Catholic Engaged Encounter of Orange County
The Engaged Encounter Weekend
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, the Engaged Encounter Weekend experience more generally calls a man and a woman as a couple to strive for a sacramental way of life through the vocation of marriage. The Weekend is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values, but is not limited to Catholic couples.
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 by accident.
Download the latest EE Brochure PDF here.
COVID-19 UPDATE: WE ARE CHANGING THE IN PERSON RETREAT TO AN ONLINE FORMAT FOR $100. THE ONLINE RETREAT WILL BE TWO DAYS. BEGINNING ON SATURDAY AT 8 AM AND ENDING AROUND 9 PM, WITH TWO MEAL BREAKS. SUNDAY BEGINS AT 8 AM AND ENDS AROUND 3 PM. WE WILL WATCH MASS AS A COMMUNITY AND HAVE ONE MEAL BREAK. RETREAT NOTEBOOKS WILL BE MAILED OUT ON THE MONDAY BEFORE THE RETREAT, TO THE ADDRESS ENTERED IN THE ONLINE REGISTRATION.
Please email email@example.com for any questions.
The fee for the in person weekend is $435 per couple. The fee to attend an Engaged Encounter in person weekend covers all materials used on the weekend, meals and facility costs.
Once you register and pay online, you will receive a “Payment Complete – OCEE” email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
A week before the retreat, you will receive a reminder email from email@example.com. Please check you SPAM or Junk mailboxes.
Cancellations, Refunds, & Schedule Changes
- Cancellations/refunds: $25 non-refundable fee
- Rescheduling at least fifteen days before the start of a weekend: no fees or penalties.
- Rescheduling/Cancelling fifteen days or less before a weekend or after a weekend has begun: $425 processing fee due to financial commitments at our retreat facilities.
If for some reason you cannot attend your weekend or would like to change your weekend date, please contact Jerry & Eloise DeSantos at Registration@eeweekend.org.