YOUTH DAY 2016 at the
Religious Education Congress

February 25, 2016

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

Youth Day 2016 Video

Watch our video officially announcing the #LAYouthDay 2016 theme #HopeBound!
We "hope" to see you there! And find past videos
on our YouTube Channel!

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 2016 is $30 ($35 after January 8, 2016).

Youth Day 2016 Schedule

New this year, Youth Day 2016 adds a second workshop period. Each group chooses either a morning Arena General Session (Track 1) or afternoon Arena General Session (Track 2) -- so everyone gets to see the Arena speaker -- and selects two workshops from the 14 Youth Day speakers.







8:00 - 11:30 am

General Session – Arena

8:00 - 8:30 am

Gathering & Praise / Worship

11:45 - 12:30 pm


8:45 - 9:45 am

Convention Workshop

12:45 - 1:45 pm

Convention Workshop

10:00 - 11:00 am

Convention Workshop

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Convention Workshop

11:15 - 12:00 pm


3:15 - 3:45 pm

Praise / Worship & Sending

12:15 - 3:45 pm

General Session – Arena

3:45 pm


3:45 pm


Youth Day 2016 Theme

The theme for Youth Day 2016 is #HopeBound. 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, February 25, 2016 – and we encourage you to use the readings and theme as you prepare for the day.

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.

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 #HopeBound.

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

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

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.

Youth Day 2016 Information

See the Youth Day 2016 Schedule  coming
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  coming

 • Download the 2016 Youth Day Map (coming) --  Track 1  • Track 2

Official Youth Day 2016 T-shirts

Attention Group Leaders: Order your official Youth Day T-shirts in advance through PAL (Peace and Love) Campaign! Youth Day T-shirts are available for custom and group pre-orders. Customize your Youth Day shirt with your youth group or parish name on the back for only $3 more. All orders with payment must be received by January 25, 2016, for direct shipping.

This special pre-order discount pricing is valid through January 25, 2016:
 T-shirts: $13* ($15 at Youth Day)
 Hoodie Sweatshirts: $30* ($35, with limited quantity at Youth Day)
 Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
  *2XL-4XL sizes are $2 extra for T-shirts and $5 extra for hoodie sweatshirts.

Please order online at or by email Please email if you should have any questions.

Volunteering at Youth Day

Check back soon to find ways you can be involved in Youth Day 2016.

The Youth Day App!

Coming soon!

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