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.

  • "This was the perfect bite-sized conference where every detail was handled so well that all that was left for us to do was to be filled by amazing speakers, generous hosts, and TIME to spend reconnecting with each other on how we can achieve our daily mission of bringing Jesus into our home. Every presentation had a concrete action that would take little effort on our part but would make a big impact in our marriage and family. We are truly blessed and can't thank y'all enough!"
  • - 2022 Attendee




  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends August 14.
    •      A box lunch and a light afternoon snack is included for each adult registrant.
  • Couple: $64 | Individual: $40
  • On-site Childcare (18 mo-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 a supporting sponsor, 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

  • 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 8. All refund requests made on or after September 9 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.



10:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:30 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:45 - 11:45 AM
    • St. Joseph, a Just Man and Virtuous Husband
    • Renzo and Monica Ortega
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:00 - 3:00 PM
    • Icon of the Holy Family and the Reality of Our Home
    • Barrett and Jessica Counts
3:15 - 4:15 PM
    • From Nazareth to Cana to Calvary: The Riches of Mary's Feminine Soul
    • Mary Stanford
4:15 - 4:30 PM
  • Closing Comments
5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass and Marriage Blessing
  • Rev. Jim Courville


Vice President of Curriculum and Director of Clergy Initiatives, St. John Paul II Foundation

Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as the Vice President of Curriculum and the Director of Clergy Initiatives for the St. John Paul II Foundation (Houston, TX). Dr. Millare served as a member of the Theology Department at St. John XXIII College Preparatory (Katy, TX) for over 15 years. He received a BA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He has a MA in Theological Studies (with a concentration in Moral Theology) from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College (Alexandria, VA) and a Licentiate (STL) and Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) in Dogmatic Theology (with a specialization in Sacramental Theology) from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL). Dr. Millare also serves as an adjunct professor of theology for permanent deacon candidates, seminarians, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of St. Thomas, St. Mary’s Seminary, the Diocese of Fort Worth and the University of Dallas. He has published various theological articles for Logos, Antiphon, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, and the Heythrop Journal. He has published the book, A Living Sacrifice: Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger (Emmaus Academic, 2022). Dr. Millare has also contributed an article to a forthcoming lexicon on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Ignatius Press). Dr. Millare is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Academy of Catholic Theology, and the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Dr. Millare enjoys the gift of life and love with his beautiful wife Veronica and their three children.

Adjunct Professor, Christendom College

Mary Stanford, author of The Obedience Paradox: Finding True Freedom in Marriage, is a speaker, teacher, and writer on Catholic marriage and family life. She is an adjunct professor at Christendom College and has a master's degree in theological studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. She and her husband, Trey, are the parents of seven children.

Co-founders of Two Become Family

Renzo and Monica Ortega are Catholic ministry leaders, podcast hosts, authors, and speakers. They host the popular marriage podcast, Pre-Cana with the Pope, and are co-authors of the children’s devotional, Go To Joseph for Children. Renzo is also the author of the men’s devotional, Go To Joseph. Their online marriage ministry, Two Become Family, has been featured in the National Catholic Register and their conversion story has been featured in the documentary St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father. Renzo holds a MA in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. The Ortegas live in CT with their 5 children where they facilitate youth ministry and marriage prep ministry.

Parishioners of Holy Family – Galveston

Married for 17 years, Barrett and Jessica met and fell in love on a confirmation retreat. High school sweethearts, they learned early on the joy of rich conversation, wholesome community, and working hard while having fun. They currently live in (and love) Galveston with their seven children. Barrett is an engineer at NASA and Jessica homeschools. They seek to inspire an everyday, ordinary holiness, an integration of self and family, and the embracing of one’s vocation, preferably around the kitchen table or whilst sea-gazing.

Pastor, St. Helen Catholic Church

Fr. Jim was born in Catahoula, Louisiana on September 1st, 1949, and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He attended Lamar University, and earned his Bachelors Degree in Theology and Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. Afterwards, he earned his Masters Degree in Theology at the University of Dallas in Irving, and attended summer sessions at Notre Dame. In 1974, he was ordained a priest and assigned to St. Peter Catholic Church in Groves, Texas. He is currently the Pastor of St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland, Texas, and will celebrate 50 years as a priest in 2024.



St. Helen Catholic Church

2209 Old Alvin Road
Pearland, TX 77581

For More Information:
Cameron Kelly, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





    1177 W Loop South, Ste. 940
    Houston, TX 77027


    P.O. Box 5927
    Katy, TX 77491