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, 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 2013 Congress Statistics
2014 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates
March 13, 2014
Congress is held annually at the Anaheim Convention Center, located
at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just
south of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure).
See a Yahoo Map
The key to registration is the Registration Guidebook,
which contains all workshop and
speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options,
and all events during Congress. If you attended RECongress 2013, you
will automatically be mailed a Registration Guidebook.
If you need a Guidebook, please order one here. (Guidebooks
will be available late-October.)
Order a Guidebook
"Hope: A World Afire" /
"Esperanza que Enciende al Mundo"
theme for our Congress 2014 event has been
announced. There is a listing of all our themes
online. You can also find
reflections on the theme on our web site.
See the RECongress Themes Page
DAY THEME & VIDEO
theme for Youth Day 2014 is “NEVER ALONE,
FOREVER ACCEPTED.” The theme was developed at the
summer meeting of the Youth Day Coordinating Team.
The readings for the day are also the same readings
as last year's: Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Psalm
138: 1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8; and Matthew 7:7-12. Please
feel free to start using those readings as you begin
to plan your participation in Youth Day 2014 on
You can also find the new Youth Day 2013 photo
slideshow online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBonsSt3GWE
(or click the graphic above).
Go to the Youth Day Page
We are now updating our online listing of speakers for
the four-day weekend, we have over 200 speakers scheduled, presenting nearly 300 workshops,
including 26 sessions on
Youth Day, 60 workshops in Spanish and 8 in
Vietnamese. And our speaker categories range from
Adult Education to Women's Issues, from Elementary to
Young Adult Ministry, and from Liturgy/Music to
Our future Emailings will highlight sessions from different
categories. Find the latest listing of Congress 2014 speakers
on our Web site.
Congress 2014 Speakers Page
staying in town for Congress. You can check our list
hotels with special
rates for Congress attendees.
You can find the listing of hotels, and our
interactive map of these hotels, on
our Web site. When making reservations, be sure to
ask for the Religious Education Congress rate.
See the RECongress Hotels Page
Channel on YouTube you can find nearly 100 videos from Congress
nearly 40 hours of programming just from Congress
2012. Watch the Arena events in their entirety, beginning with
Youth Day on Thursday and running through Sunday.
Find all of this at our YouTube.com/RECongress
And don't miss out on our other social media sites:
follow us on Twitter @LACongress and find us on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/RECongress.
Go to the RECongress Channel
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.
Be sure to sign-up for this twice-a-month Emailing
about Congress updates and events. You may opt out
from the Congress Emailing at any time from the link
below. Our Emailings for Congress 2014 are scheduled
only through April 2014.