San Bernardino Catholic Engaged Encounter offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. It gives them the opportunity to focus exclusively on each other for 44 hours in peaceful surroundings, free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world.
Though Catholic in origin, the San Bernardino Catholic Engaged Encounter experience more generally calls a man and a woman as a couple to strive for a sacramental way of life through the vocation of marriage. The Weekend is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values, but is not limited to Catholic couples.
San Bernardino Engaged Encounter is a an energized community of volunteer couples and priests whose common bond is our belief in the sacrament of marriage and family life. We provide a working weekend retreat format designed to create a focus on private couple communication.