& Registration Now Online
The Registration Guidebook for Congress
2011 is being mailed out this week!
But you don't have to wait to see
it. You can view the Guidebook
online NOW. In addition, you can now register
online by credit card for Youth Day
and Congress, or you can
order a Guidebook to be mailed out
to you. Also, be sure
to check the web site for updated hotel properties
with special attendee rates and
updated speaker information. So
start your planning now to attend Congress
Today on All Saints Day is when we,
the Church, honor all saints, famous
and obscure, canonized or not.
"All of us must be saints in
this world. Holiness is a duty
for you and me. So let's be
saints and so give glory to the
-- Mother Teresa
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Religious Education Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese
of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education, is the
nation's largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics!
Our last RECongress, held in March 2010, brought together
nearly 40,000 people during the four-day weekend! We
even had 438 foreign registrants -- from Canada (324
of them!), Australia (36), England (30), Mexico
(20), Ireland (15), Pakistan (10), and New Zealand
See 2010 Congress Statistics
The 2011 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
March 17, 2011
March 18-20, 2011
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
See a Yahoo Map
The fee for Youth Day is $20
per person. The fee for Congress, with separate registration
fee, is $60 per person. Rates
are scheduled to increase after February 4, 2011.
You can register for Youth Day and Congress days
online by credit card. For those paying by check,
you can use the forms in the Registration Guidebook.
The Guidebook contains all workshop and
speaker descriptions and one Youth Day form and two
individual Congress Registration
Forms per book. If you attended RECongress 2010, you
will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook.
If you need a Guidebook, you can view one or order
See the Guidebook
YOUTH DAY - MARCH 17, 2011
For those who would like to attend Youth Day 2011, there are some opportunities
on how young
people and adults (who are not scheduled to be
chaperones) can be involved in the day. Detailed information and
downloadable forms are available on the Youth Day
page at RECongress.org/YD
Arena Choir -
To find out about becoming a singer or
instrumentalist for the Arena Choir, download the
YD Choir Flyer. (Deadline by January 4, 2011.)
Grand Ballroom Choir -
To find out about being part of the the Grand
sponsored by the Santa Barbara Region,
contact Daryl Hitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YD MCs -
Young people who would like to be MCs for Youth Day, with duties to introduce speakers
and more, can download the
YD MC flyer. (Deadline is February
- Adults who are
NOT chaperones can find out about volunteer
opportunities by downloading the
YD Volunteer form. The deadline is February 15,
Go to the RECongress.org/YD Page
The Registration Guidebook is being mailed out this
week. If you attended RECongress last year you will
automatically be mailed a Guidebook. (We even check
for postal address changes -- for the 683 of you who
moved since last year!)
The Guidebook is your key to registering for
Congress, but you don't have to wait to view it. You can view
it online for free in three ways:
Guidebook is available online in the Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF). For those with faster
Internet connections, you may choose to download the
complete Registration Guidebook. For those with
slower or dial-up connections, the Registration
Guidebook has been broken up into smaller PDF sections.
Unlike a PDF, the IPaper Web format requires NO
software download. You can now view the Guidebook in
The Guidebook is also available to view as a web page
for each workshop period (English and
View the Guidebook in any of the different formats,
or order one to be mailed out to you. You can do all
these from our Guidebook page.
Go to the Registration
There are two ways to register for Youth Day and
with credit card:
• First, choose your sessions
-- You may either
Download the Registration
Guidebook (in sections or the complete Guidebook
in PDF form) or check each period's listings on our
web site (Congress 2011
Workshops & Links) to see workshop offerings for
those you would like to attend.
• Find your
-- You can also find a listing of speakers/ topics/
titles/ languages on our 2011
• Plan out a first
and second choices
-- Choose a first and a second choice (in case of a
full or canceled workshop) for each period you wish
-- When ready, click the red "Register" button off
our home page or go directly to www.RECongress.org/register.htm
to register by credit card.
• Order your Guidebook
-- If you're new to Congress, either view the
Guidebook online or order your own copy. The
Guidebook provides information about Congress as
well as all workshop descriptions and two
Registration Forms. (NOTE: Those who registered last
year will automatically receive their Guidebook.)
• Choose your sessions
-- Use the daily events pages and workshops
descriptions (online as the
Overview page) to
select a first and second workshop choice (in case
of a full or canceled workshop) for each of the
eight periods you wish to attend.
• Fill out the Registration Form
-- The Registration Form is on the inside back cover
of the Guidebook. Mail it in along with payment ($60
per person before February 4, 2011).
See the Congress Registration
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 with photos online.
Number of Speakers: 193
Number of Workshops: 308
English Workshops: 219
Youth Day Workshops: 26
Spanish Workshops: 54
Vietnamese Workshops: 8
Also online we have a listing of speakers by topic.
Find workshop information sortable by speaker name,
topic, session, title or by language.
RECongress Speakers Page
Check online for our updated list of hotels
for Congress attendees. RECongress has contracted
with 28 local hotels to offer special rates for
attendees. Be sure to make your hotel reservations
as soon as possible, and remember when making reservations to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate. You
can find information about contracted hotels
on our web site.
And don't miss our interactive Hotel Properties Map,
which pinpoints each hotel on a map and provides
rate and contact information.
RECongress Hotels Page
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
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, 2010 through August 31, 2011.)
Even if you were part of this program last year, you will need to
update your account again this year. 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 scan 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 Education
Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor,
Los Angeles, CA
Organization Number: 90658
step-by-step instructions and information online.
RECongress Ralphs Program
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 announcements.
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