Programs designed for engaged couples

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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 865-671-1034
Paul & Pam Shaffer or 865-675-5671
Registration Couple: Jason & Carmen Jeansoone or 865-377-3077                                                                                                            For more information visit

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

EE-Knox-2019 – registration form


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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
Unveiled registration

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 , 804-622-5109.