Planning a wedding is a fun and exciting time. It can also be stressful. Catholic Engaged Encounter offers a weekend-long retreat at an affordable price, away from the hustle and bustle of life, where you can focus on each other, your relationship, and what it means to become a sacrament. While you spend the majority of the retreat together – there is not much free time. You should plan to start your day a little earlier and work a little later than they typically would on an average weekend at home.


Below is the current list of scheduled retreats in the Diocese of Stockton.  Please choose the weekend that works best for you, and click on the Register button. If your retreat of choice is full, you should register for the waiting list and your second choice to assure your spot on a retreat. Our retreats do fill up 30-90 days prior to retreats AND registration for retreats close when sold out or two (2) weeks in advance, whichever comes first.


To continue providing retreats during COVID-19, the Catholic Engaged Encounter retreat has been adjusted to provide a virtual retreat experience. You will receive the same content in the virtual retreat as you would at a traditional retreat. The virtual retreats are offered in two (2) different formats – both formats are presented live via Zoom and both you and your fianc√© must attend all sessions live and on camera to receive your certificate. We are unable to provide “make-up” sessions. Please plan accordingly.

  • Six (6)-Week format: These virtual retreats are presented over six (6) consecutive Thursday evenings from 6 PM to approximately 8 PM – live via Zoom. You will both need to attend these session via Zoom with your camera on to receive your certificate of completion.
  • Weekend format: Like the in-person retreats, these are presented over a Saturday and Sunday. The retreat goes from 8 AM to approximately 7 PM on Saturday with short breaks and a break for lunch on Saturday. The retreat resumes on Sunday morning at 8 AM and goes until approximately 4 PM with short breaks and a lunch break. You will both need to attend these session via Zoom with your camera on to receive your certificate of completion.


Please note that the retreat goes from Saturday morning at 8:00 AM to as late as 10 PM, and from 8 AM to as late as 4 PM on Sunday afternoon. Attendance for the entire weekend is required. Catholic Engaged Encounter of Stockton, Inc. retreats are commuter in nature – meaning you drive to the location in the morning and go home at night. Catholic Engaged Encounter of Stockton, Inc. does not provide overnight accommodations. At this time, we ONLY present weekends in English, but do offer workbooks in Spanish.

Thanks to the generosity of past retreat attendees, Catholic Engaged Encounter of Stockton, Inc. has a limited amount of funds to use for financial aid. Financial assistance is intended for couples struggling to afford life’s daily essentials, and paying the full fees of a Catholic Engaged Encounter of Stockton, Inc. retreat would further hinder a couple’s ability to afford essentials. If you need financial assistance, please fill out this form, and we will contact you within 3-5 business days with a discount code based upon your needs and funds available. Applications and financial aid awards are kept strictly confidential. No couple will be turned away because they cannot afford the weekend costs

If our current retreat dates do not work for your schedule Catholic Engaged Encounter retreats are also offered in several nearby dioceses. Please go visit the Catholic Engaged Encounter for more dates and locations.

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"November 13-14, 2021 | Virtual Weekend" is currently sold out.
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  • November 13-14, 2021 | Virtual Retreat
    November 13, 2021 - November 14, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 local and state restrictions, this event will be presented virtually via Zoom. The retreat is scheduled to be a 2-day all-day retreat on Saturday, November 13, 2021, starting at 8 AM going until 7 PM with breaks throughout the day, and Sunday, November 14, 2021, from 8 AM going until 4 PM … November 13-14, 2021 | Virtual WeekendRead More »

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