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.
  • "The seventh annual Together in Holiness conference will focus on the family as a “community of prayer.” I encourage all engaged and married couples to join together on October 21st at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish for this day of formation, fellowship, and, most especially, time with Our Lord. In the prophetic words of Fr. Patrick Peyton: “The family that prays together stays together.” I look forward to seeing you there."
  • - Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco




  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends August 28.
    •      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 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, October 6. All refund requests made on or after October 7 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
10:45 AM
  • Words of Welcome
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Holy Eucharist: A Nuptial Sacrament
    • Jackie Francois Angel
12:00 - 1:45 PM
    • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • A Family That Prays Together
  • Mary Beth and Andrew Brown
3:15 - 4:15 PM
    • To Love and To Cherish: Deepening Love and Intimacy in Marriage
    • Jackie Francois Angel
4:15 - 4:30 PM
  • Closing Comments
5:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass and Marriage Blessing
  • Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone


Archbishop of San Francisco

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was born in San Diego on June 5, 1956. He attended public school through 12th grade and earned his BA in philosophy from the University of San Diego in 1978.  He earned a second bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1981.  Archbishop Cordileone was ordained to the priesthood on July 9, 1982.  He continued his studies at Gregorian University from 1985-89, earning a doctorate in canon law.   He was appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of San Diego in 1990 and served as an assistant to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura from 1995-2002.  On July 5, 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed him the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Oakland on March 23, 2009. On July 27, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco.  He was installed on October 4, 2012.   Archbishop Cordileone chairs the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and sits on the Committee for Canonical Affairs.  He is a member of the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute and the Subcommission on the Liturgy for the Anglican Ordinariates.

Senior Program Coordinator and Team Leader, St. John Paul II Foundation

Rachel Townsend is a Senior Program Coordinator and Team Leader for the St. John Paul II Foundation where she serves to support the parishes and couples across the country who are sponsoring and participating in the Together in Holiness Formation series. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and graduated with Honors in Psychology distinction. Prior to joining the St. John Paul II Foundation, she worked as a Career Counselor for Champions School of Real Estate helping students to achieve their career and licensing goals. Over the years, she has volunteered at her parish community as a member of the altar guild and is currently a parishioner of Presentation of the Lord Catholic Church in Montgomery, Texas.

Catholic Speaker, Author, and Podcaster

Jackie Francois Angel is a full-time worship leader, vlogger, author, singer-songwriter, and homeschooling mom of four. Together with her husband, Bobby Angel, she has written Pray, Decide, And Don't Worry: 5 Steps to Discerning God's Will and Forever: A Catholic Devotional For Your Marriage. Jackie is also a regular presenter on the Ascension Presents channel on YouTube. Originally from Orange County, CA, Jackie, Bobby, and their five children currently reside in North Texas.

Founder of Echoes of Worth Ministry and Parishioners of Saint Lucy in Campbell

​Mary Beth and Andrew began dating in 2005 when they were both serving in parish youth ministry. After Andrew’s discernment to enter the priesthood, the Lord called them to marriage and the “two became one” in 2010. Mary Beth works in Human Resources in Silicon Valley and she holds a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Andrew is a Lay Ecclesial Minister and has worked at several Parishes in The diocese of San Jose and Archdiocese of L.A. He is now a Campus Minister & Theology Teacher at a local Catholic high school. He holds a B.S. from University of San Francisco and an M.A. in Theology from the Augustine Institute. Andrew is also a co-founder of Echoes of Worth, a Theology of the Body ministry for high school & college students. Additionally they are Board Members for the local Young Catholic Professionals Chapter and they serve in their Parish & Diocesan Marriage Preparation Programs.



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1040 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002

For More Information:
Sydney Vacek, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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