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Weekend Schedule

Virtual Weekends Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all CEE weekends through October 2021 will be held virtually via Zoom. The format and content of the virtual CEE retreat weekend has NOT changed - only the method of delivery. We've found that the virtual weekend format works best when we limit the weekends to 15 couples; however, we may add additional virtual weekends based on need and community volunteer availability.

For more information, please see our Virtual CEE weekend information page.

The cost to attend a virtual Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend sponsored in the Diocese of Birmingham is $125 per couple.
Registration for virtual weekends close two weeks prior to start of weekend to allow sufficient time to mail retreat materials to participants.

In-Person Weekends

All in-person weekends are held at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman, AL. The weekend begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. Friday night and ends around 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The weekend concludes with Mass. Please plan to arrive at the retreat center between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Friday night in order to register and check-in to your room before the first presentation begins.

The cost to attend an in-person Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend sponsored in the Diocese of Birmingham is:

  • $290 for couples that are residents of Alabama and being married in Alabama
  • $315 for couples that are not residents of Alabama and are being married or prepared for marriage out of State
  • Registration for in-person weekends close one week prior to start of weekend.

Registration and Payment Notices

No engaged couple will be turned away for inability to pay for the registration fee. Please contact your priest to discuss having a scholarship arranged.

The total amount must be prepaid to Birmingham Catholic Engaged Encounter in order to reserve your space on the weekend. Payment options:

  • PayPal - Reservation is confirmed immediately, but costs an additional $7.00 PayPal service fee.
  • Mail - Check or money order must be received no later than the Friday before the weekend you plan to attend. Please include an alternate date you can attend in case the weekend fills prior to your registration being received.

To register for a weekend, please select the Register button next to an available weekend.

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Dates Openings Register iCal
Oct 15 – 17, 2021
Zoom Meeting
1 Unavailable
Jan 14 – 16, 2022 9 Unavailable
Feb 4 – 6, 2022 11 Unavailable
Mar 18 – 20, 2022 11 Unavailable
Apr 1 – 1, 2022 22 Unavailable
May 13 – 15, 2022 22 Unavailable
Jun 24 – 26, 2022 22 Unavailable
Jul 8 – 10, 2022 22 Unavailable
Aug 19 – 21, 2022 22 Unavailable
Sep 16 – 18, 2022 22 Unavailable
Oct 14 – 16, 2022 21 Unavailable

If you have any questions, please contact Registration Coordinator.