REC 2008 #11
RECongress Email Updates • March 2008
 
Congress 2008
Dates


Feb. 28, 2008
(Youth Day) &
February 29 -
March 2, 2008
 
•  •  •
 
Congress 2009 (Tentative) Dates
 
Feb. 26, 2008
(Youth Day) &
February 27 -
March 1, 2008
 
 
 

 
 
Suffering from "Post-Congress Depression"?
 
You're not alone. It's true: There are many who look forward to Congress, and when it's over they feel a a little "postpartum" depression. So, here's a little "Congress fix" to help ease the suffering! On our Congress site you'll find updated photos from Youth Day, links to recorded workshops, take our online Congress survey, see the transcripts from the Cardinal's online chat sessions, new video segments, and more....
 
This will be our last Emailing until September when we will announce Congress 2009.
 
Pass along this Congress emailing or our link -- www.RECongress.org -- to share with friends and encourage them to sign up for these Congress Emailing updates.
 
If you do not care to receive future updates, you can find removal information at the bottom of this message.
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FUTURE DATES
 
DATES FOR CONGRESS 2009
Our (tentative) dates for the 2009 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress are:
     •  February 26, 2009 (Youth Day)
     •  February 27 - March 1, 2009 (Congress days)

LOCATION
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure).
 
ONLINE
Information can be found on the Web site at www.RECongress.org
 
CONGRESS EVALUATION
 
We invite those of you who attended Congress 2008 to tell us about your experience. Much thought and effort has gone into planning Congress 2008. Please tell us how effective our efforts have been by completing our new online evaluation form. We’d like to hear from you, especially if you would rate any event as “excellent” or “poor.” Please let us know the reasons for your evaluation at the end of the survey in the “Comments” section.
 
By taking the online version of the survey, you greatly aid our staff. Please Click Here to take the Congress Evaluation.
 
CONGRESS RECORDINGS

A number of our Congress workshops were recorded by CSC Digital Media, and are available on Audio CDs and cassette tapes. If you didn't get a chance to order any recordings during Congress, you can still order online at www.RECongress.org/tapes. Also, from that page you can order recordings from past years as well.
 
JOHN O'DONOHUE

John O’Donohue, Irish author, poet and a Congress speaker at Congress, died suddenly January 3 at age 53 while vacationing in France. The author of “Anam Cara,” a best-seller published in England in 1997 and later in the United States, O’Donohue also authored “Eternal Echoes,” “Beauty, The Invisible Embrace” and most recently “Benedictus: A Book of Blessings” in addition to two books of poetry.

 
From 1999 to 2006, O’Donohue was an annual presenter at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. He was scheduled to present two workshops at Congress this year. CSC Digital Media has collected all his Congress talks and is offering a set of presentations either on Audio CD or Cassette, which includes:
 
2000 - Toward a Poetics of Hope
2003 - Now is the Time for Each of Us to Light the Candle of Hope
2003 - Toward a Poetics of Dreaming
2004 - Beauty is God
2004 - Love is the Only Antidote to Fear
2005 - The Rhythm of God: Toward a Poetics of the Trinity
2005 - Toward a Portrait of Mary: The Feminine and the Divine Imagination
2006 - As you Enter Into Freedom, Possibility Comes to Meet You
2006 - In the Shadow of the Angels: Meister Eckhart’s Theory of Angelic Presence
 
You can find a link to the form online at www.RECongress.org/tapes.
 
CONGRESS 2008 PHOTOS
 
Youth Day photos are now online on the RECongress Web site. Find the Photos link off our Home Page. And check back often for more photos of Congress as we build our treasure of Congress 2008 photos.
 
Also, see those who stopped by the Tech Center for their free souvenir ePostcards at www.RECongress.org/2008/postcard.htm
 
You can find links to photos from most all the weekend's activities at www.RECongress.org/2008pix.htm
 
CARDINAL CHAT TRANSCRIPTS
 
On Friday morning at Congress, Cardinal Roger Mahony conducted two online chat sessions from the Technology Innovation Center in the Exhibit Hall. First, in a private chat with 12 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Sacred Heart School in Covina, Calif. Then the Cardinal switched to an open, nationwide chat, hosted by ChurchWerks and moderated by Ellie Hidalgo of The Tidings. This was the Cardinal's 12th annual chat from Congress, and only his third on-site with a school.

See the transcript from the Cardinal's student chat at www.RECongress.org/chat2008s.htm
 
You can find the transcript from the nationwide chat online at www.RECongress.org/chat2008.htm
 
You can find links to all the prior online chats at www.RECongress.org/chat.htm
 
LOST AND FOUND
 
Left something behind at Congress? Each year after our Religious Education Congress event there are a great many unclaimed items -- glasses, bags, books, jackets -- that end up in our Lost and Found.

Please contact the Congress Office with what you seem to be missing, and we'll see if it's among our Lost and Found items. You can find contact information online on our Lost and Found page.
 
VIDEO Q&A WITH THE CARDINAL
 
On Youth Day, students could ask the Cardinal some personal questions -- via video. Cardinal Roger Mahony recorded his answers on Friday at Congress. And MyCatholicVoice has put it all together -- and more. Some of the questions posed:
 
  * What is a Cardinal? What is the hardest part of being a Cardinal?
  * Were you religious in high school?
  * How do you deal with the vow of celibacy?
  * Why can't women be priests?
 
These questions and others appear on the 2008 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress Highlights Community on MyCatholicVoice.com. Off the Community Home Page you can listen to a special message from Sr. Edith Prendergast, hear what others thought were the best parts of this year's event or post your own comments, view a Tech Center "Ministry Minute" or download some of Congress's great music -- and much, much more.
 
REVIEWS ABOUT CONGRESS
  
See what's been reported about Congress on our Congress Reviews page. Links to reviews -- especially by The Tidings, newspaper of the Los Angeles Archdiocese -- postings, photos and videos about the Religious Education Congress can be found on our site at www.RECongress.org/reviews.htm. And let us know about any we've missed!
 
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