Catholic Engaged Encounter

Catholic Engaged Encounter is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values. Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat away with other engaged couples with plenty of time alone together to dialogue 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 face to face way.

The weekend is open to any engaged couple wanting to prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church according to its Church law.  Weekends in the Archdiocese of Anchorage are conducted at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Anchorage.

Catholic Engaged Encounter application 2017 (.pdf)

Upcoming Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekends

  • May 26-28, 2017

For more information regarding the next weekend encounter, please contact Deacon Mick Fornelli at either (907) 297-7770 or

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