What is Catholic Engaged Encounter?

Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) is a marriage preparation program available to couples planning for a lifetime commitment. We are a community of volunteer married couples committed to providing weekend retreats for couples engaged to be married.

Give your marriage a solid foundation by attending one of our weekends. It is a quiet weekend, specifically designed to give a couple the opportunity to talk honestly and intensively about the day-to-day events they may face in their future together.

We feel this is one of the best programs available to prepare you for marriage.

Remember, "a wedding is a day.... a marriage is a lifetime." 



Weekends below are subject to cancellation
if enrollment is very low.

2020 Dates

May 1-3

August 7-9


Currently, our CEE weekends are held at 

St. Leonard’s YRC in Avon, Ohio.
Click HERE for directions.

Other CEE Weekends around the area click here


What is CEE's Mission and Vision?


Catholic Engaged Encounter, an instrument of God and of the church, witnesses to engaged couples the principles of a marriage that is sacramental, permanent, exclusive, and open to life.


Catholic Engaged Encounter serves as an effective marriage preparation program and envisions a world in which marriage is sacred and families are holy in accordance with the laws and teachings of the Catholic Church.





 The time of preparation
For the day that is to come
Is often filled with rushing
To get everything done
But take some time out
From all the fuss and bother
To focus on God
And your love for each other.