Catholic Engaged Encounter is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of the Catholic faith and values. Attending a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend retreat fulfills the requirements of the Diocese of Stockton for immediate preparation for marriage. 


The Catholic Engaged Encounter of Stockton community offers between 6-8 retreats per the calendar year. Each weekend-long retreat is limited to 35 couples. You must register in advance at It is highly suggested that couples attend a Catholic Engaged Encounter 2-12 months prior to their wedding date. All retreats are currently presented in English only; however, retreat workbooks are offered in Spanish. 


To get information about the retreats, or to register for an upcoming weekend retreat held locally, please visit


Retreats are offered in several dioceses throughout the United States and can be found at


The weekend-long retreat cost $175 per couple and includes all materials, facilities fees, and 5 meals. Accommodations are not provided or included. Financial assistance is available for those unable to afford the full cost of the weekend – please have your priest contact Catholic Engaged Encounter of Stockton for more information. 


Registration Couple: Michael & Crystal Babowal 

Telephone: 209/505-9005



Catholic Engaged Encounter is a volunteer run ministry looking for couples and priests who are passionate about marriage and preparing couples for a lifelong marriage to join our ministry. To get involved, please contact CEE of Stockton at or call (209) 505-9005. 


If you would like more information about the weekend, or to register for a weekend, please visit our local website at

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