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March 24, 2018

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Please spread the word and continue to pray for a blessed 2018 conference.  

We asked you on the last years survey form who you wished was at IGNITE 2017.....do you remember who you were thinking about?  Make sure you are working to get those men ready for IGNITE 2018!!

Through your generous support, the IGNITE Conference can continue to motivate, inspire, and bring men closer to Christ.


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Participant feedback from the 2017 conference

Thank you for the beautiful rosary as a Parish captain gift. I will put it to use today. The IGNITE conference was once again excellent.” – Gary, Baldwinsville

“We are so very blessed to have such a great event through which we get to be ‘re-charged’ in our faith.” - Mark, Camillus

“The conference was great, and I received many positive comments about it. One of our ‘rookies’ already signed up for next year. Thanks again for everything that you do. Now on to Ignite 10.” – Ken, Binghamton
— Feedback from IGNITE 2017


    Dc. Harold Burke-Sivers

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him. He co-hosts the weekly broadcast, “Living Stones,” every Monday on Mater Dei Radio, and has appeared as a guest on numerous other national and international radio programs, including “Catholic Answers Live” and “Vocation Boom Radio.” Most importantly, Deacon Harold is married to his lovely wife, Colleen, and they have four beautiful children. They live in Portland, Oregon, where Deacon Harold is assigned to Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.

            Dr Peter Kreeft


Professor of philosophy at Boston College. He is the author of numerous books as well as a popular writer of Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 55 books.  Dr. Kreeft is a convert to the Catholic Church from reformed Protestantism.  His conversion was related to his discovery of the centrality of the Eucharist, the Real Presence, prayers to saints, devotion to Mary, and apostolic succession.

        Michael Komisarek


Mike Komisarek played 12 years in the NHL as a defensemen.  Mike played college hockey at Michigan.  He was selected 7th overall in the 2001 NHL Draft. He spent his professional career with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes. In Montreal Komisarek earned a reputation as a hard-hitting, no-nonsense defenseman.  Mike’s father came to the U.S. from Poland to start a better life for his family.  Mike credits his father’s example of hard work and determination for his work ethic and desire to be an example to others.  As of July 2017 Mike is coaching with the Buffalo Sabres.

A Message from Bishop Robert Cunningham

The IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference is turning 10 and you are invited! Like families do, we are gathering to celebrate. Our diocesan family has gathered annually for a special day to support and strengthen Catholic men. We will do so again on March 24, 2018.

Families form a Domestic Church and fathers have a special role in guarding and guiding the family. I invite you to join with a thousand men from around the Diocese of Syracuse and beyond for a day of strengthening and praying for our own growth in holiness and for our families.

I am pleased to welcome Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Michael Komisarek, and Dr. Peter Kreeft to the 10th annual IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference.

Please plan to join us for the special gathering as we celebrate ten years of the IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference.
— Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham




8:00 - 9:00         Registration

9:00 - 10:15 .       Welcome and Opening Mass with Bishop Cunningham

10:15 - 10:30 .     Break

10:30 - 11:30 .     First Speaker

11:30 - 1:00 .      Lunch / Vendor area open / Sacrament of Reconciliation available

1:00 - 2:00       Second Speaker

2:00 - 2:15 .     Break

2:15 - 3:15 .     Third Speaker

3:15 - 3:45 .     Speakers Panel Discussion

3:45 - 4:45 .    Adoration / Benediction

4:45 - 5:00 .   Wrap up & Close    


The SRC Arena is located on the campus of Onondaga Community College.

4585 W Seneca Tpke, Syracuse, NY 13215