Together In Holiness

Houston, TX
May 6, 2017

9:00am - 3:30pm



"Together in Holiness" is a marriage conference series that inspires and empowers Catholic couples to grow together in holiness! 

Spouses receive motivating insights and practical guidance for embracing a vibrant spiritual life in their marriage and family. Come and treat yourselves to this day of inspiring presentations, prayerful reflection and conversation with the one you love.

You and your spouse deserve this!


Together in Holiness is an initiative of the St. John Paul II Foundation, a national Catholic apostolate. 


Who should attend?

Married and engaged couples throughout the Archdiocese who desire to grow together in holiness and learn to form their children in the Catholic faith. Engaged couples preparing to marry in the Catholic Church. 


May 6, 2017
9am to 3:30pm


St. Cecilia Catholic Church
11720 Joan of Arc Drive
Houston, TX 77024

Registration Fee

Early bird couple: $49
Early bird individual: $29
Early bird registration fees only available through March 30.    

Couples Registration: $59
Individual registration: $39
Childcare Registration (6mos-12yrs): $5/child

Scholarships available

Ministry registration: $75 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table) 
Vendor registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & up to 3 tables)  

Box lunch is included for all adult registrants. Parents are responsible for packing a lunch for their children who are in childcare.



Conference Check-in (open until 9:00am) – Community Center

  • Childcare Check-In (Community Center)

  • Reconciliation is available from 8:00 am- 8:45 am (Church narthex, confessionals)

  • Resource Room opens with ministries and vendors (Community Center)



Mass - Church

  • Celebrant: Fr. Victor Perez, Pastor, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton, Texas Spiritual Advisor, St. John Paul II Foundation
  • Children are welcome to attend Mass with their parents

Light breakfast provided- Community Center



Words of Welcome

Emcee: Chris Stravitsch, Cofounder, St. John Paul II Foundation



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“Marriage, Family, and the Virtue of Love”

Mary Caprio, St. John Paul II Foundation

Am I loving my spouse well?  What does true love look like?  Love and marriage were given to us from the beginning as a “way” to the Father.  Am I living this vocation well?  How does the sacrament of marriage assist me to love in this way?  This talk will explore the purpose and meaning of this particular and exceptional call to love.  



Breakout Session

“Family: A School of Virtue”

Danielle Bean, Publisher, Catholic Digest

What did St. John Paul II mean when he said the family is the “first school of the social virtues”?

Drawing upon words of wisdom from St. John Paul II, this practical, encouraging talk offers age-specific parenting inspiration and ways to overcome common obstacles to peace, balance, and joy in daily family life. With humor and a realistic understanding of everyday challenges of family living, Danielle reminds us to focus on the beauty, joy, and privilege of the family’s unique call to be a school of virtue.


“A Blueprint for Marriage: How to Remain One in the Lord”

 Deacon Tom Vicknair, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church


Break for Lunch and Prayer

  • Box lunches included  available for pick-up (lunch is provided for conference attendees)

    • Parents are required to take children out of childcare from 1:00pm-1:30pm

    • Lunch is not provided for children. Parents need to bring a lunch for their children.

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation available (12:45-2:00pm) Community Center and Church

  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for Eucharistic Adoration (1:00-2:00pm) Church

  • Ministry & Vendor tables (available throughout the conference) Community Center


"Standing Strong as Parents"
Dr. Ray Guarendi, Clinical Psychologist

Parents today are having their confidence, peace of mind, and authority undercut by a number of widespread myths that have been pushed upon them by the experts, the media and almost everybody else. Victimized by these false notions, many parents are plagued by groundless worry, guilt and frustration. This presentation will foster self-confidence, peace of mind, and will put authority into your hands where it belongs. 


Conference concludes

  • Closing Prayer and Sending Forth


Arland Nichols

Dr. Ray Guarendi
Clinical Psychlogist
"Standing Strong as Parents"

Danielle Bean

Mary Caprio
St. John Paul II Foundation
"Marriage, Family, and the Virtue of Love"

Deacon Norm and Cindy Levesque

Danielle Bean
Publisher, Catholic Digest
"Family: A School of Virtue"


Fr. Victor Perez
Spiritual Adviser for the
St. John Paul II Foundation
Celebrant and Homilist

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Deacon Tom Vicknair
St. Anthony of Padua
Catholic Church
“A Blueprint for Marriage: How to Remain One in the Lord”



Together in Holiness is being hosted by St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, TX

Together in Holiness is being hosted by St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Parish in Altamonte Springs, FL.


Brooke Jemelka, M.D.
CHI ST. Luke’s, Caritas Womens’ Care

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Cardinal Karol Wojtyla Sponsors


Online Registration

Scholarships Available. Click below to apply.