Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)

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.

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Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Retreats

On a TEC retreat, you will have the opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ through talks, group discussion, individual reflection, prayer, and sharing in the Sacraments. The weekend retreats are led by a team of youth, adults and a priest as spiritual director.

For an inspiring opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ and build lasting Christian friendships click one of the dates below and register today. 

February 16-18, 2019

Location: Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
Application Priority Date: January 17, 2019

June 8-10, 2019

Location: Hutchinson
Application Priority Date: May 9, 2019

July 20-22, 2019

Location: St. Paul
Application Priority Date: June 20, 2019

October 12-14, 2019

Location: Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
Application Priority Date: September 13, 2019


Who can go?

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.

What happens?

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.

How long does it last?

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

Where does it take place?

TEC weekends are held at the Spiritual Life Center (7100 E 45th St. N. Wichita) as well as in Hutchinson and St. Paul, KS.

How much does it cost?

$110 (If money is an issue, contact the Office of Faith Formation to ask about financial assistance.)

How can I register?

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 $40 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.

National TEC Conference Website

A 3-day gathering of the international TEC family to pray, play, share, and network.


TEC Team Online Application

If you would like to volunteer to serve at any of the TEC retreats, please complete the following form.