TEC Congress spotlights resurrection, renewal

Teens and young adults around the archdiocese are familiar with the Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreat sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, a three-day weekend filled with prayer, reflections, discussions and activities centered on paschal mystery spirituality.

Keeping the paschal mystery at its core, 90 registrants from dioceses across the nation, representing 18 TEC communities, met at Loyola University New Orleans for the yearly TEC Congress July 15-17 under the theme “Rise, Renew, Rejoice.”

“The Congress provides opportunities for community, prayer and formation,” said Ronald Reiter, executive director of TEC. “It allows us to learn new ideas, meet new friends, reconnect with old friends and share and collaborate in TEC ministry.”

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