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.
  • "Sometimes we can feel an emptiness in our life or in our family. The gift of Jesus's Presence in the Holy Eucharist wants to fill that hole in one's marriage and family. It is a joy to invite you once again, my brothers and sisters in Christ, to the Together in Holiness conference where we will explore how the Eucharist can transform our own families and communities. I encourage all couples to come encounter the grace the Lord has in store for you so you can find that fulfillment you have been seeking."
  • - Rev. Charlie Garza
  • Pastor, St. Albert the Great Catholic Church

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  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends June 17.
    •      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, July 19. All refund requests made on or after July 20 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 - 12:00 PM
    • The Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Prophetic Mission of the Family
    • Joshua P. Bitting
12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    • Enkindling and Fanning the Flame: How to Pass on the Faith to Your Children
    • Jennifer Stavinoha
3:30 - 4:30 PM
    • Letting Your Life be a Vessel for the Gospel
    • Mallory Smyth
4:30 - 4:45 PM
  • Closing Comments
5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass and Marriage Blessing
  • Rev. Charlie Garza


Program Director, St. John Paul II Foundation

Joshua P. Bitting, Ph.D., serves as Program Director at the St. John Paul II Foundation where he oversees the Together in Holiness Formation series, a year-round marriage enrichment for small communities of spouses. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Joshua came into full communion with the Catholic Church on June 22nd, 2003, the Feast of Corpus Christi while completing his B.A. in philosophy at Southwestern College (Winfield, Kansas). Joshua attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where he earned his M.A. in theology. Afterwards, he had the opportunity to study at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) in Rome, Italy. Since then, he has served the Church in various capacities at both the parish and diocesan levels. He recently completed his Ph.D. in theology and catechetics from the University of Notre Dame, Australia. Joshua and his beautiful wife, Amanda, have seven children, and enjoy sharing the Gospel of the family in their primary vocation as spouses and parents.

Pastor, St. Albert the Great Catholic Church

Father Charlie Garza is the pastor of St. Albert the Great and has been a priest for 13 years. He has a bachelors in Psychology from Texas A&M and was pursuing a masters in counseling before he entered Seminary. He has a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) and Masters of Divinity (MDIV). Fr. Charlie is also a certified retreat and spiritual director through the Institute of Priestly Formation (IPF). His passion is helping people to grow in their relationship with God by encountering God’s healing and freeing power in their life.

Speaker & Author, Walking with Purpose

Mallory Smyth is a national speaker, writer, and content creator for Walking with Purpose. She is the author of the book Rekindled, and has also written the WWP Bible Studies, Reclaiming Friendship, Rooted and Radiant, and Passionate Discipleship. Mallory has been in full time ministry for the past 12 years. She joined Walking with Purpose out of a deep desire to help women come to know Christ personally through the transforming power of His word. Having worked with college students as a FOCUS missionary, and now in women’s ministry, it is her dream to see Catholics fall deeply in love with God and grab hold of the joy offered in the Gospel. Mallory lives in Denver with her husband, Jared, and their five children.

Writer & Content Creator, Ablaze Families

Jennifer Stavinoha is the mother of three mermaid princesses and one cowboy (coming soon!). She has made living for Jesus and sharing His love her life’s goal as a ministry leader, writer, and content creator for Ablaze Families. A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, she has been a missionary with Ablaze Ministries and Ablaze Families for over ten years, and has written and presented online courses including “The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Dynamic Catholic Family”, “Marriage on Mission”, and videos for youth and their parents. Jennifer is also the theological editor for Every Sacred Sunday Mass journals and Sunday Series. Follow her on Instagram @ablazefamilies to keep up with her ministry. She and her family live in Bryan, Texas.



St. Albert the Great Catholic Church

12041 Bittern Hollow
Austin, TX 78758

For More Information:
Gabby Anglin, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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