Couples entering into marriage for the first time will spend the weekend, away from distractions, with other engaged couples.
Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) offers each couple time to talk intensively and privately on many aspects of married life. A series of presentations, writings and shared exercises challenge couples to explore many aspects of their relationship, spirituality and marriage expectations.
The overnight retreat is built around a series of themes, including:
Where: CEE retreats are offered in both Omaha and Norfolk
When: Saturday to Sunday
Cost: $200 per couple, covers lodging and meals (Does not include additional fee for FOCCUS Inventory)
Couples registering for Catholic Engaged Encounter must first register for FOCCUS by contacting the marriage preparation coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 4-5, 2020
May 30-31, 2020
July 11-12, 2020
Nov 7-8, 2020
Dec 12-13, 2020
(*new location - Columban Fathers Retreat Center)
Jan 18-19, 2020
April 4-5, 2020
July 18-19, 2020
Sept 12-13, 2020
Marriage: A Journey for Life (MAJ) is a Saturday workshop in which couples prayerfully reflect and discuss important marriage topics within the context of the Catholic faith. Topics include communication, sacramental marriage, marital intimacy and responsible love, challenges to the vocation of marriage and stewardship.
Where: Location varies (see specific dates and locations below)
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $115 per couple (includes fee for FOCCUS Inventory. Cost will increase to $120 in 2020)
FOCCUS: When you register for MAJ, you will automatically be registered for the FOCCUS premarriage inventory.
January 12 St. Gerald’s, Omaha (this event is full please select another option)
February 9 Sacred Heart, Norfolk
March 9 St. Elizabeth Ann, Omaha (this event is full please select another option)
April 13 St. Anthony, Columbus
May 11 St. Elizabeth Ann, Omaha (this event is full please select another option)
June 15 St. Patrick, Fremont
July 13 Sacred Heart, Norfolk
August 10 St. Gerald’s, Omaha
September 14 St. Anthony, Columbus
May 9 – Omaha, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
June 6 – Fremont, St. Patrick
July 11 – Norfolk, Sacred Heart
August 8 – Omaha, St. Gerald
September 12 – Columbus, St. Anthony
October 10 – Norfolk, Sacred Heart
November 14 – Omaha, St. Gerald
December 12 – Omaha, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton