WHAT IS CONGRESS? Nation's Largest – The Religious Education Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education, is the nation's largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics! With 40,000
WHAT IS CONGRESS?
Nation’s Largest – The Religious Education Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education, is the nation’s largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics!
With 40,000 in Attendance – Our last Religious Education Congress, held in February 2017, brought together nearly 40,000 for the four-day event! We had 32,939 registered from across the country and nearly 800 registered from as far away as the U.K. and Australia. Attendance at Youth Day 2017 was nearly 14,000! (See Congress 2017 registration statistics)
Variety of Topics – Over the three days, Congress 2017 offered over 300 workshops presented by 200 speakers. (See the list of Congress 2018 Speakers). Topics range from personal growth to music to spiritual topics – in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Representing Many Cultures – Congress annually offers a number of liturgies of different character. Congress 2018 will offer 14 Eucharistic Liturgies of different character, including Care of the Earth in the Perspective of the Filipino Culture; Eritrean; Hope for the World in the Young Adult Perspective; Mary, Mother of Reconciliation; Misa del pueblo inmigrante; Restorative Justice: An Act of Mercy; Saint Patrick: The Immigrant Saint; Spanish; Vietnamese; Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Perspective of the Black Culture; and Evening Prayer, Taizé and Compline services. (See a listing of Congress 2018 Liturgies.)
Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – Congress 2017 showcased 545 booths housing 257 companies as exhibitors – ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries. (See our 2017 Exhibitor Listing.)
february 21 (Friday) - 23 (Sunday)
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802