A Wedding Is A Day, A Marriage Is A Lifetime®


Congratulations on your engagement, and welcome to CONTACT, the Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend experience for Colorado Springs! Our community of experienced, exuberant, seasoned, married couples have been serving the Colorado Springs Diocese and surrounding  areas for over 26 years. While most of the couples that attend our weekends live within and are part of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, we warmly welcome any engaged couple that needs to complete a pre-cana program and is interested in learning about and practicing fun, interesting and essential communication techniques which will create a long lasting, happy and fruitful marriage. Our national program is proven, time tested, and highly effective. Based on Catholic Christian values, this weekend helps couples form a united Christ-centered approach to intimacy and problem solving. Participants will discuss and explore expectations, feelings and goals in order to honestly flesh out what their future life will be like together. Older, successful, caring and compassionate married couples, along with the Catholic chaplain, will present the weekend with in-depth talks and allow time for couples to ask questions, take notes and enjoy one on one time with each other to discuss. “In no area is preventive counseling and education more possible, more accepted by the society, and more important than in the area of preparation for marriage. In no counseling area is the church more experienced and more respected even among non believers.” — Christian Counseling, Gary R. Collins, 2007.

Our Community

Our community currently hosts two weekends per year, and has seven team couples that volunteer their time to share the gift of marriage with engaged couples. We are also very blessed and thankful to have our Diocesan Chaplain, Fr. Chance Billmeyer who serves our program during retreat weekends and when he is available. Our weekends are typically held at the Ponderosa Retreat & Conference Center in Larkspur, Colorado at 15235 South Furrow Road.

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Make a reservation with Colorado Springs Catholic Engaged Encounter today!

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