We look forward to seeing you at next year's conference.  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!!

Save the date: March 24, 2018

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


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

It’s All Possible with God”

As men from the Syracuse Diocese and beyond look to the annual gathering at the IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference, it is a great blessing of divine providence to celebrate on the Feast of the Annunciation. On March 25, 2017, we will meet again at the SRC Center on the campus of Onondaga Community College for a day of prayer, fellowship and inspiration featuring Chris Horn, Mark Houck, and Msgr. Jim Lisante, who was with us in 2011.

Just as Mary and Joseph were presented with an amazing responsibility at the Annunciation, so each of us has been entrusted with a specific responsibility to carry Christ to the world. I look forward to praying with you as we are strengthened and comforted by the Archangel’s promise that “It’s all possible with God.
— Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham


IGNITE 2017 Promotion Video

Help to promote the Diocese of Syracuse 9th Annual Ignite Catholic Men's Conference, to be held on March 25, 2017. We welcome back Msgr. Jim Lisante, former NFL player Chris Horn, and founder of the King's Men Mark Houck.


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

4585 W Seneca Tpke, Syracuse, NY 13215