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.
  • "Transformed by the Gospel, each family is called to become an evangelizing community that radiates the joy and love of Christ in the home and in society. I invite all couples in the Bay Area to respond to this call and participate in Together in Holiness so you may be strengthened in this mission."
  • - Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco

Health + Safety Guidelines

The St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco are committed to the health and safety of all conference participants. We look forward to offering this year’s Together in Holiness conference in person under the guidance of local, state, and archdiocesan 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 encourage social distancing and the use of masks throughout the event according to archdiocesan guidelines.
  • *Policy is subject to change; dependent on local, state, and archdiocesan guidelines at the time of the conference.




  • In-Person Conference Experience
  • Early Bird Couple: $49 | Early Bird Individual: $29
  • *Early Bird pricing extended through August 9.
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
    •       Childcare is available for ages 4-12 yrs: $5/child
    •       A box lunch is included for each adult registrant.
  • At-Home Conference Experience (What’s this?)
  • Pass includes access to recordings from beginning of live conference on Saturday, September 18 through 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 26.
  • 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 3. All refund requests made on or after September 4 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.


8:00 AM
  • Attendee Check-In
8:45 AM
  • Words of Welcome
9:00-10:00 AM
  • Mary: Star of Evangelization
  • Mary Caprio, CFCP, MAT, MTS
10:00-10:15 AM
  • Chant Rehearsal with Benedict XVI Institute
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
  • Mass
  • Celebrant: Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:15-2:15 PM 
  • Building the Domestic Church
  • Rev. Cameron Faller and Rev. Kyle Faller
2:30-3:30 PM
  • Becoming Witnesses to the Joy of Love
  • Damon Owens
3:30 PM
  • Closing Comments & Sending Forth


Archbishop of San Francisco

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was born in San Diego on June 5, 1956. He attended public school through 12th grade and earned his BA in philosophy from the University of San Diego in 1978.  He earned a second bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1981.  Archbishop Cordileone was ordained to the priesthood on July 9, 1982.  He continued his studies at Gregorian University from 1985-89, earning a doctorate in canon law.   He was appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of San Diego in 1990 and served as an assistant to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura from 1995-2002.  On July 5, 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed him the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Oakland on March 23, 2009. On July 27, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco.  He was installed on October 4, 2012.   Archbishop Cordileone chairs the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and sits on the Committee for Canonical Affairs.  He is a member of the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute and the Subcommission on the Liturgy for the Anglican Ordinariates.

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.

Founder of Joyful Ever After

Damon Owens, international speaker and evangelist, is executive director of Joyful Ever After (joyfuleverafter.org). The first executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute and chairman of the 2016 International Theology of the Body Congress, Damon founded Joyful Ever After as a non-profit ministry dedicated to encouraging and educating couples to understand and live marriage and family life together with joy through St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. A presenter at the 2015 World Meeting of Families, 2017 USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders, and 2019 Catholic Family Life Symposium, Damon keeps a full international speaking schedule at conferences, seminars, universities, high schools, seminaries, and parishes on the good news of marriage, sexuality, Theology of the Body, Theology of the Family, adoption, and NFP. In 2018, Pope Francis honored Damon with his Benemerenti Papal Medal in recognition for his work in support of marriage and family. Damon lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Melanie and their eight children. Damon has published numerous articles, appeared on many radio and television programs (EWTN, Catholic Answers, Ave Maria, Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, NPR), taught in many major Catholic faith programs, and has hosted and produced three 13-part television series for EWTN. He is also an accomplished gospel singer honored with a solo during the 1995 NJ Papal Mass at Giants Stadium presided by Pope St. John Paul II.

Director of Vocations and Chaplain of San Francisco State University Newman Club

Rev. Cameron Faller was born and raised in Novato, CA and attended Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield.  After his first year studying engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, his life took a dramatic turn during a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. There he began to have a deep conviction that God was calling him to the priesthood and not too long after his return he began his seminary formation. He was ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of San Francisco on June 6, 2015. For the first four years of his priesthood, he was the associate pastor of Church of the Epiphany in San Francisco while also serving for two years as a teacher and chaplain at Archbishop Riordan High School. Currently, he serves as vocation director and chaplain of San Francisco State University Newman Club.

Parochial Vicar, Church of St. Raphael

Rev. Kyle Faller is a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and a graduate of St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, where he recently graduated with a Master of Divinity and a Sacred Theological Bachelors. Ordained in May of 2019, Rev. Faller serves as Parochial Vicar at Church of St. Raphael in San Rafael, CA.


At-Home Conference Experience

  • In an effort to serve couples throughout the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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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1040 Alameda de Las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002

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





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