(Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013
"Enter the Mystery" /
"Entra al Misterio"
What is Congress?
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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 Google 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 online.
Order a Guidebook
DAY ARENA SPEAKER
R. Tony Ricard, MTh, MDiv
Youth Day, February 21, 2013
Arena Session (morning and afternoon)
"Firm in Faith: I Say Yes, My Lord"
God calls each of us to link our lives with Him as we face the struggles and challenges of our days. Through the waters of baptism and the strength of Eucharist, we are given the necessary tools to stand fi rm in our faith. “Put on the armor provided by God, so that you are able to stand firm against the power of darkness,” says Ephesians 6:7. This fun and interactive workshop will help you to say “Yes,
My Lord” to the call to be faithful disciples.
Fr. Tony Ricard, a priest of the New Orleans Archdiocese, currently serves as Director of Campus Ministry and Development Director for St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. He is also Director of Knight Time Ministries and Chief Editor for Two Knights Publishing Co. Fr. Ricard is a native of New Orleans and a former public school teacher. He has authored many books and has given keynote addresses, retreats, revivals and youth talks across the nation and has preached in 20 countries.
Go to the 2013 Youth Day Page
PREPARE TO REGISTER
will need to know
your Congress workshop choices
before you begin your registration process.
You can find online session
descriptions here. We recommend that you select
a first and a second choice of workshop for each
period you plan to attend.
The Guidebook is available online in 3 different formats:
PDF: 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.
Congress registration is $65 per person (by January 4, 2013).
View the Registration Guidebook
SPEAKER FEATURE: DR. MADONNA
Dr. Madonna Wojtaszek-Healy is a seasoned catechist and Catholic schoolteacher, who teaches at St. Mary Immaculate Parish School in Plainfield, Ill. Her own children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger’s syndrome, so she has insight into behavior management and faith formation … and a wry sense of humor. She has spoken at national principals and special needs conferences, as well as diocesan gatherings. Her book is titled the “The ABC’s of ADD for Catechists.”
February 22, 2013
10:00 - 11:30 am - Session 1-28
"Everyone’s Called to God’s Table, Even the
Ones Who Can’t Sit Still in Their Seats"
An understanding of
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and the children
diagnosed with this condition will help teachers and
catechists evangelize them and their families more
effectively. Dr. Wojtaszek-Healy will share insights
to manage behaviors and enjoy the gifts these
February 23, 2013
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Session 5-27
"God Called Me to Dance, Even if I’m Out of Step"
Full inclusion of people with disabilities in the life of the Church benefits us all. Children with autism spectrum disorders can pose behavioral problems in classroom and catechetical settings. Dr. Wojtaszek-Healy will share insights and strategies for evangelizing these children and their families.
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
SPECIAL CONGRESS OFFER
our coming Congress Emailings for an offer for
specially priced Disneyland Resort Tickets for Congress
There will be special pricing on evening passes and
on single- and multi-day passes and hoppers for
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
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 recording
from the 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.
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