about Together in Holiness

Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family
Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses inspiring spouses to grow together in holiness and empowering parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. To learn more about Together in Holiness, click here.
  • "With thanks to Jesus, the Bridegroom of the Church, I enthusiastically encourage couples in our Diocese to attend the September 28 Together in Holiness Marriage Conference. During this 50th Anniversary Year in the Diocese of Phoenix, devoted to the family, every marriage is called to a renewed sense  of mission, life, love and adventure. The health of the Church depends emphatically on the health of the “little churches” of the Christian home. Take this opportunity to grow in love and in leadership as married Catholic disciples of Jesus."
  • - Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix




Ticket Options:
  • Early Bird Couple: $49
  • Early Bird Individual: $29
  • *Early Bird pricing ends August 5. 
  • Couple: $59
  • Individual: $35
  • Childcare is available for potty-trained children ages 2-12 yrs: $5/child
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available
  • A box lunch is included for each adult registrant. Parents are responsible for packing a lunch for their child(ren) who are in childcare.


  • Ministry (Non-Profit) Registration: $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor (For-Profit) Registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
Refund Information: 
  • *If you are no longer able to attend the conference, after purchasing your ticket, you may choose to transfer your registration fees to a scholarship couple in need, or request a refund.
  • All refunds must be requested 2 weeks prior to the conference. The last day to request a refund is Friday, September 13. All refund requests made on or after September 14 will not be accepted, but the funds will automatically be transferred to a scholarship couple in need. Please email susie@forlifeandfamily.org to transfer your registration or request a refund.


9:30 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:30 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:45-11:45 AM
  • Keynote from Patty Schneier
11:45 AM-1:45 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:45-2:45 PM
  • Keynote from Rev. John Muir
3:00-4:00 PM
  • Closing Keynote
4:00-4:15 PM 
  • Concluding Comments and Sending Forth
4:15 PM
  • Transition to Mass
5:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass
  • Celebrant: Most Rev. Eduardo A. Nevares, Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix


Catholic Author and Speaker

Patty Schneier is a Catholic author and speaker from the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Since 2003, she has been inspiring Catholics to reignite their faith.  Her book, "Love Letters From Mom on What Matters Most," is a must-read for parents who want to pass the faith on to their children.  She hosts a weekly radio show to promote holy vocations, entitled "The Pearl of Great Price" (heard on Covenant Network.)  Patty has been a guest on EWTN as well as numerous Catholic radio programs. She received the 2015 "St. Paul Woman of the Year" Award and the "Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Excellence in Communications" Award for her work in evangelization.  She and her husband Larry have been married for 29 years; their oldest son was recently ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Avondale

Fr. Muir was born January 30, 1978 in Burlington, Vermont to Ron and Mary Muir, and baptized at St John Vianney Parish in Vermont on February 12, 1978. He has three sisters (Theresa, Katy, Mary Ellen), one brother (Kevin) and more than twenty nieces and nephews. Fr. Muir attended Arcadia High School in Phoenix, where he played baseball and soccer. During high school he was very active in the Life Teen Youth Group at St. Theresa Parish in Phoenix. After high school Fr. Muir attended Regis University in Denver, CO and graduated in 2000 with degrees in Communication Arts, and Spanish. During college he spent a semester abroad in Limerick, Ireland. Fr. Muir heard the call to apply to seminary and enter priestly formation while on a Jubilee Year pilgrimage in 2000.  He studied Philosophy at St John Vianney seminary in Denver, from 2000-2003, followed by Theology at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, from 2003-2007. He was ordained a deacon by Francis Cardinal George on October 28, 2006, and ordained a priest by Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, on June 2, 2007. Following ordination he completed a 2 year Licentiate degree in Theology at the Liturgical Institute in Chicago. Fr. Muir’s assignments include: Parochial Vicar St. Joan of Arc Parish, Phoenix, 2008-2010; Assistant Director, ASU Newman Center, 2010-2013; Administrator/Pastor St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Anthem, AZ, 2013-2015; Assistant Director Office of Worship, Diocese of Phoenix, 2008-present; and Pastor St. Thomas Aquinas, Avondale, July 1, 2015 – present. Fr. Muir enjoys spending time with family and brother priests. His hobbies are reading, sports, music, and teaching. His passion is finding new ways to invite people into the life of being a disciple of Jesus in the heart of the Catholic Church.



St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

13720 W Thomas Rd
Avondale, AZ 85392

For More Information:
Susie Lopez, Conference Coordinator





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