2019 RECongress Spotlights

Religious Education Congress
March 21, 2019
(Youth Day) &
March 22-24, 2019 (adult days)

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ACC NORTH BUILDING
RECongress was among the first events to use the new ACC North building last year. This year, we have moved ALL our Hall B events – for Youth Day and our adult days – to the "North Hall" on the upper floor (200 level). Youth Day will use the Arena and ACC North exclusively. Our RECongress adult days will also be using the building for workshops and "Spanish Arena" (formerly Hall B events) will be held in "North Hall" (on the upper level). Note that there are two floors – ACC North rooms 151-163 are located on the lower level and ACC North rooms 251-258 are located on the upper level.

VIDEO - YOUTH DAY
Thursday, March 21, 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
  •  See the playlist of Youth Day videos  •  Go to the Youth Day home page
This day-long event geared to high school students 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 RECongress. During the weekend you can watch Arena events live on the Internet from wherever you are! After Congress, find the complete Arena archive (going back to Congress 2010) on our RECongress Channel on YouTube at www.youtube.com/RECongress

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Thursday through Sunday – new!: Convention North 151-152 (lower level); Confessions: 153/156
  •  Video: 2018 Sacred Space  •  Sacred Space map
Sacred Space 2019 is an invitation to walk in prayerful meditation joining the hopeful struggles, highlighted in the RECongress liturgical themes that seek the vision of Jesus – that all may be one.  Spend some time in a quiet place, in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation or experience the ancient practice of walking the labyrinth, mindfully reflecting on your life as you journey toward a fuller life in Christ.

VIDEO - LITURGIES AT RECONGRESS
Thursday through Sunday
  •  Video: Liturgies at RECongress 2018  •  Schedule of Liturgies
Within the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, liturgy is celebrated every Sunday in no fewer than 40 different languages. With 16 Eucharistic Liturgies and several prayer services over the weekend, we’ve worked diligently to inculturate the liturgies at RECongress to reflect the church of Los Angeles.

LIVE STREAMING IN HALL B
Opening Event only, Friday, March 22, 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 22, 10:15-11:00 am – Tech Center @ Hall A
  •  See past RECongress 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. Last year, Bishop Dave O'Connell spoke with students from his region at All Souls Elementary School.

FILM SHOWCASE 2019
Friday, March 22, 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 RECongress. Join in the fun with host Fr. David Dwyer and his team as they interview speakers and entertainers appearing at RECongress 2019. The Busted Halo Show airs Monday through Friday, from 7-10 pm Eastern time on SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel 129.

FRONT ROW WITH ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ
Saturday, March 17, 10:30 am – Performance Stage, Hall A
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez will host an interactive discussion live from the Performance Stage in Hall A and online via Facebook. The conversation will be moderated by Christina Lamas, Executive Director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. Grab a front row seat online through Facebook Live and ask your questions about the October 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.

SACRED ILLUMINATIONS 2019
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 pm
An annual feature at RECongress 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 ADULTS @ RECONGRESS
DANCE - Saturday, March 23, 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

MORNING ROSARY
Sunday, March 24, 7:15 am - Convention 303

"My God and My All: Praying the Rosary with Francis and Clare" with David Haas

Start off your morning by gathering together with David Haas to participate in a more "liturgical" and "sung" celebration of the rosary, steeped in the spiritual wisdom and simplicity of SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi. Discover a possible path of prayer for you individually, as well as for your communities of faith.

FREE SOUVENIR ePOSTCARD
Sunday, March 24 ONLY, 9 am - 2:30 pm @ the Tech Center in Hall A
  •  See ePostcards from Congress 2018
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
Each year we highlight art work in our Arena Lobby. Last year's Art Exhibit featured artist Angelica Sotiriou Rausch, whose paintings derive their imagery from biblical narratives, Scripture and her prayer life. Inspired by the Byzantine process of iconography, her paintings have adopted the multilayered application of paint working from the darkest value and finishing with the lightest value.

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.

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.

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 watch for the Congress 2019 logowear near the RECongress Information booth in Exhibit 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.

LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS
Friday through Sunday – Convention Hall A
Guadalupe Radio (87.7 FM) will be broadcasting from the Congress. El Sembrador Spanish television will rebroadcast the Closing Liturgy and will also record all Spanish workshops in Hall B for a television special to be broadcast later in the year.

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.

ESTACIONAMIENTO PARA RECONGRESO 2019
Al asistir a nuestro evento 2019, se le recomienda estacionar en el Car Park 1 (saliendo de Katella Ave. y ubicado en ACC North) o en el Car Park 4 o Car Park 6 (ambos accesibles desde West St.). El estacionamiento también está disponible en el Disney Toy Story Lot (en Harbor Blvd.) o en la estructura de estacionamiento en Anaheim GardenWalk (en Katella Ave.). Descarga el mapa de aparcamiento aquí. El estacionamiento en todos estos lugares es de $ 16 (la tarifa estándar del Centro de convenciones).


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