invite you to
attend the 2008 RECongress.
Feb. 28, 2008
February 29 -
March 2, 2008
NOTE: Be sure to make your hotel reservations early. Ask for the
RECongress rate. Some hotels report they are sold out of the Congress
In upcoming Congress Emailings, watch for information on special Disney parks admission pricing!
ONLINE CONGRESS REGISTRATION IS HERE!
Notice: You may now register online for the 2008 Los Angeles Religious
Education Congress using your credit card.
emailing or our link -- www.RECongress.org
to share with friends and encourage them to sign up for this Congress
Emailing for updates. If you do not care to receive future updates, you
can find removal information at the bottom of this message.
The 2008 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
February 28, 2008
February 29 - March 2, 2008
is held at the
Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim,
Calif. (just across from Disneyland and Disneys California
The registration fee for Congress is $60. ($70 after January 5, 2008
2 WAYS TO REGISTER
your interests --
You can also find a listing
out a first and second choices -- Pick a first and
a second choice of workshop
for each period you wish to
attend (for any full or canceled workshops).
When ready, click the red "Register" button off our home page or go
to register and pay by credit card.
Guidebook -- If
you're new to Congress, order your copy of the
Note: Those who registered last year will automatically
receive their Guidebook in early November.
Choose your sessions -- Use the daily events pages
and workshops descriptions to
select a first and second workshop
choice for each of the eight periods you wish to
Fill out the Registration Form -- The Registration Form is on the inside back cover
of the Guidebook. Mail it in along with
payment ($60 per person before January 5,
Tickets will be mailed after February 5,
Youth Day -- Thursday, February 28, 2008 -- is specifically geared for those in grades 9 through 12. Youth Day is a separate registration from Congress, and there is no online
registration for Youth Day. The Youth Day Registration Form can be found in the Registration
Guidebook, or online at
www.RECongress.org/YD, where you may download the complete Youth Day section (PDF: 6
pgs, 1.9 MB) or just the Youth Day Registration Form (PDF: 1 pg,
Registrations can be made by mailing in the Registration Form along with a check for the
proper amount. A maximum of 10 students and one Chaperone can register
per form. There must be two Chaperones listed in your first group
registration. Find information and registration at
NEW FOR 2008: It is
the responsibility of the Contact Person
to make sure that ALL
Chaperones have been trained in accordance with their Diocesan Youth
Protection Program and the appropriate diocesan required background
check has been completed. Please contact your Diocesan Youth Ministry
Team for fulfilling this requirement.
A reminder: Most of our Congress delegates stay in
surrounding area hotels. We have contracted with 31
hotels that offer special rates for Congress attendees. We suggest making
reservations as soon as possible. A few hotels have already sold out of
their special rates (though they might have rooms at higher rates).
When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate.
can find updated information about contracted hotels at www.RECongress.org/hotels/
once again offers a wide variety of speakers -- 192 of them this
year! You can find our updated sortable Speaker/Topics page for
Congress 2008 speakers. It lists names, category type of workshop,
session number and title, and language. Again Congress will offer
sessions in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
can find our new Speaker/Topics page at
We asked first-time
attendees of Congress 2007 if they would share
experiences. Here is one of those responses:
"This past year
we heard about the Congress for the first time from a new parishioner
who used to live in California and had attended many times. We were
extremely interested and went online to research it. I could not
imagine that anything that big and wonderful had escaped us. We are
both very active in the Catholic Church both in the parish and diocese
and have traveled to retreats etc in different parts of the country.
Our experience was wonderful. We went with three other people, two of
whom had also never been before that we encouraged to come with us. We
needed the paper catalog as the amount of workshops was a bit
overwhelming at first to do it online ... can't put sticky notes and
highlighter on the computer. Picking workshops was probably the hardest
part of the Congress. There were just too many that we wanted to
attend, and too many prominent speakers we wanted to hear. ...
We came home with renewed energy for our ministries, our heads spinning
with many new ideas ... especially with music. One rarely gets to be
exposed to so much talent at once. Being able to order the workshops on
CD was a huge help. We ordered both those we had attended and some we
wish we could have attended.
We will be back. We have one piece of advice for newcomers: Pick an
area of interest and do most of your workshops in that area. Then pick
one or two for your own soul needs."
and Bill Pollitt
find all the submitted Congress First Impressions online at
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