Welcome

Welcome to the Diocese of Arlington Virginia, Catholic Engaged Encounter web site.

The Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. It gives them the opportunity to focus exclusively on each other for a weekend in peaceful surroundings, free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world.

Though Catholic in origin, this experience is open to any engaged couple wanting to prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together. The Weekend is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values.

The following weekends are available to register for 2016:

April 8-10 

June 24-26

   September 9-11

 The weekends take place at the Dulles Hilton at 3869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Virginia, 20171,  TEL: 1-703-478-2900. http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-washington-dulles-airport-IADAHHF

The weekend starts on Friday at 8:00 pm and continues to about 4:00pm on Sunday. The cost is $360 per couple, includes 2 nights lodging and all meals on Saturday and Sunday.

If you wish to use Visa / Mastercard to secure your registration, just complete the online form, agree to the Terms & Conditions, and click submit.  You will receive confirmation back as soon as the card is accepted.  Our refund policy is detailed on the “Ground Rules” page and also appears when you click “Terms and Conditions” at the bottom of the registration page.  Please review those pages during the registration process.
If you wish to use a personal check to secure your registration, print and complete the application by hand.  Then mail the application with your check for the full weekend amount to our Finance Couple: Scott & Beth Monroe, 6352 Meriwether Lane, Springfield, VA 22150.  You will receive an email or phone call confirming that your selected date is available when we receive your check.

Scholarships are available. If you need assistance, please have your priest contact our Finance Couple by email at rsmonroe1@cox.net, or call 703-924-3127 to begin the scholarship process. No couple will ever be turned away because of lack of funds.