Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

What is the LAREC?

The Religious Education Congress (LAREC), 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, over the three days, Congress offers nearly 200 speakers presenting 300 sessions, from personal growth to music to spiritual topics – in English, Spanish and Vietnamese as well as a number of liturgies of different characters including African Black Culture, Contemplative, Spanish, Vietnamese, Celtic, Jazz, and Young Adult. Congress showcases hundreds of exhibitors – ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries.

LMU Campus Ministry will sponsor a group of student participants to join us for what is to be a fun, faith-filled, and educational experience. Kindly complete the below application to be considered for the LMU delegation, spaces are limited.

Admission to Congress includes both free lunchtime and evening concerts – ranging from contemporary Christian music to leading Latino composers and artists. LAREC is held at the Anaheim Convention Center.

It is a unique opportunity to grow in faith, take part in formational workshops, inspiring liturgies and connect with the wider church.

LMU at RE Congress Student Participant Application 

For more information, please contact Jake Blicharz, Coordinator for Spirituality and Worship - jacob.blicharz@lmu.edu