More than 40,000 faithful from throughout the world  joined Archbishop José H. Gomez in the Closing Eucharistic Liturgy at the 2015 Religious Education Congress on Sunday March 15, 2015.   Archbishop's Homily

The 2015 Religious Education Congress took place on March 12-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest annual gathering of its kind, the event drew more than 40,000 Catholics from the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, United Kingdom and other parts of the world. The four-day event included, more than 200 distinguished speakers, presented more than 300 workshops, in addition to Liturgies, an Exhibit Hall, live entertainment and art.

The Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Office of Religious Education, began in 1968 as an “institute” for religious education teachers. It has since grown to include people of all vocations and different faiths with events held in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.