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.
"In your vocation as husbands, wives, mothers, and fathers, you have the unique opportunity and responsibility of building up your own 'Domestic Church' within your families. With that, I invite the Catholic couples from across the Bay Area to attend Together in Holiness so you may be strengthened and renewed in this mission."
  • - Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco




Ticket Options:
  • Early Bird Couple: $49
  • Early Bird Individual: $29
  • *Early bird pricing ends June 17. 
  • Couple: $59
  • Individual: $35
  • Childcare (ages 2-12 yrs): All childcare spaces have been filled. We will open spaces as they become available in the order they are requested. Please request to be placed on the wait list within the registration form.
  • 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 Registration: $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor Registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required. Please email [email protected] to apply and for more information.

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, July 19. All refund requests made on or after July 20 will not be accepted, but the funds will automatically be transferred to a scholarship couple in need. Please email [email protected] to transfer your registration or request a refund.


8:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
8:50 AM
  • Words of Welcome
9:00-10:00 AM
  • Bless this Mess: The Ultimate Guide to Forging Holiness in the Modern Family
10:30 AM
  • Mass
11:45 AM-1:15 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:30-2:30 PM
  • St. John Paul II's Prophetic Theology of the Family
2:45-3:45 PM
  • Becoming a Domestic Church: How to Embrace God's Plan for Your Family
3:45-4:00 PM 
  • Concluding Comments and Sending Forth


The Diocese of Tulsa is in great need of this type of event more than once a year, or once every so often... I am grateful to Bishop Konderla and his assistance in bringing this organization to Tulsa. –Tulsa Attendee

I think every married couple should attend one of these events once a year, it's a great way to renew your love with your spouse! –San Francisco attendee

This is our second year attending Together in Holiness…We love coming because it reminds us to protect the sanctity of our marriage. It keeps us accountable to live out our vocation to not only one another but to God too! –Houston attendee

It was very exciting to be able to share and learn with my spouse since we unfortunately do not have much time to do that in our daily lives. Setting time aside without distractions and meeting other couples who are traveling the same road was very comforting and empowering! –San Antonio attendee

We will work harder on ministering to each other! We were inspired to be more spiritual and faith-filled role models to our family and others. It was so important to us, also, to be able to adore the Blessed Sacrament, pray the Benediction, and to attend the Holy Mass with our bishop. –Orlando attendee

I am pleased to welcome this marriage initiative into the archdiocese. My hope is that spouses from across the archdiocese will be blessed and strengthened in their noble vocation by participating in this event. –His Eminence, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

The St. John Paul II Foundation will heed the call of their patron to make use of a 'new evangelization – new in its ardor, methods, and expression,' as they cultivate a culture that respects life and strengthens marriages and families. I believe the educational initiatives of the Foundation have much to offer local churches today. –Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles


Vice President of Curriculum and Director of Clergy Initiatives, St. John Paul II Foundation

Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as Vice President of Curriculum and Director of Clergy Initiatives for the St. John Paul II Foundation. Dr. Millare served as a member of the Theology Department at St. John XXIII College Preparatory for over 15 years. He received a BA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has a MA in Theological Studies (with a concentration in Moral Theology) from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College 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. Dr. Millare also serves as an adjunct professor of theology for permanent deacon candidates at St. Mary’s Seminary. He has published various book reviews and theological articles for Logos, Antiphon, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, The Adoremus Bulletin, and the Heythrop Journal. His forthcoming book, A Living Sacrifice: Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger, will be published by Emmaus Academic in the fall of 2021. Dr. Millare has also contributed an article to a dictionary on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger, which will be published in Spanish, German, and English. Dr. Millare lives with his beautiful wife Veronica and two daughters, Gabriella and Karolina, in Sugar Land, TX.

Associate Fellow, St. John Paul II Foundation

Dr. Leonora Butau is an Associate Fellow at the St. John Paul II Foundation. Leonora moved to Houston from England, where she taught Christian Ethics and Christian Spirituality at St. Mary’s University, London, for eight years, and where she led efforts to empower Catholic couples, educators and young adults in St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. While in London, she also worked for Caritas Social Action Network, the charitable agency of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. She earned a B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies and an M.A. in Bioethics and Medical Law from St. Mary’s University, London, and has a Ph.D. in Bioethics from the University of Surrey, (England). Leonora is blessed to be married to Rufaro and to enjoy the gift of their two sons, Jesse and Louis.

The Dynamic Deacon

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him. He travels across the United States and around the world speaking at conferences, workshops, retreats, parish missions, high schools, and young adult events – in short, to everyone who desires to know Jesus intimately and enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Him. His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others. Deacon Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He co-hosts the Eternal Word Television Network’s popular radio program, “Morning Glory”, and the weekly broadcast “Living Stones” on Mater Dei Radio. Deacon has also appeared as a guest on numerous other national and international radio programs, including “Catholic Answers Live” and “Vocation Boom Radio.” In addition, he is the host or co-host of several popular series on EWTN television and is featured on the award winning Chosen faith formation program by Ascension Press. Deacon Harold is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, co-author of Ignite: Read the Bible Like Never Before, and has written the acclaimed new book, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest. Deacon Harold is featured on The Greatest Commandments: A 40-Week Spiritual Journey for Married Couples, a vibrant marriage-enrichment program rooted in biblical values and designed to help husbands and wives know God better, trust Him fully and love Him completely throughout the course of their married lives. Retaining a deep love of Benedictine spirituality which he gained during his time discerning a call to that religious community, Deacon Harold is a Benedictine Oblate of Mt. Angel Abbey. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. As the president and CEO of The Saint Joseph Center, Deacon Harold oversees that nonprofit organization’s endeavors, which include hosting an international institute for Catholic male spirituality, coordinating dynamic speaking tours and life-changing retreats, and developing products and services that support family life. Most importantly, he is married to his lovely wife, Colleen, and they have four beautiful children. They live in Portland, Oregon, where Deacon Harold is assigned to Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.

Pastor, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church

Fr. Michael Hurley, OP has been a Dominican for 19 years and a priest for 11 of them. For the past six years he has been the pastor of St. Dominic Parish located in the geographic center of San Francisco at Bush and Steiner. The 145-year-old Dominican parish lures the faithful from all parts of the city and Bay Area with the motto: “Radiating the Joy of the Gospel from the Heart of the City.”



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