Austin/Central Texas Marriage Encounter weekends are held at various locations throughout the diocese. Typically, they are at one of three types of locations - Cedarbrake Retreat Center in Belton, a hotel, or at a parish in a non-residential format where couples return home to sleep Friday and Saturday nights.
We suggest you bring casual clothing. It's also good to toss in a sweater or jacket as the conference room can be cool to some people. In addition, since you never know when it might rain, please bring an umbrella or two.
You are welcome to bring a cooler with snacks for your room.
The weekend presentations begin promptly at 8:00 pm on Friday, so we ask that you check in and get settled into your room no later than 7:30 pm on Friday. There is no dinner on Friday night, so please eat before you arrive.
The weekend will end around 4 pm on Sunday.
Yes, meals will be provided on your weekend: Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch.
We will all eat together at each meal.
A non-refundable fee of $100.00 is required to confirm your application. In addition, you will be asked to consider making a "free will" donation on the weekend.
No couple or priest is ever denied the chance to renew their sacrament because they are facing financial difficulties. This concern should not influence your decision to attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a tax-exempt organization.
All contributions made on or in connection with the Marriage Encounter weekend are confidential.
There is limited capacity, so early applications are encouraged.
If you have any other questions, or have any problems at all applying for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, please contact Mike & Shani Cowart at 512-677-9963 (WWME) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWME is faithful to the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching that marriage is a covenant that exists between one man and one woman. Any reference to marriage or couple made by WWME is in this context.