Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
You can register four different ways! Note that your registration is not guaranteed until we receive your payment in full.
- Online: Fill out our online registration.
- Mail: Print the registration form and mail with payment to
Family Life Respect Life Office
c/o Kim Quatela
1011 First Avenue Fl. 7
New York, NY 10022
- Phone: Call with your complete registration information and credit card payment: (646) 794-3185.
- Walk-ins: We expect to sell out. However, if seats are available the day of the Conference, you may register at the door for $45 (Cash or Check only). This price will not guarantee a lunch.
Is there a deadline to register?
There is no deadline to register. However, we expect to sell out, so register early.
Is there group registration available for groups larger than 10 people?
Yes, please contact Kim Quatela at (646) 794-3198 for more information.
Is there walk-in registration?
We expect to sell out. However, if seats are available the day of the Conference, you may register at the door for $45. Walk-in attendees are not guaranteed lunch.
Why is there a registration fee to attend?
Unfortunately, conferences cost money — and a lot of it. Not only must we pay for rental of the facility, speaker stipends and travel expenses, but also lunch, publicity, printing costs and other miscellaneous expenses.
We have tried to keep the cost to a minimum. Some parishes may help defer the cost to attend.
It is very close to Conference day, and I have not yet registered. May I still attend?
We are expecting to sell out. Please call us to see if there is room available: (646) 794-3185 or check the website. You can also come by to see if there is room. Registration begins at 8:00am.
Do Clergy, Seminarians or Religious pay full registration fee?
We are happy to welcome clergy, seminarians, and religious as our guests free of charge to attend the Catholic Men’s Conference. However, registration before the conference is required.
What if I’m not Catholic? Can I still come to the conference?
Yes! The speakers’ topics, the worship and praise, the prayers and the fellowship can be appreciated by all Christian denominations, not only Catholics.
I was baptized/raised Catholic, but no longer attend Mass regularly. Am I welcome?
You are fully and completely welcome. We want you to come, to take that one step back toward God and His Church. Sometimes all it takes is just one step to bring about a major change. Since the beginning of the planning efforts, many have been praying specifically for you, that you will come home. We also welcome your questions.
May my son attend?
Yes, he may. The conference may be a wonderful father-son bonding time. The speakers’ topics are geared toward adults, so while each child is different, boys younger than high school might not be mature enough to fully comprehend the topics.
Will there be a Mass?
Yes, there will be Mass at the conclusion of the conference on Saturday presided by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. This will be a vigil Mass, meaning that it will fulfill your Sunday obligation to attend Mass.
I noticed that the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered during the conference. Am I expected to go?
You do not have to go. It has been the experience in the past that offering Reconciliation has brought wonderful healing, leading to a freedom that only Christ can give. There were cases where some men have not gone to Reconciliation in decades. Somehow God moved their hearts to go, and they found the healing and forgiveness that they so much needed.
What kind of vendors will be at the conference?
Due to the focus of the conference, as well as space limitations, we are limiting the vendors to those with Catholic products or services only. Some vendors may not accept credit cards, so please plan accordingly. The focus of the Men’s Conference is to encourage Catholics to live and share their faith. It is our hope to provide the tools, resources and many other religious articles that help us to become a disciple of Christ.
For any further questions, please contact Kim Quatela at (646) 794-3198, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.