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 Together in Holiness, 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



We are blessed to offer this conference in THREE locations on October 9. By attending in Flagstaff, you will also be joining couples across the diocese as we explore this year’s theme, Family, A Domestic Church.

Other Locations

  • Gilbert – St. Anne Catholic Parish
  • Phoenix – Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral




  • 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. Access Pass includes access to recordings beginning with the livestream on Saturday, October 9, 2021 through 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
  • Access Pass: $15 
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available

  • Exhibitors*
  • 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? 
  • Rev. Fernando Camou
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Becoming a Domestic Church
  • Dr. Fernando and Josefina Camou
12:30 - 2:15 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Prayer and Holiness in the Midst of Family Chaos
  • Dr. Christopher J. Stravitsch
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. James S. Wall


Chairman of the Board, St. John Paul II Foundation

Dr. Chris Stravitsch is Co-founder of the St. John Paul II Foundation and Chairman of the Board. He has a passion for creating new ministries that meet today's most pressing needs, especially the pastoral needs of couples and families. Dr. Stravitsch earned a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, where he focused his research on the spiritual formation of spouses and families. He earned a dual degree in Pastoral Counseling from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, which consisted of an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, and he earned a B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate, an apostolate which serves parishes by providing onsite Catholic counseling services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Stravitsch and his wife, Sarah, reside in Katy, Texas, with their five children.

Rector, Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral

Father Fernando Camou was ordained a priest of the diocese of Phoenix in June 2015. Since then, his passion has been helping others become aware of God’s personal love and powerful mercy in their lives. His love and appreciation for marriage grew under his parents’ loving marriage in Glendale, Arizona, where he and his brothers and sisters saw God’s love through his parents’ love. His 1 niece and 11 nephews are evidence of this, too, and are a great joy in his life. In 2020, Father completed a Licentiate in Liturgical Theology (STL) at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Since of April of 2021, Father has been delighted to serve as Rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix.

Marriage Preparation and NFP Teachers, Diocese of Phoenix

Dr. Fernando and Josefina Camou have been married for 39 years. They have five children (three married, one is a priest and the youngest just graduated from the university). They have 12 grandchildren and two more on the way. They have taught Theology of the Body at the Kino institute in the Diocese of Phoenix. They are certified NFP teachers and have taught NFP for more than 25 years. They are presenters for Marriage Preparation retreats for the Diocese. Fernando is now in the Diaconate program. They have been serving at the Diocese of Phoenix for more than 30 years.  

Bishop of Gallup, NM

Bishop James S. Wall was born in Ganado, Arizona in 1964 to parents James A. Wall and Joan Wall. Along with his parents and five siblings, he continued to live in Arizona for his young adult life, attending public school in Chandler, AZ, and continuing to college at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, where he studied history. Throughout college, he felt the call from God to become a priest, and after college entered St. John Seminary in Camarillo, California, and was ordained a priest on June 6, 1998 for service in the Diocese of Phoenix. During his time in Phoenix, Bishop Wall was a member of the Presbyteral Council and College of Consultors. He served on the Natural Family Planning Board; as the Chaplain for the Phoenix Legatus Chapter; and as a spiritual adviser for Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats. He was a member of the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and an advisory Board member of the Institute for Priests and Presbyterate in St. Meinrad, Indiana. On February 5, 2009, Bishop Wall was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Gallup, and was consecrated and installed officially on April 23, 2009. Bishop Wall’s episcopal motto is “Be Doers of the Word”, from the Epistle of St. James: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22).” This passage is to remind us that we must not only listen to the words of Christ, but put them into daily action, following the teachings of Our Lord.


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.



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1600 E Rte. 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

For More Information:
Amelia Arth, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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