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A weekend renewal retreat for high school youth in the Diocese of Texas

The Happening Experience
A Happening is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Through this experience, the Happening encourages participation in one's own parish and youth group. Is Christianity relevant to youth today? Can it penetrate the many areas of school life? Can it transform the world and keep up with changing times? The Happening movement thinks so. It does not propose a new type of spirituality but provides a method through which one's spirituality may be developed, nourished, lived, and shared in fellowship with Christians willing to dedicate their lives to God in an ongoing manner. The Happening movement believes that Jesus Christ has and will continue to make a difference in the world and in individual lives. Those attending Happening listen to thought-provoking and challenging talks given by members of the staff and clergy. These talks are designed to help the Happeners get to know God. After each talk, the opportunity is given for questions and discussion in small groups.

For questions regarding Happening,

contact Stephanie Townes, Youth Event Coordinator.


Instrument of Renewal
The Happening Movement is a powerful instrument of renewal in the Church. Its purpose is to concentrate closely on the person and teaching of Jesus Christ. Our faith is seriously examined in a relaxed, fun, informal, and loving atmosphere. The Happening weekend is an experience that gives those who attend the desire to understand and serve God through his Church.

Happening #160: Sept. 7-9, 2018 at Camp Allen
Happening #161: Nov. 16-18, 2018 at Camp Allen
Happening #162: Jan. 11-13, 2019 at Camp Allen
Happening #163: April 16-18, 2019 at Camp Allen

Happening #161 Participant Registration 

Happening #161 Lock In Registration Happening #161 Lock In Staff Application
Happening #161 Staff Application Happening #162 Rector Application

Happening #161 Participant & Lock-In Deadline: November 5th
Happening #161 Lock In Staff Deadline: October 15th
Happening #161 Staff & Happening #162 Rector Deadline: October 1st

Happening Staff applicant Reference Form

Formulario de Referencia para Happening

FAQs about Happening

Steering Committee
Happening utilizes a wonderful group of volunteers that comprise the steering committee. The steering committee helps coordinate the four Happening weekends that occur each year.