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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.



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 online at 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.



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 2024 Conference will be the 22nd 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. What is included with admission?

  • Coffee & Donuts upon Check-In and at the Morning Break.

  • Box Lunch is provided with Water or Soda/Pop

5. Can I pay by check? 

Tickets can be purchased in three ways:

1. Pay by Credit Card (preferred) through the website and download your ticket instantly (via PayPal Secure Checkout). Ticket(s) also sent to your email address after purchase. Simply print your ticket and present at the door on the day of the event. 


2. Pay by check by printing and mailing the paper registration form at the bottom of the FAQ page along with your check. (Note: may take 7-10 business days to receive tickets after we process your ticket request.


3. Pay at the door on day of the event (check or credit card payments accepted).

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