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- Weekend Program
ABOUT THE WEEKEND PROGRAM
The Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend contains five interrelated themes: The Family We Grew Up In, Sacramental Marriage, Communication, Intimacy and Values.
The Family We Grew Up In - Our upbringing has influenced much of the way we lead our lives. Our family traditions and values influence our lives and are partly responsible for the expectations and attitudes we bring into our marriage.
Sacramental Marriage - We will be talking about the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church and pointing out that isn't the same as just getting married. You will discover that the covenant you will be entering into is much more than a marriage contract and that God is with you in your sacrament.
Communication - Good communication is a key to building a successful marriage. This includes not only the words we say, but the way they are said and the non-verbal ways we communicate.
Intimacy - Knowing someone fully means we are connecting with the other person not only physically, but emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.
Values - Values are things we believe are important. We make Life Giving decisions to make them become part of our lives. Establishing common values is essential to a successful marriage.
The CEE weekend requires a couple to attend all the presentations, work on the provided questions and dialogue with each other, all in a setting that is private and supportive of their couple's marriage preparation journey.
Note: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore unveiled on 28 October 2018, its new policy that requires couples who want to marry in any of its 32 parishes to make the booking at least one year before their wedding date. This was published in the Oct 28th, 2018 issue of the Singapore catholic News. Other requirements remain including the couple must have a pre-nuptial interview with the priest officiating their wedding and attend a pre-marriage preparation course approved by the Church before the pre-nuptial interview with their priest. This has also encouraged couples to reach out for a place on a weekend at least 1 year ahead.
New weekend dates will be updated between the 15th and 20th every month.
As the weekend is conducted in-person, all participants must be fully vaccinated. CEE reserves the right to decline anyone from the program if they are not fully vaccinated.