Engaged Encounter

Engaged Encounter Is a Catholic Christian marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions, pressures, and interruptions of daily living. The program is based on Catholic teachings and values and emphasizes the couple relationship in terms of a lifetime commitment, utilizing tools for practical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.


A Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend is an investment in your future – a weekend in which an atmosphere is created for each couple to concentrate exclusively on one another, free of the tensions, pressures and interruptions of daily living.

It is a very quiet weekend, giving you as a couple an opportunity to talk honestly and intensively about your prospective lives together – your weaknesses and your strengths; your desires, ambitions, goals; your attitudes about God, education, money, sex, children, family; and your role in Church and society.

The weekend is led by a priest and two married couples who will share their experiences and help you plan a sacramental marriage. Couples should schedule their weekend at least 4 – 6 months in advance of their wedding date. Advanced registration is necessary as weekends are limited in size and fill up quickly.

For additional information, contact the Spiritual Life Center at 316-744-0167.

Upcoming Dates


July 14-16, 2023

August 18-20, 2023

September 8-10, 2023

October 20-22, 2023

November 17-19, 2023

December 1-3,2023


Program Information

Online registration

Online registration is the preferred method to register for a weekend. Full payment is required at time of registration. Online payment may be made by credit card or PayPal account. Please click on the desired date above to register online.

Call in

When registering by calling in, payment can be accepted by cash, check, or card; check or card being preferable. You may call the Spiritual Life Center to register at (316) 744-0167. Please note that you will not be confirmed on the weekend until your payment is received.


The cost for two nights stay, all meals, and materials is $375 per couple.
Rooms are single occupancy. Couples are not permitted for any reason to share a room.

Cancellation Policy

For retreats costing $100 or more:
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the event – Center will retain 10%
Cancellations made 13 – 2 days prior to the event – Center will retain 50%
Cancellations made 24 hours or less prior to the event – Center will retain 100%

For retreats costing less than $100, the Center will always retain $10

Dates and Times

Weekends are held throughout the year. Please see the list of weekend dates for available dates. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. The weekend will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and we will need all couples to be checked in and settled. The weekend concludes at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Couples are required to attend the entire weekend.