Catholic Engaged Encounter of Long Island

Welcome and Congratulations!

Engaged Encounter, an accepted form of Pre-Cana, is giving of the gift of time of your fiance or fiancee to examine the foundation of your relationship and plan for the next level. The weekend is open to any couple who is engaged, or considering engagement, and wants to prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together in the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman, and is recognized by the Catholic Church.

Each couple will have the opportunity to question, examine, and deepen their relationship with each other and with God. Couples are challenged to explore their relationship, in a much deeper, more honest way than they have before.

The weekend is divided into three main discussions – Communication, Marriage, and Sacrament.


Acceptance of self and each other
Love as a decision
Effective communication
Peaceful resolution of differences


Life-giving behavior
Married sexual intimacy


Planning a life-giving marriage
Understanding sacramental marriage
Forgiveness and reconciliation