TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) June 2012


Sunflower Teens Encounter Christ


Teens Encounter Christ is a Catholic Movement of Spirituality for older teens and young adults which has, since its beginnings in 1965, helped to bring thousands of teens across the country closer to Christ and to a deeper relationship with their Church. Through the efforts of Sunflower TEC, and prior to that Heartland TEC, the program has been a part of ministry to young people in the Archdiocese of Kansas City since 1977.

Teens Encounter Christ is a three day weekend retreat for spiritual renewal focused on the Paschal Mystery of the dying and rising of Jesus Christ.  it is hosted by a team of youth and adults including a Archdiocesan priest.

Sunflower TEC holds five three-day retreats each year at three different Archdiocesan facilities: Prairie Star Ranch in Williamsburg, KS Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Seneca, KS. and Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, KS. The cost of the retreat is $110 which includes a TEC t-shirt, housing and meals and is open to all teens in high school through college age young people to the age of 21.  However no one has ever been turned away because of finances.

A TEC weekend begins at 9am on Saturday and ends at 5pm on Monday.  It is important for participants to remain on site for the entire weekend retreat, however some exceptions do and can apply.

Upcoming TEC retreat dates

  • June 9, 10, & 11, 2012 at Seneca, KS. Sts. Peter & Paul Grade School
  • August 11, 12, & 13, 2012 at Prairie Star Ranch Williamsburg, KS.
  • November 10, 11, 12, 2012  at Prairie Star Ranch Williamsburg, KS.
  • January 19-20-21, 2013 at Savior Pastoral Center Kansas City, KS. 


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The following are some photos of the weekend at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Center.   The weekend consists of prayer,  lectures,  group discussion  and more.  


While the TEC retreat is going on some of the TEC members from the Archdioscese pray in the SPP Parish adoration chapel.

A group from SPP Parish prepare and serve meals during the weekend.  They serve approximately 80 at each meal.   Some of the helpers are shown here.

                                               (More photos to come.)


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