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Marriage Encounters

Marriage Encounters is an opportunity for married couples to focus on the most important area of their lives - their marriage. When we're dating and starting our lives together, our couple relationship gets top priority. Then life takes over. Our marriages often get put on the back burner.

The goal of Marriage Encounters is to make strong families by building strong marriages. There are two organizations in the diocese that provide the weekends, Worldwide Marriage Encounter and National Marriage Encounter. Please visit the links below for more information.

The weekend is conducted by a team of trained couples who present information and insights on various areas of married life.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter's mission is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world. It is the largest pro-marriage movement in the world, offering a weekend for couples who want to make their good marriage even better. The weekend provides couples with a Catholic experience, facilitated by three team couples and a priest, but individuals of all faiths are welcome. The emphasis is on communication and the tools husbands and wives need to support them in living God’s desire for their marriage. If you want to learn more about this unique approach to revitalizing the sacrament of Marriage, please join us for an upcoming weekend.




April 1-3, 2016
June 10-12, 2016
August 19-21, 2016
November 4-6, 2016



To register, please visit the website above.


National Marriage Encounter

National Marriage Encounter helps you put your marriage at the forefront again, by giving you:


  • A weekend away from distractions
  • Improved communication
  • Growth as a couple and individuals
  • A revitalized relationship
  • A good marriage made better

If you are calling by phone, please leave your name and a day or evening telephone number.


NME Dates:

February 6-7, 2016
June 25-26, 2016


Register Online




Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Wendi O'Brien

National Marriage Encounter