The Engaged Encounter Weekend offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. It gives them the opportunity to focus exclusively on each other for 44 hours in peaceful surroundings, free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world.

Though Catholic in origin, this experience is open to any engaged couple wanting to prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together. The Weekend is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values. Learn More.


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Wondering why to attend for an Entire Weekend? The weekend experience offers each couple the insights, the tools and the confidence to enrich their relationship and strengthen their love for one another. They learn that good marriages don't just happen.

Dignitas Personae (Dignity of the Person)  This new Vatican Instruction on Diomediacal Ethics is a great resource to understand the Catholic Church's teachings on contraception, abortion, human cloning, stem cell research, and many other complex issues.  This document was released December 12, 2008 and is 23 pages long.  A Vatican Summary of Dignitas Personae is also available.

Catholic Engaged Encounter National Site  Information about the Catholic engaged Encounter national organization including links to resources and other CEE communities around the United States.

El Paso Diocese and El Paso Diocese Family Life Office  These sites provides numerous resources on marriage preparation, Natural Family Planning, and other Family Life programs within the El Paso Diocese.

Las Cruces Diocese and Las Cruces Diocese Family Life Office  These sites provides numerous resources on marriage preparation, Natural Family Planning, and other Family Life programs within the Las Cruces Diocese.