(Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013
"Enter the Mystery" /
"Entra al Misterio"
scheduled to increase
- Last day for refunds
- Congress tickets & Youth Day name badge mailing begins
day to mail in your Congress registrations (on-site
only after this date)
registration ends 11 pm PST
What is Congress?
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Last Weeks to Register at Lower Rate
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
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
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
Go to the 2013 Youth Day Page
registration is now available for both Youth Day and
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).
sure you have all your workshops chosen BEFORE you start
the online registration process.
Go to the Registration Page
SPEAKER FEATURE: FR. 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.
and the Universal Call to Holiness"
Friday, February 22, 2013
10:00 - 11:30 am - Session 1-21
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
See all Congress 2013 Speakers
CONGRESS 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 pm – Convention 213
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
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.
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
GET 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
are offering one FREE MP3 download
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
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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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