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 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)

  • 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 
  • Fr. Chuck Durante and Dorothy and Adam Gonzalez
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
  • Mass
  • Celebrated by Most Rev. Randolph Roque Calvo, Bishop of Reno


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 received the 2015 "St. Paul Woman of the Year" Award and the "Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Excellence in Communications" Award for her work in evangelization.  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.

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.

Bishop of Reno

Bishop Randolph R. Calvo was born on August 28, 1951, in Agana, Guam.  He is the youngest of seven children.  As a child, he moved with his family to San Francisco where he attended elementary school. He completed his clerical formation at St. Joseph College Seminary in Mountain View, California and at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He was ordained a priest on May 21, 1977, for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and served as parochial vicar at Holy Name Parish in San Francisco and at Saint Pius Parish in Redwood City. Then Fr. Calvo studied canon law in Rome from 1982 to 1986.  In 1986 he earned a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome with a dissertation entitled "Consultation and the Presbyteral Council: new emphasis in the ratio legis". He served as adjutant judicial vicar for the San Francisco Archdiocese and then as judicial vicar of the archdiocesan tribunal.  He also taught canon law as adjunct faculty at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park. In 1997, Fr. Calvo was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Redwood City, California. A position he served in at the time of his episcopal appointment. Bishop Randolph R. Calvo, JCD, DD was ordained as Bishop of the diocese on February 17, 2006.

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.



St. Albert the Great Catholic Community

1250 Wyoming Avenue
Reno Nevada 89503

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





    7730 Westview
    Houston, TX 77055


    P.O. Box 5927
    Katy, TX 77491