The Engaged Encounter Weekend offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. It gives them the opportunity to focus exclusively on each other for 44 hours in peaceful surroundings, free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world.

Though Catholic in origin, this experience is open to any engaged couple wanting to prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together. The Weekend is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values. Learn More.



2014 National Convention

Help us "Ignite the Fire" in your marriage and within our community.  Join communities from across the nation at the 2014 Catholic Engaged Encounter National Convention in Naperville, IL.  Follow the link below for more information:
2014 CEE National Convention: Ignite the Fire

2015  Weekend Registration
We're adding more weekends to help meet high demand from our area's engaged couples!  All retreats are at Our Lady of The Holy Spirit Center in Norwood unless noted.  Registration for our Spring 2015 weekends is now open:

February 20-22, 2015
April 17-19, 2015
May 15-17,2015
visit our registration page to save your spot today.
Registration will open soon for our October 9-11, 2015 weekend

2014 Weekend Registration
Registration is also still open while space is available for our November 7-9, 2014 Weekend.
Space is limited so visit our registration page to save your spot today.

We're pleased to announce our enhanced online services!

Register for a Weekend Online with Paypal, Visa, MC, or Mailed Check
Make Donations Online
Stay Connected after your weekend

Wondering why to attend for an Entire Weekend? The weekend experience offers each couple the insights, the tools and the confidence to enrich their relationship and strengthen their love for one another. They learn that good marriages don't just happen.


Catholic Engaged Encounter~ The U.S. Catholic Engaged Encounter homepage.
Couple to Couple League (CCL) ~ additional information about Natural Family Planning
Ruah Woods ~ this is a dedicated website about Theology of the Body
For Your Marriage~ This is a website with additional resources for engaged/married couples from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).