Engaged Encounter

Contact & Staff

Director of Intercultural
and Marriage Ministries

Deacon Enrique Castro
573-635-9127, ext. 250

Administrative Assistant
Jamie Schulte
573-635-9127, ext. 226

Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-14

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 is required to complete your registration.  Please mail a personal check, teller's check or money order made payable to Engaged Encounter to:

Diocese of Jefferson City

ATTN: Faith Formation

2207 West Main Street

Jefferson City, MO  65109-0914

The balance of $75 is due when you check in for your weekend. If you are seeking financial assistance, please submit this form.


August 6-8, 2021 (Canceled- We apologize for any inconvenience.)

January 7-9, 2022

Register for Engaged Encounter

Do to the current pandemic, please check here for cancellations.

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