• FOR LIFE AND FAMILY

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.
  • "It is a great blessing for the Diocese of Charlotte to host the Together in Holiness conference in this Year of St. Joseph, Patron of Families.  I encourage all married and engaged couples to attend this special event and be inspired by the beauty of God’s plan for marriage and family."
  • - Most Rev. Peter Jugis, JCD 

Health + Safety Guidelines

As part of our mission to uphold the sanctity of life and family, the St. John Paul II Foundation is committed to the health and safety of all conference participants. We are closely monitoring local, state, and Diocesan guidelines, and at this time, we remain hopeful that Together in Holiness will continue to take place in person in some capacity.
  • We know that Together in Holiness is a vital ministry to you as couples and families, and we desire to continue serving you through this conference. We are developing precautions to ensure adequate social distancing, minimize contact with high-touch surfaces, and maintain a safe and clean environment. Click here to learn more about our Health + Safety Guidelines.
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  • We are truly blessed to serve you, and please be assured of our prayers for you and your families!
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  • *Policy is subject to change; dependent on local, state, and Diocesan guidelines at the time of the conference. 

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT


  • Early Bird Couple: $49 | Early Bird Individual: $29
    •      *Early Bird pricing ends October 5. 
    •       A box lunch is included for each adult registrant.
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
  • At-Home Conference Experience: $15 (What’s this?)

  • Exhibitors*
  • Ministry (Non-Profit) Registration: $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor (For-Profit) Registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
 
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required and space is limited. Please email sara@forlifeandfamily.org for more information.

Scholarships
  • We recognize that many families are struggling during these times. If you need assistance with the cost of the conference, we encourage you to apply for a partial or full scholarship (click here); if you feel called to contribute to our scholarship fund, you can do so at the time of registration.

Important Information regarding Refunds, Cancellation, and At-Home Participants:
  • At this time, we remain hopeful that the Together in Holiness conference will take place as planned. Should circumstances change and the event be postponed, you will be notified as promptly as possible.

SCHEDULE

     
9:30 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:30 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:45-11:45 AM
  • Family, Become What You Are!
  • Rev. Matthew Kauth
11:45 AM-1:30 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:30-2:30 PM
  • The Holy Family and Your Family
  • Joshua Bitting, PhD (cand)
2:45 - 3:45 PM
  • Awakening Your Domestic Church
  • Kathryn Whitaker
3:45 PM
  • Closing Comments
4:00 PM
  • Transition to Mass
4:30 PM
  • Vigil Mass

Speakers

JOSHUA BITTING, PhD (cand.)
Program Director, St. John Paul II Foundation

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.

REV. MATTHEW KAUTH
Rector, St. Joseph College Seminary

Father Matthew Kauth was born and raised in Peoria Illinois, where he attended Catholic grade school and high school. A trip to Italy changed his life forever when he witnessed an elderly woman kneeling on the rocks during outdoor Mass after their bus broke down. Her devotion destroyed his indifference to the Eucharist and the Church. He wanted to know what that woman saw in the Host and began searching. His search eventually led him to the priesthood. Fr. Kauth completed his studies in philosophy at St. Charles Borromeo in Philadelphia and transferred to the Diocese of Charlotte following graduation to assist in the missionary efforts faced with the burgeoning Catholic population. He completed his graduate work at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., earning his ecclesiastical degree (STB) and was ordained to the priesthood in 2000. After serving six years as a parochial vicar and pastor in the Diocese of Charlotte, he continued his studies in Rome and received a license and doctorate in Moral Theology. Fr. Kauth served as the Chaplain of Charlotte Catholic High School and a professor at Belmont Abbey College before he was appointed Rector of St. Joseph College Seminary in 2016. Fr. Kauth is the author of two books, "Charity as Divine and Human Friendship: A Metaphysical and Scriptural Explanation According to the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas" and "The Sacraments: Discovering the Treasure of Divine Life".

KATHRYN WHITAKER
Author and Speaker

Kathryn Whitaker is an author, blogger and speaker. A sixth-generation Texan, she was raised an evangelical Protestant until she met her husband on a blind date at Texas A&M. On the eve of their wedding, Whitaker converted to Catholicism. Since 2007—with honesty, authenticity, and a healthy dose of sass—Whitaker has shared on social media what it’s like raising a raucous Catholic family, including a preemie, while balancing her writing, her love of the Aggies, and stocking the fridge with plenty of Dr Pepper. She has contributed to Blessed is She and Take Up and Read and has appeared in USA Today, EWTN, Ave Maria Radio, and is a regular guest on The Busted Halo Show with Fr. Dave Dwyer on SiriusXM. Her book, Live Big, Love Bigger, is currently in its third printing with Ave Maria Press. Kathryn and her husband, Scott, live with their family in Austin, Texas.

At-Home Conference Experience

  • To accommodate those who are not comfortable attending an in-person event due to health concerns, the St. John Paul II Foundation is offering a special At-Home Conference Experience for this year’s Together in Holiness conference!
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  • The At-Home Conference Experience will be offered exclusively for this year’s event, and is designed to enable couples to participate in the Together in Holiness conference from within their own domestic church. While nothing can replace the communal element of the conference or the participation in the sacraments, we hope this option will serve as a reminder to couples and families that their response to the universal call to holiness begins at home.
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  • Click here to learn more about our At-Home Conference Experience. 

Venue

St. Ann Catholic Church

3635 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

For More Information:
Sara Dietz, Conference Coordinator
832.779.1070
sara@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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