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.
  • "Our Together in Holiness conference was wonderful. We don’t often have a lot of opportunities to sit together in a quiet room, so we really appreciated having a whole day set aside to be together. It’s important to invest time in a marriage so you can stay on the same page with your spouse. These conferences are an investment that can continue to yield fruit for years to come!"
  • - 2019 Conference Attendee 




  • Early Bird Couple: $49
  • Early Bird Individual: $29
  • *Early bird pricing available through
  • Couple: $59
  • Individual: $35
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available
  • On-Site childcare available for children ages 4mos-12yrs: $5/child
  • 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)
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, November 6. All refund requests made on or after November 7 will not be accepted, but the funds will automatically be transferred to a scholarship couple in need. Please email sara@forlifeandfamily.org to transfer your registration or request a refund.

Health + Safety Guidelines

As part of our mission to uphold the sacredness 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 Diocesan, city, and state guidelines, and at this time, we remain hopeful that Together in Holiness will continue to take place in person as planned.

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. Should circumstances change and the event be postponed or moved online, you will be notified as promptly as possible. We are truly blessed to serve you, and please be assured of our prayers for you always but most especially during these extraordinary times.

God bless you and your family, and we hope to see you very soon!


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
  • Living a ‘Hell Yes’ Kind of Life
  • Kathryn Whitaker
3:45 PM
  • Closing Comments
4:00 PM
  • Transition to Mass
4:30 PM
  • Vigil Mass


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.

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".

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.


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