about Together in Holiness

Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family
Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses that inspires spouses to grow together in holiness and empowers parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. To learn more about the Together in Holiness marriage enrichment initiative, click here.
  • "My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I enthusiastically encourage couples in our Diocese to attend the second Together in Holiness marriage conference on October 9. The Christian family is "the littlest living cell of the Church." I invite you to take this opportunity to enrich your marriage and renew your commitment to your mission as husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, to "guard, reveal, and communicate love" in and through your own domestic church."
  • - Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix




  • In-Person Conference Experience
  • Early Bird Couple: $49 | Early Bird Individual: $29
  • *Early Bird pricing ends August 30 .
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
    •       Childcare is available for ages 2-12 yrs: $5/child
    •       A box lunch is included for each adult registrant.
  • At-Home Conference Experience (What’s this?)
  • Livestreamed from St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish. Pass includes access to recordings from beginning of live conference on Saturday, October 9 through 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 17.
  • Access Pass: $15 
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available

  • 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] 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, September 24. All refund requests made on or after September 25 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.


9:30 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:00 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:15 - 11:15 AM
  • The Household of God and Your Household: What Does it Mean to Be a Domestic Church? 
  • Mike and Alicia Hernon
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Becoming a Domestic Church
  • Steve and Becky Greene
12:30 - 2:15 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Prayer and Holiness in the Midst of Family Chaos
  • Danielle Bean
3:30 - 3:45 PM
  • Closing Comments and Sending Forth
3:45 PM
  • Transition to Mass
4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Vigil Mass
  • Most Rev. Eduardo A. Nevares


Associate Fellow, St. John Paul II Foundation

Mary Caprio is the Director of Family Life for St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, as well as the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. She is also an Associate Fellow for the St. John Paul II Foundation, adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas in the theology department, and is a Certified Fertility Care Practitioner for the Creighton Model System. Mary attended University of Texas Health Science at Houston for her Bachelor’s in Nursing and Loyola University of Chicago for a Master’s in Nursing. Mary obtained a Masters of Arts in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Masters in Marriage and Family with a focus on Bioethics from the Pontifical Institute of John Paul II for Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America. Mary is a local and national speaker on theology of the body, marriage, and family, and she is certified in Bioethics through the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Author, Speaker, and Podcaster

Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is 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 most recent book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday. 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.

Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

The Most Reverend Eduardo Alanis Nevares was ordained as the first Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Phoenix on July 19, 2010, at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Avondale. He began his priesthood as a Missionary of Our Lady of La Salette on July 18, 1981, and was later incardinated into the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, in May 2007. Prior to his arrival in Phoenix he served as Vice Rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, after serving as the Co-Director of Vocations in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, from 2002 until 2008. Before serving in Tyler, he was the Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Lufkin, Texas. For 25 years, Bishop Nevares served as a Missionary of Our Lady of La Salette before he sought incardination to the Diocese of Tyler. He grew up in a loving, devout Roman Catholic family. His parents were not rich, yet they sent all of their children to ­Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish School. As his mother would leave the four older children at school, they would both attend daily Mass together. It was seeing his mother’s love and devotion for the Eucharist that began to instill in Bishop Nevares a desire to be a priest.

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.

Founders of the Messy Family Project

Michael and Alicia Hernon are on a mission to empower parents, strengthen marriage, and bring families to Christ.  Their ministry, The Messy Family Project, began as a podcast and has grown into a multi-media platform that provides free resources to couples to encourage them and give them the tools they need to nurture their marriage as well as the culture within their family.  Although the podcast reaches over 20,000 families every month, the Hernons also travel throughout the United States and internationally inspiring husbands and wives and sparking conversations between them. They reside in Steubenville, OH, and are parents to ten children and grandparents to three. Learn more about them & their ministry at www.messyfamilyproject.org


At-Home Conference Experience

  • In an effort to serve couples throughout the Diocese of Phoenix, this year’s Together in Holiness will feature an At-Home Conference Experience for you and your family to participate from within your own domestic church!
  • 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 an encouragement to couples and families that their response to the universal call to holiness begins at home.


St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish

440 East Elliot Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

For More Information:
Erin Ellwanger, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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