Our motto is “A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime.” Most people spend months planning and many dollars preparing for their wedding. But how much time and effort do we spend preparing for what we hope will last 50 or 60 years—our marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend to plan for a sacramental marriage. It is designed to give couples the opportunity to talk privately, honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together—their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, their role in the church and society—in a guided format. Cost of the weekend is $239 per couple, which includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on the couple’s marriage license in Tennessee. To receive a $60.00 discount you must attend a marriage preparation weekend within 1 year of purchasing the license.
Co-coordinators: Richard & Leslie Consoli firstname.lastname@example.org 865-671-1034
Paul & Pam Shaffer email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 865-675-5671
Registration Couple: Jason & Carmen Jeansoone email@example.com or 865-377-3077 For more information visit https://ceeknoxville.org/
2019 Dates: February 15-17 April 5-7 July 19-21 October 18-20
All weekends are held at the Holiday Inn Express-Lenoir City
This marriage-preparation program is designed to help the couple gain a better understanding of the joys and challenges of living the sacrament of matrimony in their day-to-day lives. The program will help the couple gain insights into their relationship and give them practical ideas and tools to smooth their journey and become the “Picture of Love” to each other. Cost of the program is $135, which includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on the couple’s marriage license in Tennessee. To receive a $60.00 discount you must attend a marriage preparation weekend within 1 year of purchasing the license.
RETREAT DATES FOR 2019
January 18/19, 2019 May 31/June 1, 2019 September 20/21, 2019
(7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Friday Evening and 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday)
St. Stephen Catholic Church
7111 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37421
For more information contact: Marian Christiana – Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment at: 423-892-2310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Unveiled: A Pre-Cana Program
is the Diocese of Richmond’s program for couples who are preparing for a lifetime of marriage together. This program is offered as a day-long Saturday reflection for couples that are preparing for a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church.
Each couple is given opportunities to question, examine, and deepen their relationship with each other and with God. Couples are challenged to explore their relationship prayerfully, in a much deeper, more honest way than they have before. The session is divided into three main components – Communication & Intimacy, Theology of Marriage, and Spirituality of a Marriage.
Dates: Unveiled available dates
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $170.00 per couple (all materials and meals are included)
Contact: Center for Marriage, Family and Life at email@example.com , 804-622-5109.