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