Teresa Hartnett


Teresa Hartnett

Lena Settimi

Administrator Assistant

Lena Settimi

Dr. Wendy Hofman

Program Coordinator

Dr. Wendy Hofman

Next Event

All Catholic Engaged Encounter (Marriage Preparation Course)Sessions 
take place at Resurrection College, Waterloo

April 14 -15, 2018
June 2 - 3, 2018 


* If you are experiencing difficulty registering, please open our website (hamiltondiocese.com) in another browser, such as Google Chrome, to register.

To register, please contact Connie at 905-528-7988 ext. 2237 or Lena Settimi 905-528-7988 ext. 2249


Catholic Engaged Encounter

Catholic Engaged Encounter

(Marriage Preparation Course)

A Wedding is a Day... A Marriage is a Lifetime

First Contact:
Be sure you have met with the parish priest where you intend to marry before booking a course. Some parishes offer their own preparation for marriage.

Location: Resurrection College, Waterloo

Courses Hours: Saturdays (approximately 8:30 am–9:30 pm) and Sunday (approximately 8:30 am–4:00 pm).

The course ends with Mass. This is a non-residential weekend.

Cost: $150 per couple (includes course materials, snacks, lunch and supper Saturday and lunch Sunday).

REFUNDS due to cancellation, are subject to a $25.00 administration fee.


To Register: Call Lena at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249 or Register online

Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekends (CEE), provide a marriage preparation program rooted in the Catholic faith and are available to all those being married in the Diocese.

The Engaged Encounter Weekend:

  • Utilizes listening, writing, and dialogue
  • Encourages the engaged couple to concentrate on building a relationship
  • Consists of a  team of experienced married couples and a priest to facilitate and guide the weekend

Key Concepts of the Weekend:

  • Self-acceptance is essential to building a relationship with another. “I can’t love you unless I love myself.”
  • Love does not depend on feelings alone, but it is a decision that a couple must make every day.
  • Openness is the key to communication with one another. Revealing ourselves to each other and believing in each other’s goodness adds to communication
  • Marriage calls the couple to love one another totally
  • Life-giving is a quality most essential to a relationship; without this quality there is no growth, no sensitivity, no refinement.
  • Sex and sexuality are part of God’s plan for man and woman to become human and more expressive of God’s goodness

Happiness is incomplete unless it is based on a goal of unity, of loving each other as Christ loved us, totally and unconditionally.

Click here to register online