Mar. 17 (Youth Day) & Mar. 18-20, 2011
"Hold Firm ... Trust!"
What is Congress?
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Congress 2011 is on its way!
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
had registrants from across the country and as far away
as Ireland and Australia.
See 2010 Congress Statistics
2011 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
• 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 Adventure).
See a Yahoo Map
The registration fee for Congress is $60 per
person. Youth Day has a separate registration
and fee ($20 per person).
The Registration Guidebook contains all workshop and
speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options,
and all events during Congress. There are two Registration
Forms per book. If you attended RECongress 2010, you
will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook.
If you need a Guidebook, please order one here. (Guidebooks
will be available late-October.)
Order a Guidebook
"Hold Firm ... Trust!" / "Mantente Firme
Congress theme, “Hold
Firm … Trust!” draws us into the outrageous love
of a God who steadfastly accompanies us on the journey,
steadies us in times of challenge, and leads us to refreshment
and renewal." ...
can find the complete reflection on the RECongress 2011
theme by Sr. Edith Prendergast, Director of the Office
of Religious Education, on our web site — along with
reflections from prior years.
RECongress Theme Reflections Page
Thursday, March 17, 2011
the day with St. Patrick, the Congress weekend officially
gets underway with Youth Day, designed specifically
for those in the 9th-12th grades. High school students
from many different backgrounds from throughout the
Los Angeles Archdiocese — from across the state and
beyond — come together to participate in morning and
afternoon workshops, share in liturgy, and end the day
with a Youth Rally. Registration for Youth Day is a
separate from Congress registration and has its own
fees. Youth Day registration is $20 per person ($25
after February 4, 2011). Watch for the Youth Day theme
announcement and registration information online.
Youth Day 2011 Page
of our Congress delegates stay in the surrounding area
hotels. For Congress 2011 we will again contract
with local hotels that will offer special rates for
attendees. We are now beginning to update our Hotels
page. Check back often; we suggest making hotel reservations
as soon as possible. When making reservations, be sure
to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate. You
can find updated information about contracted hotels
RECongress Hotels Page
once again offers a wide variety of speakers (185 of
them this year) presenting sessions from personal growth
to music to dealing with your child. There are 281 workshops
available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. You can
find our updated listing of speakers for RECongress 2011
RECongress 2011 Speakers Page
CONGRESS 2010 CELL PROGRAM
asked attendees at Congress 2010 to bring their old
cell phones — working or not — with them to Congress.
Partnering with GET GREEN TO GET GREEN, an organization
that recycles cell phones, the phones generated $1,800,
which has been donated to the Haiti relief efforts through
Catholic Relief Services.
"Together we both helped save the planet and helped
the victims of the earthquake in Haiti”.
-- Jim DeHarpporte, Regional Director, Catholic Relief
have plans again to collect cell phones again this year.
RECongress 2011 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.)
you part of the 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.
Be sure to Sign-up for the Congress Emailing List. You
may opt out from this Emailing at any time from the