Congratulations on your engagement, and welcome to the Catholic Engaged Encounter of St. Paul and Minneapolis! Our community has been serving the St. Paul and Minneapolis area for over 50 years. Most of the couples that attend our marriage prep weekends are Catholic and live in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, however, we warmly welcome engaged couples that are Catholic, non-Catholic, from other denominations and/or no church or religious affiliation.  Please know that we present the weekend from a Catholic perspective.  We also welcome couples from outside the area that need to complete a marriage prep program, we have even had couples attend from out of state!  Please let us know if you have any questions by using our “Contact Us’ page.  We look forward to serving you.

Our Community

Our community currently hosts 4 weekends per year, and has 7 team couples that volunteer their time to share the gift of marriage with engaged couples. We are also very blessed and thankful to have 2 priests and 2 deacons that serve our program. Our weekends consist of two presenting teams and one priest, and are typically held at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN.

Current CEE Community Updates for our Encounter Weekends:


Special Meal Requests at Our Retreat Facility – Please see the following policy below from our facility, Christ the King Retreat Center:

“We are able to provide vegetarian and/or gluten-free meals upon request.  Special meal requests should be made at least 2-weeks prior to the start of your scheduled weekend.” 

There is a space on the CEE online registration to make special meal requests.

Health and Safety Updates – We are excited to be hosting in-person CEE weekends. Please note our facility does have requirements and regulations in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy due to COVID-19. Please see the below link for more information. 

Congratulations again on your engagement!  We look forward to serving you on your Encounter Weekend!

Your CEE Community

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