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Marriage Encounter

Marriage Enrichment Series

World Wide Marriage Encounter (English & Spanish)

A weekend retreat for couples with presentations, and experiences focused on improving communication between couples and strengthening marriages.

A series of presentations made by the Presenting Team, consisting of 3 married couples and 1 priest. Each presentation builds on the last as we examine ourselves, our behaviors and attitudes, our relationship with our spouse and God. Communication tools are taught on the weekend helping couples connect in healthy, constructive ways on areas that can deepen their intimacy and connectedness.

Marriage Encounter Weekends have been given in the US since 1967. Decades of research, planning and tried and true wisdom have gone into the content of the Weekend and how it unfolds for couples and religious.  We ask all participants to attend ALL talks and participate intently using the tools with their Spouse in order to maximize their experience.

All sharing between spouses is PRIVATE, and this is NOT a weekend to solve problems! This Weekend will help couples in good marriages communicate even better.

  • There are some “Non-residential” parish-based Weekends (held Saturday and Sunday only) currently being piloted at parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  In these programs the participants return to their homes Saturday evening and resume the program early Sunday morning.

For more information about cost and program specifics, please visit the program website at

Organizing Couples:
George and Ginny Hazboun: (562) 861-7562

Hector and Gloria Reyes: (562) 832-0460 (Lakewood, Cerritos, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Downey)
Louis and Jennifer Paredes: (626) 334-3318 (San Gabriel Region)
Tony and Lynn Fernandez: (818) 383-6399 (San Fernando)
Anthony and Val Mena: (310) 515 -3522 (San Pedro)

Call any couple on the list, they will be glad to help or direct you to the correct organizing couple.

Marriage Encounter and Family Life Movement of California (English)

The Marriage Encounter and Family Movement of California (MEFM), previously known as the Marriage Encounter in the Filipino Perspective (MEFP), is a spiritual movement dedicated to promote, support and strengthen the Sacrament of Marriage.  The weekends start on Friday evening and conclude Sunday evening.  Weekends are facilitated by trained team of married couples and 4 deacons, with presentations focused on improving communication and examination of the relationship.  Supplemental functions and meetings are held throughout the year to support couple’s progress.