What is Engaged Encounter?

An in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values. A weekend retreat away from the business of daily life, along with other engaged couples, with plenty of time alone together.

What should we expect?

An atmosphere is created for the two of you to concentrate exclusively on each other, free of the distractions, pressures and interruptions of daily living – a “time out” away from home, friends, and wedding preparations. There are no group dynamics or group therapy. It is a quiet weekend.

What happens over the weekend?

The weekend usually begins at 7:00pm on Friday and goes until around 3:00pm on the Sunday. Couples stay at the facilities throughout the weekend as the scheduled is designed with a retreat atmosphere in mind. Meals are served throughout the weekend except for Friday night, so you may want to eat before you arrive!