• 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 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.
  • "All couples in the Diocese of Venice are encouraged to join us at the Together in Holiness conference this fall as we explore how your family can become its own “school of virtue” through this marriage initiative. My hope is that each of you may be inspired to live out the beautiful vocation of marriage more fully and embrace the call to be missionary disciples. How blessed the Diocese is to be able to offer this conference."
  • - Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice in Florida

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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  • Early Bird Couple: $49 | Early Bird Individual: $29
    • Early Bird discount available through August 16.
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available
  • On-site childcare available for potty-trained children up to fifth grade: $5/child
  • 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)
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Scholarships

  • 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 17. All refund requests made on or after September 18 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.

SCHEDULE

   
9:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:00 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:15-11:15 AM
  • God Has a Perfect Plan for Your Marriage
  • Rev. Murchadh O'Madagain, STD
11:15 AM
  • Break
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • How to Nourish Love in the Family
  • Mary Caprio, CFCP, MAT, MTS
12:30-2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:15-3:15 PM
  • Family: A School of Virtue
  • Kevin and Lisa Cotter
3:15 PM
  • Closing Comments
3:30 PM
  • Transition to Mass
4:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass
  • Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane

Speakers

MARY CAPRIO, CFCP, MAT, MTS
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.

REV. MURCHADH O’MADAGAIN, STD
Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Fr. Murchadh O’Madagain (pronounced Mur-a-ca) was born in Dublin and grew up in the West of Ireland. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1998, in the national seminary called Maynooth, just outside of Dublin. In 2005 he completed his doctorate in spiritual theology in Rome, in the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The ‘Angelicum’). He has published three books: "St. Therese of Lisieux: Through Love and Suffering"; "Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious"; and "By the Word of Their Testimony: The Journey of a Priest". He moved to the diocese of Venice in 2013 and has worked in Sarasota, Venice and is now the pastor at St. Vincent de Paul church, Fort Myers.

KEVIN AND LISA COTTER
Catholic Authors and Speakers

Kevin and Lisa Cotter met in high school, were married straight out of college, and are now raising their four kids, ranging from 15 to 2, in Denver, CO. After spending 11 years as a missionary family with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), Kevin is the Executive Director of The Amazing Parish, and Lisa is a mom who speaks and writes on the side. Together they are the author of "Dating Detox" and co-hosts of the How-to Catholic podcast. Kevin holds a Masters in Scripture from the Augustine Institute, and Lisa is currently pursuing her Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute.

MOST REV. FRANK J. DEWANE
Bishop of Venice in Florida

Most Reverend Bishop Frank J. Dewane serves as the spiritual leader of more than 227,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Venice in Florida. Bishop Dewane was named Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Venice by Pope Benedict XVI on April 25, 2006, and on January 19, 2007, he was installed in his current role as Bishop of the Diocese. In addition to holding a degree from the University of Wisconsin, Bishop Dewane also completed studies at The American University in Washington DC, as well as from Pontifical Gregorian University and Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, both in Rome. Bishop Dewane currently serves on several committees at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops including the Committee for Domestic Justice and Integral Human Development (past Chair), Committee for International Justice and Peace, Ad Hoc Committee against Racism, Subcommittee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees and Travelers. Further, Bishop Dewane is a member of the Board of Directors of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land.

SPONSORS

Venue

St. Agnes Catholic Church

7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34120

For More Information:
Susie Lopez, Director of Conference Events
832.779.1070
[email protected]

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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