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.
  • "I am overjoyed to welcome the first Together in Holiness conference to the Diocese of St. Petersburg! I invite our married couples and also engaged couples to attend this event on Saturday, March 16th at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. I believe this event will not only strengthen your family through God's loving care. Plus, you will learn the Seven Habits of a Health Marriage. I pray you will attend this event so you may grow in greater love for one another and for Christ."
  • - Most Rev. Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg





  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends February 5.
    •      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, March 1. All refund requests made on or after March 2 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.


7:45 AM
  • Conference Check-In
8:15 AM
  • Mass and Marriage Blessing
  • Rev. Tom Morgan
9:30 - 9:45 AM
  • Words of Welcome
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    • The Holy Eucharist and The Domestic Church
    • Roland Millare
11:00 AM -12:00 PM
  • Strengthening the Spirituality of Your Domestic Church
  • Deacon Mike and Lisa Ryba
12:00 - 1:45 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:00 - 3:00 PM
    • Sacrificial Love is Sanctifying Love
    • Greg Schutte
3:00 - 3:15 PM
  • Closing Comments


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.

Senior Director of Marriage Works! Ohio

Greg Schutte achieved a Masters Degree in Social Work from Ohio State University and has an Independent License in Social Work. For the past 17 years, he has been the Director of Marriage Works! Ohio which is a department of the Elizabeth’s New Life Center in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a marriage therapist and the author of the Discovering Our Deepest Desire ( www.ourdeepestdesire.com ) Catholic marriage enrichment program and the Building a Eucharistic Marriage ( www.eucharisticmarriage.org ) Catholic marriage enrichment video series, which is being taught in several parishes throughout the Cincinnati Diocese and nationally. He has spoken at numerous national marriage events and has done several talks for Franciscan University’s Catechetical Institute. Greg and his wife Stephanie have been happily married for 30 wonderful years and they are the parents of 7 children. Greg also plays in the Catholic music band “ROMANS”.

Parishioners of St. Timothy

Deacon Mike and Lisa Ryba have been married for 35 years and have 3 married children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 grandpups. Both were born and raised in the Chicagoland area and moved to the Tampa area for the second time in 2018. Mike was ordained in the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois in 2016. He is now employed as the Parish Life Director at St. Timothy's in Lutz and Lisa is a Second Grade Instructional Assistant and Religious Coordinator/Liaison for Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta school on the St. Tim's campus. Both had long careers in the Banking and Financial Services industry, in IT and Operations respectively, prior to their current work.

Rector, Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle

Fr. Tom Morgan was ordained on May 19, 1984. He was installed as Rector at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle on October 1, 2023, after serving as Pastor for St. Jerome Catholic Church for eight years.



Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle

5815 5th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

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





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