Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
 RECongress Email Updates #8 Dec  17, 2012 (REC 2013-8)

RECongress 2013

Feb. 21 (Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013

2013 Theme
"Enter the Mystery" /
"Entra al Misterio"

Important Dates
Jan. 4 - Fees scheduled to increase
Jan. 4 - Last day for refunds
Jan. 14 - Congress tickets & Youth Day name badge mailing begins
Feb. 7 - Last day to mail in your Congress registrations (on-site only after this date)
Feb. 14 - Online registration ends 11 pm PST

 What is Congress?

  Dates

 • Youth Day

 • Register Online

 • Speaker Feature

 • Congress Highlights

 • Disney Tickets

 • Hotels

 • FREE MP3

 • So. Cal-ers Only

 • RECongress.org

 • Emailing


Online at www.RECongress.org


Email us at
congress
@la-archdiocese.org

   Last Weeks to Register at Lower Rate

You can now register online for both Youth Day and the 2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Don't delay — not only are the holidays quickly approaching, but so is the registration fee is scheduled to increase on January 4, AND, remember, the first 5,000 registrants are "guaranteed" their first choices. So don't delay registering, if you haven't already done so. Also, specially priced tickets for Disney theme parks go on sale this week.

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WHAT IS CONGRESS?
The 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


DATES
The 2013 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
 •
February 21, 2013 (Youth Day)
 •
February 22-24, 2013

Location
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

Fee
The registration fee for Congress is $65 per person. Youth Day has a separate registration and
$25 per person fee.

Registration
Want to "guarantee" getting your first choices of Congress workshops? Register online now. Workshops are not actually assigned to a room location until we get the first 5,000 registrants. At that point, we run a projection of attendance and assign the most popular workshops to the Arena and the larger rooms. So, generally speaking, the first 5,000 registrants are "guaranteed" their first choices.

Register Online for Congress

YOUTH DAY PLANNING
For Adults
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. (Submission deadline is Friday, January 25, 2013).

For Group Planners
Bringing a group to Youth Day by bus? As you are making plans for your group’s participation in Youth Day 2013 (or any other activity), remember that when you contract a bus company, it is important to ensure that they are properly licensed and insured. You can check the status of a bus company’s license and insurance on the Passenger Carriers section of the California Public Utilities Commission website at http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/transportation/passengers

Go to the 2013 Youth Day Page

REGISTER ONLINE
Online registration is now available for both Youth Day and  Congress — with separate fees and separate registrations. If you haven't already done so, be sure to register this month as fees increase on January 4, 2013.

YOUTH DAY — Registration is $25 per person. Check the Youth Day home page for information and registration forms and links.

CONGRESS — Congress registration is $65 per person. Online registration will provide an email when your credit card is charged. Then, once your registration is processed (usually within two weeks), you will receive another email showing your RECongress Registration number. (This is a benefit of online registration; mailed-in registrations do not receive such confirmations).

Make sure you have all your workshops chosen BEFORE you start the online registration process.

Go to the Registration Page


SPEAKER FEATURE: FR. TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE, OP
Timothy Radcliffe joined the Dominicans in 1965, taught Scripture at Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford, England, before being elected Provincial of the English Province of the Dominicans in 1988, and Master of the Order of Preachers in 1992 until 2001. Presently, he is an itinerant lecturer who has preached and lectured in over a hundred countries. Fr. Radcliffe received the Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing in 2007 and is a Sarum Canon of Salisbury Cathedral in Britain. His books include “Sing a New Song” and “Seven Last Words,” among others.

"Spirituality and the Universal Call to Holiness"
Friday, February 22, 2013
10:00 - 11:30 am - Session 1-21

(repeated)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00 - 11:30 am - Session 7-20
Drawing upon our rich, spiritual tradition of prayer, worship and contemplation, this workshop will inspire participants and enable them to deepen their relationship with God, while nourishing their life of discipleship which flows from their baptismal commitment.

See all Congress 2013 Speakers

CONGRESS 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
SACRED ILLUMINATIONS 2013
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 pm – Convention 213
Returning to Congress 2013 is Sacred Illuminations, a mystical choreography of light and sound. Incorporating her newest liturgical and fine art photography and reflections, Sister Rose Marie Tulacz, SND, will lead us on a journey into the urgency of God's longing for us.

See other Congress Highlights

SPECIAL CONGRESS OFFER
Beginning Thursday, December 20, 2012 and only for a limited time, advance purchase of specially-priced Disneyland Resort tickets are available to Religious Education Congress 2013 attendees! On Thursday, click here to order. Note: This online special offer is only available from Thursday, Dec. 20 through Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Tickets are valid from Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Note: These discounted tickets are for use ONLY for RECongress attendees and their companions during their stay. Tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of or with the intent of being resold.

HOTELS
RECongress 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 web site.

RECongress Hotels

GET YOUR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD!
CSC Digital Media is the official recording company for Congress, providing selected sessions on Audio CDs and now, downloadable MP3s. For trying the service, they are offering one FREE MP3 download recording from the 2012 Religious Education Congress audio recordings. Simply visit www.cscrecording.com, 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

JUST FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
Ralphs 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 RECongress.

Organization Name: Archdiocese of Los Angeles - Religious Education
Organization Number: 90658

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RECongress Ralphs Program

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