2018 E.E. Weekends

Month    Dates    

Jan       19 - 21      

Mar       2 - 4         

Apr        13 -15     

May       18 - 20     

Jun        22 - 24   

Sep         7 - 9      

Oct        12 - 14    

Nov       16 - 18 


Venues:
All weekends are held at the Emmaus Centre
The cost of the weekend is TTD$950.00 plus a non refundable, non transferable Registration Fee of TTD$50.00 per couple. TOTAL TTD$1000.00.


 
For Further Information and/or Registration
       
Harold & Elvina Wellington:        632-4472   

 

Jose & Barbara Salazar:          637-5939/762-9908
josebarbarasalazar @ hotmail.com

 

Anthony & Angela Mitchell:      646-9057/724-5793/735-0101
campbell9971 @ hotmail.com

Couples are reminded that they are expected to give to their Parish Priest six (6) months notice of their intention to marry.

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Engaged Encounter Ministry Opportunities

 

1. Who makes the weekend happen?
There are many EE couples who work behind the scenes to handle business and logistics:
• The Registration Couple takes care of registration for the engaged couples.
• The Financial Couple handles the budget.
• On the weekend, EE Hosting Couples greet and check in the engaged couples at the facility.
• A priest and two presenting couples deliver the weekend's talks/sharings and facilitate the activities. When the weekend is complete the host couple returns to clean up.

2. What benefits will we gain from being part of the EE community?
• You will become part of a community of couples who share a deep commitment to their marriages, their families, and their faith on a day-to-day basis.
• You have the opportunity to increase your spirituality through optional community activities.
• As a presenting couple you will be reaffirmed as the two of you share significant experiences from your marriage with the engaged couples

3. In what ways can we get involved?
Hosting Couple - Helps the Friday night checkin and Sunday afternoon cleanup
Presenting Couple - Presents the weekends
Do you have other talents (artistic for banner making, or a knack for finances?)? Do you own a business that would be helpful to us (for example, copy shop...we make lots of copies!)?

4. Who can become a hosting couple?
Any couple - married or engaged - who wants to serve, can become a hosting couple. The hosting couple must be available on Friday evening by 6pm.

5. Who can become a presenting couple?
Presenting couples must be practicing Catholics and in a stable and happy marital relationship. 

6. How many weekends does a presenting couple give each year?
Because of family and time commitments, it varies from couple to couple. Most couples average three weekends a year.

7. What do we do with our children?
Couples who wish to present and have young children, should not be unduly concerned; the Engaged Encounter ministry will reimburse any costs of babysitting, or alternatively, children can stay with their parents or if old enough, may be assigned to separate rooms. They will be capably supervised by other backup couples who normally bring their own children while assisting in backup duties.

8. Talk/share with a group?  We are not public speakers.
Neither are we. That's why we have our talks/sharings written out.

9. How will we know what to write about?
All talks are written from outlines developed by the International Engaged Encounter organisation which provide basic ideas and values. Presenting Couples and priests add their own experiences to illustrate the concepts set forth in the outlines. You will be assigned an experienced EE Workshop Couple to help you develop your experiences and put them down on paper.

10. How long does it take to write the talks?
This is dependent to a large extent on the couple.  Interested couples are assigned a “workshop couple” who will guide them in presenting their talks/sharings.  Once fully briefed, the new couple can assign time periods for writing their talks.  Talks can be written in as little as two dedicated weekends or over a longer period, dependent on the schedule of the new couple.

11. Yes! We want to get involved.  What do we need to do?
If you are ready to learn more, contact our coordinators Selwyn and Albertina Rodulfo.