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.
  • "I am delighted to welcome Together in Holiness to the Diocese of Lake Charles. Now more than ever, our families need to be formed in the Catholic faith. Together in Holiness can help provide them with the foundation they need to live faithfully in communion with God as spouses and parents. It is my prayer that both married and engaged couples will take advantage of this opportunity. I look forward to seeing you there.”
  • -Most Rev. Glen John Provost
  • Bishop of Lake Charles

Health + Safety Guidelines

The St. John Paul II Foundation and the Diocese of Lake Charles remain hopeful that Together in Holiness will take place as planned under the guidance of local, state, and diocesan recommendations. 
  • We know that Together in Holiness is a vital ministry to you as couples and families, and we look forward to serving you through this conference. We will ensure adequate social distancing and encourage the use of masks throughout the event. 
  • *Policy is subject to change; dependent on diocesan, city, and state guidelines at the time of the conference. 




  • Early Bird Couple: $49 | Early Bird Individual: $29
    •      *Early Bird pricing ends March 12. 
    •       A box lunch and a light afternoon snack is included for each adult registrant.
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available

  • 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 [email protected] for more information.

  • 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.

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, April 30. All refund requests made on or after May 1 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.


10:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:30 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:45 - 11:45 AM
  • Formed for Love: The Gift and Mystery of Marriage 
  • Leonora Butau, PhD
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • "Male and Female He Created Them" - Man and Woman in God's Plan 
  • Steve and Becky Greene
2:45 - 3:45 PM
  • Embracing and Proclaiming the Good News About Life and Love
  • Blaine and Denise Wyninger, and Fr. Andrew DeRouen
3:45 - 4:00 PM
  • Concluding Comments and Sending Forth
4:00 - 4:30 PM
  • Transition to Mass
4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Mass
  • Celebrated by Most Rev. Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles


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.

Catholic Speakers, Writers, and Co-hosts of “The Catholic Conversation”

Steve and Becky Greene present together and individually about the Church’s teachings on the Theology of the Body, marriage, family, Natural Family Planning, and pro-life issues. A cradle Catholic, Steve is the Director for the Kino Catechetical Institute for the Diocese of Phoenix, who regularly writes and speaks on true masculinity, fatherhood, and modern philosophical errors. His articles have been featured in Crisis Magazine and The Catechetical Review. Becky, a former agnostic feminist, writes and speaks on her conversion story, authentic femininity, and motherhood. She also homeschools the couple's five children and helps her color-blind husband match his ties and shirts. When they're not shuttling children to sports, stepping on Legos, or telling someone to pick up dirty socks, the couple hosts the popular podcast show “The Catholic Conversation" with the Cradle and the Convert, which airs on all popular podcast platforms.

Bishop of the Diocese of Lake Charles

Bishop Provost was ordained to the Episcopacy and installed as the Third Bishop of Lake Charles on Monday, April 23, 2007 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Lake Charles on March 6, 2007. He was born August 9, 1949 to Cyrus and Sadie Marie Blanchet Provost in Lafayette. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, La., in 1971, studied at the North American College in Rome from 1971 to 1975, received a Sacrae Theologiae Baccaluareus, or Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) from St. Thomas University in Rome in 1974 and continued studies for his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at St. Thomas until 1975. He also earned a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 1981. Continuing education includes work at L'Institute Catholique in Paris (1972) (French language); the University of London (1980) (Victorian language); Don Quichote Institute, Salmancia (1997) (Spanish language); Institute Santa Maria, Rome (1971) (Italian language) and Archaeological Study Tours to Syria, Jordan and Turkey. Bishop Provost was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette by Pope Paul VI on June 29, 1975 in St Peter's Basilica in Rome. He served as an Associate Pastor at Our Lady Queen of Heaven in Lake Charles during the summer of 1975. He was Associate Pastor of St. Mary Magdalene in Abbeville, 1975-1983; Pastor of St. Leo in Roberts Cove, 1983-1985, Pastor of St. John Cathedral, 1985-1998, and Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima, 1998-March 6, 2007. He served as a Judge on the Diocese of Lafayette Tribunal, was a member of the Diocesan School Board, 1987-1996, Vice Chairman of the Council of Priests, 2005-2006; Chairman of the Council of Priests, 1989-1991, 2006-2007; Member of the Council of Priests, 2001-2007; Episcopal Vicar and Dean of the West Lafayette Deanery, a Diocesan Consultor, 1991-2007; and a board member of the Lafayette Catholic Service Center/Opelousas Housing Corporation, 1996-2000. Bishop Provost served as the Bishop's Liaison to the Legal Community and was an instructor in the Department of Theology for Church History, Aquinas Institute, Holy Cross College, Lafayette/New Orleans. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Atakapas Chapter; the National Chaplain's Committee for the Sons of the American Revolution; and a member of various equestrian and knightly orders. The Bishop, since childhood, has studied music, enjoys playing the piano, and served as house organist at the seminaries he attended.

Educators, and Former National Couple for Domestic Church

Blaine and Denise Wyninger are the proud parents of 8 children and live in Sulphur, LA. They are both educators by trade, and are the former National Couple for Domestic Church, a lay movement for Sacramentally married couples that focuses on living holy marriages and passing the faith onto their children. Blaine and Denise are both cradle Catholics, and speak often to engaged couples, married couples, and youth about the beauty of the Catholic Church.

Parochial Vicar, St. Theodore and St. Pius X

Fr. Andy DeRouen was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lake Charles on June 27, 2020. A native of Lake Charles and graduate of St. Louis Catholic High School, he studied architecture at LSU before entering seminary formation. Prior to his ordination, Fr. Andy studied theology in Rome, Italy, for four years. He now serves as parochial vicar to the parishes of St. Theodore in Moss Bluff and St. Pius X in Ragley. He enjoys being outside, fishing, cars, and drawing.



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