A Wedding is a Day....           .... A Marriage is a Lifetime     ..... are you ready?

�2009 Catholic Engaged Encounter of Phoenix, Arizona  

*Inquire AFTER you register using your Military email address to recieve the discount. 10% Discount is refunded following sucessful registration!

Catholic Engaged Encounter is a ministry of married couples committed to providing weekend retreats for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church.

A Commuter Weekend to help YOU SAVE money for your wedding and get the VERY BEST in Marriage Prep!

Give your marriage a solid foundation by attending one of our weekends.



Engaged Encounter is the only Marriage Prep program offered in the Phoenix Metropolitan area that is authorized by most Dioceses across the world. 


2019 Location Days English
July 13-14 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
October 26-27 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
December 7-8 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
2020 Location Days English
February 8-9 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
April 4-5 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
May 16-17 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
July 11-12 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
October 3-4 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
December 5-6 Phoenix 2 day Commuter REGISTER
Should one of the above Arizona dates not fit your schedule,
find a weekend here anywhere in the U.S.A!!!

Commuter Weekend now available for Phoenix Weekends only!!
2 day - Saturday and Sunday,(you go home Saturday night)
All Meals, coursework and materials included for 2 days!

Engaged Encounter is an approved Married Life Skills workshop required by the Diocese of Phoenix under their Covenant of Love 7 Step program.  Amongst the programs, Engaged Encounter can help you obtain the practical marriage building skills you need while fulfilling Step 3: Married Life Skills workshop.

Bishop Olmsted on Catholic Answers Live: The Importance of Holy Marriages

Hear the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, taking calls and answering questions on the Catholic Answers Live radio program. Host Patrick Coffin and callers spoke with Bishop Olmsted about the importance of holy marriages on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013


With society demands, packed personal and professional schedules, often at times multiple preparation sessions doesn't align with these demands. Engaged Encounter is the ONLY program that satisfies this requirement in just one single, weekend retreat designed especially for the two of you. Meals and all materials are included!!! No distractions from the outside world so you can concentrate on building the solid foundation required for a long lasting healthy marriage!

We recognize that helping you save costs AND providing you the ability to attend our weekend retreat is important.

We also offer an option (Phoenix Weekend in English only) for you to stay overnight on Saturday at our facility for a small cost if you are coming from out of town or would normally have a long commute home. This option is for an additional fee and coordinated by emailing AFTER you receive your confirmation letter. On site overnight accommodations are same gender, dormitory style accommodations.

Weekends are scheduled in Phoenix, Tucson and Northeastern AZ\Gallup, NM areas through out the year.  Click on the city above in which you'd like to learn more about our weekend marriage preparation experiences.

See what others are saying about Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends!!!!



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Are you looking for a ministry to do with your spouse that will strengthen future marriages as well as your own?

Catholic Engaged Encounter is constantly expanding within the Phoenix and Tucson Diocese offering Diocesan approved and Internationally recognized marriage preparation weekend retreats for our engaged.

We need couples willing to join our presenting teams or support team for Engaged Encounter weekends. Whether you have been married for 1 to 100 years, we need you!!

Information sessions are forming now. Whether you have EE experience or not and are interested in joining this life-giving ministry please consider joining our ministry. 

For more information about getting involved involved click on the Volunteer link for additional online information or you may contact any of the Local Coordinating Arizona Couples listed below.

Community Name Phone Email
NickheartCheryl Covert
(602) 412-1674
Juan heart Gina DeLaOssa
Northeast AZ\Gallup, NM
RandyheartMaria Copeland
(505) 726-2707