Youth Day Theme
Last Days to Register at Reduced Rates. Fees
Increase After February 5th
Have you waited
to register for Congress? The time is NOW! This
is the last weekend you can still save money.
Registration fees increase after this weekend
— early online rates will end
Sunday, February 7 at 11 p.m. PST.
After that, the Youth Day fee increases to $25
per person and the Congress fee increases to
$70 per person.
This is our
semimonthly Emailing about the Los Angeles Religious
Education Congress. Pass along this emailing
or our link —
— to share with friends and encourage them to
sign up for our Congress Emailing updates. If
you do not care to receive future updates, you
can find removal information at the bottom of
¡Para información en español,
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
is committed to live our faith by protecting
God's creation and advocating on behalf
of people in poverty who face the hardest
impact of global climate change.
Affirming our desire to care for the
earth, we encourage you (if possible)
to choose the option of online registration
for Congress 2010. This simple initiative
will help reduce paper waste and ultimately
help protect the environment.
OLD CELL CAN HELP HAITI
Bring your old cell phones — working
or not — with you to Congress. This
year RECongress is partnering with
GET GREEN TO GET GREEN, an organization
that recycles cell phones. GetGreenToGetGreen.com
is committed to keep our planet
green by reusing or recycling unused
The proceeds generated from this
partnership will be donated to the
Haiti relief efforts through CRS.
CRS, which has worked in Haiti for
over 50 years and has a permanent
staff of more than 300 there, has
committed at least $25 million for
relief and recovery.
More than 130 million cell phones
are thrown away every year — that's
nearly 2 tons of discarded electronics
that end up in American landfills.
Don’t throw away electronics that
should be recycled. Do your part
to recycle your old cell phone,
and help Haiti in the process.
Catholic Relief Services -
Category: Faith & Justice
Booths: 316, 318
After the January 12th earthquake
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) immediately
put into use $5 million for Haitian
relief, and has received $16.5 million
in cash donations and commitments.
Prior to the earthquake, they had
available food supplies, water,
mosquito resistant tents and other
emergency items. These items are
presently being distributed for
the needs of the people of Haiti.
Pope Benedict XVI has asked CRS
to be the Catholic Church's lead
aid agency in assisting Haiti. The
Pope has indicated that all other
Catholic relief services — even
the Holy See’s Cor Unum Organization
— coordinate through CRS. Contributions
to CRS will go directly and immediately
to the most in need in Haiti.
See CRS' Stories
The 2010 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
• March 18,
• March 19-21,
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).
See a Yahoo Map
We now have
our dates for Congress 2011.
March 17, 2011
March 18-20, 2011
The registration fee for Congress is $60
($70 after February 5, 2010).
There are two ways to register:
— Download the Guidebook and register online (by
— Order a Guidebook and register by mail (by check)
Find more detailed information online.
Order a Guidebook
REGISTRATION FEES INCREASE THIS WEEKEND
Online registration fees increase this Sunday
at 11 p.m. PST. After that, the Youth Day fee
increases to $25 per person and the Congress fee increases
to $70 per person.
NOTE: With your online Congress registration, you can
easily contribute to the Office of Religious Education
Endowment Fund, which supports the on-going training
and formation of religious education leaders. Those
who contribute to this Fund will be listed in the Congress
Program Book as a Benefactor, Donor, Sponsor or Friend.
In addition, the portion contributed to the fund is
Online registration is the ONLY way to pay by credit
card, and giving to the Endowment Fund is easy that
JUST SAYIN'..." — A YOUTH DAY REMINDER
Youth Day Transportation and the CPUC
As you book your transportation for YOUTH DAY 2010 it
is very important that you check to make sure your carrier
is licensed through the California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC). This is very easy to do. Just look
up your carrier at CPUC’s website and make sure you
click on the link for Passenger Carriers. The site lists
whether the carrier is allowed to be operating or not.
It is good to check back annually to make sure your
carrier is still in good standing.
You can find other Youth Day updates and tips — especially
in the Grapevine/Evine section — on the Youth Day 2010
IMPORTANT CONGRESS DATES
• Feb 5 - Registration Fees increase (Feb
7 - for online registration)
• Feb 10 - Congress and Youth Day Ticket mailing begins
• Feb 25 - Youth Day Registration Closes
• Mar 4 - Last day to mail in Congress registrations
• Mar 11 - Congress online registration ends 11 p.m. PST
Congress could not function without the hundreds of
volunteers who give of their time. If you have attended
Congress in the past and would like to find out more
about becoming a volunteer for our next Religious Education
Congress, please consider this your "personal invitation."
We have a need for:
— Workshop Volunteers (English, Spanish and Vietnamese),
— Eucharistic Ministers for the two Closing Liturgies in the Arena,
— Musicians for the Congress Choir.
We have a need this year for three volunteers to help
the florists on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 (the day before
Youth Day). Activities include unloading supplies, preparation
of flowers, delivery of arrangements and other jobs
as needed. Some activities require lifting. Time: 10:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parking fee will be provided.
You can find more and contact information on our Volunteers
has contracted with 31 hotels nearby to the Anaheim
Convention Center for special rates for attendees. Find
a hotel during Congress using our online 2010 Hotel
page and our Interactive Map for 2010!
Most hotels have a February deadline for room rate guarantees.
reservations as soon as possible. Always, when making
reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious
Education Congress rate.
REGISTRATION DROP-OFF/BOOK PICK-UP
If you intend to either drop off your Congress registration
or pick up Registration Guidebooks at the Archdiocesan
Catholic Center, please note that there is a fee for
parking in the parking structure. We suggest that for
very short term, temporary parking, you park in front
of the building on Mariposa St. in the loading zone. Again,
this for short term temporary parking!!
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
Ralphs Grocery Company, a major supermarket chain
in the Southern California area, supports schools,
churches and other non-profit organizations with
annual contributions. The Los Angeles Religious
Education Congress is a member of Ralphs Community
Contributions Program. Simply by using your
Ralphs rewards Card a
portion of eligible purchases are contributed to
the RECongress. (Note: This is an annual program
that must be renewed each year. The current term
is through August 31, 2010.)
We encourage all Ralphs shoppers to sign up for
the free Ralphs rewards Card and register
their card with the Community Contributions Program.
It’s easy! Every time you shop for groceries and
swipe your card at Ralphs, RECongress will automatically
earn up to 5% of all eligible purchases per enrolled
card. Sign up now! It’s never been easier to contribute
to the RECongress.
Organization Name: Archdiocese of Los Angeles - Religious
Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Organization Number: 90658
Find step-by-step instructions and information online.
Read About the Ralph rewards Program
& CURRENT STUDENTS
JustFaith graduates and those currently in the JustFaith
program are invited to a JustFaith Reception and
Dinner at the Religious Education Congress on Saturday,
March 20, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Jack Jezreel,
founder of JustFaith Ministries, will be the keynote
speaker. To learn more about this event, please
visit the Office of Justice and Peace web site for
the registration form or call them at (213) 637-7550.
Office of Justice and Peace information
You can find all Congress information and updates
online. We will soon be adding Congress Spotlights
and are constantly updating speaker and hotel
information. Check our site for updates and
Be sure to sign-up for the monthly Congress
Emailing List. You may opt out from this Emailing
at any time from the link below.
You can find a copy of this email
our past Congress Emailings on our RECongress.org
© 2009-2010 RECongress.org