Worldwide Marriage Encounter

The Marriage Encounter contact couple at St. John Neumann encourage married couples to attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend retreat and to journey together with other couples after the retreat to support each other, our marriages, our families, and the Church. Marriage Encounter also provides support and encouragement to priests and religious who are dedicated to their vocation in life and focuses on their relationship with the people of God whom they serve.
In the Austin Diocese, Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends are offered at Cedarbrake Renewal Center, Wingate Hotel in Round Rock, and in a non-residential format at parishes throughout the Diocese. The weekends are offered in both English and Spanish. After the retreat, couples are encouraged to join sharing groups for monthly meetings of prayer, dialog, sharing, and fellowship.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Mission
Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s mission is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world. It is our desire to renew the Church and change the world by assisting Couples and Priests to live fully intimate and responsible relationships. We accomplish this by providing them with a Catholic ‘experience’ and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle. 
More Information
For upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends for Austin-Central Texas, more information or to apply for a Weekend, please visit the WWME Austin-Central Texas website. Marriage Encounter contact couple at St. John Neumann: Hilary and Jon Olson.

Upcoming Weekends:


Austin WWME Non-Residential Weekend at St. John Neumann

08/02/2019 08:00 pm – 08/04/2019 04:00 pm

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is hosting a non-residential weekend especially for St. John Neumann parishioners at our parish on August 2-4, 2019. The format of the weekend at St. John Neumann is identical to a weekend at a retreat center, except you return home Friday and Saturday nights to sleep at your own house. This format works well for most couples, but can be especially helpful for those who have teen-age children, pets, elderly parents at home who can be left for the day, but perhaps not overnight. Already been on a weekend? If it has been a few years or you are in a different part of married life, now is a great time to go again. If you have any questions about this weekend, please contact the SJN Marriage Encounter couple contact: Hilary and Jon Olson. To apply for this special St. John Neumann weekend, please visit:

Austin WWME Weekend Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Round Rock

03/29/2019 08:00 pm – 03/31/2019 05:00 pm

Austin WWME Weekend Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Round Rock

09/06/2019 08:00 pm – 09/08/2019 05:00 pm

Austin WWME Weekend Cedarbrake Renewal Center

11/01/2019 08:00 pm – 11/03/2019 05:00 pm

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