Congratulations on your engagement, and welcome to the Catholic Engaged Encounter of San Jose Catholic Engaged Encounter! Our community has been serving the San Jose area for over 20 years. Most of the couples that attend our events live in the San Jose and surrounding areas, but we warmly welcome any engaged Catholic couple that needs to complete a marriage preparation program. We are currently only able to do virtual events. See the virtual events page for more information.
Our community typically hosts four events per year, and has twelve team couples that volunteer their time to share the gift of marriage with engaged couples. We are also very blessed and thankful to have several priests that serve our program when they are available. Our events are typically held at Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park or at Saint Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, however due to Covid restrictions we currently only hold virtual events. Virtual events have 2 Zoom sessions of 2 hours each. The first Zoom session will be at 7:00pm the date that the retreat lists as the start date. The second session will be on the Sunday 9 days later at around 4:00pm. Couples work at their own pace on materials in-between those sessions.