2020 RECongress Spotlight

Religious Education Congress
February 20, 2020
(Youth Day) &
February 21-23, 2020 (Adult Days)

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ACC NORTH BUILDING
RECongress was among the first events to use the new ACC North building. This year, it will host workshops and all our traditional "Hall B" events – for Youth Day and our adult days – in the "North Hall" on the upper floor (200 level). Youth Day will use the Arena and ACC North exclusively. ACC North rooms 151-163 are located on the lower level and ACC North rooms 251-258 are located on the upper level. In addion, ACC North will host Sacred Space on the lower level along with the confession area.

VIDEO - YOUTH DAY
Thursday, February 20, 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 RECongress, find the complete Arena archive (going back to RECongress 2010) on our RECongress Channel on YouTube at www.youtube.com/RECongress

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Thursday thru Sunday – Convention North 151-152 (lower level); Confessions: 153/156
  •  Video: 2019 Sacred Space  •  Sacred Space map
Sacred Space 2020 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 2020  •  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 ACC NORTH HALL
Opening Event only, Friday, February 21, 8:30-9:30 am – ACC North Hall (upper level)
Watch Friday’s Opening Event with a simutaneous broadcast live in our new ACC "North Hall". (This year, we have moved all our Hall B (“Spanish Arena”) events to the 200 level – the upper level – of ACC North.) With the growing popularity of our RECongress.org/LIVE streaming, this is another venue to view the morning Arena experience.

RECONGRESS CHAT
Friday, February 21, 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. This year Bishop Joseph Brennan chats with students from his region at Holy Family Grade School in Glendale.

FILM SHOWCASE 2020
Friday, February 21, 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, February 21, noon-2:00 pm &  Saturday, February 22, 1:00-3:00 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 2020. 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, February 22, 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 2020 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.

SACRED ILLUMINATIONS 2020
Saturday, February 22, 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
LITURGY
- Saturday, February 22, 5:15 pmMarriott Hotel
Our Young Adult Liturgy liturgy is celebrated by Rev. Hung Pham, SJ. The Jesuit is Assistant Professor of Ignatian Spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University in California.
DANCE - Saturday, March 17, 9-12 midnight Marriott Hotel
This annual Congress tradition is a chance to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. All young adults (18 to 39) are welcome. ID required for dance admission. Cost: $7 per person

LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS
Friday through Sunday – Convention Hall A
Guadalupe Radio (87.7 FM) will be broadcasting from RECongress. El Sembrador Spanish television will rebroadcast the Closing Liturgy and will also record all Spanish workshops in North Hall 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 RECongress
 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 RECongress 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.

PARKING FOR RECONGRESS 2020
Parking for our
2020 event is available at Car Park 1 (off Katella Ave. located at ACC North) or either Car Park 4 or Car Park 6 (both accessible off West St.). Parking is also available at the Disney Toy Story Lot (off Harbor Blvd.) or in the parking structure at Anaheim GardenWalk (off Katella Ave.). You may download the parking map here. Parking in all locations is $18 (the standard Convention Center rate).


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