Programs designed for engaged couples

cee-logoEngaged Encounter

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. Local Coordinators: Tom and Maggie Slankas at ceeknoxville@gmail.com or 865-483-7896. Registration Couple: Jason & Carmen Jeansoone ceeknoxville@yahoo.com or 865-377-3077  For more information visit http://www.rc.net/knoxville/cee/index.html

2017 Dates

February 10-12
April 21-23
July 21-23
October 27-29

All weekends are held at the Holiday Inn Express-Lenoir City

CEE registration form 2017

PoL-logo-e1440097775102 “Picture of Love” engaged couples’ program

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.

PoL-registration form

RETREAT DATES FOR 2017:

                                 Friday/Saturday, January 20/21 or June 2/3 or  October 20/21, 2017

(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

                         COST: $135.00 per couple

For more information contact: Marian Christiana – Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment at: 423-892-2310 or mchristiana@dioknox.org

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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: 2016 Saturday, March 5, or Saturday, September 24
2017 Saturday, June 24
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: St. Anne Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Avenue, Bristol, VA 24201
Fee: $160.00 per couple (all materials and meals are included)
Information
Register online
Contact: Daniel Whitehouse 804-335-1727 or marriageprep@richmonddiocese.org

Marriage Preparation in Spanish

January 28 or June 24, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm
St. Patrick Church in  Morristown
$ 30.00  per couple
For more information contact
Hermana Maria Lina Ramos, MAG (423) 335 2915 o misionerasag@aol.com