- Fees scheduled to increase
- Last day for refunds
- Congress & Youth Day ticket mailing begins
- Youth Day Registration Closes
- Last day to mail in Congress registrations
- Last day we mail out-of-state tickets
- Last day we mail in-state tickets
- Online registration ends
Mar. 22 (Youth Day) & Mar. 23-25, 2012
"Voice Infusing Life" /
"Voz que Infunde Vida"
So. Cal-ers Only
Email us at
Office of Religious Education - Archdiocese of Los Angeles
us, find us, watch us...
You can tell the Religious Education
Congress is getting close. February
is a month of deadlines — for early
bird registration, for special rates
at some hotels, and for volunteers
at Youth Day. Don't miss out on the
lower prices. Save some money — don't
sure to watch the new RECongress
2012 video, with a welcome by Sr.
Edith Prendergast, Director of
Religious Education, and Ernesto
Vega, Coordinator of Hispanic
Ministries. Featuring highlights
from Congress, the video also
invites you to "Take the Challenge"
and share your own experience of
Congress with others.
Our RECongress Emailings highlight
some of the events going on at
Congress 2012 — including added
events and a spotlight on some of
the speakers and musical artists
coming to Congress.
Pass along this emailing or our link
— to share with friends and encourage
them to sign up for our Congress Emailing
for updates. If you do not care to receive
future updates, you can find removal
information at the bottom of this message.
¡Para información en español,
has written this year's 2012 RECongress Theme Song,
Life / Voz Que Infunde Vida." Listen to this
year's theme song — as well as to some of our
other past themes songs — on our Congress Songs page.
VOICE INFUSING LIFE / VOZ QUE INFUNDE
Voice infusing life,
voz que infunde vida;
your voice resounds in us, O God,
and we echo it to the world.
Voice infusing life,
voz que infunde vida;
que vivamos para transmitir, Señor,
tu esperanza, paz y amor.
See the Congress Songs page
for our next Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
• March 22, 2012
• March 23-25, 2012
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located
at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just
south from Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure).
See a Yahoo Map
The registration fee for Congress is
person. Youth Day has a separate registration
and fee of $20 per person.
After February 4th fees are scheduled to be $70
per person for Congress and
$25 per person for Youth Day. Watch for extended
The Registration Guidebook contains all workshop and
speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options,
and all events during Congress. You can view the
Guidebook online, download it and
all paper free!
Order a Guidebook
a Voice for Congress
aims to teach more about the Catholic faith as well
as to advance personal growth. We invite you to join
in this great work and offer others the opportunity
to hear God's voice in their own lives by inviting them
to RECongress. Sign up to "Accept the Challenge."
the 'Accept the Challenge' site you can find:
Take the Challenge - Sign up for the contest
Voice Infusing Life - Watch the video
Shout Out! - Post on Facebook and Twitter
Viva Voices! - An update blog and RSS Feed
"Accept the Challenge" Contest
MCs at Youth Day —
becoming an MC at Youth Day to introduce speakers,
don't delay. We invite any high school
students attending Youth Day to consider becoming an
MC for the day. (Deadline:
Friday, February 8, 2012). Download the form on the
Youth Day page.
Adult Volunteers at Youth Day —
If you or someone you know who is adult and is NOT
chaperoning a group for Youth Day, but would like to
volunteer for the day, we have a place for you! Our
adult volunteer team helps with crowd control,
information sharing and much more during the day.
We’re looking for youth-friendly people that can
make the day more enjoyable for all. (Deadline:
Friday, February 17, 2012). Download the form on the
Youth Day page.
See the 2012 Youth Day Page
SPEAKER: REV. DR. JOHN BELL
With his colleague, Graham Maule, John Bell began
the Wild Goose Resource Group and is Liturgical
Resource Worker with The Iona Community, based in
Glasgow, Scotland. He has worked for more than 20
years with churches and Christian organizations.
Bell lectures on spirituality, liturgical music and
Scripture and has been on broadcasts on BBC national
radio, and has authored two books and the DVD
series, “Living the Questions.”
March 25, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 pm — Session 8-03
Things You Didn’t Know About Jesus"
Not another workshop about what we already know, but
one about what we overlook. In his book, “10 Things
They Never Told Me About Jesus,” John Bell explores
facets of the personal life, relationships and
ministry of Jesus, which are seldom the stuff of
preaching or conversation, but are all rooted in the
Gospels and are necessary if we are to be freed from
the passive stereotypes that still dominate thinking
about Christ. In this session John will share the
stories of encounters with people on the periphery
of religious life and in situations where politeness
was not a prerequisite for discussing faith.
John Bell will also be leading Iona Prayer set for 9
pm in Convention 210.
the RECongress 2012 Speakers Page
STREAMING IN HALL B
Opening Event, 8:30-9:30 am – Hall B
Another Congress first! You can now watch Friday’s
Opening Event broadcast live in Hall B. With the
growing popularity of our RECongress.org/LIVE
streaming, this is another venue to view the morning
See other Congress Spotlights
Arena — 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Jacob and Matthew with Danielle Rose
The Jacob and Matthew Band with Danielle Rose are
sure to lift you off your seats. You will sing with
reckless abandon the prayer song of your heart,
rejoice in the Lord, and dance for joy with their
up-beat songs and high-energy sound. Come, listen to
the music and lyrics that inspire self-reflection
while bringing a cutting-edge style that will surely
move you to sing, dance and pray!
See the Congress Schedule
attendees can pre-order specially priced Disneyland
Resort Tickets. Find specials on tickets to Disneyland
and Disney’s California Adventure, with special pricing
on evening passes and on single- and multi-day passes
for both Disneyland Resort parks. Note: These tickets
are only available for sale online until March 22. Tickets
are valid March 19-April 1, 2012.
See other Congress Updates
forget to make your hotel reservation. RECongress has
contracted with local hotels to offer special rates
for attendees. We suggest making hotel reservations
as soon as possible.
online for our most current listing of hotels for Congress
making reservations, be sure to
ask for the Religious Education Congress
You can find information about contracted hotels on
our web site.
RECongress Hotels Page
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
We encourage all Southern
California 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.
step-by-step instructions and information on our Congress
RECongress Ralphs Program
You can find all the latest Congress information and
updates online. We are always adding new speaker and
hotel information. Check our site for updates and announcements.
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