(Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013
"Enter the Mystery" /
"Entra al Misterio"
What is Congress?
Youth Day Schedule
Sneak a peek!
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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 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).
See a Yahoo Map
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 begin to be mailed in late-October.)
Order a Guidebook
The full Youth Day
schedule in now available online —
along with the registration form. (Online registration
is coming.) Youth Day, with its theme "Keep Calm
God's Got This," will have the same new format that
began last year, with two separate Tracks (1 & 2) that
allow all participants to celebrate liturgy with Archbishop
José Gomez and hear our featured Youth Day speaker Fr.
Tony Ricard. We suggest that you share the list of speakers
with your young people and allow them to choose
those topics that interest them. Also, review the schedule
and select the track that best serves your group. Each
group will still choose a second workshop (along with
a back-up choice) to attend in the Convention Center.
Those workshops will still be offered both in the morning
and afternoon. Check the Youth Day Schedule and the
Workshop listing online.
Go to the 2013 Youth Day Page
A PEEK AT THE GUIDEBOOK
can now view the Religious Education Congress Registration
Guidebook ONLINE (and download the pages) to help make
your plans for attending Congress. The Guidebook includes
all the information about Youth Day and Congress.
The Guidebook is available in 3 different formats: F:
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
iPaper: The Guidebook is also available in iPaper
format, which requires NO software to download.
Web Pages: You may also view each workshop period
(English and Spanish) as individual Web pages.
View the Registration Guidebook
SPEAKER FEATURE: FR. RICHARD
February 22, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 pm - Session 3-23
"Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self"
Fr. Richard Rohr uses
the title of his last book to lead us on a mining operation.
What is the self that Jesus says “must die” and what
is the self that must be found? What is wonderful and
what is difficult about this search? Why is it so foundational
to all healthy religion? How does God work in the soul
to achieve the discovery of our own “immortal diamond”?
10:00 - 11:30 am - Session 7-22
"Breathing Under Water: The Gospel and Recovery"
Richard Rohr teaches that the 12 Step program of Alcohol
Anonymous (AA) mirrors and makes very practical the
message of Jesus and helps us recognize we are all addicts
in some way – surely to our way of thinking – and need
a way out and through. He considers the program and
the specific American contribution to the history of
Fr. Richard Rohr,
a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province, founded
the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque,
N.M., where he currently lives. He is also founder of
The Rohr Institute and its Living School for Action
and Contemplation. Fr. Rohr divides his time between
local work and preaching/teaching around the world.
He has made several audio and video recordings, and
is best known for his writings, which include “The Naked
Now” and “Everything Belongs.”
See all Congress 2013 Speakers
has contracted with local hotels to offer special rates
for Congress attendees. Check online for our most current
listing of hotels, and now we have an interactive viewable
map of these hotels. 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
RECongress Hotels Page
YOUR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD!
Digital Media is the official recording company for
Congress, providing selected sessions on Audio CDs and
now, downloadable MP3s. For trying the service, they
one free MP3 download
2012 Religious Education
Congress audio recordings. Simply visit
select your sessions and redeem your free download using
Coupon Code REC2012
when checking out.
(Coupon is good for the download of one session per
customer and expires February 28, 2013.)
See the RECongress Recording 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, 2012 through August 31, 2013.)
If you were part of the program last year, we
thank you, but everyone needs to re-enroll each 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
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 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.
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