What is Catholic Engaged Encounter? CEE is recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a quality, highly effective, marriage preparation program designed to meet the needs of today's engaged couples.

Communication Needs Engaged Encounter introduces couples to a communication technique they can use effectively to foster a deeper knowledge of each other.

Spiritual Needs Each couple comes to realize that marriage is a sacrament and a vocation, and that God and prayer are essential to a fruitful marriage.

Personal Needs Each person is challenged to review the decision-making process and to examine the motives for seeking marriage.

A Commitment to Marriage The presenting teams usually consist of two married couples and a priest who give a series of carefully prepared presentations. The teams are serious about marriage, and believe it is a sacrament and should not be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but deliberately, and seriously.

Engaged Encounter does not boast of a 0% failure rate. The teams are very realistic about what can be done on a weekend. They have noticed that even a minimally motivated couple can come to an experiential knowledge of what marriage is.

The Engaged Encounter Program It is an intensive weekend of work during which each couple is offered the time and opportunity to question, examine, and deepen their relationship with each other and with God. Couples are challenged to explore their relationship in a much deeper, more honest way than they have been before. CEE is recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a quality, highly effective, marriage preparation program designed to meet the needs of today's engaged couples.

Topics covered during the weekend include self-awareness, human sexuality, communications, decision making, Natural Family Planning, vocation, sacrament, unity and more.