March 18, 2010
Youth Day Theme
"I'm Just Sayin'..."
March 17, 2011
March 18-20, 2011
Registration fees increase in just three weeks!
Registration fees go up after February 5, 2010. The
Youth Day fee is $20 ($25 after Feb. 5), and the
Congress fee is $60 ($70 after Feb. 5). If you haven't
registered yet, save money by registering before fees increase.
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RECongress Keeping 'Green'
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. Remember: Fees are scheduled to
increase on February 5th.
Congress Registration Information
Though Congress lasts for just a few days, some
of our name badges last for years. This year in an effort to be more eco-friendly, Congress 2010 is going green with compostable name badge holders. The name badge holders
you will receive on site are made from plants -- not plastic -- and are fully compostable.
Just one of a number of ways we're keeping
"What Does a Healthy Spirituality Look Like and Feel Like?"
Session 3-27 - Friday, March 19,
We will explore some signs of a healthy spirituality, such as friendship, service, love for creation, the balancing of work and leisure, and the ability to live graciously with a certain amount of adversity and ambiguity. Through Scripture, stories and humor, Sr. Melannie Svoboda will lead us to appraise the health of our own spirituality and that of the communities to which we belong – family, parish and school.
The 2010 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
• March 18, 2010
• March 19-21, 2010
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention
Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif.
(just across from Disneyland and Disney’s
Dates for coming Congresses
have been announced. Our dates for
Congress 2011 and Congress 2012
March 17, 2011
March 18-20, 2011
March 22, 2012
March 23-25, 2012
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 credit card)
-- Order a Guidebook and register by mail (by check)
Find more detailed information online.
Order a Guidebook
AN EVENING WITH DAVID
Friday, March 19, 8:00 pm
Convention Center 207
Poet and author
David Whyte will take us on a journey through the poetic tradition,
looking at the thresholds human beings have always had to cross to live
a larger, richer, more courageous and more generous life, no matter the
NOTE: Free for
registered Congress attendees; $20 (cash) at the door for
those not registered. Parking available at the Convention Center ($10 per
day) and at nearby
hotels (rates vary).
A registration reminder: Those who register for Congress
online will immediately receive email confirmation when
their credit card has been charged. Then, usually a week
later, there will be email confirmation when the
registration is processed. Note: There is no email confirmation of which
workshops you receive. We do not offer a way to check which workshops you have been assigned before you receive your tickets. Your mailed tickets will show your assignments.
(Tickets will be mailed -- by registration number order --
beginning February 10th.)
Actually, we do not assign workshops until we have about 7,000 registrations. At that point we run a projection to determine the most popular workshops, which are then assigned to the largest rooms. Once speakers have been assigned to rooms,
it is only then that we we assign our registrants.
We always need young people that are willing to be MCs --
those that introduce speakers, lead the prayer at the
opening sessions and help guide the closing rallies. MC
training day will be on Saturday, February 13, from
9am-12noon at Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena. Youth
planning to be an emcee MUST attend this day. We’d love to have as many young people involved as possible!
adults that are NOT chaperoning a group at Youth Day and
would like to participate can volunteer to be part of our
team that leads the day. We are always looking for youth
friendly adults that can come help lead the crowds, take
tickets, maintain order and much more.
our Youth Day page for more information and downloadable
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, and
— Musicians for the Congress Choir.
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
information and contact names on our
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!!
We have a new addition now -- the new graphic ads appearing
in our Congress Emailings. A number of our Congress 2010
exhibitors have taken out advertisements in our Program
Book, and as a thank you, Congress has posted some of these
advertisers' web graphics on our RECongress.org Home Page as
well as in our monthly Emailings.
Be sure to sign-up for our 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
-- and past Congress Emailings
on our RECongress.org site.