YOUTH DAY 2015 at the
Religious Education Congress

March 12, 2015

Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland).

What is Youth Day?

Youth Day is held annually on the Thursday of the Religious Education Congress weekend. It is a day just for youth from many different backgrounds from throughout the Archdiocese – and beyond – to participate in a Rally, Liturgy and Workshops focused just for them.

Youth Day 2015 Theme

Based on the readings for the day, a theme for Youth Day 2015 has been announced. The 2015 theme will be “Talk Jesus with Me!” The reading from the Thursday of the Third Week of Lent were used. We hope you will help get the word out about our great day – Thursday, March 12, 2015 – and we encourage you to use the readings and theme as you prepare for the day.

Who May Attend?

Youth Day is designed for all students from public and Catholic schools, grades 9 through 12. NOTE: Students below the 9th grade are not allowed to participate in this event and will be refused admission. One Adult Chaperone is required for each group of 10 students (maximum), all attending the same workshop. We recommend that you add one extra Chaperone name to your first registration.

What Does Youth Day Cost?

Youth Day is separate registration and fee from the adult Congress days. The registration fee for Youth Day 2014 was $30 ($35 after the January 22, 2014 deadline).

Youth Day Video

Watch the short video overview from Youth Day 2014 by Alanzo Moreno from The Making. As Youth Day Arena speaker Thomas Awiapo put it: "[Youth Day] is a great opportunity for all of us to know that we are never alone, forever we've been accepted."


About Youth Day – from Grapevine/E-VINE

The Office of Religious Education distributes a Youth Ministry Grapevine (PDF newsletter) and E-VINE (emailing) of important information in the field of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Excerpts relating to Youth Day appear here. Add/ remove information for the Youth Ministry E-VINE can be found at the end of the messages.

Youth Day 2015 Schedule

Youth Day 2015 continues its schedule of two tracks, with everyone choosing either morning Arena events (Track 1) or afternoon Arena events (Track 2). And everyone gets to see the Arena speaker, so you only need to select a speaker workshop first and second choice.

T R A C K   1

T R A C K   2





8:00 am

Arena Rally (AM)

8:00 am

Opening Sessions


Arena Workshop (AM)

9:30 am

Convention Center Workshops


Arena Liturgy (AM)

11:00 am


11:45 am


12:15 pm

Arena Rally (PM)

1:00 pm

Convention Workshops


Arena Workshop (PM)

2:30 pm

Closing Sessions


Arena Liturgy (PM)

3:45 pm


3:45 pm


  •  Everyone gets to experience the Arena Rally, the Arena workshop and the Arena Liturgy.
  •  Workshop times are longer.
  •  Because of the staggered lunchtimes, the longer lunch periods allow for shorter food lines.
  •  Your Name Tag is your workshop admission – no tickets required.

Youth Day 2015 Information

See the Youth Day 2015 Schedule  coming
See the Youth Day Workshops  coming
See the Youth Day Rules
Download the Youth Day parish/school permission card – Retreat Registration Card (PDF: 2 pgs, 1.3 MB)

 • Download the Youth Day Section from the Registration Guidebook  coming

 • Download the Youth Day Registration Form Day Registration Form  coming

 • Download the 2015 Youth Day Map --  Track 1  • Track 2  coming

Volunteering at Youth Day

Youth Volunteers: MCs 
Youth Day invites young people to be MCs for the day. MCs are the people that introduce the speakers, lead us in prayer, and lead other parts of this exciting event. We would like to extend the invitation to any young person that is coming to Youth Day (they must be registered to be an MC) to be part of this team.

Youth Volunteers: Choir/Instrumentalists  
We are looking for young people to be part of the Youth Day choir or an instrumentalist for the liturgy at Youth Day. Ed Archer, from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Santa Clarita, will be our music director for this Archdiocesan choir! It’s a great opportunity for young people to share their musical gifts at Youth Day! Please share this information with your young people and help us invite them to share their gifts at Youth Day.  

Adult Volunteers 
Any adults who are interested in being volunteers for Youth Day, AND ARE NOT chaperoning a group, can do so by filling out the volunteer form. We can definitely use youth-friendly adults who want to help our day run smoothly. Please pass on this information to adults in your parish that might want to be part of an exciting day for over 15,000 high school students!

Group Volunteers
Is your parish or school ministry group interested in leading some interactive activities/entertainment at Youth Day? We are looking for people to entertain those waiting in line for the Arena, before the morning and afternoon sessions. It would be beneficial if the young people in the group have attended our diocesan leadership programs (Christian Leadership Institute or Signed, Anointed to Witness), but is not a requirement. Also, please note that volunteering for this role would mean missing parts of Youth Day. If you would like to learn more details about this opportunity, please contact Christina Lamas at There are some meetings required for the coordinator prior to Youth Day.

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