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RECongress Keeping 'Green'
| Each Congress Emailing we will
be highlighting our efforts
to reduce Congress' carbon footprint.
We are asking people (for those
able) to consider registering
online, as a way to reduce paper.
Also, consider downloading the Congress
Registration Guidebook instead
of ordering an additional book.
YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT?
Grand Arena Lobby, all weekend This year Congress will host
the Catholic Coalition on Climate
Change. This Special Exhibit
at Congress will aid in learning
how to take steps to reduce
our carbon footprint, care for
"the least of these" (Mt 25),
and raise our voice on behalf
of Creation and the poor. Explore
stories and images of our world’s
most vulnerable people who experience
the greatest impact from climate
change, but who contribute the
least to the problem. Discover
inspiring and prayerful responses
to climate change, including
the St. Francis Pledge to Care
for Creation and the Poor.
Take the St. Francis Pledge
Start your planning now to attend Congress
2010. Pass along this emailing or our link
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updates, you can find removal information
at the bottom of this message.
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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HERE!
Register for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress online by
credit card.There are TWO ways you can register
choose your sessions:
-- Download the Registration Guidebook (in sections or the complete Guidebook in
PDF form); or
-- Find workshops for each period on our Congress 2010 Workshops & Links page.
• Find your interests -- You can also find a listing of speakers/topics/titles/languages
on our 2010 Speakers Topics page.
• Plan out choices -- Pick a first and a second choice (for
any full or canceled workshops) of workshop
for each period you wish to attend.
• Register -- When ready, click the red "Register"
button off our home page or go directly
to www.RECongress.org/register.htm to register
and pay by credit card.
• Order a Guidebook -- If you're new to Congress, order your
copy of the Registration Guidebook here. Note: Those who registered last
year will automatically receive their Guidebook.
Guidebooks are being mailed early November
(please allow up to two weeks).
• 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 attend.
• Fill out the Form -- The Registration Form is on the inside
back cover of the Guidebook. Mail it in
along with payment ($60 per person before
February 5, 2010).
Tickets will be mailed after March 10, 2010.
See our Registration Page
The 2010 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
• 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). See a Yahoo Map
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
Find more detailed information below.
Order a Guidebook
Congress once again offers a wide variety of speakers
(182 of them this year) presenting sessions from
personal growth to music to dealing with your child.
There are workshops available in in English, Spanish
and Vietnamese. You can find an updated listing
of speakers (now with photos) online.
| Number of Workshops: || 315 |
| English Workshops: || 221 |
| Youth Day Workshops: || 28 |
| Spanish Workshops: || 52|
| Vietnamese Workshops: || 8|
See our Listing of Congress Speakers
Youth Day -- Thursday, February 28, 2008
with its theme I'm Just Sayin'... -- is specifically
geared for those in grades 9 through 12. Youth Day
is a separate registration from Congress. 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 or just the Youth
Day Registration Form.
NOTE: 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.
Online registration (by credit card) should be available shortly.
Go to the Youth Day 2010 Page
We have contracted with 31
hotels nearby the Anaheim Convention Center to offer
special rates for attendees. Find a hotel for Congress using our online 2010
Hotel page and our Interactive Map for 2010! We suggest making hotel
reservations as soon as possible. When making reservations,
be sure to ask for the Religious Education
FOR PARISHES & ORGANIZATIONS: Knowing that many
provide hospitality for their people, we have contacted
the catering managers of the four major hotels, and they
have agreed to work very closely with us in providing
a variety of reasonably priced food and beverages.
They can also set up banquets in their meeting rooms
as well. The Catering Managers' contact information is listed
CLARION HOTEL: Kathleen O’Brien (714) 750-3131 ext.
HILTON HOTEL: Debbie Igna (714) 740-4258
MARRIOTT HOTEL: Bernadette Chute (714) 748-2431
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 September 1, 2009 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
Educationbr> Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA
Organization Number: 90658
Find step-by-step instructions and information online.
Read About the Ralph rewards Program
Watch for upcoming Congress Emailings on all
our special RECongress events — including a
Friday night Poetry Reading, the 2010 Film Showcase,
Sacred Space the list of entertainers performing
at our afternoon and evening concerts... and
more! Check our site, too, for updates and announcements.
Go to the Congress Web Site
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