Feb. 26, 2008
February 27 -
March 1, 2009
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Congress 2010 Dates
March 18, 2010(Youth
March 19-21, 2010
Are you suffering from PCS?
You're not alone. It's true: There are many who look forward to Congress, and when it's over they
suffer from PCS - Post-Congress Syndrome. If you're feeling a little "postpartum" depression,
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....
DATES FOR CONGRESS 2010
Our dates for our next Los Angeles Religious Education
March 18, 2010 (Youth Day)
• March 19-21, 2010 (Congress days)
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).
We invite those of
you who attended Congress 2009 to tell us about your
experience. Much thought and effort has gone into
planning the RECongress. Please tell us how effective our
efforts have been by completing our 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.
who filled out the paper version of the form: if
possible, we ask that you also please take the online
survey. We can tally our information much sooner using
the online method.
See who came to
Congress! This year for
Congress 2009, we have registrants representing every
state in the nation -- except four: Arkansas, Maine, New
Hampshire, and Vermont.
You can find details on number of registrations by state
and country, as well as the top cities in California for
registrations on our Congress statistics page, online at
Guidebooks Mailed (2008 Attendees)
California - 17,051
Arizona - 465
Oregon - 216
Nevada - 190
Texas - 174
TOP FIVE CITIES (all California):
Los Angeles - 1,977
San Diego - 577
San Jose - 418
Long Beach - 286
Bakersfield - 212
TOP FIVE COUNTRIES:
Canada - 295
Ireland - 44
England - 19
Mexico - 15
Nicaragua - 7
See the number of people who came from YOUR city!
You can find details on the number of registrations by
city and state on our city statistics page at
A number of our Congress workshops
by CSC Digital Media, and are available on Audio CDs.
If you didn't get a chance to order any
during Congress, you can still order online at
www.RECongress.org/tapes. Also, from that page you
can order cassette tapes and Audio CDs from past years as well.
Youth Day photos are now online
on the RECongress Web site. Find
the Photos link off our Home Page at www.RECongress.org. And check back often
as we continue to post more photos
of the Congress weekend.
CARDINAL CHAT TRANSCRIPTS
On Friday morning at Congress,
Cardinal Roger Mahony
conducted two online chat sessions from the Tech Center in the Exhibit Hall. First, in a private chat with 12
seventh- and eighth-grade students from St. Elisabeth School in
Van Nuys, Calif. Then the Cardinal switched to an open, nationwide
chat, hosted by ChurchWerks and moderated by Ellie Hidalgo. This was the Cardinal's 13th annual chat from Congress, and
only his fourth on-site with a school.
See the transcript from the Cardinal's student chat at
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.
For Facebook Members Only:
See what the Young Adult Ministry (YAM) has
been up to at Congress. This year, Jessica
Coblentz invited people to the Office of
Religious Education (ORE) booth on Friday where
they could record a video of what they enjoy
about Congress -- a favorite speaker, favorite
liturgy, anything that you'd like to share about
the photos, audio, and videos that have been
posted about Congress present (and Congresses
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
And let us know about any we've
You may sign up or opt out at any time with the link below.
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