• 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.
  • "In these challenging times, it is important to keep our eyes on Christ our hope. Couples and families, in particular, are called to live out their vocation as a School of Love. This year's Together in Holiness will be an excellent opportunity to receive deep formation and practical guidance as you strive to live out the call to holiness. We are honored to sponsor the At-Home Conference Experience, and I encourage you to participate."
  • - Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
   

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. In order to protect you and your family, we are following recommendations from our host facilities and the State of Texas, and we look forward to welcoming you to Together in Holiness this fall!
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 working to ensure adequate social distancing, minimize contact with high-touch surfaces, and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  •  Our basic health and safety guidelines are: 
  • •  Social distancing will be maintained inside the
  • conference venue, with personal name-cards available to designate seating throughout the day
  • •  Masks will be required for all conference attendees
  • when social distancing is not possible
  • •  Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances and exit
  • •  Volunteers will be present to hold doors and
  • routinely clean high traffic area
  • •  Breakfast and lunch will be offered in a no-touch fformat with ample outdoor seating.
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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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  •  Click here to learn more about our Health + Safety Guidelines.
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  • *Policy is subject to change; dependent on state and local guidelines at the time of the conference. 

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT


  • In-Person Conference Experience
  • Hosted by the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
    •       A box lunch is included for each adult registrant.
 
  • At-Home Conference Experience (What’s this?)
  • Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Access Pass: $15 

  • 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 TH@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:
  • We are dedicated to offering the Together in Holiness conference this fall to you and your family, whether you are participating in person or virtually. Should your family’s circumstances change leading up to the conference, please email TH@forlifeandfamily.org.

Childcare

  • After speaking with our host facilities and evaluating current requirements to ensure the safety of our attendees and their families, our staff has decided that it will not be feasible for us to offer on-site childcare for this year’s Together in Holiness conference. 
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  • While we are unable to offer on-site childcare, our team would like to offer you the opportunity to register for an in-person ticket and receive our At-Home Childcare Kit. The activities in this kit are designed to allow your children to learn about the faith at home, as you participate in the conference. Our hope is that these resources will allow you and your spouse to have the day together, while supplying a babysitter/family member with the tools to foster a fun, learning environment of the faith for your children. 
While we are unable to offer on-site childcare this year, we hope you will still be able to participate in the Together in Holiness conference. Our team would like to offer in-person registrants the opportunity to receive our At-Home Childcare Kit in lieu of on-site childcare. You and your families remain in our prayers!

SCHEDULE

     
8:30 AM
  • Conference Check-In
9:15 AM
  • Words of Welcome
9:30-10:30 AM
  • Marriage on a Mission!
  • Ben and Beth Nguyen (1)
  • Danielle Bean (2)
 
10:45-11:45 AM 
  • Nurturing a Joy-Filled Family Life
  • Trey and Stephanie Cashion (1)
  • James and Leigh Schuelke (2)
 
11:45 AM 
  • Transition to Mass
12:00 PM
  • Mass
12:40-2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:05 PM
  • Marriage Blessing
2:25-3:25 PM 
  • To Love and to Cherish
  • Danielle Bean (1)
  • Ben and Beth Nguyen (2)
 
3:30 PM
  • Closing Comments and Sending Forth
*Attendees will attend 1 of 2 tracks. Each track will feature both keynote speakers and one local speaker.

Speakers

ROLAND MILLARE, STD
Director of Shepherd’s Heart, St. John Paul II Foundation

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.

DANIELLE BEAN
Brand Manager for CatholicMom, Holy Cross Family Ministries

Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is the Brand Manager for CatholicMom at Holy Cross Family Ministries. Danielle is also creator and host of "The Gist", a weekly Catholic women’s television talk show on "CatholicTV" and host of the Girlfriends podcast. Danielle is author of several books, including "Momnipotent", "You Are Enough", and "Giving Thanks and Letting Go."  Her most recent book, "Manual for Marriage" (TAN Books 2020) pulls from the wisdom of the Church and lessons learned from real-life experience to reflect on the ideas of vocation, sacrament, sacrifice, mutual love, and home and family life. Danielle has a special heart for mothers, and she encourages women of all ages and stages of life to find humor in daily challenges and the joy God intends for every one of us. It is in her primary vocation to marriage and motherhood that Danielle finds the inspiration for all of her work.

WILLIAM R. “TREY” CASHION III, MTS & STEPHANIE CASHION, LMSW
Co-Founders of mysteryofparenthood.com

Trey and Stephanie enjoy speaking together on the sacrament of marriage and parenting. Their mission is to encourage and empower couples to rediscover the mystery of marriage and family life and to recommit to loving that mystery with strength, courage and enthusiasm. Together with Dr. Joseph White, Trey co-authored Together in God’s Love, a marriage preparation program published by Our Sunday Visitor. He has spoken and written extensively on the Sacraments and Spirituality, Married and Family Life, Sexuality, Parenting, Healthcare, Finances, Stewardship, and Leadership. Stephanie and Trey desire to help people concretely bridge the gap between the faith they profess and the lives they lead, helping them to see the meaning in their lives, to live meaningfully, and to be fully, consciously, and actively involved in the liturgy of their lives.  To that end, they host a weekly radio show called The Mystery of Parenthood on RED-C Radio that focuses on a Catholic approach to parenting in the 21st Century. The Cashions are parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station. Trey and Stephanie have been married for over 30 years and have six children – Treivor, Madison, Greyson, and the triplets – Kolbe, Kennedy, and Kingsley.

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.

JAMES AND LEIGH SCHUELKE
Parishioners at St. John Vianney, Houston

James and Leigh have been married for thirteen years and have six children, one daughter and five sons, ages 10 to newborn. James has practiced commercial litigation for 8 years, and is a partner at a boutique firm in Houston. Before staying home with their children full-time, Leigh worked in marketing and development in Boston. Over the past year, they started a reading group for parents of young children designed to better equip themselves to form their children's consciences. They also are one of the witness couples in the video series for the new Together in Holiness Formation series. They enjoy spending time with extended family, hosting friends, Longhorn Football, and karaoke.

BENEDICT T. NGUYEN, JD, JCL & ELIZABETH NGUYEN, MTS
Catholic Speakers and Lay Leaders

Ben and Beth Nguyen have been married for 25 years and have five children and one grandchild. They have served the Church for over 20 years as teachers and presenters for youth, young adults, and engaged and married couples. Currently, Ben is the Chancellor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, where he also serves as the Canonical Counsel and Theological Advisor, as well as Promoter of Justice in the Diocesan Tribunal. He is a national lecturer and canonical legal consultant for various dioceses, religious institutions, apostolates, schools, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Beth was just recently added to the St. John Paul II Foundation team as Program Coordinator for the Together in Holiness Formation series. She most recently served as Director of Laity, Family and Life for the Diocese of Corpus Christi where she trained couples to offer their testimonies through marriage preparation workshops and coordinated natural family planning instruction and respect life activities. She has also written articles for the Catholic Medical Association’s quarterly magazine, The Pulse of Catholic Medicine and the Diocese of Corpus Christi’s monthly publication, The South Texas Catholic. Together they enjoy God’s gifts of joy and beauty that can be found in everyday life through magnificent liturgy, thought-provoking literature, the company of friends and family, and deep and hilarious discussions with their children who are rapidly blossoming into adulthood.

SPONSORS

At-Home Conference Experience

  • In an effort to serve couples who would prefer to participate in this year’s Together in Holiness from within their own domestic church, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is sponsoring a special At-Home Conference Experience for you and your family!
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  • The At-Home Conference Experience will be offered exclusively for this year’s event, and 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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  • Those participating in our At-Home Conference Experience may request to add on our At-Home Childcare Kit (sent via USPS or email).

Venue

St. John Paul II Foundation

7730 Westview Dr.
Houston, TX 77055

For More Information:
Foundation Conference Coordinators
832.779.1070
TH@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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