What is Catholic Engaged Encounter?

Catholic Engaged Encounter is a marriage preparation retreat, which is recognized nationally, as well as internationally as a high quality program to help engaged couples prepare for a life time commitment in a sacramental marriage.  The weekend is facilitated by two married couples and a Priest. The presenters are volunteers who share a common bond and belief in the sacrament of marriage and the importance of family life. We provide a working weekend retreat that is designed to introduce couples to various communication techniques in order to foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of each other through private couple communication. Attendees are couples of all faiths usually planning to marry in the Catholic Church.  

By attending an Engaged Encounter weekend you will learn new tools for listening, writing and enhancing your communication with each other. We encourage couples to reach within themselves to discover or reinforce the belief that your marriage can be forever, that love is forever, and that God wishes to be forever present in your sacramental relationship.