(Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013
"Enter the Mystery" /
"Entra al Misterio"
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Congress Keynote Announced
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 2012, 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 2012 Congress Statistics
2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
• February 21, 2013
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located
at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across
from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure).
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The registration fee for Congress is $65 per
person. Youth Day has a separate registration
$25 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 2012, 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
The logo for the
Official Youth Day T-shirts has been announced,
and merchandize is available for group and custom pre-orders.
Customize your Youth Day shirt with your youth group
or parish name on the back for only $2.50 additional.
Custom orders with payment must be received by January
28, 2013 for direct shipping.
Special Pre-order Discount Pricing:
T-shirts: $12.50 ($15 at Youth Day)
Sweatshirts: $35 ($40 at Youth Day)
Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
On Youth Day,
merchandise will be available at the Seraph7 booth in the main Arena
Lobby (south side) of the Convention Center Arena. Sizes
S-3XL are available. Pre-order to ensure you get yours
at http://www.seraph7.com. Additional information
and online ordering can be found at www.Seraph7.com
or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to the Youth Day Page
A PART OF YOUTH DAY
MCs at Youth Day —
We invite high school students attending Youth Day to
consider becoming an MC to introduce speakers before
workshops. All interested youth are required to attend
a training session on Saturday, January 19, 2013. (Deadline
for the form is Friday, January 11, 2013). Download
the form on our web site.
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 great event, 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 to submit the form is Friday,
January 25, 2013)
Download the form on our web site.
Go to the 2013 Youth Day Page
CONGRESS KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED
Faith, Hope and Love in Action
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 am
In this Year of Faith,
Mark Shriver shares his father’s example to glean insights
about the durability of faith, a faith that demands
acts of hope and love. How did Sargent Shriver create
the Peace Corps, lead the “War on Poverty” — including
the development of its Head Start, Legal Services to
the Poor, Foster Grandparents, and VISTA programs —
expand Special Olympics around the globe, and still
attend Mass on a daily basis? How was he happily married
for 56 years, raising five kids all of whom loved him,
and always so joyful? Sharing the lessons he learned
in writing his New York Times best-selling memoir, “A
Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver,”
Mark Shriver will explore the source of his father’s
joy — his faith — and how it sustained him through life.
It is this faith that can help us all as we strive to
be better men and women.
Mark Shriver is
currently Senior Vice President for Save the Children’s
U.S. Programs and based in Washington, D.C. A former
Maryland state legislator, he created the Choice Program,
chaired the National Commission on Children and Disasters,
and is the author of the New York Times best-seller,
“A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver.”
Mark lives with his wife, Jeanne and their three children,
Molly, Tommy, and Emma in Maryland.
The session will be contextualized in the vision
proposed by the Year of Faith by Fr. Richard
Fragomeni, Associate Professor of Liturgy and
Homiletics and Chair of the Department of Word and
Worship at the Catholic Theological Union in
Chicago. You can find
the entire list of the 184 speakers for Congress 2013
on our Web site.
Congress 2013 Speakers Page
online for our most current listing of hotels for Congress
attendees. RECongress has contracted with local hotels
to offer special rates for attendees. 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 information about contracted
hotels on our web site.
RECongress Hotels Page
You can find all Congress information and updates online.
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updating speaker and hotel information. Check our site
for updates and announcements.
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