Updates about RECongress 2019
Religious Education Congress
March 21, 2019 (Youth Day) &
March 22-24, 2019 (adult days)
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FIND INFORMATION ON:• Important Dates
• Speaker Changes
• Disney Park Tickets
• Closed Workshops
• Latest News./ Updates
• Congress Registration
• Congress Tickets
• Youth Day
• Youth Day Badge Mailing
• Recorded Sessions
• Arena Workshops
• North Hall (formerly "North Hall [upper level]") Workshops
• RECongress Emailing
• Book/CD Signing Area
• Congress Liturgies
Jan 19 - Last day to request refunds
Jan 22 - First mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Jan. 8).
Jan 23 - First mailing of Youth Day name badges (for registrations processed by Jan. 19).
Jan 26 - Registration fees increase after today.
Feb 6 - Second mailing of Youth Day name badges (for registrations processed by Feb. 2).
Feb 6 - Second mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Feb. 1).
Feb 20 - After this date, all registrants will be emailed a barcode to print tickets on site in Anaheim.
Feb 23 - Last day to register by mail (register online or on site at the Convention Center after this date.
Feb 23 - Third (final) mailing of Youth Day name badges (for registrations processed by Feb. 13).
Feb 26 - Third (final) mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Feb. 11).
Mar 6 - Last day for first-time attendees to register online to be eligible for lifetime registration drawing.
READINGS FOR THE DAY
Youth Day: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - Second Thursday of Lent
First Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm: Ps 1: 1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
Congress: March 24, 2019 - Third Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Ezekiel 17:3-7
Psalm: Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
Gospel: John 4:5-42
Youth Day: none Congress: none
Nov 1: Speaker workshop titles announced Nov 1: RECongress Emailing Oct 15: RECongress Emailing Oct 1: Speakers announced Oct 1: RECongress Emailing Sept 25: Volunteer meeting announced Sept 14: Contracted Hotels announced Sept 1: RECongress Emailing Aug 15: RECongress Emailing July 11: We were informed of the death on July 11, 2019 of Bishop Richard Garcia, prefect of the Diocese of Monterey, Calif. He was a priest in San Francisco and served in San Jose before being appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento in 1997. In 2007 he was installed as Bishop of Monterey. Bishop Garcia was originally scheduled to be with us to celebrate the Friday liturgy at RECongress 2018 in the Marriott Marquis but was unable to attend. July 1: RECongress Emailing May 1: RECongress Emailing
The regular registration fee for adult days of the Religious Education Congress is $85 with special discount pricing of $75 available until January 25, 2019. Registrations by the end of January will receive mailed tickets. After January 23, registrations can only be made online or on site at Congress. We will continue to process registrations and send email confirmations. Tickets can be printed at Congress in the Registration area. Registration area hours are:
-- Thursday, March 21 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
-- Friday, March 22 - 7:00 am to 3 pm
-- Saturday, March 23 - 7:30 am to 3 pm
-- Sunday, March 24 - 8:00 to 11 am
The regular registration fee for Youth Day 2019 is $40 (special discount pricing of $35 available until January 25, 2019). Check the Youth Day page for more information.
A Special Invitation for Adults: The Youth Day Coordinating Team would like to offer a special opportunity to any adult who is not chaperoning a group from a parish or school and would like to be part of our day. To be part of the team, an adult needs to have been fingerprinted by the Los Angeles Archdiocese and have taken part in a Protecting God’s Children adult training session (upcoming opportunities for these are available). To get more information about joining Youth Day, please visit www.RECongress.org/YD or contact Victoria Radleigh Smith at email@example.com or call (213) 637-7674.
It is important for you to check your Youth Day packet when it arrives. Please check to be sure your receive all the Badges for your parish/school group and each Adult Chaperone and that you have enough badges for each student. We will mail out all Youth Day packets by February 20, 2019. If you do not receive your packet, check your email for a confirmation of your registration with a barcode. Print that email out and bring to the Congress Registration Area. If you haven't received a barcode confirmation, please visit us onsite during our registration hours for assistance. If you have further inquiries, please call the Congress Registration Desk at 213-637-7348,
Youth Day packets will be mailed January 23, 2019, which includes Badges, Chaperone tags and information about the day. Scheduled packet mailing dates are:
Jan 23: 1st mailing of Congress tickets, 8,281 mailed
Feb 6: 2nd mailing
Feb 20: 3rd mailing
After Feb 20: Any remaining packets can be picked-up onsite at the Registration area
SPECIAL DISNEY TICKET OFFER FOR CONGRESS ATTENDEES
Religious Education Congress attendees may purchase specially priced Disneyland resort eTickets prior to their arrival. There is special pricing for Twilight Convention tickets (after 4 pm), 1-day 1-park, multi-day and park hopper tickets. Watch for our special eTicket offer -- coming in December and only available online .
"SHOW YOUR BADGE & SAVE" DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Congress attendees can Click here to 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, attractions and much more!
CONGRESS 2019 "SWAG BAG"
Every RECongress attendee on our adult days receives a souvenir tote bag including a RECongress lanyard and a name badge holder.
RECONGRESS 2019 APP!
When it becomes available, be sure to download the Religious Education Congress 2019 app – available on both the iOS and Android platforms – as your mobile guide to Congress. The application is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad users and on the Play Store for Android smartphone and tablets users. The app features information for both Youth Day and Congress -- with speaker information, session schedules, workshops, maps and more! See the App Installation guide here.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE
The Religious Education Congress has made arrangements for airport transportation with Karmel Shuttle, offering direct service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), John Wayne Airport (SNA) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) to and from the Anaheim Resort. See our Travel page for additional information.
3 WAYS TO REGISTER:
1) Visit www.karmel.com and enter Promo Code: RECON19.
2) Call toll free 1-888-995-RIDE (888-995-7433). Mention Promo Code “RECON19” at the time of reservation.
3) Click this link -- exclusively for Religious Education Congress attendees.
Exhibit Hall (Hall A) hours during Congress are:
-- Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
-- Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
-- Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Find the listing of 2019 Exhibitors (coming)
You can also download a map of Hall A (coming)
In addition to the indicated taped workshops, the General Assemblies (Arena and North Hall [upper level] sessions) will be taped by CSC Digital Media. (Find information about Congress recordings for current and past sessions.)
This is a listing of all sessions that will take place in the Arena. NOTE: All Arena tickets are good for Arena or North Hall (upper level) sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.
This is a listing of all the "Spanish Arena" sessions that will take place in the North Hall (upper level) and formerly Hall B. NOTE: All North Hall tickets are good for either the Arena or North Hall sessions. Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.CONGRESS TICKETS / PROGRAM PICK-UP / REGISTRATION HOURS
This is a listing of all sessions that will take place in ACC North 254 (upper floor). NOTE: Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.
Congress Tickets and this year's attendee bag with Program Book is available on site at the Convention Center in the Prefunction Registration area between North Hall [upper level] and Hall C. Hours are scheduled:
-- Thursday, March 21 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
-- Friday, March 22 - 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
-- Saturday, March 23 - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
-- Sunday, March 24 - 8:00 to 11:00 am
Scheduled mailing of Congress tickets:
Jan 22 - First mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Jan. 8)
Feb 6 - Second mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Feb. 1)
Feb 23 - Last day to register by mail (register online or on site at the Convention Center after this date).
Feb 26 - Third (final) mailing of Congress tickets (for registrations processed by Feb. 20)
After this date you will need to print your Congress tickets on site in Anaheim.
On Friday through Sunday of Congress, authors and performing artists have scheduled times to sign their books and CDs at the Signing Area. The tables are located in the northeast corner of Hall A.
See the Speaker Signing Schedule (coming)
PERFORMANCE STAGE IN HALL A
Several of the performing artists at Congress have scheduled time to appear at the new Performance Stage in Hall A. The stage, located in the southeast area of Exhibit Hall A, runs Friday through Sunday and showcases 20-minute sets of live music. Check the posted schedule onsite for appearance times.
See the Performance Stage Schedule (coming)
Within the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, liturgy is celebrated every Sunday in no fewer than 40 different languages. Living in the gift, promise and spirit of the Second Vatican Council, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress liturgies have grown as they have embraced this wonderfully diverse church. Without exaggeration, complimentary reports and reviews come from six of the world’s seven continents. From Gregorian chant to gospel choirs; from Aztec dancers to Vietnamese and African drummers; we’ve worked diligently to inculturate the liturgies at Congress to accurately and authentically reflect the church of Los Angeles.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES Character Location Presider Music Youth Day - AM Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Ed Archer Youth Day - PM Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Ed Archer FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES (5:15 pm) Character Location Presider Music Mass for Those Held in Captivity
Rev. Bryan Massingale ValLimar Jansen Sanctification of Human Labor (English) Bishop John Stowe Meredith Augustin Santificación del Trabajo Humano (Spanish) Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas Dolores Gomez / Jose Garcia The Cross and Suffering in Today’s World in the Franciscan Tradition Rev. Daniel Horan, OFM Bro.Rufino Zaragoza, OFM Byzantine Divine Liturgy
Bishop Gerald Dino Byzantine Community LITURGY OF THE HOURS Evening Prayer (Vespers)
Sergio Lopez Sarah Hart SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES (5:15 pm) Character Location Presider Music Misa para los Cristianos Perseguidos (Spanish) Rev. Agustino Torres Ivan Diaz / Erick Infantes Mass for Persecuted Christians (Vietnamese) Bishop Louis Nguyen Anh Bro. Rufino Zaragoza / Paul Nguyen Honoring Our Ancestors in Faith from the Black Culture Perspective Bishop Fernand Cheri M. Roger Holland / Kim Harris Mass for Promoting Harmony
Msgr. Ray Eastt Chris de Silva / Anna Betancourt Mass for the Progress of Peoples – Church on the Way to Unity Rev. James Marchionda Tony Alonso PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES Morning Praise & Keynote Convention Arena Morning Praise & Keynote North Hall (upper level) Evening Prayer (Vespers) (5:15 pm) Anne Frawley-Mangan Taizé (9 pm) David Andersonn SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019 EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES Character Location Presider Music Morning Liturgy (8 am) Convention Arena Bishop Kevin Vann Congress Choir 2019 Closing Liturgy (3:30 pm) Convention Arena Archbishop José Gomez Congress Choir 2019