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




  • 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 ages 2-12yrs: $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.
  • 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)
    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.


9:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:00 AM
  • Words of Welcome
  • Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice
10:15-11:15 AM
  • Family: A School of Virtue
  • Kevin and Lisa Cotter, Catholic Authors and Speakers
11:15 AM
  • Break
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Marriage, Family, and the Virtue of Love
  • Charlotte Sacco
12:30-2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:15-3:15 PM
  • How To Nourish Love in the Family
  • Rev. Eric Scanlan, Pastor, Incarnation Catholic Church
3:15 PM
  • Closing Comments
3:30 PM
  • Transition to Mass
4:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass
  • Most Rev. Eric Scanlan, Pastor, Incarnation Catholic Church 


Pastor, Incarnation Catholic Church

Fr. Eric Scanlan is a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Venice in Florida, where he serves as Pastor of Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota. Ordained in 2013 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, he is a native of Fort Myers and the oldest of eleven children. During his college years while on pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Medjugorje, he experienced the love of God in a powerful and life changing way. Renewed in his love for the Catholic Church and relationship with Jesus Christ, he began to discern a call to the priesthood. Eucharistic Adoration and Marian devotion were instrumental in his discernment. Fr. Scanlan graduated with Marketing and Political Science degrees from University of Florida. He studied philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, and finished in 2014 with a Licentiate (STL) in Spirituality from the Teresianum in Rome. Fr. Scanlan loves sharing the richness and beauty of the Catholic faith with others, and believes strongly in its unique ability to transform the culture. As a priest, his greatest joy is helping people encounter and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

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 16 to 3, in Denver, CO. After spending 11 years as a missionary family with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), Kevin is the Head of Content for the Hallow App, 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.

Bishop of Venice in Florida

Most Reverend Bishop Frank J. Dewane serves as the spiritual leader of approximately 250,000 Catholics in the 10-county Diocese of Venice in Florida. He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006 as the second Bishop of the Diocese. Bishop Frank J. Dewane was named Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida 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, D.C., as well as from Pontifical Gregorian University and Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, both in Rome. Prior to entering the seminary, Bishop Dewane worked for the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) in Moscow, Russia, and then for a subsidiary of PepsiCo in New York City. Ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Green Bay in 1988, Bishop Dewane was appointed in 1991 to serve as a member of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York City, during which time he represented the Holy See at several international conferences. In 1995, he was transferred to the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” and was later appointed Under Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Bishop Dewane serves on the Ad Hoc Committee against Racism, and Subcommittee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees and Travelers for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishop Dewane previously served 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. Bishop Dewane is a member of the Board of Directors of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land, and is the Episcopal Liaison for Catholic Charities, USA.



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For More Information:
Michelle McDonald, Conference Coordinator
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