Another marriage preparation option which your pastor may approve is a Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend.

A Catholic Engaged Encounter is a retreat weekend for engaged couples.  It is an opportunity to gather with other engaged couples, to enjoy time both in groups and alone as a couple, and to dialogue about your future married life together.

A team of married couples, as well as a priest, present ideas related to many pertinent topics. The weekend concludes with a Sunday Mass celebration.  With your pastor’s permission, an Engaged Encounter Weekend can qualify as PreCana preparation.

Engaged Encounter Weekends are held throughout the year, through the Diocese of Camden and the Diocese of Harrisburg – among others.  To learn more about Catholic Engaged Encounter, or to register for a weekend, go to