RECongress 2014 UPDATES
- Though Congress 2014 is over, it
lives on .... online. Find stories
about the Religious Education
view the online
and look up our past
- 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
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Now also available in Spanish (en
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
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
Arena Rally (AM)
Opening Music & Opening Sessions
Arena Workshop (AM)
Convention Center Workshops
Arena Liturgy (AM)
Arena Rally (PM)
Convention Center Workshops
Arena Workshop (PM)
Convention Center Closing Rallies
Arena Liturgy (PM)
The fee for Youth Day 2014 was $35 ($30 by January 22, 2014).
Find more information on the
Youth Day page.
YOUTH DAY AND
Download the Youth Day 2014 app from the
Youth Day home page.
Note: Youth Day has reached capacity and is closed to
Find the latest information about Congress on our
• 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
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.