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Worldwide Marriage Encounter®

A Weekend of Discovery,
  a Lifetime of Love.

You've discovered a site that can help married couples turn a good marriage into a GREAT marriage!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong.

This site is dedicated to the promotion and continuation of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement in the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph, Archdiocese of Kansas City in KS and Springfield / Branson areas.

The emphasis of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other.

It's not a retreat, nor a marriage clinic, nor group sensitivity. It's a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage.

This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together. To rediscover each other and together focus on your relationship for an entire weekend. Every marriage deserves that kind of attention!

  • Rediscover the spark that was there on your wedding day!
  • Rediscover the best friend you had when you were first married!
  • Join the millions of couples worldwide who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive!

You might also want to read a short history of the Marriage Encounter movement within the Catholic Church. It might surprise you to learn that the movement actually began in Spain.

Still have questions? See our FAQ page! If you have a question that is not answered there, you can contact us by clicking here. We'll respond as quickly as we can; usually within 1-2 business days.

Looking for information about a Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend?

Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat away with other engaged couples with plenty of time alone together to plan for a sacramental marriage. It is designed to give couples planning marriage the opportunity to dialogue honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together-- their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, their role in the church and society--in a face to face way.

For more information about just what happens on a weekend, or to locate a Catholic Engaged Encounter Community in a specific Diocese or Locality, you can Click Here.

Are you looking for a lifeline for your marriage?

  • Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
  • Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
  • Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
  • Have you thought about separation or divorce?
  • Does talking about it only make it worse? 

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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.


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The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.



Questions? Need more info?

Apply by phone: 816-741-4066  
WWME® Info: 816-741-4066  

Mon-Fri: 10:00AM-8:00PM  
Sat: 10:00AM-8:00PM  
Sun: 1:00PM-8:00PM  
or by email  

Apply online for a Weekend



Weekend Status
Nov 20-22, 2015 [ Kansas City, KS ] Open
Jan 29-31, 2016 [ Kansas City, KS ] Open
May 13-15, 2016 [ Kansas City, KS ] Open
Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016 [ Kansas City, KS ] Open
Nov 18-20, 2016 [ Kansas City, KS ] Open
Weekend Status
Oct 23-25, 2015 [ Cedar Falls, IA ] Open
Dec 4-6, 2015 [ Iowa City, IA ] Open
Feb 12-14, 2016 [ Ankeny, IA ] Open
May 13-15, 2016 [ Dubuque, IA ] Open
Oct 21-23, 2016 [ Cedar Falls, IA ] Open


-John 13:34-35

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.