Mar. 22 (Youth Day) & Mar. 23-25, 2012
"Voice Infusing Life" /
"Voz que Infunde Vida"
What is Congress?
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New at Youth Day!
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Office of Religious Education - Archdiocese of Los Angeles
November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints, when the church recognizes all the
saints, known and unknown, who have gone before us. We would like to take a
moment to remember just a few of those involved in Congress who have recently
passed, including speaker Bob Piercy, musician Susan J. Paul and, last month,
Congress Registration Committee member Jorenz Campo. We celebrate their lives.
We also celebrate our 2012 Religious Education Congress, which is only four
months away! Our Registration Guidebook is in the mail. But you don't have to
wait for yours to arrived, you can find the Guidebook available online along
with the Congress schedule, spotlights, speakers, and more. Also be sure to
check the web site for hotel properties and ask for your special attendee
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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.
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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 2011, 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 2011 Congress Statistics
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 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 of
$20 per person.
The Registration Guidebook has been mailed! It 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 last year's
Congress you will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook. If you
moved or would like to be mailed a copy, you can do that online.
Order a Guidebook
Be a Voice for Congress
RECongress 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."
On the site you can
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
Plus 1 Video Contest
Just a reminder
that the deadline for entering the Archdiocesan
video contest called “Plus 1” is today, November 1.
Groups and individuals are invited to submit videos
that celebrate the new translation of the Roman
Missal and how the one hour of Mass each Sunday
impacts the rest of our week. You can find all the
information for the contest at
www.la-archdiocese.org/plus1. Make sure you get
your submission in by November 1. The winning video
will be shown at Youth Day 2012!
Youth Day Opportunities
We invite all high
school students attending Youth Day to consider
becoming MCs to introduce speakers before workshops.
Young people may also become part of the
Archdiocesan choir for our liturgy -- talented singers
and instrumentalists are invited to
come be part of the group that leads the music at
Mass. Also, if you are an adult (or you know someone
else) that 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. To download forms for all of
these great opportunities, check our Youth
See the Youth Day 2012 page
FEATURE: MICHAEL JOSEPHSON
Friday, March 23, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Session 2-12
"Character Counts: Formation and Education"
session will address the “Character Counts” approach
to character formation and education. To enable young
people and adults to understand the pillars of character,
several ethical values such as trustworthiness, respect
and responsibility will be developed.
Josephson is a highly sought-after speaker and consultant
in the field of ethics and character. His award-winning
“Character Counts!” radio commentaries play daily on
stations across the country and around the world. After
a distinguished 20-year career teaching law and as the
CEO of a prominent legal education company, he resigned
his professorship and sold his business to found the
Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics, a non-profit
organization in honor of his parents.
See the Speakers page
You can now view
the Religious Education
Congress Registration Guidebook ONLINE (and download
the pages). The Guidebook includes all the
information about Congress and the NEW
process for registering for Youth Day -- along with the new
The Guidebook is available in 3 different formats:
You may choose to
download the complete Registration Guidebook or, for
those with slower or connections, the Guidebook has
been broken up into smaller sections. (You will need
Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view PDF
documents; make sure you have the latest version.)
The Guidebook is also available in iPaper format,
which requires NO software download and uses the
Web-based format of Adobe Flash.
You may also view each workshop period (English and
Spanish) as individual Web pages.
View the Registration Guidebook
SPECIAL CONGRESS OFFER
Congress 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 the Congress 2012 Updates
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
The newRalphs 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, 2011 through August 31, 2012.)
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
Organization Number: 90658
step-by-step instructions and information online.
RECongress Ralphs Program
You can find all the latest Congress information and
updates online, including a
complete speaker listing and all hotel information.
Only online can you find links to
our Congress "Accept the Challenge" contest
and special Disney Resort ticket pricing. So be sure
to check our site for updates and announcements.
Our Emailings for Congress 2012 run through April 2012. Be sure to Sign-up for
our Congress Emailing List for Congress reminders and news. If you missed any,
you can find them all online at ]www.RECongress.org/Emailing. You may opt out
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