|"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit." - John 12:24|
Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a 3-day retreat based on the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. TEC involves older adolescents & young adults encountering Christ in a way that many have never experienced before. On a TEC retreat, you will have the opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ through talks, group discussion, individual reflection and prayer, and sharing in the Sacraments. Not only is TEC about faith; it is also about having fun and getting to know other youth and young adults from around the Wichita Diocese. For an inspiring opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ and build lasting Christian friendships, TEC is the place to be. The weekend is led by a team of youth and adults, with a priest as spiritual director.
UPCOMING TEC COMMUNITY EVENTS
TEC ENCOUNTER 2017
|Upcoming TEC Retreats|
|Dates||Location||Application Priority Date
(after date call to see if space is available)
|June 3-5, 2017||Hutchinson||May 3, 2017|
|July 15-17, 2017||St. Paul||June 15, 2017|
|October 7-9, 2017||Spiritual Life Center, Wichita||September 7, 2017|
Q: WHO CAN GO ON A TEC RETREAT?
A: TEC is specifically designed for older adolescents and young adults who are at least 16 years of age and have finished their sophomore year of high school. TEC retreats are also for adults who work with this age group.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS ON A TEC RETREAT?
A: Throughout the weekend and in sharing the sacraments, candidates have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with the Lord and learn more about their Catholic faith. In TEC, you will experience a fresh, different atmosphere away from home, school and work; meeting new people from other areas; discovering the God whom you can know and believe in; reflecting and sharing how you see yourself, your ideas, hopes and dreams.
Q: HOW LONG DOES THE TEC RETREAT LAST?
A: TEC begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Monday. It is important for participants to remain onsite for the entire retreat.
Q: WHERE DOES THE TEC RETREAT TAKE PLACE?
A: TEC weekends are held at the Spiritual Life Center (7100 E 45th St. N. Wichita) as well as in Hutchinson and St. Paul, KS.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES TEC COST?
A: $100 (If money is an issue, contact the Office of Faith Formation to ask about financial assistance.)
Q: HOW CAN I REGISTER?
A: Use the online registration at the top of this page, or complete the application form on back of the TEC brochure and mail it along with your $35 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to the Office of Faith Formation. Once you have been registered, you will be sent important information about the TEC retreat and a medical release form.