Happening is a spiritual formation weekend designed for teens currently in 9th-12 grade and led by teens with the support of youth ministers and clergy. Happening is open to first time participants of any denomination who have not “happened” previously.  You do not need to attend an Episcopal church or school to attend. Happening is a Christian retreat that is open and welcoming to all.

The Butterfly

How do we as followers of Jesus grow in our faith? We ask questions, seek guidance, and embrace the still small voice of God calling us into a deeper relationship. The butterfly, the Christian symbol of rebirth, is also the inspiration for the Happening weekend. May the Love of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit lead you to Happening!


  • Spring Happening is scheduled for January 7-9, 2022


The beautiful Solomon Episcopal Conference Center HTTPS://SECCLA.ORG/
54296 HWY 445
Loranger, LA 70446


The weekend cost is $75 for first time participants aka “happeners” and for staff.

How to Pay

Please bring cash or a check made out to “SECC” at the time of the event. Children of clergy (any denomination) may attend for free by contacting Mother Jane-Allison. Anyone may request scholarship assistance by emailing Mother Jane-Allison at jwiggin@edola.org.

What to Expect

You can expect to enjoy getting away, unplugging from technology, and de-stressing this weekend. Happening is a time of fellowship, prayer, conversation, music, laughter, and soul searching. There are hands-on activities, small groups, times for worship, and fun.


Thank you in advance for being fully vaccinated before arriving at the retreat. Those who have been fully vaccinated are able to go without masks while inside. Happening can only be experienced in person, which is why we are doing everything we can to meet together while following CDC, state, and diocesan guidelines.

To Register

Registration is not open at this time for first-time Happeners.

To Staff

Applications for staff roles for youth, college young adults, and adults, will be open soon.

For Questions and More Information:

The Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin
Diocesan Youth Coordinator
(504) 295-1375

1623 Seventh Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 895-6634
Fax: (504) 208-3511

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