You've experienced a Weekend. Now What? Where can you turn for assistance and encouragement? Perhaps your dialogue has gone stale, what's the next step?
Well, there is good news! The help and support you received during your Weekend can continue through Worldwide Marriage Encounter communities.
There are Community Groups throughout our area where you can meet with other couples that have found the Weekend to be a crucial tool in keeping their marriage alive and vibrant.
Give your marriage the attention it deserves. We are here to support you!
What is a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community?
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community (or Share Group) is a group of couples that have experienced a Marriage Encounter Weekend. The purpose of the group is to provide ongoing support for their marriage relationship, family life and all other relationships around them. The group meets regularly, usually on a monthly basis; a presentation is given followed by a 10/10 and a sharing. The sharing is optional; no one is required to share. Afterward, a few business items are discussed and information with regard to upcoming events are announced. The meeting ends with a prayer, socializing and refreshments. After attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, all are welcome to join a Community group.
In addition to the regular meeting, some communities plan family activities such as summer cookouts, Christmas Caroling; 4th of July parties; ice skating, birthday celebrations, baby showers etc. Some gather on a separate night with their families to pray the Rosary. Belonging to a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community is like having an extended family; people who genuinely care about you and are there to share your good times and walk with you during your troubled times.
Community groups are formed throughout each of the Dioceses. It is suggested that a couple join a group that is nearest their home. However, you are welcome to join any group that you are most comfortable with, or meet on days most suited to your schedule. Our Communities are grouped into geographic areas for convenience. For a list of the Communities in your geographic area, just click here. There you will find meeting times and contacts for each of the Communities in that area. If you would like to join a Community and have not been contacted yet, please call one of the Community Contacts.