Updates about RECongress 2019

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

updated 12/14/18  

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Important Dates
Speaker Changes
Disney Park Tickets
Closed Workshops

Latest News./ Updates
Congress Registration
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Youth Day
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Recorded Sessions
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North Hall (formerly Hall B) Workshops
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Book/CD Signing Area
Congress Liturgies

 

IMPORTANT CONGRESS 2019 DATES

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).
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 15 Last day to request refunds
Feb 20* After this date, all registrants will be emailed a barcode to print tickets on site in Anaheim.
Feb 22 Registration fees increase after today.
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 1 Last day to register by mail (register online or on site at the Convention Center after this date.
    *anticipated dates

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

SPEAKER / BOOK CHANGES

Youth Day:   none
   
Congress:   none

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

Mar 1: Last day to register by mail (online or on-site registration still available)
Feb 22: Registration fees increase after today
Feb 19: Volunteer Meeting at Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School, 7:00 pm
Feb 15: Last day to request refunds
Jan 11: Registration Committee Breakfast at 9:30 am
Dec 15: RECongress Emailing
Dec 14: Registration Guidebook posted online
Dec 4: RECongress online Disney store opens
Dec 3: RECongress Emailing
Nov 15: RECongress Emailing
Nov 10: Youth Day Recruitment Day at St. Monica Church, 9 am-2 pm
Nov 5: Deadline to register for Youth Day Recruitment Day
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

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

The regular registration fee for adult days of the Religious Education Congress is $85 with special discount pricing of $75 available until February 22, 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

YOUTH DAY

The regular registration fee for Youth Day 2019 is $40 (special discount pricing of $35 available until February 22, 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 vradleigh@la-archdiocese.org or call (213) 637-7674.
 

YOUTH DAY BADGES

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 BADGE MAILING

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 Theme Park 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. This eTicket offer is only available online at http://mydisneygroup.com/ZMRC19A until 9:00pm PST on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Tickets are valid from Saturday, March 16, 2019 through Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Note: These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Prices are subject to change without notice. Note for foreign attendees: Please only enter 2 letters in the state/territory field (fill it out with only two letters). Any more than two and the system will not accept it.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for RECongress attendees and their guests. Only registered attendees are allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum per order (two orders maximum per credit card). We reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition, these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold. 

For orders of 12 or more tickets, you may make a bulk ticket order. Prices are the same as the ticket store. Unused tickets over the minimum may be returned. Contact RECongress@aol.com for forms. Forms must be returned at least 10 business days prior to the date of intended use.

"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, a name badge holder and a copy of the 2019 Program Book.

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

 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 here

RECORDED GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

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.)

ARENA 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.

LOCATION

PERIOD

TIME

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP

ARENA

1-01

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

Bishop Robert Barron Giving a Reason for the Hope That is Within Us

ARENA

2-01

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Dr. Phyllis Zagano

Women Deacons: Who Were They? What Did They Do? (*)

ARENA

3-01

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Fr. R. Tony Ricard, MTh, MDiv

"Dreams I Never Had" – Justice Denied (*)

ARENA

Keynote

Saturday - 8:30 am

TBA

 

ARENA

4-01

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser

Speaking Prophetically for Justice – Principles for Christian Prophecy (*)

ARENA

5-01

Saturday - 1:00-2:30 pm

John Allen Jr.

Thirsting for Justice: Global Perspectives on Clergy Abuse in the Church (*)

ARENA

6-01

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Fr. James Martin,  SJ

"Lazarus, Come Forth!" (*)

ARENA

7-01

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

David Haas

Rejoice and Be Glad: (Y)Ours is the Kingdom of God!

ARENA

8-01

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

David Wells

Thirsting for Justice: Teaching Virtues as Tools for Change (*)

NORTH HALL (UPPER LEVEL) WORKSHOPS

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.

LUGAR

SESION

TIEMPO

CONFERENCISTA

CONFERENCIA  (* = grabacion)

North Hall
(upper level)

1-51

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

Canónigo Dr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez La verdad de Guadalupe (*)

North Hall
(upper level)

2-51

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambran, ST Las siete tentaciones en búsqueda de la justicia (*)

North Hall
(upper level)

3-51

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Constanza Palomo de Fernández ¡Convergencias divinas, amistades santas! – Santos famosos que eran amigos (*)
Santiago Fernández

North Hall
(upper level)

Alabanza matutina y asemblea general

Saturday - 7:50-9:30 am

Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ Saciando la Sed de Jesús (*)

North Hall
(upper level)

4-51

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

Rev. José-Román Flecha Andrés ¿Como buscar hoy a Jesús? (*)

North Hall
(upper level)

5-51

Saturday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas Guadalupe, migración y justicia social (*)

North Hall
(upper level)

6-51

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Rev. Rogelio Alcántara Mendoza La llamada oración de "sanación del árbol genealógico": Praxis pastoral y doctrina que subyace (*)

North Hall
(upper level)

7-51

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

Dr. John Yzaguirre Como ser una familia más feliz (*)

North Hall
(upper level)

8-51

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

María Elena Ocegueda Juárez ¡La dicha de los que tienen “sed de justicia”! (*)

VIETNAMESE WORKSHOPS

This is a listing of all sessions that will take place in ACC North 254 (upper floor). NOTE: Asterisks (*) indicate recorded sessions.
 

LOCATION

SESION

TIME

SPEAKER

WORKSHOP (Title in English)

ACC North 254

1-70

Friday - 10:00-11:30 am

Dr. Nhung Vu (The Dominance of the Culture of Relativism) (*)

ACC North 254

2-70

Friday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Bishop Louis Tuấn Anh Nguyen (Our Male and Female Bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit) (*)

ACC North 254

3-70

Friday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Sr. Bich Quyen Thi Ly (A Heart That Moved: A Way Toward Life-Fulfillment and Wholeness) (*)

ACC North 254

4-70

Saturday - 10:00-11:30 am

Prof. Quyen Di (Seeking Justice in Vietnamese Family Life) (*)

ACC North 254

5-70

Saturday- 1:00-2:30 pm

Sr. Bich Quyen Thi Ly (A Heart That Moved: Be an Instrument of Love and Healing) (*)

ACC North 254

6-70

Saturday - 3:00-4:30 pm

Sr. Grace Đuc Le (Where is Justice in the Suffering of Humanity?) (*)

ACC North 254

7-70

Sunday - 10:00-11:30 am

Dr. Nhung Vu (Hope in the Culture of Relativism) (*)

ACC North 254

8-70

Sunday - 1:00-2:30 pm

Bishop Louis Tuấn Anh Nguyen (Family: The Icon of the Divine Mercy) (*)

CONGRESS TICKETS / PROGRAM PICK-UP / REGISTRATION HOURS

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.
Mar 1 - Last day to register by mail (only online or on-site after this date)

RECONGRESS EMAILING

See our for the latest Congress Emailing. Receive updates about Congress 2019 emailed twice monthly, from June 2018 through April 2019. You can sign up here.

SPEAKER SIGNINGS

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)

CONGRESS LITURGIES

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)
(5:15 pm)
  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 Infantas
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 Anna Betancourt / Chris de Silva
Mass for the Progress of Peoples – Church on the Way to Unity   Rev. James Marchionda Tony Alonso
PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
Morning Praise & Keynote Convention Arena   Meredith Agustin
Morning Praise & Keynote North Hall (upper level) Santiago Fernandez
Evening Prayer (Vespers) (5:15 pm)   Anne Frawley-Mangan
Taizé (9 pm)     David Anderson
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
 

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