• FOR LIFE AND FAMILY

We are a national Catholic apostolate proclaiming the Good News about life and family through education and formation. We pursue our mission through our three hallmark initiatives:
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REGISTRATION

  • REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
 
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  • Ticket Options:
  • Workshop includes Mass, fellowship, discussion, and breakfast with 2 dynamic talks from national speakers of the St. John Paul II Foundation
 
  • Couple: $15
  • Individual: $10
  • Childcare (2-12 yrs): $5

SCHEDULE

 
8:30 AM
  • Mass
9:30 AM
  • Check-In Begins
10:00 AM
  • Welcome & Opening Prayer
10:05 AM
  • "The Gift and Mystery of Married Love"     
  • Roland Millare, S.T.D.                                                     
11:00 AM
  • Break (Adoration available in Adoration Chapel)
11:20 AM
  • "Mission: Possible! Living Family Life
  • with Joy and Purpose"     
  • Joshua Bitting, Ph.D. (cand.)  
 
12:15 PM 
  • Closing Comments & Sending Forth

Speakers

JOSHUA BITTING, Ph.D. (cand.)
Program Director

Joshua Bitting, Ph.D. (cand.) serves as Program Director at the St. John Paul II Foundation where he oversees development of a parish-based marriage enrichment program based on our Together in Holiness conference series and curriculum. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Joshua came into full communion with the Catholic Church on June 22nd, 2003, the Feast of Corpus Christi while completing his B.A. in philosophy at Southwestern College (Winfield, Kansas).  Joshua attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where he earned his M.A. in theology. Afterwards, he had the opportunity to study at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) in Rome, Italy. Since then, he has served the Church in various capacities at both the parish and diocesan levels. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in theology and catechetics from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia.  Joshua and his beautiful wife, Amanda, have six children, and enjoy sharing the Gospel of life in their primary vocation as spouses and parents.

ROLAND MILLARE, S.T.D.
Director of Shepherd’s Heart

Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as the Director of Shepherd’s Heart Program. Additionally, Roland serves as the Chair of the Theology Department at St. John XXIII College Preparatory (Katy, TX). He has been teaching at the school since it opened in 2004. He also serves as an adjunct professor of theology for permanent deacon candidates at St. Mary’s Seminary. He attended St. Francis De Sales K-8th grade and he graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1999. He received a BA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He has a MA in Theological Studies from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College (Alexandria, VA) and a Licentiate (STL) and Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) in Dogmatic Theology (with a specialization in Sacramental Theology) at the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL). He has published various theological articles and book reviews for the Adoremus Bulletin,  Logos, Antiphon, New Blackfriars, and the Heythrop Journal. Roland enjoys the gift of life and love with his beautiful wife Veronica and their two daughters, Gabriella and Karolina, in Sugar Land.

MARTIN N. MATULIA
Director of Philanthropy

Martin Matulia is Director of Philanthropy at the St. John Paul II Foundation. Mr. Matulia comes to the St. John Paul II Foundation from St. Thomas High School in Houston, where he served sixteen years as the Director of Campus Ministry. He also recently served on the Board of Directors of Magnificat Houses, Inc. in Houston for five years, and served as the Chairman of the Board for two years. Martin has a Master of Politics from the University of Dallas, and a B.S. with Honors in Political Science from Radford University (Va.). Martin also spent one year with the Order of St. Augustine and studied Graduate Theology at the Washington Theological Union. Martin and his wife Melinda are celebrating 25 years of marriage, and have three sons.

Venue

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church - Nassau Bay

18223 Point Lookout Dr.
Nassau Bay, TX 77058

For More Information:
Aubrie Miller
832-779-1070
aubrie@forlifeandfamily.org

CONTACT US

  • PHONE

    832.779.1070

  • PHYSICAL ADDRESS

    7730 Westview
    Houston, TX 77055

  • MAILING ADDRESS

    P.O. Box 5927
    Katy, TX 77491

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