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Catenian Association

Catenian Association: Province 5

Joining the Association gives men the chance to:

  • Meet other Catholic men with similar values

  • Become part of a community offering lifelong support and friendship

  • Be part of a group that helps each other and their families in all aspects of life

  • Provides the families with the opportunities for friendship and social activity

This friendship is not just gained by social bonds but by caring for each other in "sickness and in health", by caring for widows of past members and helping those members who have suffered misfortune. There is a Benevolent Fund for those in need of help and a Bursary Fund designed to help young Catholics aged between 16 and 25, to take part in community-based projects at home or abroad, which has a clear benefit for others as well as widening the life experience of the participant.


A core aim of the Association is "to advance the interests of young Catholics and to assist them in their choice or pursuit of their career".


To become a member a man must be 21 years of age, who is and must remain a "practising" member of the Catholic Church.


Many Catenians have a prominant role in their parish or partnership and are frequently active in the service of the Church and/or civic community, both locally and nationally. Upon this basis the Association is non-political and is not a Catholic Action pressure group but an oasis for Catholic men involved in some or all of the above. 



The Catenian Association is an international brotherhood of Catholic men who meet socially once a month, at local Branches or "Circles".

The name is derived from the Latin word for chain "Catena" and each circle is a link in that chain which is centred on the cross as the faith is the bedrock of the Association.


For more information contact:
Provincial Membership Officer of the Catenian Association, Province 5

Mike Carter tel: 07587 243918


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