A retreat for Catholic couples
There's a retreat for engaged couples, for married couples, for vocations, for just about everything. But what about for Catholic couples who are simply dating?
Welcome to Cor13, a Catholic dating retreat.
This retreat isn't to tell you if the person you're with is "the One." It isn't an ordinary vocations retreat. It's simply an opportunity to come together as a couple, grow, and fellowship with other couples.
If you're too Catholic for your other couple friends and too committed for your single Catholic friends, Cor13 is the place for you.
Who, what, where, how, why, when,
Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9 am to 8 pm
Mount Saint Mary College, 330 Powell Ave. Newburgh, NY 12550
$50 per couple
Why attend a dating retreat?
Maybe you're looking for...
Knowledge of what makes Catholic dating different
Answers to questions like "Where is 'the line'?"
Fellowship with other Catholic couples who "get it"
Tips on how to enjoy this season of dating
Figure out if your relationship is marriage material
Pre-engagement marriage prep
Defining what makes Catholic love different
A fun, God-centered day with your significant other
Cor13 will do all of that and more. Based on the qualities of love laid out in 1 Corinthians 13, the Cor13 speakers and team will offer you the opportunity to pause from the busyness of life and spend a day focused on your relationship, both with your significant other and God! The day will feature talks by Catholic couples of all walks and stages of life, as well as reflection time, opportunities for fellowship with other dating Catholic couples, and a date night featuring a plated dinner and couples' activity.
Register for Cor13!
9 am: Check-in begins for Mass attendees
9:30 am: Mass (Optional)
10 am: Check-in continues and light breakfast
10:20 am: Welcome and overview
10:30 am: Talk 1
11 am: Discussion and activity
11:30 am: Talk 2
12:00 pm: Discussion and activity
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:15 pm: Talk 3
1:45 pm: Discussion and activity
2:15 pm: Talk 4
2:45 pm: Discussion and activity
3:15 pm: Break
3:45 pm: Talk 5
4:15 pm: Discussion and activity
4:45 pm: Holy Half Hour
5:30 pm: Dinner
6:15 pm: Talk 6
6:45 pm: Date Night
8:00 pm: Closing prayer
Q: Can I come by myself without my boyfriend/girlfriend?
A: The retreat is geared towards couples, with activities and opportunities for couples to grow together towards God. Therefore, we are requiring couples to come together.
Q: I am interested in the topic of Catholic dating, but am not in a relationship? Can I still come?
A: Thank you for your interest! Hopefully someday there will be a retreat for those simply discerning marriage, but we are asking couples to come together for this retreat.
Q: I (or my boyfriend/girlfriend) am not Catholic. May I still attend?
A: Of course! Interfaith couples are more than welcome to attend. While the retreat will focus on the Catholic faith, couples of any faith can benefit from the discussions. Those with a background of faith, particularly belief in God and Jesus and traditional marriage values, will gain the most from this retreat.
Q: We are engaged, but are still interested in this retreat. Can we attend?
A: While the retreat is geared towards those who have not yet committed themselves through engagement, engaged couples who are interested in attending can reach out at email@example.com for more information. Please note that this retreat does not count towards Pre-Cana. If you are looking for a Pre-Cana type of retreat for engaged couples, please visit Engaged Encounter at https://engagedencounter.org/
Q: I would like to attend with my boyfriend/girlfriend, but we cannot afford the cost. Are there any scholarships available?
A: We do not want cost to inhibit anyone from coming to the retreat. If you have a financial hardship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will see what we can do!
Q: We've already registered, but have now found out we cannot attend. Is the retreat fee refundable?
A: Retreat fees will be refundable prior to February 1, 2020. After that, they will be refundable only if we can find a replacement for you.
Q: We are not local to the area. Where can we stay?
A: Here is a list of hotels near Mount Saint Mary College.
Q: We will be coming in the morning of the retreat on the train. Can we get a ride to/from the college?
A: Yes! We will have one van pick passengers up from the Beacon Train Station at 8:45 am. Anyone arriving after then or at a different train station will need to arrange their own transportation to the college.
Q: I have a question not addressed here. How can I contact you?
A: You can contact us at email@example.com
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