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.
  • "The vocation of married life is a source of sanctification and salvation for spouses.  In the day to day living of their conjugal commitment, a couple also gives witness before others to Christ’s love for us.  All of us are called to grow in holiness along the path to which God has called us. With great encouragement, I welcome participants who have taken this opportunity to attend this Together for Holiness Conference here in Reno.  May this time together deepen your shared spiritual life."
  • -Most Rev. Randolph R. Calvo, Bishop of Reno

Health + Safety Guidelines

The St. John Paul II Foundation and the Diocese of Reno remain are thankful 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 ask that all attendees wear masks throughout the event while inside. 
  • *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 August 2. 
    •       A box lunch and a light afternoon snack is included for each adult registrant.
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
  • At-Home Conference Experience: $15 (What's this?)
  • 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)

  • 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, August 27. All refund requests made on or after August 28 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.


8:30 AM
  • Conference Check-In
9:30 AM
  • Words of Welcome
9:45 - 10:45 AM
  • The Household of God and Your Household: What Does it Mean to Be a Domestic Church? 
  • Roland Millare, STD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • A Family that Prays Together 
  • Rev. Chuck Durante, Dorothy and Adam Gonzalez, and Patty Schneier
12:00 - 1:45 PM
  • Break for lunch and prayer
2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Sacrificial Love is Sanctifying Love
  • Patty Schneier
3:00 - 3:15 PM
  • Concluding Comments and Sending Forth
3:15 - 4:00 PM
  • Transition to Mass
4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass


Catholic Author and Speaker

Patty Schneier is a Catholic author and speaker from the Archdiocese of St Louis.  Since 2003, she has been inspiring Catholics to reignite their faith.  Her book, Love Letters From Mom on What Matters Most, is a must-read for parents who want to pass the faith on to their children.  She hosts a weekly radio show to promote holy vocations, entitled The Pearl of Great Price (heard on Covenant Network.)  Patty has been a guest on EWTN as well as numerous Catholic radio programs. She and her husband Larry have been married for 29 years; their oldest son was recently ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Vice President of Curriculum and Director of Clergy Initiatives, St. John Paul II Foundation

Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as the Vice President of Curriculum and the Director of Clergy Initiatives for the St. John Paul II Foundation (Houston, TX). Dr. Millare served as a member of the Theology Department at St. John XXIII College Preparatory (Katy, TX) for over 15 years. He received a BA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He has a MA in Theological Studies (with a concentration in Moral Theology) 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) from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL). Dr. Millare also serves as an adjunct professor of theology for permanent deacon candidates, seminarians, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of St. Thomas, St. Mary’s Seminary, the Diocese of Fort Worth and the University of Dallas. He has published various theological articles for Logos, Antiphon, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, and the Heythrop Journal. He has published the book, A Living Sacrifice: Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger (Emmaus Academic, 2022). Dr. Millare has also contributed an article to a forthcoming lexicon on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Ignatius Press). Dr. Millare is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Academy of Catholic Theology, and the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Dr. Millare enjoys the gift of life and love with his beautiful wife Veronica and their three children.

Vicar General and Rector, St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Fr. Chuck Durante is rector at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno and Vicar General for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno.  Throughout his 27 years as a priest, he has served in various parishes and ministries in the Reno and Carson City area, including high school chaplain, diocesan vocation director, parochial vicar, prison minister and pastor.  Since his first year of ordination, Fr. Chuck has been involved in marriage preparation, including Engaged Encounter and FOCCUS.

Parishioners at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Adam and Dorothy Gonzalez have been married for 18 years. Adam is a small animal veterinarian and catechist.  Dorothy is the director of the First Communion program at their parish. They have two children aged 9 and 12 who are also active at church. Adam and Dorothy enjoy cooking together and sharing the faith with others. Their family is held together by love, prayer and the quest for the perfect recipe.


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, we are offering a special At-Home Conference Experience for you and your family!
  • 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.


St. Albert the Great Catholic Community

1250 Wyoming Avenue
Reno Nevada 89503

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





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