Congratulations on Your Engagement!
The Catholic Church and your diocesan community supports couples to help them stay centered on Christ and form strong, lasting marriages.
Living Marriage as a Sacrament
This program is held at St. Timothy Parish, Union, on two consecutive Saturdays with large group presentation, private couple interaction, and small group discussion. The focus is on a couple’s relationship and the beauty and importance of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Time: 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Cost per couple is $100.
For exact dates and to register for Living Marriage as Sacrament, Click Here.
For any questions, please contact Eric and Lauri Nienaber at [email protected].
St. Timothy Parish
I-75 to Florence/Union Exit (180). South on US 42 approximately 4.4 miles. St. Timothy is on the left, across from Ryle High School.
Catholic Engaged Encounter
The weekend retreat offered by the Cincinnati-Covington Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) ministry offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. Free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world, couples are given 30 plus hours to honestly and intensively dialogue about their prospective lives together. Two married couples make up the presenting team and share brief stories about their marriages and the impact of the Sacrament of Matrimony on their lives, with the goal of encouraging participants to explore their own attitudes and expectations. The team also offers couples ideas on how to continue to love each other, even amid the pressures of the world. The engaged couples should anticipate discussing each other’s strengths and weaknesses, desires, and ambitions, as well as their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, and the role of the church and society in their future marriages. Our motto is “A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime.” Most people spend huge amounts of money and many months planning for their wedding. CEE is about preparing for what most hope will last 50 or 60 years — your marriage. Please note: Covington couples are welcome to attend the Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend at any location in Ohio and Kentucky.
2022 CEE Dates:
Sept. 17 – 18, Our Lady Holy Spirit Center (Cincinnati)
Oct. 22 – 23, St. Antoninus Parish (Cincinnati)
St. Anne Retreat Center
5275 St. Anne Drive
Melbourne, Kentucky 41059
Holy Spirit Center
5440 Moeller Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
Registration: Visit the Covington-Cincinnati Catholic Engaged Encounter website.
For more information: e-mail the Cincinnati-Covington CEE Local Community at [email protected] or call Ashley Altenau at (513) 479-1700.
Three to get Married
Date: October 21-23, 2022
Times: Starts Friday at 6:30 PM ends Sunday at 3:00 PM
Location: Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
Who can attend? Engaged couples who are preparing for marriage.
Prior to the retreat, all couples must complete the Catholic Couple Checkup as a preparatory tool.
Contact person for additional questions?
Vicki Jung at 513-260-2373 or [email protected]
What will the retreat cover?
Who runs the retreat? This retreat is sponsored by the Regnum Christi Movement of Greater Cincinnati. Mentoring couples include Regnum Christi members who are in different stages of their marriage. Spiritual accompaniment and talks will be led by Fr. Thomas Flynn, LC.
Featured speakers include family practitioners Amber and Paul Day M.D., and Emily Lewis, Licensed Professional Counselor.
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office of Marriage and Family Evangelization will recognize the certificate of attendance as satisfactory for the retreat portion of marriage preparation.
What to bring? Results from your Catholic Couple Checkup questionnaire and personal items for the weekend.
Here is the registration link:
Couple to Couple League: (513) 471-2000 – ccli.org
Jessica Grace, RN: 443-824-8285 (text or call) – [email protected]
Rita Johnson: +1 (517) 775-7229 – https://naturalfertilitycare.org/