Engaged Encounter

Reservation Form
For Engaged Encounter Information, Please Call
(210)349-4173 or Oblate Renewal Center

December 5-7, 2014
January 23-25, 2015
Janary 8-10, 2016
March 6-8, 2015
April 22-24, 2016
May 29-31, 2015
August 26-28, 2016
October 2-4, 2015
December 2-4, 2016
December 4-6, 2015

What is an Engaged Encounter?

An Engaged Encounter is a weekend experience for couples preparing for marriage. It offers a unique opportunity for couples to dialogue together honestly and intensively about their lives together and their love for each other: their strengths and weaknesses, dreams and hopes, desires and gifts, their attitudes about money, sex, children and family – all in a personal, face-to-face way.

How does the Encounter work?

A team of married couples along with a priest or brother from the Renewal Center staff makes a series of presentations based on their own lived experience. Then the engaged couples are invited to share privately about these aspects of married life –always from the perspective of their own unique relationship. The weekend is Catholic in orientation, but engaged couples of all faiths are welcomed, and do attend.

When is the best time to attend?

The The Engaged Encounter is limited to 50 couples. Thus, if you want to be assured of getting the date you choose, your application and deposit MUST be received as early as possible. Most weekends are filled three months in advance. Reservations can’t be made by phone, but only in writing and with the deposit.

When are the Encounters held?

  • Engaged Encounters are scheduled five times a year. See the schedule above.
  • Please speak with your parish priest, then send in your registration and deposit, or call Oblate Renewal Center for more information.

  • The weekend begins on Friday evening at 7:30 pm, and ends with Mass on Sunday morning. You will be finished by noon. The couples stay two nights, in separate rooms (double occupancy), at Oblate Renewal Center.

How much does the weekend cost?

  • There is a registration fee of $125 which is required with your application.
  • Due to some unforeseen emergency, the registration fee may be transferred to another weekend if the Oblate Renewal Center Office is notified by Wednesday noon prior to the weekend. But a transfer can only be made once.
  • If a registration needs to be cancelled after receipt of the deposit, the Oblate Renewal Center needs to be notified by Wednesday noon prior to the weekend. $100 of the $125 is refundable.
  • During the weekend, couples will be asked to make an additional contribution of $150 to cover the costs of the weekend: meals, lodging & supplies. The total cost of the weekend is $275. We suggest that couples budget the cost of the weekend into your wedding expenses.
Oblate Renewal Center
5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216-6615
Tel: 210-349-4173 Fax: 210-349-4281
E-mail: orc@ost.edu