What is Engaged Encounter?
The Engaged Encounter is a weekend experience where couples planning marriage have the time to concentrate on each other, free from the tensions, pressures, and interruptions of daily life.
It is designed to give couples an opportunity to talk deeply about their future life together, self-identity, role expectations, money, sex, children, and family are discussed. A vital part of the weekend is learning better communication skills.
Who is Engaged Encounter for?
Couples of any age that are committed to marry in the Catholic Church and are mature enough to believe that their relationship can become even better will benefit. The Engaged Encounter is one of the instructional programs for marriage preparation sponsored by the Dioceses of Amarillo
Whether this is your first marriage or not, young or old, This weekend is meant to assist you in understanding the Sacrament of Marriage and a time of reflection. All who come with an open mind and an open heart will come away from the weekend with a little more understanding of themselves and their fiancé.
If you have any difficulty with payment, please ask your pastor, we don’t want money to keep you and your fiancé away from this beautiful weekend experience.
Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center
2100 N. Spring, Amarillo, TX 806-383-1811 (ask for Mollie)
Couples should attend the Engaged Encounter
3 to 6 months before the wedding date.
The weekend begins on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. and ends Sunday about noon. A weekend stay is required in order to keep the atmosphere of the weekend free from distractions.
Separate housing is provided for men and women.
All meals provided, however you are encouraged to bring snacks
to enjoy and share throughout the weekend
You can also speak to Directors Deacon Henry Wilhelm or his wife Lori
for more information (806) 367-5099