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.
  • "Together in Holiness will likely continue to be one of our go-to retreats. The facilities have always been excellent, the entirety of the experience and content is top-notch, and it continues to inspire us to reach further in our spiritual lives"
  • - 2021 Conference Participant




  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends August 15.
    •       A box lunch and a light afternoon snack is included for each adult registrant.
  • Couple: $64 | Individual: $40
  • On-site Childcare (2-12 yrs): $5/child
  • Scholarships for couples and individuals are available.

  • Exhibitors*
  • Ministry (Non-Profit) Registration: $95 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor (For-Profit) Registration: $165 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required and space is limited. Please email [email protected] for more information.

  • If you and/or your organization is interested in joining our mission as supporting sponsors, please click here for the Sponsorship Form. You can also submit the form online by clicking here.
  • For questions or more information, please contact the conference coordinator at [email protected].

  • 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
  • All refunds must be requested 2 weeks prior to the conference. The last day to request a refund was Friday, September 9.
  • If you are unable to attend the conference, after you have purchased your ticket, we can offer you two options: you can elect for the amount of your ticket to go towards a scholarship for a couple in need, or you may transfer the ticket to a family/friend.


10:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
11:00 AM
  • Words of Welcome
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Becoming Witnesses to the Joy of Love
    • Kevin and Lisa Cotter
12:15 - 2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:15 - 3:15 PM
    • A Love that Spreads the Gospel
    • Kate Mims
    • Kevin and Courtnie Mims
3:30 - 4:30 PM
    • The Permanent Principle: A Great Marriage Leads to Great Evangelization
    • Dominick Albano
4:30 - 4:45 PM
  • Closing Comments
5:15 PM
  • Vigil Mass and Marriage Blessing
  • Very Rev. Norbert Maduzia


Catholic Author and Speaker

Dominick Albano is a nationally sought-after Catholic speaker and writer. After his powerful conversion at the age of sixteen and newfound passion for sharing the Catholic faith with others, Dominick began giving talks and leading retreats and small groups while still in high school. Seeing a need for ministry and evangelization outreach in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Dominick founded Arise Missions in 2010. He served as Executive Director for the ministry, which leads dynamic parish missions, young adult conferences, and parish leadership evangelization training sessions. Dominick has spent the last 15 years speaking at conferences, retreats, parish mission, and schools, and was hand picked by Matthew Kelly as a speaker for a series of events with Dynamic Catholic. Dominick is the author of three books including The Fundamental Theory of Happiness, The Essential Guide to Prayerful Decisionmaking, and The Story of My Life Prayer Journal. Dominick lives in the Cincinnati area with his high school sweetheart and their four young sons. When he isn’t working in ministry, Dominick can be found coaching his son’s baseball team. Visit dominickalbano.com to learn more or to connect directly with Dominick.

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.

Vice President of Operations, St. John Paul II Foundation

Susie Saenz is Vice President of Operations at the St. John Paul II Foundation where she oversees and supports the Conference team as they plan and execute Converging Roads and Together in Holiness conferences, along with the Together in Holiness Formation series Business Development team as they expand this initiative to parishes and schools across the country.  Susie earned her BS in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University and, prior to joining the St. John Paul II Foundation in 2017, worked at Baylor College of Medicine in the philanthropy and alumni relations office. She and her husband, Victor, are parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Houston, TX.

Pastor, St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church; Episcopal Vicar, Northern Vicariate, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Fr. Norbert Maduzia, Jr., E.V., D. Min., a native Houston, began his formation at Christ the King Parish. Graduating from Cy-Fair High School, Father began seminary studies at St. Mary’s Seminary but completed studies at the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Ontario. Since ordination to the priesthood on April 16, 1982, he has served as a High School teacher and chaplain, Student Council Moderator, and Assistant Principal of St. Thomas High School. He has also served as Parochial Vicar and Pastor in several Archdiocesan parishes and presently is pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring, TX and Episcopal Vicar for the Northern Vicariate. Along with membership on the Presbyteral Council and the College of Consulters, Father serves as Co-Chair of the Ongoing Formation of Priests Committee and is a member of the Archdiocesan Building Commission. He is a past president of the NOCERCC Board of Directors. His passion is Liturgy and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Liturgy. Fr. Norbert was a consultant to the US Bishops’ Committee for the catechetical implementation of the new Roman Missal. He has served as a Committeeman and pseudo-Chaplain with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for over 20 years and has a Boxer named Groot.

Parishioners at St. Anthony of Padua

Kevin and Courtnie have been married for 14 years.  After meeting at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, they decided to plant their roots in The Woodlands, TX. Since that move, they have been blessed with 6 children here on earth and two little ones entrusted to our Lord in Heaven.  Kevin is a mechanical engineer by education, and an entrepreneur by trade.  He took over his family’s business in 2015 and in 2016 opened Deacon Baldy’s Bar and Food Truck Park in honor of his late father, Deacon Mike Mims.  Courtnie had a short career in the corporate world before leaning into her true vocation as a wife, mother, and homemaker.  The couple believes that if one has more than they need, we must build a longer table. That is the idea behind Deacon Baldy’s with its family style seating, as well as the couple’s mantra in their home. They love entertaining their family and friends and if you are in need, their door is always open.

Retreat Center Director, Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center

Kate Mims was born in California, the sixth of seven Children to a loving Catholic family. Kate attended Cal state Fullerton where she was an education major and played volleyball. She met her husband, of 31 years, there while he was attending summer classes. Kate and her late husband, have 4 sons, 3 by birth and one by ‘covenant’ and 14 grandchildren. Kate was blessed to attend RCIA and then the seminary with her convert husband as he grew to be a deacon in the church. She is a certified Spiritual Director. Kate has taught, at her parish, Saint Anthony of Padua in The Woodlands, many things including bible studies, confirmation, adult confirmation, and a class she put together herself for Adult Catholics to learn more about their faith, called Catholic 101. She has been involved in youth ministry for 20 years, and is on the international board of directors for Lifeteen, a Catholic Apostolate that brings ‘teens closer to Christ.” Kate helped develop the senior class on ethics and culture at Frassati Catholic, a local high school and is part of their Board of Directors. She is also blessed to be part of the amazing Board of Directors for Gratia Plena a Catholic counseling Non-Profit that works within the diocese. Kate has been giving retreats for the last 9 years or so. Originally at the parish, and for the last six years at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center in Houston Texas. God called her to this ministry in a greater way after the passing of her husband in 2015. In July 2018 Kate took on a new role as the CEO of the retreat center. She loves to quilt and bake cookies in her free time. Kate is confidant that the words of Socrates regarding knowledge is absolutely true of her Catholic Faith, “The more I know, the more I realize I know nothing.”



St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church

7810 Cypresswood Dr
Spring, TX 77379

For More Information:
Ellen Clements, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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