INVITATION FROM THE CONGRESS MUSICAL DIRECTOR
February 4, 2015
Dear Musician & Friend:
A very Happy New Year to you! I hope this email finds you and your
loved ones well and thriving.
The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress with over 42,000
delegates in attendance remains the largest annual catechetical and
liturgical gathering in the world, and it happens every year right
here in Southern California at the Anaheim Convention Center. The
Church's documents and the subsequent teachings of every Pope since
Paul VI have called the Church to the inculturation of the liturgy.
It is in this spirit that the Los Angeles Religious Education
Liturgy Committee has worked diligently and tirelessly over the
years to bring peoples from every corner of the world together and
shape the Church’s prayer in faithfulness to the Church’s teachings,
documents and in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council.
“See!” is the theme of the 2015 Los Angeles Religious Education
Congress. The story of the man born blind reminds us to be
attentive; to open our very beings to the presence of Christ in our
midst. We are reminded that at the very moments that we think we can
see everything clearly, in those moments in which we think we have
the entire truth, that it is in those very moments we are called to
pray to be healed from our own blindness – to open the eyes of our
hearts and see anew. John Angotti wrote the theme song this year to
lift and inspire us through the weekend and beyond.
In acknowledging your ongoing commitment to music ministry, I extend
an invitation to you to participate in Congress Choir 2015. The
combined talents of nearly 300 musicians comprise the group that
will provide the music for the final liturgies on Sunday, March 15,
2015. Over 16,000 people attend these liturgies. I hope that in
considering this invitation, you’ll decide to join us. I promise
you, it is an experience to remember.
To participate, RSVP by clicking the following link and complete the
online form at:
Attendance at two rehearsals is mandatory. Several “first”
rehearsals are conveniently scheduled at a location close to you.
Choose from one of the following.
*Choose the one geographically closest to and most convenient for
– Moreno Valley/Riverside
*Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church
10915 Pigeon Pass Road
Moreno Valley, CA, 92557
Contact: Maria Alvarado
phone (951) 780-6049
San Diego Area
*Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
10866 Manacor Court
San Diego, CA 92124
Contact: Bob & Ginger Infantino
Phone: (858) 256-9351
*Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
St Jerome Church
La Tijera exit at the 405 Fwy
5550 Thornburn St.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Contact: John Flaherty
Phone: (310) 338-2720
– Yucaipa/Redlands/San Bernardino *Thursday, March 5,
St. Frances X. Cabrini Church
12687 California Street
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Contact: Cyndi Noble
Phone: (951) 742-1334
*Monday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Contact: Norbert Zwickl
Contact: Jackie Hopper
Contact: Diana Macalintal
YOU MUST ATTEND
THIS FINAL REHEARSAL:
Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
St. Linus Church
13913 Shoemaker Ave.,
Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Anna Betancourt
Should you have any
questions, please contact me at:
Again, RSVP by
February 18, 2014 to me at
Please let others know who might enjoy being a member of Choir 2015!
*Finally, and most importantly – RSVP right away. We must cap the
choir at 250.
With care in Christ,
Chair, Congress Liturgy Committee
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress