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About the Weekend

It is a weekend designed for couples who are preparing for marriage. While it is spent with other engaged couples, private time is available for the couple to build a closer relationship. The weekend provides an opportunity for each couple to talk privately, honestly and intensely about

  • their future lives together;
  • their strengths and weaknesses;
  • desires;
  • ambitions;
  • goals;
  • their attitudes about money, sex, children, family;
  • and their role in the church and society.

Engaged Encounter is not designed to take the place of several interviews that must be held with your priest, who will discuss, among other things the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Church's view of marriage and the meaning of the ceremony.

The program is presented (in Sydney) with the approval of the Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation office. At the end of the course, we will give you a certificate to be provided to your priest or marriage celebrant.

Weekend Timing

Saturday 8.45am - 10pm. Please arrive at 8.30am.

Sunday 8.45am - 4pm

Upcoming Dates

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My husband and I have recently celebrated our wedding and during our speech we reminisced about our learnings from the Engaged Encounter. Our conversations during our course allowed us to prepare and understand what we both wanted from our marriage. We really appreciate the support provided from the Engaged Encounter.

Brigitte & Nikolas

Jun 2021

'Two Is Better Than One'- It's always good to have a lifelong companion to share all the ups and downs, it's also important to have an extra hand to help out with fitting the bed sheets!

Dorothy & Benton

Jun 2021

The stories from the married couples gave a realistic representation of the everyday struggles and achievements.

Siska & Ben

Feb 2020

I was initially a little apprehensive however the weekend turned out to be much more enjoyable and beneficial than I could have imagined.

Emily & Chris

Feb 2021

The content was presented in a non-judgemental manner.

Fiona & Phillip

Feb 2021

Insightful & probing questions into relevant topics that perspective of marriage we had not previously explored fully.

Shelanah & Joe

Feb 2021

We love the learning, writing, talking structure - very useful. The real life experience and vulnerability of the presenters gave us confidence to be vulnerable too.

Angela & Chris

Sep 2019

We like the sharings and how real, heart-felt and relevant they are.

Charmaine & Gabriel

Sep 2019