Engaged Encounter

Contact & Staff

Director of Intercultural
and Marriage Ministries

Deacon Enrique Castro
573.635.9127, ext. 250
573.680.3650

Administrative Assistant
Amada Garcia
573.635.9127, ext. 226

Events Coordinator
Kris Hartman
573.635.9127, ext. 228


Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

Engaged Encounter is a weekend with other engaged couples where an atmosphere is created in which each couple can concentrate exclusively on one another, free of the tensions, pressures and interruptions of the world. It is designed to give engaged couples the opportunity to discuss honestly their future lives together -- their strengths and weaknesses, desires, goals, ambitions, their attitudes about money, sex, family, children, their role in the church and society -- in a face-to-face way. Engaged Encounter is designed to deepen and enrich your relationship with each other. All engaged couples are welcome, including interfaith couples and those entering a second marriage.

A team of married couples and a priest give a series of presentations. Each presentation allows you and your fiancé an opportunity to look at yourselves as individuals, then to look at your relationship with one another, and finally to look at your relationship with God, the church, and the world. Personal reflection and discussion are the main focus of the weekend. Communal meals and Sunday liturgy provide group participation.

Engaged Encounter weekends begin on Fridays at 7 pm and conclude on Sundays at 4 pm and are held at St. Pius X Parish in Moberly.

Cost is $100 per couple, which includes meals and lodging. A $25 deposit, payable to Engaged Encounter and mailed to Diocese of Jefferson City, ATTN: Amada Garcia, PO Box 104900, Jefferson City MO 65110, is required to complete your registration. The balance of $75 is due when you check in for your weekend. If you are seeking financial assistance, please submit this form.

Schedule

March 6-8, 2020
May 1-3, 2020
Aug. 7-9, 2020
Jan. 8-10, 2021

Register for Engaged Encounter

Please use the form below to submit your registration.

  • Please select the Engaged Encounter weekend you would like to attend. All are held at St. Pius X Parish, Moberly, MO.