• FOR LIFE AND FAMILY

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.
  • "As we continue to delve more deeply into our Teaching Mission, it becomes more and more evident that families are the seedbed of learning and growth in Jesus Christ.  These domestic churches are where men, women and children are able to grow in understanding and living the Good News that the Son of God has revealed to the world.  I hope you can join us for this wonderful event.  Let us be families of faith growing together as the Family of God."
  • Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler
 

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT


  • Early Bird Couple: $49
  • Early Bird Individual: $29
  • *Early bird pricing ends September 7. 
  • Couple: $59
  • Individual: $35
  • Childcare is available for ages 2-12yrs: $5/child
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available
  • A box lunch is included for each adult registrant. Parents are responsible for packing a lunch for their child(ren) who are in childcare.

  • EXHIBITORS*

  • Ministry Registration: $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor Registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
 
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, October 8. All refund requests made on or after October 9 will not be accepted, but the funds will automatically be transferred to a scholarship couple in need. Please email sara@forlifeandfamily.org to transfer your registration or request a refund.

SCHEDULE

     
10:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
11:15 AM
  • Words of Welcome
11:30-12:30 AM
  • Growing Holy Together: The Grace of Marriage
  • Stacy A. Trasancos, PhD
12:30-1:00 PM
  • Lunch
1:15-2:30 PM
  • Break for Discussion and Prayer
2:30-3:30 PM
  • 7 Pillars of a Healthy and Vibrant Domestic Church
  • Arland K. Nichols
3:45-4:45 PM
  • Becoming a Domestic Church: How to Embrace God's Plan for Your Family
  • Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
4:45 PM
  • Closing Comments
5:00 PM
  • Transition to Mass
5:30 PM
  • Vigil Mass

Speakers

ARLAND K. NICHOLS
President, St. John Paul II Foundation

Arland K. Nichols is president and founder of the St. John Paul II Foundation. After a decade of teaching and leadership at a Catholic college preparatory school and an international nonprofit, Arland launched the St. John Paul II Foundation in 2014. Early in his career he became a popular speaker and successful writer while he established the groundwork for the initiatives that would become the St. John Paul II Foundation. He is author, with Rev. John Leies of the forthcoming 4th edition of the Handbook on Critical Life Issues published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Arland earned a B.A. in philosophy from Texas A&M, an M.DIV. in Theology from University of St. Thomas, and is completing a Ph.D. in bioethics from Regina Apostolorum in Rome. With the generous support of his wife, Cindy, and their seven children, Arland is blessed to lead the St. John Paul II Foundation as it serves, educates, and supports medical professionals, married couples, and clergy.

DCN. HAROLD BURKE-SIVERS
The Dynamic Deacon

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him. He travels across the United States and around the world speaking at conferences, workshops, retreats, parish missions, high schools, and young adult events – in short, to everyone who desires to know Jesus intimately and enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Him. His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others. Deacon Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He co-hosts the Eternal Word Television Network’s popular radio program, “Morning Glory”, and the weekly broadcast “Living Stones” on Mater Dei Radio. Deacon has also appeared as a guest on numerous other national and international radio programs, including “Catholic Answers Live” and “Vocation Boom Radio.” In addition, he is the host or co-host of several popular series on EWTN television and is featured on the award winning Chosen faith formation program by Ascension Press. Deacon Harold is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, co-author of Ignite: Read the Bible Like Never Before, and has written the acclaimed new book, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest. Deacon Harold is featured on The Greatest Commandments: A 40-Week Spiritual Journey for Married Couples, a vibrant marriage-enrichment program rooted in biblical values and designed to help husbands and wives know God better, trust Him fully and love Him completely throughout the course of their married lives. Retaining a deep love of Benedictine spirituality which he gained during his time discerning a call to that religious community, Deacon Harold is a Benedictine Oblate of Mt. Angel Abbey. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. As the president and CEO of The Saint Joseph Center, Deacon Harold oversees that nonprofit organization’s endeavors, which include hosting an international institute for Catholic male spirituality, coordinating dynamic speaking tours and life-changing retreats, and developing products and services that support family life. Most importantly, he is married to his lovely wife, Colleen, and they have four beautiful children. They live in Portland, Oregon, where Deacon Harold is assigned to Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.

STACY A. TRASANCOS, PhD
Executive Director, St. Philip Institute of Evangelization and Catechesis

Stacy A. Trasancos, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization founded by Bishop Joseph Strickland in the Diocese of Tyler, TX. She is a Fellow for the Word on Fire Institute and an international speaker for Catholic Answers. Dr. Trasancos received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Dr. Trasancos has published several books on the intersection of theology and science and teaches online courses on the subject at Seton Hall University. She has also published a booklet, "20 Answers: Bioethics", and writes a science column for the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.

SPONSORS

Venue

St. Mary's Catholic Church

2108 Ridgewood Drive
Longview, TX 75605

For More Information:
Sara Dietz, Conference Coordinator
832.779.1070
sara@forlifeandfamily.org

CONTACT US

  • PHONE

    832.779.1070

  • PHYSICAL ADDRESS

    7730 Westview
    Houston, TX 77055

  • MAILING ADDRESS

    P.O. Box 5927
    Katy, TX 77491

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