(Youth Day) & Feb. 22-24, 2013
the Mystery" /
"Entra al Misterio"
scheduled to increase
- Last day for refunds
fees extended online through Wednesday
- Congress tickets & Youth Day name badge mailing scheduled
day to mail in your Congress registrations (on-site
only after this date)
registration ends 11 pm PST
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Lower Fees Extended Through This Wednesday!
It IS a Happy New Year — if you haven't
registered for the 2013 Los Angeles
Religious Education Congress yet! The
lower registration fees have now been
extended online, but only through Wednesday,
January 9. And don't miss ordering specially
priced tickets for Disney theme parks,
only available online to RECongress
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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).
The registration fee for Congress is $65 per
person. Youth Day has a separate registration
$25 per person
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.
Register Online for Congress
YOUTH DAY DEADLINES
Tuesday, January 8
is the deadline for
sign-ups for those interested in being part of the Youth
Day Choir or as an instrumentalist. Here's a way for
young people to be part of the music for the Mass at
Youth Day. Rehearsals are held during the months of
January and February by Ed Archer, from St. Monica Parish,
who directs the Archdiocesan choir. Download the form
from our Youth Day page.
Friday, January 11
is the deadline for
sign-ups for Youth Day MCs. Any interested high school
students attending Youth Day should consider becoming
an MC to introduce speakers before workshops. Those
interested are required to attend training on Saturday,
January 19, 2013. Download the form from our Youth Day
Friday, January 25
deadline for Adult
at Youth Day. Any adult who is NOT chaperoning a group
for Youth Day might consider volunteering for the day.
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.
Download the form
from our Youth Day page.
Go to the 2013 Youth Day Page
REGISTRATION FEES TO INCREASE ONLINE
lower registration fees for RECongress have been extended
online — but only through Wednesday, January 9.
you haven't already done so, be sure to register now.
registration fees increase.
YOUTH DAY — Registration is $25 per person. Fees
increase online to $30 after Wednesday, January 9.
CONGRESS — Congress registration is $65 per person.
Fees increase online to $75 after Wednesday, January
9. 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
& TIM MATOVINA
Virgilio Elizondo is widely acclaimed as the
founder of U.S. Latino theology. In 1972, he established
the Mexican-American Cultural Center. Fr. Elizondo has
lectured and taught throughout the Western hemisphere.
In 1999, he joined the faculty at the University of
Notre Dame as Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology
at the Institute for Latino Studies. He continues to
commute from his primary residence in San Antonio, where
he directs programming initiatives with Catholic Television
of San Antonio and serves as vicar of St. Rose of Lima
Timothy Matovina ina is Professor of Theology
and Executive Director of the Institute for Latino Studies
at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He has offered
presentations and workshops on U.S. Catholicism and
various theological topics for dioceses, pastoral institutes
and ministry formation programs throughout the United
States. Dr. Matovina is a frequent and popular speaker
at the Religious Education Congress in Los Angeles.
His latest books are “Latino Catholicism: Transformation
in America’s Largest Church” and “Virgilio Elizondo:
"The Land of
Jesus: A Spiritual Pilgrimage"
Saturday, February 23, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 pm - Session 6-07
workshop is especially intended for all those who have
desired to walk with Jesus in his own land, but have
never been able to visit the Holy Land. The presentation
includes musical accompaniment of singer/composer Pedro
Rubalcava, as well as visual meditations on holy sites
such as the Cave of the Annunciation, Bethlehem, the
desert and the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem.
See all Congress 2013 Speakers
CONGRESS LITURGY SPOTLIGHT
Fusion: Celebrating Urban Culture
Friday, February 22, 2013, 5:15 pm
Rev. Gregory Boyle, presider
every part of our great city and from every walk of
life we gather. Amidst the chaos and noise of busy city
life, we come to a quiet place to reflect on God's great
gift of life. We come to celebrate that life with our
God and give thanks.
See the Liturgies at Congress
CONGRESS 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
Thursday through Sunday
the first live webcast at Congress 2010, each Congress
since then has brought with it an ever more expanding
broadcast schedule. You can watch RECongress Arena events
live on the Internet from wherever you are! And find
some of the captured moments of our past Congresses
in video on our YouTube.com/RECongress page.
See other Congress Highlights
purchase of specially priced Disneyland resort tickets
are available to Religious Education Congress 2013 attendees!
Special pricing for Twilight Convention tickets (after
4 pm), 1-day 1-park and multi-day tickets and park hoppers
are available. click on the graphic or
This offer is only available online through Wednesday,
February 20, 2013. Tickets are valid from Wednesday,
February 20 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.
See the RECongress Updates Page
is the month of deadlines for a number of hotels
contracted with the RECongress
for special rates for Congress attendees. Check
online for our most current listing of hotels and our
interactive map of these hotels. When making reservations,
be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress
rate. You can find information about contracted hotels
on our web site.
See the RECongress Hotels page
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
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can find all Congress information and updates online.
There are links to speakers, workshops, topics and now,
information about specially priced tickets for the Disney
Parks. Check our site for the latest updates and announcements.
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