Welcome to Catholic Engaged Encounter of Stockton!


Catholic Engaged Encounter is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of the Catholic faith and values. The retreat is 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 investment in the future – a weekend long retreat experience in which an atmosphere is created that enables each couple to concentrate exclusively on one another while free of the pressures and interruptions of daily life. It is a non-recreational retreat and a beautiful program designed to give each couple an opportunity to discuss honestly with each other, in a face-to-face manner, their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, their attitudes about money, sex, family, spiritual values, and their role in society.


In 1992, Pope John Paul, II proclaimed Catholic Engaged Encounter as a Vatican approved marriage preparation program, and the program fulfills the requirements for immediate preparation for marriage in the Catholic Church as prescribed by the Diocese of Stockton.  


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