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Mobile hosts regional Engaged Encounter convention

By DEACON WALTER CRIMMINS
For The Catholic Week
MOBILE — The Mobile Engaged Encounter community hosted the District 3 Catholic Engaged Encounter District Convention at the Admiral Hotel in Mobile July 19-21.
The Engaged Encounter program is an international marriage preparation program that complements and supports pastors in their efforts to prepare couples for the Sacrament of Matrimony.
Attendees came from seven southeastern states. Dr. Ray Guarendi, radio show host of Dr. Ray’s “The Doctor Is In,” was the keynote speaker. Dr. Ray shared his own experience of marriage with wisdom and humor.
Special guests included music duo Greg&Lizzy from Covington, La., as well as some of Mobile’s finest as breakout speakers — Fr. Dan Good, Fr. Stephen Vrazel, Fr. Paul Zoghby, Pat Arensberg, Deborah Madonia, Steve Beatty, Tom and Caroline McDonald, Todd and Angelle Sylvester and Dr. Bridget Hannahan. Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi celebrated the closing Mass at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
— For more information, as well as upcoming EE retreat dates, visit www.engagedencounter.org

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