Saint Louis, Missouri
What is an Engaged Encounter?

It is a weekend with other engaged couples where an atmosphere is created in which each couple can concentrate exclusively on one another, free of the tensions, pressures and interruptions of the world. It is designed to give engaged couples the opportunity to discuss honestly their future lives together - their strengths and weaknesses, desires, goals, ambitions, their attitudes about money, sex, family, children, their role in the church and society - in a face to face way.

Already married? Want to join the St. Louis EE community?
We need couples to assist in all areas: giving weekends, setting up on Friday night, scheduling team couples and priests, etc.
Send us e-mail or call Larry and Sherlyn Leahy at 636-230-9000.
Who is it for?

It is for all couples planning marriage in the Catholic church who desire a richer, fuller life together. Engaged Encounter is designed to deepen and enrich your relationship with each other. Interfaith couples and those entering a second marriage can also benefit from this weekend.
What happens at an Encounter?

A series of presentations are given by a team of married couples and a priest. Each presentation allows you and your fiancÚ an opportunity to look at yourselves as individuals, then to look at your relationship with one another, and finally to look at your relationship with God, the church and the world. Personal reflection and discussion between the future spouses, which follow the team presentations, are the main thrust of the weekend.

When are Engaged Encounters?

Engaged Encounters are held on various weekends throughout the year. Reservations are limited. The encounter weekend begins on Friday evening at approximately 8:00 p.m. and concludes on Sunday at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Upcoming Dates

September 11-13, 2009
January 8-10, 2010
February 12-14, 2010
March 12-14, 2010
April 16-18, 2010
June 11-13, 2010
September 17-19, 2010
* weekend is full

Where are Engaged Encounters?

Weekends are held at Marianist Apostolic Conference Center in Eureka Missouri(find the red star on this map). Each couple receives notification concerning the particulars of their Engaged Encounter.

How much does it cost?

The cost for the weekend is $225 per couple. The entire amount is due at registration time.

How do I register for an Engaged Encounter?

Press the "Register" button above or click here to register, and follow the instructions on the registration form.

Contact Information

Jim and Cheri Zobel

Postal address
Jim and Cheri Zobel
2922 Spring Blossom Dr.
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Electronic mail
General Information:
Or go to the national Catholic Engaged Encounter page .

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