FAQ

Who
1. Who should attend?
2. Are groups welcome?
3. Who sponsors the conference?

What
1. What is the Catholic Men’s Conference?
2. What are opportunities?
3. What can I expect from the conference?
4. What is included with admission?

Where
1. Where will the conference take place?

WHO
1. Who should attend?
    Catholic Men and Young Men
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Brothers
  • Friends
  • Single, married, divorced and separated men
  • Priests, Deacons, Seminarians and those in religious formation
  • In short, any man who is interested in spending a day of brotherhood, renewal and inspiration guided by the Holy Spirit
2. Are groups welcome?
  • All groups are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • Whether your group is more formal such as a Knights of Columbus chapter or a Holy Name Society or less formal including parish men’s groups or just fellow parishioners, we believe attending together will make the experience even more fulfilling.
3. Who sponsors the conference?
  • The Catholic Men’s Fellowship of WNY, Inc. sponsors the Conference. It is a non–profit, tax– exempt corporation made up of Catholic men from the WNY area, which operates under the auspices of the Diocese of Buffalo and the National Fellowship of Catholic Men.
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    WHAT
    1. What is the Catholic men’s conference?
    • The Catholic Men’s Conference is an annual day of inspiration, renewal and brotherhood for the Catholic men of Western New York.
    • The 2011 Conference will be the ninth annual Conference.
    2. What are the opportunities?
    • For all men, no matter where we are in our own personal spiritual journey to reconnect to, renew or discover our own personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • To be shaped by the Holy Spirit into the men we are being called to be.
    • To share our Catholic faith with other men and for them to reaffirm that we are not alone in that faith.
    • To acknowledge that we are all sinners, loved and forgiven by God.
    • To discover the need and responsibility to have a spiritual mentor and to be a spiritual mentor to other men.
    • To learn how to become a true servant leader in our homes, parishes, workplaces and communities by responding to the calling of the Holy Spirit.
    3. What can I expect from the Conference?
    • Inspiring speakers
    • A new, more comfortable and convenient Conference location.
    • Lively music
    • Time for individual reflection and prayer
    • Time for group interaction, sharing and brotherhood
    • Mass celebrated by Bishop Malone
    • Exhibits from Catholic groups and organizations
    • Time for Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary.
    4. What is included with admission?
    • Three very spirit filled speakers who will help guide us closer to Jesus.
    • Coffee & Donuts upon Check-In and at the Morning Break.
    • Box Lunch is provided with Water or Soda/Pop

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    WHERE
    1. Where will the Conference take place?
    • The Conference will be held at Cardinal O’Hara High School located at 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda, NY (Just north of the I-290 at the Delaware exit).
    • Advance registration can be accomplished by mail or online at www.spiritiscalling.org. You may also register on the day of the Conference but registration at that time may be limited by the space available. Everyone is encouraged to register in advance