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 2018 was among the first events held in the new ACC North building. For RECongress 2020 we will utilize the Arena (English), Hall B ("Spanish Arena") and North Hall for Youth Day and our adult days. 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 (lower level); Confessions: 153 & 156
  •  Video: 2019 Sacred Space  •  Sacred Space map
The mercy of God is expressed through our acts of love, embodying the call to be holy. Sacred Space will highlight faith communities that respond with acts born out of compassion, reigniting the hope the world is aching for! In the quiet of this space, God’s invitation awaits to reveal your way to live mercy and be holy. 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.

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 14 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 HALL B
Opening Event only, Friday, February 21, 8:30-9:30 am – Hall B
You don't have to be in the Arena to watch Friday’s Opening Event with a simutaneous broadcast live in Hall B. 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. Our regional bishop will be at RECongress and video chat with students from his region who are at their school.

FILM SHOWCASE 2020
Friday, February 21, 7:45-9:45 pm – Convention 201
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. (Fr. Dwyer will again be a speaker at RECongress 2020.)

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. Last year the conversation was 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 of the Archbishop.

SACRED ILLUMINATIONS 2020
Saturday, February 22, 8:30 pm – ACC North 158 (lower 100 level)
An annual feature at RECongress is Sacred Illuminations, a mystical choreography of light and sound. Incorporating her newest fine art photography and reflections, Sister Rose Marie Tulacz, SND will lead us to a deeper experience to live mercy and be holy so our witness gives glory and thanks to the Father.

YOUNG ADULTS @ RECONGRESS
LITURGY
- Saturday, February 22, 5:15 pm – Marriott Hotel
Our Young Adult Liturgy liturgy is celebrated by Rev. Hung Pham, SJ, Assistant Professor of Ignatian Spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University in California.
DANCE - Saturday, February 22, 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

FREE SOUVENIR ePOSTCARD
Sunday, February 23 ONLY, 9 am - 2:30 pm @ the Tech Center in Hall A
  •  See ePostcards from RECongress 2019
Get your own free picture souvenir from RECongress – an ePostcard with your photo that you can email from Anaheim to your home ... or to friends. Available only on Sunday at the Tech Center.

ENTERTAINMENT AT RECONGRESS 2020
Friday through Sunday
  •  See our 2020 Entertainment page
RECongress 2020 will feature entertainment by Tony Alonso, John Angotti, Meredith Augustin, Craig Colson, Lorraine Hess, Peter Kolar, Carey Landry & Carol Jean Kinghorn, the musical group WAL, and many more!

OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (ORE) BOOTH
Friday through Sunday – Hall A
Stop by the Office of Religious Education Staff Booth located in Exhibit Hall A. Meet the staff members who organize RECongress and serve the catechetical needs throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Come with questions about how to enrich your catechetical programs. Check your Program Book for scheduled times of bishops and ORE staff members.

  ART EXHIBIT
Friday through Sunday – Grand Arena Lobby
Our Art Exhibit last year featured Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, and February 24 marks the second anniversary of his naming as a saint. It is also the day each year when the U.N. International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed. This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Σscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on February 24, 1980.

PERFORMANCE STAGE in Hall A
Friday through Sunday – Convention Hall A
Several of the performing artists at RECongress have scheduled time to appear at the new Performance Stage in Hall A. The stage showcases 20-minute sets of live music and is located in the southeast area of Exhibit Hall A. Check the posted schedule onsite for appearance times.

SPEAKER SIGNINGS
Friday through Sunday – Convention Hall A, northwest area
  •  View the Signing Schedule (when posted)
Authors and performing artists appearing at RECongress have scheduled times to sign their books and CDs at the Signing Area. The tables are located in Exhibit Hall A. Check the posted schedule for any updates to table number or appearance times.

  RECONGRESS SOUVENIRS
Friday through Sunday – Arena Lobby & Hall A
Don’t leave RECongress without getting one of our RECongress logo-ed souvenirs. We have an annual offering of pens, pins and magnets, but every year there is something new – mugs, pads, letter openers, and more. Stop by and see what's new for this year. And watch for RECongress 2020 logowear near the RECongress Information booth in Exhibit Hall A.

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 Hall B for a television special to be broadcast later in the year.

  CHAIR MASSAGE
Friday through Sunday – near Convention Hall A 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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