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.

Although the retreat is designed for couples preparing getting married in the Catholic Church; retreats are opened to all couples of any faith, and marriages based on the Catholic belief that marriage is between one man and one women.  The retreats are beneficial and supporting to couples from different faiths and backgrounds. Learn More.

Our Mission

Catholic Engaged Encounter, an instrument of God and of the church, witnesses to engaged couples the principles of a marriage that is sacramental, permanent, exclusive, and open to life.

Vision Statement:

Catholic Engaged Encounter serves as an effective marriage preparation program and envisions a world in which marriage is sacred and families are holy in accordance with the laws and teachings of the Catholic Church

2016  Weekend Registration for Cincinnati and Covington
We're adding more weekends to help meet high demand from our area's engaged couples!  Cincinnati Community 2016 retreats are at Our Lady of The Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, and are 3 days/2 nights (Friday evening through Sunday) at a cost of $245 per couple. 

February 26-28, 2016
April 8-10, 2016
May 20-22, 2016
October 14-16, 2016

Additionally, weekends are being offered througho our Covington, KY.  Our Covington Community 2016 retreats take place at Saint Anne's Convent Moye Spiritual Life Center in Melbourne, Kentucky, and are 2 days/1 night (Saturday and Sunday) at a cost of $210 per couple:

January 16-17, 2016
March 12-13, 2016
June 11-12, 2016
September 24-25, 2016

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).