Together in Holiness

San Francisco Bay Area
August 5, 2017

9:00am - 3:45pm



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

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 and presented in collaboration with the Archdiocese of San Francisco.


Who should attend

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


Saturday, August 5, 2017
9am to 3:45pm


Church of the Immaculate Heart of Marcy
1040 Alameda de Las Pulgas
Belmont, California 94002

Registration Fee

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

Couple: $59
Individual: $35
Childcare (2yrs-12yrs): Free, donations encouraged

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.



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

  • Childcare Check-In

  • Breakfast

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation


Words of Welcome




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“Marriage, Family, and the Virtue of Love”

Mary Caprio, MTS, CFCP, Associate Fellow, 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.  




  • Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco



Marriage and Family: Created out of Love for Love

 John Hamlon, M.A., Author and Educator

St. John Paul II—in his exhortation Familiaris Consortio—spells out God’s plan for marriage and family, and issues a perennial challenge: “Family, become what you are.” Today that challenge rings out more clearly and insistently because the Catholic view of marriage and family is more critically needed than ever. What is that view? Why does John Paul II see marriage as a “primordial” sacrament? What is the family’s fundamental vocation? What “laws” drive spousal and familial love? Such questions and John Paul II’s answers are the grist for this talk. 




Lunch, Ministries Highlight, & Prayer


  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (12:20pm)

  • Ministry and Vendor Booths (12:30pm)

  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (1pm) 

  • Optional Rosary (1:40 pm)

  • Benediction (2 pm)

  • Marriage Blessing (2 pm)



"Standing Strong as Parents"

Ray Guarendi, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and National Radio & TV Host

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


Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco
Celebrant and Homilist

Arland Nichols

Ray Guarendi, Ph.D. 
Clinical Psychologist and National Radio & TV Host
"Standing Strong as Parents"

Danielle Bean

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

Deacon Norm and Cindy Levesque

John Hamlon, M.A.
Author and Educator
"Marriage and Family: Created out of Love for Love"


Together in Holiness is being hosted by Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1040 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont, California 94002

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


Gutierrez Agency
Carlos Gutiérrez, General Agent



If you are interested in sponsoring Together in Holiness 2017, please contact Susie Lopez at

Online Registration