LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
2020 DATES: February 20, 2020 (Youth Day) & February 21-23, 2020 (Adult Days)
Youth Day theme: "20/20 – Through God's Eyes"
RECongress adult days theme: "Live Mercy – Be Holy” | “Vive la misericordia y la santidad” |
 “Sống Nhân Từ - Hãy Nên Thánh”

Held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California
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RECONGRESS 2020 NEWS
 

REGISTRATION: Online registration for Youth Day and the Adult Days has begun. Use the Guidebook link below to start planning your sessions and click here when you are ready to register.

 

REGISTRATION FEES:  Youth Day has a separate fee and princing. The registration fee for Youth Day is $40 ($35 by February 28). Registration for the adult days is $85 per person ($75 by February 28). Find information and help here.

 

EVENT BOOKS: The key to registration is the Registration Guidebook, which is available onlkine here. You can now also preview the Program Book (the one you receive at RECongress) here.

 

BEST OF 2019: The Jesuit Post just announced RECongress as one of the "top Catholic events to look forward to in 2019." See our latest Emailing here to see what was said.
 

DISNEY TICKETS:   Religious Education Congress attendees may again this year purchase specially priced Disneyland Resort Theme Park eTickets prior to their arrival. We ask that you order eTickets by Monday, February 18, 2020. Find more information about it here.

 

 

THE LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS

RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center and is sponsored by the Los Angeles Office of Religious Education. Begun in 1968 as an "institute" for religious education (CCD) teachers, RECongress has grown to include people of all vocations and different faiths.
 

Youth Day (February  20, 2020) – RECongress opens on Thursday with a day-long event for high school youth. This is an opportunity for students – not only from the Los Angeles Archdiocese but throughout California and the western states – to come together and share in Liturgy, workshops, entertainment and to experience the energy of a Youth Day Rally. See our Youth Day page.
 

Adult Congress days (February  21-23) – The remaining three-day weekend is open to adults and young adults and offers more than 200 speakers presenting over 300 workshops, in addition to lunchtime entertainment, evening concerts, 16 Liturgies in a variety of characters, the Exhibit Hall and much more.
 

Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – One of the perks of RECongress is the Exhibit Hall – held Friday through Sunday – showcasing over 200 companies ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries. See our 2019 Exhibitor Listing.

REGISTER FOR RECONGRESS

RECongress Registration

The Religious Education Congress 2020 will offer over 300 workshops and keynotes, over a dozen liturgy and prayer experiences, lunchtime entertainment and evening concerts, a film showcase, over 250 exhibitors, Sacred Space, Art Exhibit, live Internet Arena (English) and Hall B (Spanish) events, the Opening Event streamed into Hall B, and so much more. Still the best bargain for adults around, wrapped into a three-day weekend!

 

The regular registration pricing for the three adult days of Congress 2020 is $85 ($75 by January 10, 2020). For additional information about RECongress, please contact us:

Online: Order a Registration Guidebook
By email: congress@la-archdiocese.org
By phone: (213) 637-7348
By mail: Religious Education Congress
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010

YOUTH DAY 2020 – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Youth Day offers two tracks – with morning Arena events (Track 1) or afternoon Arena events (Track 2). Everyone gets to experience an Arena Liturgy, participate in the Arena Rally, and see the Arena speaker along with two additional workshop choices.

Our Tracks have a slightly different schedules for Youth Day 2020:

TRACK 1
TRACK 2
TIME EVENT TIME EVENT
7:30 am Doors Open 7:30 am Doors Open
8:30 am Arena Session 8:15 am First Convention Workshop
11:30 am Lunch 9:45 am Second Convention Workshop
12:45 pm First Convention Workshop 10:45 am Lunch
2:15 pm Second Convention Workshop 12 noon Arena Session
3:15 pm Dismissal 3:30 pm Dismissal

Registration
The registration fee for Youth Day 2020 is $40 ($35 by January 10).
Find more information on the Youth Day page.

ABOUT THE L.A. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS

Yelp Review
"Some people go to Tibet, Bali, or India for spiritual rejuvenation or enlightenment. Others take to the deserts in the Americas or the mountains in the Andes. I head to Orange County, California. For nearly a decade, I have joined thousands of other Catholics for a weekend of workshops, liturgies (I love hearing my favorite gospel singer!), and camaraderie. I call it visiting the Catholic planet. Don't let the name fool you; you don't have to be a Catholic schoolteacher or catechist to take part or even a staunch Catholic. In fact, the LA Congress has conservative Catholic protesters every year taking issue with the multicultural liturgies and/or the messages of inclusiveness. I consider this one of the highlights of every year and I've made it a family tradition bringing along my mother and now my daughter."
Julie C., San Leandro, CA

 

American Catholic blog
"The purpose of this event is for the development of faith, but I think this event is much more than that. It is an opportunity to celebrate God and the love of his people. It is also a great opportunity to be inspired and informed and perhaps even transformed. To my friends, I call the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress the Love Fest. There are people hugging, laughing, and a general sense of well-being at this convention. After all, isn’t that what God wants for us, to share in his love, to offer hope and support to one another, and share our gifts with each other? I think so, and I can only hope that I too help in my small way to set the world afire."
Tammy Monjaras, Cincinnati, OH

RECONGRESS 2020 (ADULT DAYS) – FEBRUARY 21-23, 2020

Congress 2020 Information
   • Youth Day 2020

   • Adult Congress 2020 Schedule

   • Congress 2020 Hotels
   • Congress 2020 Spotlights

   • Congress 2020 Updates
   • Congress 2020 Liturgies

   • Congress 2020 Entertainment
   • Congress 2019 Exhibitors
   • Congress 2020 Volunteer Meeting
   • Congress 2019 Statistics

 

   • Congress Themes
   • Congress Theme Songs

 

Past Congress Information
   • Congress Reviews

   • Milestones of RECongress
   • The past history of RECongress

 

 

 
REGISTER FOR CONGRESS

Congress Registration
The Religious Education Congress 2020 will offer over 300 workshops and keynotes, over a dozen liturgy and prayer experiences, lunchtime entertainment and evening concerts, a film showcase, over 250 exhibitors, Sacred Space, Art Exhibit, live Internet Arena (English) and Hall B (Spanish) events, the Opening Event streamed into Hall B, and so much more. Still the best bargain for adults around, wrapped into a three-day weekend!

The regular registration pricing for the three adult days of Congress is $85, with special discount pricing of $75 extended through January 10, 2020. If you need additional information about RECongress, please contact us:

Online: Order a Registration Guidebook
By e-mail: congress@la-archdiocese.org
By phone: (213) 637-7348
By mail: Religious Education Congress
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010



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