FAQ

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.

 

WHERE

1. Where will the Conference take place?

We will use a different format this year to safely gather in smaller groups. The event will be broadcast from Cardinal O’Hara High School, with a smaller number of men allowed to attend “live” at that site. The event will be “streamed” to 5 other parish locations throughout the Diocese, where smaller number of men (50 to 100) will gather in a COVID-compliant setting (masked, socially-distanced) to view a video-streamed presentation of the program on a large screen. The parish locations are listed on our homepage. We will follow Diocese Approved procedures for gatherings indoors. No food is allowed, but we will provide bottled water. You also have the option to stream the event on your own computer or device, but will miss the opportunity of fellowship with your brothers in Christ.

  • Advance registration can be accomplished online at www.CMFofWNY.org or by mail. 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.

 

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 2021 Conference will be the 19th 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.

3. What can I expect from the Conference?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Three very spirit filled speakers who will help guide us closer to Jesus.

4. Is the conference free this year? 

  • Yes, attendance is free this year.  Good will offerings are appreciated using the donate button on the homepage or via check sent to CMF of WNY, PO Box 1415, Orchard Park, NY 14127​

4. What is included with admission?

  • Attending at one of the 6 parish locations

    • No food is allowed, but bottled water will be provided.​

  • Attending virtually via Zoom

    • You also have the option to stream the event on your own computer or device. Please register to receive a Zoom link via email. ​

5. Can I mail in the registration? 

  • Yes, click the link below to download the mail-in registration form.