRESS INFORMATION

Congress 2014 Information
   • 2014 Youth Day

   • Congress 2014 Schedule
   • Congress 2014 Speakers
   • Congress 2014 Spotlight
   • Stations in Sacred Space
   • Registration Information

Past Congress Information
   • Congress Themes

  • Congress Theme Songs
   • Congress Reviews
   • Congress Emailings
  • Milestones of the RECongress
  • The past history of Congress

 
REGISTER FOR CONGRESS

Congress Registration
The Religious Education Congress offers over 300 workshops and keynote, 18 liturgy and prayer experiences, lunchtime entertainment and evening concerts, a film showcase, over 265 exhibitors, Sacred Space, Art Exhibit, live Internet Arena events, the Opening Event streamed into Hall B, and so much more. Still the best bargain around, wrapped into a three-day weekend!

The registration fee for Congress 2014 is $70 ($80 after the early registration deadline) for all three Congress days. If you need additional information about RECongress, please contact us:

By e-mail: congress@la-archdiocese.org
By phone: (213) 637-7348
By mail: Religious Education Congress
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010

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FUTURE DATES: March 12 (Youth Day) & March 13-15, 2015

PHOTOS FROM THE 2014 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
YOUTUBE VIDEOS  •  360° PANORAMAS OF CONGRESS
YOUTH DAY:
MorningLiturgyWorkshops • Lunch • T-ShirtsBehind the Scenes • Rehearsal
FRIDAY: WelcomeConcertChat :: LITURGIES: JazzSpanishUrban Fusion • Vietnamese
SATURDAY: Morning Praise • Concert :: LITURGIES: Black Culture • Byzantine • Contemplative • Mayan • Native American • Young Adult
SUNDAY: Closing Liturgy • ePostcards :: CONGRESS: Behind the Scenes • Volunteer Meeting
CONGRESS: SpotlightEntertainmentMulticultural ExhibitTech CenterExhibit HallWorkshops


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