Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat. Our retreats can accommodate up to 35 engaged couples, but they are not group therapy. The retreat provides you and your fiancé plenty of time alone together to plan your goals for a successful sacramental marriage. A Catholic Engaged Encounter retreat give you the opportunity to honestly and intensively discuss your future lives together as husband and wife-- identifying your strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, attitudes about money, sex, children, family, your role in the church and society--in a one-on-one, face to face way.
Catholic Engaged Encounter retreats are open to any couple who are engaged or considering engagement, and wanting to prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together with the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman and to be recognized by the Catholic Church.
Catholic Engaged Encounter is an approved marriage preparation retreat in over 90 dioceses throughout the United States, including the Diocese of Stockton, and is an officially recognized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The weekend-long retreat fulfills the requirements for immediate preparation for marriage in the Catholic Church as prescribed by the Diocese of Stockton.
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