What is Teens Encounter Christ?
Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a three-day retreat for juniors and seniors in high school, as well as college freshmen. This intergenerational movement helps youth transition into young adulthood. TEC draws participants into the heart of the Catholic faith: Christ’s Paschal Mystery (His passion, death, and resurrection) lived out in the Church. The weekend helps youth relate this mystery to the concrete realities of their lives and challenges them to make a deeper commitment to Christ.
The retreat schedule consists of fellowship and free time, talks given by team members, small group discussion, personal prayer, opportunities to receive the sacraments, and other group activities. TEC gives young people a safe place to ask questions, reflect on the person of Christ and who He is in their lives, and experience meaningful relationships with others. Through TEC, young people enter into a wider community that supports and sustains them, creating bonds that often last a lifetime.