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Catholic Associations

Catenian Association

The Catenians are an 10,500 strong international brotherhood of Catholic men who value faith, family, friendship and  fun and who meet socially each month. There are over 300 groups – known as Circles – within 21 Provinces worldwide and their gatherings regularly involve wives, children and families.

Catenians enjoy bonds of friendship, support each other including access to a Benevolent Fund if required, have care of widows of deceased members, offer bursaries to help young Catholics seeking to help others and are active in promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Catenians invariably play an active part in parish life.

There will be a Circle near you and you are likely to know some of the members already, so speak to one of them for more information about meeting “like minded people” with a view to building lifelong friendships with them and their families. Alternatively, view our Website or contact one of the following:

North East Cheshire, South Manchester

John Hogan, 39 Charlecote Road, Poynton SK12 1DJ


West Cheshire, Wirral

Peter Rogers, 158 Appley Lane North, Appley Bridge, Wigan WN6 9DX


Shropshire, Telford and South Cheshire

John Kearns, 1 Golf Links Lane, Wellington, Shropshire TF1 2DS