Name:
Date: August 22, 2011
Comments

I would like to request a song that the Religious Education Congress had sung in the Closing Liturgy in the past year. How do i do that? Thanks.

Reply

To hear the song you can find it online on our YouTube.com/RECongress page for the recording of the 2011 Closing Liturgy. You can also find the worship aid for the Closing Liturgy in the 2011 Program Book.

Name: Cyrus Alderite
Date: August 17, 2011
Comments


I love the Religious Education Congress. I always look forward to go to Anaheim with my mom and parishioners to the RECongress. The Masses are beautiful. Congress is very spiritual and I like going there. One of the things I like there is there Dip N Dots. I would eat it during a workshop in the Arena. I love Congress and I cant wait to go there next year!


Name: Christine Pastega
Date: June 15, 2011
Comments

Hello, I am a teacher in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am a mother of 5 and have taught for the Calgary Catholic School Board for 22 years. I have attended your conference a few times. I have recently completed my Masters in RE and would be willing to share my work. I have developed a "Lectio Divina Program for Children," this is the topic of my completed thesis as well. I look forward to your response.

Reply

You can submit speaker and workshop ideas to Jan Pedroza, the Congress Program Coordinator, at jcpedroza@la-archdiocese.org

Name: Pat Kahl
Date: April 4, 2011
Comments

I want to add my congratulations on another year of congress that was very well organized. The presentations that I attended were inspiring. The liturgies and prayer were uplifting. The music - AWESOME. My only problem was getting to the survey.

Looking forward to next year.
Pat Kahl, Chicago


Name: Nancy Moore
Date: April 3, 2011
Comments


I submitted my written evaluation, but I have one additional comment about the Closing Liturgy. The ambiance in the Arena was wonderful but the lighting limited the ability to see the words/music in the program book. I gave up trying to sing and I felt disappointed that I had to do that. Also the print color for the Scripture translations needed to be bolder. Hopefully you take these as just two small helpful hints for the future. God Bless you all for a great Congress!


Name: Armand (volunteer)
Date: April 1, 2011
Comments

I really enjoyed the talk of Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, DD
5-20 Inter-Religious Dialogue and the Mission of the Church – An Asian Experience.
Especially how he explained the benefits and positive effects of inter-religious faith dialogue with other Christian and Muslim clergies. I hope he gives another talk next RECongress. Thanks and God bless.


Name: Karen Ferguson
Date: April 1, 2011
Comments

There was only one thing wrong with the evaluation form: I don’t remember any space where I could say it was "DIVINE!" It was all automated and the responses were so “staid.” You guys ROCK the HOUSE DOWN!!! I had a blast…a blast!!!!  I even got to meet Archbishop Gomez….for a returning Catholic, that’s like meeting the POPE!!!! Lucky Me!

Catholic Congress 2011
Archbishop Gomez, Karen Ferguson…sigh….I have forgotten the kind priest accompanying Archbishop Gomez…very nice chap [Fr. Brian Castaneda]

Thank you for all you do on my behalf.
Joy and Blessings,
Karen


Name:
Date: March 31, 2011
Comments

Can you post up Morning Praise. I missed a little part of it. Also, Rev. James Martin was funny; could you have him in the Arena again! Thank You.


Name: Gary Jansen
Date: March 29, 2011
Comments

Last night I was watching the Closing Mass on my laptop. One of the things that Archbishop Jose Gomez said was about inviting the pope to Congress. If you were to have the pope come and do the closing mass at the CCD Congress, there would be no way you could fit everybody in to the Arena. It reminds me of 1979 when Timothy Manning was Cardinal and they could not get everybody into the Closing Mass. You need to bring this to Archbishop Jose Gomez's attention., Thank you.


Name:
Date: March 28, 2011
Comments

I wish that all the workshops are recorded that way we can share them with others that did not attended it was a very good experience.


Name: Barbara James
Date: March 27, 2011
Comments

All of the workshops that I attended were excellent. The presenters were very knowledgeable and presented subjects in such a way that I had a different way of thinking about the subject matter at hand. The jokes were also good. All classes made me want to dig into the Word much deeper and share what I learned with others. Religious Education Congress is always enlightening and extremely enjoyable.


Name: Ida Carr
Date: March 25, 2011
Comments

Doy catecismo en Yuma, Arizona y quiero compartirles que me encanto este congreso. Las clases me parecieron muy buenas. Sobre todo las de Hermana Glenda. Nunca crei que la conoceria tan pronto! Tambien, me encanto su concierto. Ojala la pudieran invitar en ano entrante. Fue una bendicion tenerla este año con nosotros! Todo me encanto del congreso. Mucho orden, todo perfecto no podria ser mejor con tanta gente!


Name: Dr. Tony Nieves
Date: March 25, 2011
Comments

This was our second year and it was better than the first. The work and effort put into this event was evident throughout the weekend. My only quirk was the inconvenience of finding a cup of coffee in the later afternoon.
God bless


Name: dulce
Date: March 24, 2011
Comments

el congreso estubo muy bueno solamente tuvimos unmproblema en la clase que dio la Hermana Glenda el sabado a la una estubimos esperando afuera un rato porque no habia lugar hasta que nos fueron acomodando pero la mayoria de la gente estaba disgustada pues eramos bastantes pero de ahi en fuera todo muy bien


Name: Margaret Boquer
Date: March 24, 2011
Comments

Overall, the Congress was excellent! As a person with a handicap (I walk with a cane and cannot walk very far or fast), it was very difficult to get seating in the Arena. On Youth Day I was told there was no handicap seating but they found a place for me and my husband. I have a humble suggestion: Allow handicapped people to enter the Arena first (which will also keep us from being pushed by the crowd) and seat us in the handicap area, then when we are seated allow the others to enter. It is difficult to walk when you are being pushed and shoved by the crowd. On Youth Day at the Opening Session people were saving seats (although it was very clear they were not supposed to) and many people were not able to sit.


Name: Br. Philip, OSB
Date: March 24, 2011
Comments

Of all the large events that I have participated in in the past, I would have to say, this was the most organized and beautiful. Considering all the people that were there in saw nothing out of order. Thank you for allowing us to participate. I was able to attend two talks and they were both very well done and engaging.

Thank you and God bless you.


Name: Craig
Date: March 20, 2011
Comments

I loved the Film Showcase. Please continue this. Maybe have one during the day. Thank you for this. If anyone has never attended, you should. You see great Catholic and Christian themed films.


Name: j
Date: March 3, 2011
Comments

Help. I have paid, but clicked away before I could select the workshops. How do I get back to the workshop selection page? thanks

Reply

Online registration help can be found on the Online Help page at www.RECongress.org/reghelp.htm. Ticket information can be found at www.RECongress.org/2011/updates.htm


Name: Ana Fritz
Date: March 2, 2011
Comments

Got my tickets 2 weeks ago!! I've been looking up my speakers on Twitter and Facebook to say hello and will introduce myself to those who responded back – such a lovely wait till then!


Name: Manette Kokubun
Date: February 24, 2011
Comments

Aloha, I was wondering several years ago LA Congress was in February and now it is March. For your knowledge it is Spring break in Hawaii and the airfares have sky rocketed. Is there anyway you can move the conference to another month or least travel so airfares are as not a high. Just FYI, I've been going for years and truly would not want to go because of airfare. Thank you and God Bless.

Reply

Congress dates are based on space availability of the Convention Center and surrounding hotels. 2012 falls again in March, but we are looking at February dates in 2013.


Name: Lori & Mike Mullen
Date: February 23, 2011
Comments

My husband and I have been attending Congress for at least 25 years. I always submit the same sessions so we can attend together and put in the same envelope. We do not have the same ones this year. I really want to go to 1-18 together since we run the marriage prep (TTA) for Orange Diocese and since my husband is Fr. Pat Mullen's cousin we always go and meet up with him (3-20 & 6-22)? I got all 3 of these classes but Mike did not get any of them. Could this be corrected?

Reply

If you're not happy with the tickets you receive, you have the following options:

1. You may just use the tickets you receive; or
2. You may exchange your tickets (beginning noon on Friday) at the Ticket Exchange window located at the Registration Booth; or
3. Bring the ticket you were assigned to the workshop you would like to attend. Once all properly ticketed attendees are admitted, then the workshop is opened up to other ticket holders -- if there is available seating.

NOTE: Your ticket is always good for an Arena (English workshop) or Hall B (Spanish workshop) seat, which is always the most popular workshop from each period.


Name: Roxanna
Date: February 22, 2011
Comments

I have loved every Congress, but the most spiritually powerful moment for me was dismissal at the Closing Mass in 2006. I don't think there was a dry eye in the Arena. To this day, it is one of my best memories.


Name: Deacon Otto Johansson
Date: October 19, 2010
Comments

Since I came to this Congress with my wife, we enjoyed every part of it because it deepened our faith and opened our eyes to the our different cultures and the beauty of our Universal Church. We love the different cultural Mass celebrations and the keynote speakers plus the varieties of music played during lunch and the concerts.


Name: Carolyn Olson
Date: October 15, 2010
Comments

My husband and I have been members of a Center For Peace organization for 23 years and have helped make it possible to put on Marrion Conferences for 18 years. We both know the hours and efforts it takes to put on such an event. I was in charge of the food for our conference. My husband was head of the ushers and of the Eucharistic ministers.

A suggestion on the food: The Convention Center has their contracted food venders. I am aware that they choose to serve what they prefer. From experience, I have gone to their person in charge and told them that we will not be using their services "at all" for our conference if they could not comply with our wishes of "no meat on Fridays." They were afraid of losing that revenue so complied!! I requested they make up tuna and egg salad sandwich's rather than their hot dogs and burgers. It was a great hit and the responses were overwhelming positive. It will take someone in charge of your conference to PERSONALLY make an appointment and talk to the big boss of the concessions to make these arrangements. I hope this works for you. Also fasting is a personal thing the Church suggested no meat on Fridays. The Church again decides when we can and cannot fast on any given days. Many will not be aware of the upcoming year of 2011 of a "no fast" on that particular Friday. If you have time, try this implementation for this up-coming conference. God bless you all and all your efforts; been there done that.


Name: Michael J. Rogers
Date: October 2, 2010
Comments

I note, with sadness, that Matthew Kelly is not part of the 2011 Congress. He has been struggling with cancer. Is he OK?


Name:
Date: September 6, 2010
Comments

Can Congress be extended, making the Closing Liturgy at 8pm or something? Because Congress is really a fun and spiritual place and why just get 8 workshops when you can have 1 more... I don't know if that can happen but God will provide!!! Thanks for reading this and I hope I get a reply. Thanks

Reply

Actually, Congress used to have nine sessions. Attendees, however, requested that Sunday be shorter to accommodate travel. So in 1998 began the schedule change of  dropping the last workshop session on Sunday.


Name: Cyrus Alderite
Date: August 12, 2010
Comments

Hi, My mom is attending Congress this year and I was hoping to go to the Exhibit Hall but I've read through the comments that you need a badge and I'm just 12. If my mom goes can I come in or do I have to stay outside? And if my mom and me do go in, does my mom have to pay $60 for both of us. Thanks so much

Reply

Yes, everyone needs a badge for admission to the Exhibit Hall; however, evening Liturgies and concerts are available to guests of Congress attendees. Early bird admission for Congress 2011 is expected to be $60 per person.


Name:
Date: August 4, 2010
Comments

When will the theme song and the logo for Congress 2011 appear? I check everyday but i don't see anything.
Alright thank you. God bless

Reply

We usually have the logo by September. As for the theme song, that is finalized a little before Congress.


Name: Greg
Date: July 1, 2010
Comments

May the theme song be made by Donna Peña again. The theme song this year was very enthusiastic and it had most Spanish Instruments and it sounded very good. May she please do the the theme again. And please sing Let Us Stand again at the Closing Liturgy. That song is very enthusiastic! Thank You so much


Name: Gregory
Date: June 29, 2010
Comments

Can you please have a Tagalog Liturgy. I've seen all of these liturgies and there's no Tagalog. Most Filipinos are Catholic -- 98 percent to be in fact. So please and if you kindly can make the Tagalog Liturgy at the Arena. At my Parish I see lots of Filipinos especially at Congress. Most of them are Catechists. So please if you can have a Tagalog Liturgy and may you do it in the Arena since its kind of easy for us to get there and back from the Hotel. Thank You so much for reading this and I hope to see this in the Guidebook