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In-person LA Congress is worth the effort

Organizers, catechists say fully in-person LA Congress is worth the effort

Silvia and Guido Figueroa’s plans for their 15th straight Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (REC) begin with a caravan from Sylmar to Anaheim with about 30 parishioners from St. Didacus Catholic Church. From there, they’ll check into the small-scale hotel they found within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Mostly, they look forward to reconnecting over the three-day weekend with many of those who they’ve come to know over the years and share their passion as catechists.

To help train dozens of parents of elementary-school-aged children for the sacrament of first Communion, the couple often juggle their schedules to accommodate all sorts of illness or hardships so families can stay caught up in their program.

Read full article at Angelus News.