Catholic Engaged Encounter
"A wedding is a day ... a marriage is a lifetime"
Catholic Engaged Encounter is a highly effective marriage preparation program designed to meet the needs of today's engaged couples. It is an in-depth, private, personal, couple experience within the context of Catholic faith and values, but is not limited to Catholic couples. The weekend offers each couple the insights, the tools and the confidence to enrich their relationship and strengthen their love of one another. Couples are called to strive for a sacramental way of life through the vocation of marriage
What happens on a weekend?
It is a quiet weekend specifically designed to give you the opportunity to talk honestly and intensively about your future together. Throughout the weekend, engaged couples are encouraged through presentations by two married couples to use a dynamic process of writing, listening, and dialogue to share privately with each other. The weekend begins the process of building a life together, a process which takes a lifetime to complete.
Why should we go on an Engaged Encounter Weekend?
Ask yourself this question: "Am I willing to spend a weekend devoted to hearing ideas and learning skills that will help make my marriage the best it can be?" One weekend preparing for the rest of your life together is so little compared to how much time you will spend preparing for your wedding, which is just one day.
Where are weekends held?
Residential weekends are held at Camp Hope at Clemson University and the Oratory in Rock Hill. Couples arrive on Friday evening and stay at the facility until the weekend is over on Sunday
In-parish weekends are offered at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Simpsonville, and are designed for couples who are local to the parish. Couples do not have to be members of St. Mary Magdalene to attend. The schedule of presentations has been modified to accommodate a two-day program (Saturday and Sunday). The material is the same.
Weekends in Spanish are offered at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Simpsonville.
For additional information and to register, please click on the following link: Cee-sc.org
or leave a message at (864)232-1222.
|Diocese of Charleston 2013 Catholic Engaged Encounter Schedule|
|April 13-14||In-parish (English) St. Mary Magdalene |
|April 13-14||In-parish (Spanish) St. Mary Magdalene |
|September 13-15||Camp Hope at Clemson University|
|October||(date to be announced) In-parish at Divine Redeemer in Hanahan|
|November 3-4||In-parish at St. Mary Magdalene|
|November 3-4||In-parish (Spanish) St. Mary Magdalene|