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
 

DEADLINES:  Don't miss the approaching deadlines: January 3 is the last day to request refunds; January 10 registration fees increase; January 31 is the last day to register by mail (register online or on site after that date).

 

REGISTRATION: You can now register online for Youth Day and the Adult Days here. Use the Registration Guidebook link here to start planning your sessions!.

 

REGISTRATION FEES:  Youth Day has a separate fee and pricing. The reduced fee for Youth Day is $35 until January 10, 2020. Registration for the adult days has reduced pricing of $75 per person through January 10, 2020). Find additional information and help here.

 

REGISTRATION BOOK: The key to registration is the Registration Guidebook, which is available online here. You can view the Guidebook as a PDF, as a web page, or on iPaper.

 

ARENA & HALL B SPEAKERS: See our list of speakers who will appear in the Arena, and in Hall B and our Vietnamese sessions in ACC North 262 here.

 

DISNEY TICKETS:  Religious Education Congress attendees may purchase specially priced Disneyland Resort Theme Park eTickets prior to their arrival. 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 RECongress 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, 14 Eucharistic Liturgies, 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 RECongress 2020 is $85 ($75 by January 10, 2020). For additional information about RECongress, please contact us:

Online: Register Online
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
1:00 pm First Convention Workshop 10:45 am Lunch
2:30 pm Second Convention Workshop 12:15 pm Arena Session
3:30 pm Dismissal 3:45 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

RECongress 2020 Information
   • Youth Day 2020

   • Adult RECongress 2020 Schedule

   • RECongress 2020 Hotels

   • RECongress 2020 Hotels
   • RECongress 2020 Spotlights

   • RECongress 2020 Updates
   • RECongress 2020 Liturgies

   • RECongress 2020 Entertainment
   • RECongress 2020 Exhibitors
   • RECongress 2020 Volunteer Meeting

 

   • RECongress Themes
   • RECongress Theme Songs

 

Past RECongress Information
   • RECongress Reviews

   • Milestones of RECongress
   • The past history of RECongress

 

 

 
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 RECongress 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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