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Catholic Engaged Encounter is an investment in the future- a weekend in which an atmosphere is created for each couple to concentrate exclusively on one another, free of tensions, pressures and the interruptions of daily living. It is a quiet weekend, specifically designed to give a couple planning for marriage, an opportunity to talk honestly and intensively about their future together.
What happens on a weekend?
During a weekend, an atmosphere is created that enables each couple to concentrate exclusively on one another while free of the pressures and interruptions of daily life. This time will give each couple an opportunity to discuss honestly with each other, in a face-to-face manner, their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, and goals. The design of the program is to have two married couples present concepts focused on their relationship with their spouse and with God. Following the presentations the engaged couples write their reflections from questions provided, and then dialogue privately together, always from the viewpoint of their own relationship. Couples are given the opportunity to question, examine and deepen their relationship with each other. They are challenged to explore many aspects of their relationship in a much deeper, more honest way than they mayhave before.
Does the couple have to be Catholic?
Although the weekend is designed for couples planning to be married in the Catholic Church, it is open to all couples of any faith. It has been found to be both beneficial and supporting of couples from differing faith backgrounds.
How soon before the wedding should we attend our weekend?
We recommend the earlier the better. As soon as you are engaged, or even considering engagement. By attending early you can discover areas of growth necessary in your relationship, determine if engagement and marriage is right for you at this time (before becoming too invested in the wedding preparations), and avoid the last minute hassles of attending a weekend while trying to do everything else your wedding day entails.
Why should we attend?
Through the presentations and personal sharing, the weekend experience offers each couple the insights, tools and confidence to enrich their relationship andstrengthen their love for one another and with God. It is recognized as one of the most significant experiences during their engagement period.