The RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. With 40,000 people attending each year, the four-day event is sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, a department of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The RECongress 2011 theme is: "Hold Firm ... Trust!"….. "Mantente Firme ... ¡Confía!". See the 'Featured Video' below.
Begun in 1968 and an "institute" primarily for religious educators, Congress still today keeps the same focus -- to teach more about the Catholic faith as well as to advance personal growth. And today the event is open to people of all vocations and all different faiths.
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The main Congress days run Friday through Sunday, March 18-20. A Youth Day will take place on Thursday, March 17. The registration fee for Congress 2011 is $60 ($70 after February 4, 2011).
Be sure to catch the new RECongress 2011 video, posted the RECongress page on YouTube. With a welcome by Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC, Director of the Office of Religious Education, and Ernesto Vega, of Hispanic Adult Ministry, the video features past Congress event highlights, theme songs and attendees.