FAQ

What should we bring?

We encourage couples to bring: comfortable casual clothes; personal items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.); snacks to share, e.g. fruit, cake. Cookies, chips, pies, drinks etc.

Please remember to walk with your contribution fees, your linen, toiletries and Snacks for sharing with others. 

What is the weekend schedule?

The weekend begins with registration at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening and ends at about 4 pm on Sunday.

Are meals provided?

All meals will be provided for you on the weekend and include breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. No dinner will be served on Friday evening. The cost of all meals included in your fee for the weekend. Snacks are provided by the participating couples and the weekend volunteers.

Directions and Accomodation

The Holy Redeemer Retreat House is located in Eggleston. There is a prominent sign at the entrance to the side road but if you are unsure of this location and need any further assistance or directions on the day please call  448 6776 or 448 3484.  In order to minimize the cost of the weekend we ask that you bring your bed sheets, pillow cases, towels and all your toiletries for (2) as sleeping accommodation will be separate from each other. Please remember to bring along any special medication that you may require. For persons travelling directly from overseas, please inform us in advance if you will require special assistance with bed linen.

How do we register?

In order to complete the registration process and have a prompt start we encourage all couples to arrive from 6.30 p.m. Registration can be done on-line on this website or through the Registration contacts:

Jennifer & Anthony Henderson c/o Marin 2K4 ltd. Roseau, Tel: (767) 500 4137(wk)/ (767)276 1815 (cell)

Davina & Blaize Jones c/o The Roseau Public Library, Tel: (767) 448 4783(H)/ (767)225 7347 (cell)

Celia & Ewart Bain c/o Steadies Kings lane Roseau, Tel: (767) 448 4321 (H)/ (767) 234 4321(cell)

June & Esmond Letang 23 Virgin Lane/Constitution Hill, Roseau,  Tel: (767) 448 2478 /(767) 275 2478.

Upon completion and receipt  of your registration form you will receive a letter to confirm your place on the weekend. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, please call the Registration couple Jennifer & Tony Henderson; but if for any reason you cannot attend the chosen weekend please contact the registration couple at once.

When and Where?

Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are held periodically throughout the year at the following location:

THE   HOLY REDEEMER  RETREAT  HOUSE, EGGLESTON., GIRAUDEL

There are three/four CEE weekend retreats a year. Each weekend begins on the Friday night at 7.00p.m. and ends on the Sunday at 4 p.m. Here are the dates for 2017:

  • JUNE 23-25,
  • SEPTEMBER 22 -24
  • NOVEMBER 10 – 12

N.B: If there are any unavoidable changes in dates, this will be announced in each Parish church and if you have already registered, you will be contacted directly. Each registered couple receives notification prior to the weekend concerning the particulars of the CEE weekend.

For registration for an EE weekend  you can contact Jennifer at  276-1815  (email: godsend6h@gmail.com ) or Davina Jones  at 448-4783 / 225-7347 / 275- 4783  (email: ethlyncharles@hotmail.com )or June at 448-2478 (email: letangj@hotmail.com) or if you require more information about EE you can also contact us at email: ceedominica@gmail.com

How much does the weekend cost?

There is a registration fee of $50; the payment of the registration fee should accompany your registration form.

The weekend is run for an additional cost of  EC $ 200 per couple, which  covers all meals, accommodation (Friday to Sunday), refreshments, and handouts, but no one is refused the opportunity to experience a CEE weekend because of a lack of funds (if you are unable to afford the cost of the weekend, we ask that you contact your parish priest).

What happens on a weekend?

Through a series of  talks and experiences presented by a team of married couples and a priest, couples are stimulated and encouraged to dialogue privately with each other on all aspects of married life, always from the point of view of their own relationship. Personal reflections and couple dialogue are the main focus of the weekend, with communal meals and Sunday liturgy providing group participation.

 

Who is CEE for?

Catholic Engaged Encounter is for couples planning marriage and who desire a richer, fuller life together. Marriage preparation can never be sufficient, therefore it is designed to deepen and enrich your relationship with each other. Although this marriage preparation program is Catholic in origin and orientation, it is open to all couples of any faith searching for enrichment in the quality of life together.

What is Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE)

Catholic Engaged Encounter is an international nonprofit ministry dedicated to marriage preparation.  Engaged Encounter is designed specifically for engaged couples or couples who are planning to get married.

Our motto is “A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime”. Think of all the preparation taken for the wedding day. Most people spend months planning and thousands of dollars preparing for the wedding. How much time and effort is actually spent preparing for a Lifetime of Togetherness?

A Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) is a weekend where an atmosphere is created in which a couple can concentrate exclusively on one another, free of distractions, obstacles and temptations of the world.

It is a quiet weekend specifically designed to give the couples planning for the sacrament of marriage an opportunity to dialogue honestly and intensively on their prospective lives together. Dialogues encompass topics such as their desires, strengths, weaknesses, goals, attitudes about money, sex, children, family, and their role in the church and society. This dialogue is done in the privacy of each other’s company.

This Catholic Engaged Encounter is an excellent marriage preparation programme aimed at building sound family values within our community.