Updates about RECongress 2019

Religious Education Congress
March 21, 2019
(Youth Day) &
March 22-24, 2019 (adult days)

updated 09/17/18  

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

YOUTH DAY

Follow us with the YD hashtags: #LAYouthDay on social media. The handle is @LAYouthDay across all platforms.

CONGRESS
 

Follow our social media accounts for up-to-the-minute news and updates.

 

Facebook - www.facebook.com/RECongress

 

Twitter - www.twitter.com/LACongress    @LACongress    hashtags  #REC2019    #RECongress

 

YouTube - www.youtube.com/RECongress

 

Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/LACongress

 

Instagram - www.instagram.com/LACongress

FIND INFORMATION ON:

• Important Dates
• Speaker Changes
• Disney Park Tickets
• Closed Workshops

• Latest News./ Updates
• Congress Registration
• Congress Tickets
• Youth Day
• Youth Day Badge Mailing
• Recorded Sessions
• Arena Workshops
• Hall B Workshops
• RECongress Emailing
• Book/CD Signing Area
• Congress Liturgies

 

IMPORTANT CONGRESS 2019 DATES

Jan 19 - Last day to request refunds
Jan 22
- First mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Jan. 8).
Jan 23 - First mailing of Youth Day name badges (for registrations processed by Jan. 19).
Jan 26 - Registration fees increase after today.
Feb 6 - Second mailing of Youth Day name badges (for registrations processed by Feb. 2).
Feb 6 - Second mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Feb. 1).
Feb 20 - After this date, all registrants will be emailed a barcode to print tickets on site in Anaheim.
Feb 23 - Last day to register by mail (register online or on site at the Convention Center after this date.
Feb 23 - Third (final) mailing of Youth Day name badges (for registrations processed by Feb. 13).
Feb 26 - Third (final) mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Feb. 11).
Mar 6 - Last day for first-time attendees to register online to be eligible for lifetime registration drawing.
 

READINGS FOR THE DAY

Youth Day:   Thursday, March 21, 2019
 
   
Congress:    March 24, 2019 - Third Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Ezekiel 17:3-7
Psalm: Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
Gospel: John 4:5-42

SPEAKER / BOOK CHANGES

Youth Day:   none
   
Congress:   none

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

Sept 1: Congress Emailing
Aug 15: Congress Emailing
July 11: We were informed of the death on July 11, 2019 of Bishop Richard Garcia, prefect of the Diocese of Monterey, Calif. He was a priest in San Francisco and served in San Jose before being appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento in 1997. In 2007 he was installed as Bishop of Monterey. Bishop Garcia was originally scheduled to be with us to celebrate the Friday liturgy at RECongress 2019 in the Marriott Marquis but was unable to attend this year.
July 1: Congress Emailing
May 1: Congress Emailing

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

The regular registration fee for adult days of the Religious Education Congress is $85 with special discount pricing of $75 available until January 25, 2019. Registrations by the end of January will receive mailed tickets. After January 23, registrations can only be made online or on site at Congress. We will continue to process registrations and send email confirmations. Tickets can be printed at Congress in the Registration area. Registration area hours are:
 
-- Thursday, March 21 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 -- Friday, March 22 - 7:00 am to 3 pm
 -- Saturday, March 23 - 7:30 am to 3 pm
 -- Sunday, March 24 - 8:00 to 11 am

YOUTH DAY

The regular registration fee for Youth Day 2019 is $40 (special discount pricing of $35 available until January 25, 2019). 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 Victoria Radleigh Smith at vradleigh@la-archdiocese.org or call (213) 637-7674.
 

YOUTH DAY BADGES

It is important for you to check your Youth Day packet when it arrives. Please check to be sure your receive all the Badges for your parish/school group and each Adult Chaperone and that you have enough badges for each student. We will mail out all Youth Day packets by February 20, 2019. If you do not receive your packet, check your email for a confirmation of your registration with a barcode. Print that email out and bring to the Congress Registration Area. If you haven't received a barcode confirmation, please visit us onsite during our registration hours for assistance. If you have further inquiries, please call the Congress Registration Desk at 213-637-7348,

YOUTH DAY BADGE MAILING

Youth Day packets will be mailed January 23, 2019, which includes Badges, Chaperone tags and information about the day. Scheduled packet mailing dates are:

Jan 23: 1st mailing of Congress tickets, 8,281 mailed
Feb 6: 2nd mailing
Feb 20: 3rd mailing
After Feb 20: Any remaining packets can be picked-up onsite at the Registration area

SPECIAL DISNEY TICKET OFFER FOR CONGRESS ATTENDEES

Religious Education Congress attendees may purchase specially priced Disneyland resort eTickets prior to their arrival. There is special pricing for Twilight Convention tickets (after 4 pm), 1-day 1-park, multi-day and park hopper tickets. Watch for our special eTicket offer -- only available online

 

 

"SHOW YOUR BADGE & SAVE" DISCOUNT PROGRAM

Congress attendees can Click here to receive promotional offers and discounts during Congress with the "Show Your Badge & Save" program. Discounts are exclusively available to attendees during the conference for participating attractions and restaurants. Show your event badge and save at participating restaurants, attractions and much more!

CONGRESS 2019 LANYARD & "SWAG BAG"

Every RECongress attendee on our adult days receives a RECongress lanyard, a name badge holder and a souvenir tote bag.

RECONGRESS 2019 APP!

When it becomes available, be sure to download the Religious Education Congress 2019 app – available on both the iOS and Android platforms – as your mobile guide to Congress. The application is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad users and on the Play Store for Android smartphone and tablets users. The app features information for both Youth Day and Congress -- with speaker information, session schedules, workshops, maps and more! See the App Installation guide here.

EXHIBIT HALL

 Exhibit Hall (Hall A) hours during Congress are:
-- Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
-- Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
-- Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Find the listing of 2019 Exhibitors (coming)
You can also download a map of Hall A (coming)

RECORDED GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

In addition to the indicated taped workshops, the General Assemblies (Arena and Hall B sessions) will be taped by CSC Digital Media. (Find information about Congress recordings for current and past sessions.)

ARENA SESSIONS

This is a listing of all sessions that will take place in the Arena. NOTE: All Arena tickets are good for Arena or Hall B sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.
 


HALL B WORKSHOPS

This is a listing of all sessions that will take place in Hall B ("Spanish Arena"). NOTE: All Hall B tickets are good for either the Arena or Hall B sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.


VIETNAMESE WORKSHOPS

This is a listing of all sessions that will take place in the new ACC North 254 (upper floor). NOTE: Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.


CONGRESS TICKETS / PROGRAM PICK-UP / REGISTRATION HOURS

Congress Tickets and this year's attendee bag with Program Book is available on site at the Convention Center in the Prefunction Registration area between Hall B and Hall C. Hours are scheduled:
   -- Thursday, March 21 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
   -- Friday, March 22 - 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
   -- Saturday, March 23 - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
   -- Sunday, March 24 - 8:00 to 11:00 am

Scheduled mailing of Congress tickets:

Jan 22 - First mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Jan. 8)
Feb 6 - Second mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Feb. 1)
Feb 23 - Last day to register by mail (register online or on site at the Convention Center after this date).
Feb 26 - Third (final) mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Feb. 20)
             After this date you will need to print your Congress tickets on site in Anaheim.

RECONGRESS EMAILING

See our for the latest Congress Emailing. Receive updates about Congress 2019 emailed twice monthly, from June 2018 through April 2019. You can sign up here.

SPEAKER SIGNINGS

On Friday through Sunday of Congress, 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  (coming)

PERFORMANCE STAGE IN HALL A

Several of the performing artists at Congress have scheduled time to appear at the new Performance Stage in Hall A. The stage, located in the southeast area of Exhibit Hall A, runs Friday through Sunday and showcases 20-minute sets of live music. Check the posted schedule onsite for appearance times.
See the Performance Stage Schedule (coming)

CONGRESS LITURGIES

Within the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, liturgy is celebrated every Sunday in no fewer than 40 different languages. Living in the gift, promise and spirit of the Second Vatican Council, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress liturgies have grown as they have embraced this wonderfully diverse church. Without exaggeration, complimentary reports and reviews come from six of the world’s seven continents. From Gregorian chant to gospel choirs; from Aztec dancers to Vietnamese and African drummers; we’ve worked diligently to inculturate the liturgies at Congress to accurately and authentically reflect the church of Los Angeles.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019
 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character Location Presider Music
Youth Day - AM Convention Arena Archbishop Jos้ Gomez Ed Archer
Youth Day - PM Convention Arena Archbishop Jos้ Gomez Ed Archer
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019
 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES  (5:15 pm)
Character Location Presider Music
Mass for Those Held in Captivity   Rev. Bryan Massingale ValLimar Jansen
Sanctification of Human Labor (English)   Msgr. Arturo Ba๑uelas Meredith Augustin
Sanctification of Human Labor (Spanish)   Rev. Rigoberto Rodrํguez Dolores Gomez / Jesus Garcia
The Cross and Suffering in Today's World in the Franciscan Tradition   Rev. Daniel Horan, OFM Bro.Rufino Zaragoza, OFM
Byzantine Divine Liturgy   Bishop Gerald Dino Byzantine Community
LITURGY OF THE HOURS
Evening Prayer (Vespers)
(5:15 pm)
  Sergio Lopez Sarah Hart
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019
 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES  (5:15 pm)
Character Location Presider Music
Persecuted Christians (Spanish)   Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes Ivan Diaz / Erick Infantes
Persecuted Christians (Vietnamese)     Bro. Rufino Zaragoza, OFM / Paul Nguyen
Honoring our Ancestors in Faith in the Black Perspective   Bishop Fernand J. Cheri M. Roger Holland, II/Kim Harris
Promoting Harmony
 
  Rev. Scott Santarosa, SJ Chris de Silva / Anna Betancourt
Progress of the People - Church on the Way of Unity   Rev. James Marchionda, OP Tony Alonso
PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
Morning Praise & Keynote
(English - 7:50-9:30 am)
     
Morning Praise & Keynote
(Spanish - 7:50-9:30 am)
     
Evening Prayer (Vespers) (5:15 pm)   Anne Frawley-Mangan Michael Mangan
Taiz้ (9 pm)     David Anderson
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Character Location Presider Music
Morning Liturgy (8 am) Convention Arena Bishop Kevin Vann Congress Choir 2019
Closing Liturgy (3:30 pm) Convention Arena Archbishop Jos้ Gomez Congress Choir 2019
 

Congress Year:
CONGRESS HOME PAGE  ABOUT CONGRESSOrder Guidebook  •  Reviews  •  Themes  •  Theme Reflections  •  Theme Songs  •  Sign Up  •  Congress Chats  •  Resources  •  Volunteers  •  For New Exhibitors  •  Order Recordings  •  Download Recordings  •  Congress Milestones  •  History in Photos  •  Email Us  •  Contact Us  •  Privacy Policy
2019 CONGRESS INFO:  REC 2019  •  REC LIVE  •  YOUTH DAY  •  SPOTLIGHT  •  SCHEDULE  •  LITURGIES  •  SPEAKERS  •  TOPICS  •  SPEAKER SIGNING  •  WORKSHOPS  •  VIEW BOOKS • ENTERTAINMENT • TRAVEL • EMAILINGS • UPDATES • HOTELS • EXHIBITORS • EXHIBITOR CATEGORIES • STATISTICS • MEDIA ACCESS
 


CeJy ฉ1996-2018 Office of Religious Education,
a department of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Send bad links / information updates to RECongress

Find our Archdiocesan Privacy Policy here.

Espa๑ol   Fran็ais   Deutsch   Italiano