Encounter Weekend

Paul & Pegi Ackerman

(509) 575-4931


Encounter Weekly Sessions

Deacon Dor & Rose Collado

(509) 375-0566


General Information

Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekends

Catholic Engaged Encounter is an in-depth, private, personal marriage experience within the context of Catholic faith and values. Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat away with other engaged couples with plenty of time alone together to dialogue honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together -- their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, their role in the church and society -- in a face to face way. The weekend is open to any engaged couple wanting to prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church according to its Church law. Find this years weekend sessions schedule here.

Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekly Sessions

A weekly version of the weekend experience is available for couples whose schedules prevent them from attending an Engaged Encounter Weekend. These sessions are held at the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 7409 West Clearwater, Kennewick, WA. Find the weekly sessions schedule here. Attendance at all six sessions is mandatory for satisfactory completion of the program

Engaged Encounter

For the greatest good you should plan to attend an Encounter weekend or complete the weekly sessions several months before your wedding. But any time you come, it will be of great value for your coming marriage.

  • emphasizes marriage as a sacrament and a vocation

  • introduces communications techniques for the couple

  • challenges each to examine his/her motives for marriage

  • shares the hopes, strengths, and experiences of married couples and the clergy

  • provides each couple the opportunity for deep and honest exploration of their relationship with each other and with God

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