2013 DATES: February 21, 2013 (Youth Day) & February 22-24,
2013 Theme: "Enter the Mystery" / "Entra al Misterio"
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," RECongress is open to people of all vocations and different faiths.
Youth Day (February 21, 2013) – Congress 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.
Congress days (February 22-24) – 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, Liturgy in a variety of characters, the Exhibit Hall and much more.
Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – One of the perks of Congress 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 the 2012 Exhibitor Listing.
Saturday Keynote Mark Shriver
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 am
"Faith, Hope and Love in Action"
"Mark Shriver attended College of the Holy Cross, got a master’s from Harvard, and served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002. He ran in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House in 2002 but was defeated in the primary.
“While a 2002 candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland, Mark Shriver stated in a Washington Post interview, ‘Women’s issues are critically important and I will continue to fight for a women’s right to choose; family planning funds; maternal and child health funding and education for girls both here and abroad.’"
|SrMaureenSullivan, OP, PhD|
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By Jordan Saxony - Published on Amazon.com
Betsy Beckman, & Laura Ash
"Jesus calls us to be transfigured with him – to step into the light and be filled with God’s radiance. Are you ready?! Sacred dance and embodied prayer are some of the most down-to-earth ways we can be imbued with the light of heaven. Come explore how liturgical movement, procession, drama, sign language and gesture can enhance our communal prayer and be a way to offer ourselves whole-heartedly to God’s mystery among us."
Fr. Gerald Coleman, SS
| Sr. Barbara Fiand|
Dr. Richard Gaillardetz
Dr. Thomas Groome
James Martin, S.J.
Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP
Thomas Reese, SJ
Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM
Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI
Closing Liturgy 2010 Presider
Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala
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