Mar. 22 (Youth Day) & Mar. 23-25, 2012
"Voice Infusing Life" /
"Voz que Infunde Vida"
What is Congress?
Youth Day Theme
New at Youth Day!
So. Cal-ers Only
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Office of Religious Education - Archdiocese of Los
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
Dates for our next Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
• 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 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 2011, you
will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook.
Guidebooks will be available late-October.
Order a Guidebook
"Voice Infusing Life" / "Voz que Infunde Vida"
is a God whose voice resounds in the depth of our being
calling us away from old habits, inviting us to embrace
more wholesome ones. And today ... the voice reverberates
and we echo God’s voice infusing life — giving hope,
can find the complete reflection on the RECongress 2012
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
"Called Out: Challenge
are CALLED OUT to serve others and share the Good News.
We say CHALLENGE ACCEPTED when we are God for others
and become the light that leads others out of the darkness."
Read about the Youth Day theme, and how the theme
emerged from the Youth
Day planning session.
See the Youth Day Page
AT YOUTH DAY 2012
One of the
greatest concerns expressed by coordinators
attending Youth Day is that often participants are
unable to get into the Arena for events or workshops
— even with an Arena ticket. Starting this year we will be running two separate tracks
at Youth Day that will allow everyone to experience
an Arena rally, an Arena workshop and an Arena liturgy.
Since everyone sees the same Arena workshop speaker,
your group will only have to choose your other workshop.
Find out more on the Youth Day
ORDER THE REGISTRATION GUIDEBOOK
The Registration Guidebook is your key to
registering for Congress. If you attended Congress
2011, you will automatically receive the book when
it comes out in October. (We even check for postal
address changes for those of you who have moved
since last year!)
If you didn't attend Congress 2011 and would
like to receive the Guidebook, you can sign up
online to be mailed a copy. Also, to save paper, the
like most of our Congress materials
will also be available for download.
Order Your Registration
list of speakers coming to Congress 2012 — 193 scheduled
for this year — presenting 308 workshops over the
4-day weekend. We are constantly adding new names as
the paperwork pours in. See the latest listing
Congress 2012 Speakers Page
RECongress has contracted with local
hotels to offer special rates for attendees. We
suggest making hotel reservations as soon as
online for our most current listing of hotels for Congress
When 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
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.)
If you were part of the program last year, we
thank you, but you will need to update your account this
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
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.
We are always adding new speaker and hotel information. Check our site
for updates and announcements.
Our Emailings for Congress 2012 run from September
2011 through April 2012.
Be sure to Sign-up for our Congress Emailing List
for Congress reminders and news. You
may opt out from this Emailing at any time from the