2018 RECongress Spotlights

Religious Education Congress
March 15, 2018
(Youth Day) &
March 16-18, 2018

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VIDEO - YOUTH DAY
Thursday, March 15, 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
  •  See the playlist of Youth Day videos  •  Go to the Youth Day home page
This day-long event for high school youth is an opportunity for students – from throughout the western states – to come together and share in Liturgy, workshops, entertainment and experience the energy of the Closing Rally.

VIDEO - RECongress.org/LIVE
Thursday through Sunday
  •  See the RECongress video playlist  •  View the archives

Watch highlights and sessions from Congress. During Congress, you can watch Arena events live on the Internet from wherever you are! After Congress, find the complete archive (going back to Congress 2010) on our RECongress Channel on YouTube at www.youtube.com/RECongress

VIDEO - SACRED SPACE
Thursday through Sunday – Convention 304 & Ballroom E
  •  Video: 2017 Sacred Space •  Sacred Space map
This year, Sacred Space features stories of resilience. Using the Gospel story of the raising of Lazarus as a common thread, we will be challenged by stories of people who have been able to rise above their suffering, coming out of their tombs and letting go of that which binds them. What is binding you?

LIVE STREAMING IN HALL B
Opening Event only, Friday, March 16, 8:30-9:30 am – Hall B
Watch Friday’s Opening Event broadcast live in Hall B. With the growing popularity of our RECongress.org/LIVE streaming, this is another venue to view the morning Arena experience.

CONGRESS CHAT
Friday, March 16, 10:15-11:00 am – Tech Center @ Hall A
  •  See past Congress Chats
Join us Friday morning at the Technology Center in the center of Hall A as we continue our annual tradition of a live chat with students from the Los Angeles Archdiocese. This year one of our Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishops will be involved in the chat.

FILM SHOWCASE 2018
Friday, March 16, 7:45-9:45 pm
This year’s Film Showcase, in partnership with Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Religion and Spirituality, presents excerpts from a number of narrative feature films, shorts, documentaries, experimental and animated films, whose thematic elements are grounded in Catholic social teaching, justice, ministry, spirituality and theology. Filmmakers will be present to meet with audience members.

BUSTED HALO LIVE
Friday and Saturday, noon-3 pm – Hall A
Come watch SiriusXM Radio's "The Busted Halo Show" as it broadcasts live from Congress. Join in the fun with host Fr. David Dwyer and his team as they interview speakers and entertainers appearing at Congress 2018. The Busted Halo Show airs Monday through Friday, from 7-10 pm Eastern time on SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel 129. 

SACRED ILLUMINATIONS 2018
Saturday, March 17, 8:30 pm
An annual feature at Congress is Sacred Illuminations, a mystical choreography of light and sound. Incorporating her newest liturgical and fine art photography and reflections,  Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz, SND
will bring us to encounter in a deeper way, the love and power of the Father’s love, transforming us through the reality of our daily lives.

YOUNG ADULT EVENTS @ CONGRESS
LITURGY
- Saturday, March 17, 5:15 pm – Marriott Hotel
Our liturgy, "Hope for the World in the Young Adult Perspective,” is celebrated by Rev. Daniel Horan, OFM, a Franciscan friar and theologian who teaches at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
DANCE - Saturday, March 17,
9-12 midnight – Marriott Hotel 
This annual Congress tradition is a chance to meet new friends and reconnect with old. All young adults (18 to 39) are welcome. ID required for dance admission. Cost: $7 per person

FREE SOUVENIR ePOSTCARD
Sunday, March 18 ONLY, 9 am - 2:30 pm @ the Tech Center in Hall A
  • 
See ePostcards from Congress 2017
Get your own free picture souvenir from Congress – an ePostcard with your photo that you can email from Congress to home ... or to friends. Available only on Sunday at the Tech Center.

OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (ORE) BOOTH
Friday through Sunday – Hall A
Stop by the Office of Religious Education Staff Booth located in Exhibit Hall A. Meet the staff members who organize Congress and serve the catechetical needs throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Come with questions about how to enrich your catechetical programs. Check your Program Book for scheduled times of bishops and ORE staff members.

ART EXHIBIT
Friday through Sunday – Grand Arena Lobby
Last year's Art Exhibit featured Catholic Relief Services' photo-journey around the world to the ground zeros of the most pressing humanitarian emergencies of our day. Gaze upon the faces of the families that are served by the Catholic community in the United States and be witness to a world filled with great need and great love.

SPEAKER SIGNINGS
Friday through Sunday – Convention Hall A, northwest area
  •  View the Signing Schedule (when posted)
Authors and performing artists appearing at Congress have scheduled times to sign their books and CDs at the Signing Area. The tables are located in Exhibit Hall A. Check the posted schedule for any updates to table number or appearance times.

PERFORMANCE STAGE in Hall A
Friday through Sunday – Convention Hall A
Several of the performing artists at Congress have scheduled time to appear at the new Performance Stage in Hall A. The stage showcases 20-minute sets of live music and is located in the southeast area of Exhibit Hall A. Check the posted schedule onsite for appearance times.

CONGRESS SOUVENIRS
Friday through Sunday – Arena Lobby & Hall A
Don’t leave Congress without getting one of the Congress logo-ed souvenirs. We have an annual offering of pens, pins and magnets, but every year there is something new -- mugs, pads, letter openers, and more. Stop by and see what's new for this year. And look for the Congress 2018 logowear in Hall A.

CHARGING STATIONS
Friday through Sunday – in Hall A
Bring your charger and plug into one of the Charging Stations to recharge your portable electronics. At Congress 2017 there were two charging stations -- one at the Office of Religious Education booth in the center of Hall A and one near the Performance Stage, located in the southeast area of Hall A.

CHAIR MASSAGE
Friday through Sunday – Convention Prefunction Area
Take a break from the bustle of Congress and rest and renew your body. Visit the Chair Massage area in the Prefuction Lobby of Hall A. The cost is $1 per minute.

AA MEETING
Friday through Sunday (lunchtime) - Marriott San Diego
Join a lunchtime meeting with other Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) men and women to share experiences, strengths and hopes with mutual support for recovery from alcoholism. This is an open meeting for anyone working a 12-Step program, or anyone interested in 12-Step recovery. The meeting room is location on the Marriott’s lower level, in the San Diego room.

SHOW YOUR BADGE & SAVE PROGRAM
Congress attendees can receive promotional offers and discounts during Congress with the "Show Your Badge & Save" program. Discounts are exclusively available to attendees during the conference for participating attractions and restaurants. Show your event badge and save at participating restaurants, shopping, attractions, and much more! Find discount information and coupons online here.


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