The USA’s largest Religious Education Congress will be taking place from 18th-21st March 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland). The Congress is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education and is the USA’s largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics!
The last Religious Education Congress, held in February/March 2009, brought together over 39,000 over the four-day weekend! There were 21,011 registered from across the USA and as far away as the U.K. and Australia. Attendance at Youth Day 2008 topped at 15,243!
The Congress opens with Youth Day on March 18. The theme for Youth Day is I’M JUST SAYIN’… This theme might seem a little strange at first glance, but after reflecting on the readings for the day it makes perfect sense. See the Youth Day page for the Youth Day Welcome Letter and a reflection on the Day’s theme.
Over the three days, Congress 2010 will offer 272 workshops presented by over 200 speakers. Topics range from personal growth to music to spiritual topics – in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
The Congress annually offers a number of liturgies of different character. Congress 2010 will offer 18 Eucharistic Liturgies of different character, including African American, Byzantine, Celtic, Contemplative, Indonesian, Jazz, Nigerian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Young Adult – as well as evening prayer and a Lamentations service.
See Sr. Edith Prendergast’s Welcome Video for Congress 2010 and read more about the theme ‘Incredible Abundance’. For more information about the Schedule, Speakers, Workshops, Topics, Exhibitors and Hotels visit the Congress website.