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).


Youth Day 2015 Video

On March 12, 2015, over 15,000 high school students and adults gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center for a day of prayer, worship and fun. This year we made history again: #LAYouthDay and #TalkJesusWithMe trended on Twitter and Instagram. See the video by Alanzo Moreno - The Making; with Youth Day 2015 theme song "Talk Jesus With Me" written and performed by Jeremy and Ryan.

Youth Day & Social Media

Connect with us on social media! You can post, tweet, share, like and/or create videos. We look forward to connecting with you online! The hashtags for all Youth Day activity are #LAYouthDay and #TalkJesusWithMe.

The dialogue is live on social media; join the conversation today! View our LAYouthDay

Facebook: LAYouthDay
Twitter: @LAYouthDay
Vine: #LAYouthDay
Instagram: #LAYouthDay

The Youth Day App!

Our Youth Day 2015 edition is up and available at Download the Youth Day app for iPhone and iPod Touch now, and it will automatically update itself every year when new versions are released. With this app you can stay up-to-date with all Youth Day speakers, musicians and performers by following them on Twitter, viewing their websites and even finding them on Facebook.

Youth Day is much more than just a one-day experience and this app will allow you to keep with you what each speaker and musician says long after the day is over. And now you can view the social media accounts for each presenter and musician to help put everything they say at Youth Day into action.

If you are having any technical problems with the app, please try deleting the application and reinstalling the application. If you would like to report a bug or have more questions about the app, contact the developer directly

Youth Day Videos

See the video by Alanzo Moreno - The Making with Youth Day 2015 theme song "Talk Jesus With Me" written and performed by Jeremy and Ryan. Download the Youth Day 2015 Theme Song, "Talk Jesus," by Jeremy and Ryan. Are you curious about L.A. Youth Day's different social media platforms? Check us out at on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our YouTube Channel! Watch highlights of Youth Day 2014 with the Youth Day Theme Song, "Never Alone," by Noelle Garcia. A short film on Pope Francis from Outside da Box for Youth Day 2014 at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA.

About Youth Day – from the Youth Ministry E-VINE

The Office of Religious Education distributes the Youth Ministry E-VINE emailing, highlighting important information in the field of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Excerpts relating to Youth Day appear here. Add information for the Youth Ministry E-VINE can be found at the end of the messages.

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.

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 2015 is $35 ($30 by January 23, 2015 deadline).

Youth Day 2015 Schedule

Youth Day 2015 has 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 Liturgy (AM)

9:30 am

Convention Center Workshops


Arena Workshop (AM)

11:00 am


11:45 am


12:15 pm

Arena Rally (PM)

1:00 pm

Convention Workshops


Arena Liturgy (PM)

2:30 pm

Closing Sessions


Arena Workshop (PM)

3:45 pm


3:45 pm


Youth Day 2015 Information

NOTE: Youth Day reached capacity on February 13, 2015.

See the Youth Day 2015 Schedule
See the Youth Day Workshops
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 pages from the Registration Guidebook

 • Download the 2015 Youth Day Map (revised 2-20-15) --  Track 1  • Track 2

Youth Day 2015 Theme

Based on the readings for the day, a theme for Youth Day 2015 was chosen as “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.

Youth Day 2015 Theme Song

The Youth Day 2015 theme song is by Jeremy and Ryan. Their site is
Listen to the 2015 Youth Day theme song, "Talk Jesus" by Jeremy and Ryan.

Official Youth Day 2015 T-shirts

Youth Day 2015 T-shirts – with the theme “Talk Jesus with Me” – are now available for pre-order. Customize your Youth Day shirt with your youth group or parish name on the back for only $2 additional. All orders with payment must be received by February 16, 2015 to get the pre-order discount rate:
T-shirts: $13; V-Neck: $16; Sweatshirts: $25
Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
(2XL - 4XL sizes are $2 extra for T-shirts and $5 extra for hoodies.)
Order online at or by email


Volunteering at Youth Day


Adult Volunteers -- The Youth Day staff invites any adult not chaperoning a parish or school group to be a volunteer for our event. Youth Day volunteers are assigned to a variety of positions throughout the day. This is a great way to experience Youth Day without the duties of being a chaperone – and to enjoy our event for free. To volunteer for Youth Day 2015, an adult needs to have been trained in accordance with their Diocesan Youth Protection policies and have had the appropriate diocesan required background check. Please contact your Diocesan Youth Ministry Office to find out more details about your required programs. For more information about volunteering or to submit your name to be part of our team, please contact Erin Avila at or at (559) 259-8232. Come join the fun, we need you!


Training Day -- We had our Youth Day Training Day on January 3, 2015 at Holy Family in South Pasadena, Calif. for those interested in being a part of Youth Day 2015!

Spirit Squad -- The Spirit Squad will be used throughout the day to pump up the crowd with games and chants, promote the theme, help direct attention to social media, and transition participants from events throughout the day. If you are ready to show your spirit and have some fun, make sure to attend the Training Day. For more information, please contact Victoria Radleigh at

Social Media -- Are you good with social media? Do you have a passion to #spreadtheGospel using social media? #LAYouthDay needs you! We are looking for a team of high school aged youth to help us populate our social media platforms the day of L.A. Youth Day. There will be an application and interview process, concluding with a Training Day on January 3, 2015. For more information please contact Katie Hernandez-Trejo at

Youth Day Emcee -- Youth Day is looking for young people to introduce speakers and help with rallies. Do you like performing in front of large crowds? Do you like to help others have a good time? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then come be part of this great day! Be an Emcee at Youth Day 2015. Don’t miss our Training Day on January 3, 2015. For more information, please contact Christina Lamas at

Arena Liturgy Choir & Band -- Youth Day 2015 is looking for youth voices and musical talent for the archdiocesan Arena Liturgy Choir & Band. Check back for the rehearsal schedule and location. For more information, please contact Katie Zeigler at

Youth Day Rally -- Do you love to sing? Are you a person who can speak in front of a large group of teens? We would love to have teens be part of the Youth Day Rally! You will have to attend an audition, training day and practices prior to Youth Day. For more information, contact Mary Hernandez at


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