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.
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.
When registering by calling in, payment will only be accepted by cash or check. 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 $225 per couple. Changing or canceling dates 14 days prior to the scheduled weekend requires a $25 service fee. Changing or canceling dates less than 14 days prior to the scheduled weekend requires a $100 service fee. Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will result in forfeiture of full payment. Rooms are based on double occupancy with a randomly assigned roommate of the same gender. Couples are not permitted for any reason to share a room.
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.