Together in Holiness

St. Augustine

November 4, 2017

8:30AM – 3:30PM





Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses that inspires couples to grow together in holiness and empowers parents to form their children in the Catholic faith.

At the "Together in Holiness" conference, 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!

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Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez
Bishop of St. Augustine

“I welcome the Together in Holiness conference and invite couples throughout the Diocese to attend. Marriages and families are the heart of the new evangelization and it is my hope that through this conference they are renewed in their joy and loving witness of faith.” - Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez

Together in Holiness is an initiative of the St. John Paul II Foundation and presented in collaboration with the Diocese of St. Augustine.


Who should attend

Catholic married and engaged couples throughout the Greater Jacksonville Area who desire to grow together in holiness and learn to form their children in the Catholic faith.


Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:30am to 3:30pm


St. Luke Catholic Church
1606 Blanding Blvd
Middleburg, FL 32068

Registration Fee

Early Bird Couple: $49
Early Bird Individual: $29
Early bird registration fees only available through September 30.    

Couple: $59
Individual: $35

Limited childcare available, pre-registration required

Scholarships for couples or individuals are available

Ministry Registration: $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table) 

Vendor Registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & up to 3 tables)  

A boxed lunch is included for each adult registrant. Parents are responsible for packing a lunch for their children who are in childcare.



  • Mass for the Nation
  • Celebrant and Homilist: Fr. Andy Blaszkowski

8:30 AM

Conference Check-In

  • Childcare Check-In
  • Breakfast

9:15AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM


Words of Welcome and Blessing

Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez

10:15 am – 11:15 AM

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“God-Like Love”

Rev. Michael Nixon

Father Nixon will discuss the vocation of marriage as it is presented in Scripture and in the teachings of Pope St. John Paul II. The family is our first encounter with what it means to love and to be loved, to experience God’s love for us. Father will also discuss how prayer provides an opportunity for spouses and children to have that encounter with God that empowers us to share His love with one another.

11:20 am – 12:20 AM

"Learning to Pray Together as Spouses: Three Simple Steps"

Christopher J. Stravitsch, D.Min., LPC, LMFT

Saint John Paul II taught that families have a “priestly mission” which includes living a life of prayer together in the home—husband and wife together, parents and children together. Yet, most spouses do not pray outside of the Mass and would likely say they do not know how. In this presentation, Dr. Chris Stravitsch will share three simple steps couples can follow to begin or to deepen their prayer life together.

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch, Ministry Highlight & Prayer

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (12:30 pm)

  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (1:00 pm)

  • Benediction (1:45 pm)

  • Marriage blessing (1:45 pm)

  • Ministry and Vendor tables available

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


“Spouses on a Mission: Prayer and Holiness in the Midst of Family Chaos”

Danielle Bean, Publisher, Catholic Digest

Danielle will explore living as a community of prayer in the day-to-day realities of family life. What impact on your family life does praying together with your kids have? What fruit is borne from praying together? How does family prayer leave an impression that the future events in their lives will never be able to take away? Realistic, moving, and funny stories will illustrate the key lessons of the presentation. You will be equipped, inspired, excited, and shown a realistic vision of living a life of holiness and prayer amid the ups and downs of family life.


3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Final Remarks and Prayer


Rev. Michael Nixon
Pastor, St. Dominic
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

“God-Like Love”    

Danielle Bean

Christopher J. Stravitsch, D.Min., LPC, LMFT
St. John Paul II Foundation

"Learning to Pray Together as Spouses: Three Simple Steps"

Arland Nichols

Danielle Bean
Publisher, Catholic Digest

“Spouses on a Mission: Prayer and Holiness in the Midst of Family Chaos”


Together in Holiness is being hosted by St. Luke Catholic Church, 1606 Blanding Blvd, Middleburg, FL 32068

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

Supporting Sponsor


If you are interested in sponsoring Together in Holiness 2017, please contact Aubrie Miller at

Online Registration