Cincinnati-Covington Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE)

Catholic Engaged Encounter is a volunteer based ministry that offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. Free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world, couples are given time to honestly and intensively dialogue about their prospective lives together.

Two married couples make up the presenting team and each briefly share stories about their marriages and the impact of the Sacrament of Matrimony on their lives with the goal of encouraging attendees to explore their own attitudes and expectations. Further, the team offer couples ideas on how to continue to decide to love even amidst the pressures of the world.  The engaged should anticipate discussing each other’s strengths and weaknesses, desires, and ambitions, as well as their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, and the role of the church and society in their future marriages. To hear more, see the Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation You Tube Video

We have 2 weekend formats: 2-day/1 night retreat weekends OR 3-day/2 night retreat weekends

We hold our weekends at 2 different locations:

Saint Anne's Retreat Center and Moye Spiritual Life Center, 5300 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, Kentucky 41059 

Cost: $210 per couple. Apply Now.


Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center5440 Moeller Ave, Norwood, OH 45212

Cost: $245 per couple. Apply Now.


*Please also note, Natural Family Planning is NOT covered in depth on weekends. A complete course is required to be married in the Diocese of Covington and an Engaged Encounter will NOT fulfill this requirement. For more information, visit the Couple to Couple League or Ruah Woods websites.