Catenian Association

The Catenians

Aims

The Catenians are an Association of Catholic men. The Association provides opportunities for Catholics to meet socially. It gives support to members and their families. Our Aims and Values centre around Faith, Friendship, Family and Fun.

Background

The Catenian Association started in UK just over 100 years ago and has spread to several other countries including Australia and India. It is organised into Circles of Catholic men that meet monthly across the country. It currently has about ten thousand members.

Bracknell Circle

The Bracknell Circle meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Hotel on the Bagshot Road. We have a meeting followed by dinner. There are one or sometimes two social events each month. These include a dinner dance, theatre visits, walks and barbeques in the summer. We also visit other local Circles on their meeting nights. The Circle covers Bracknell and Crowthorne & Sandhurst Parishes.

Charities and Bursary Fund

Although we are mainly a social organisation the Circles support a charity each year. Last year our Circle charity was Cruse Bereavement Care and we raised £1,800. For the year 2016/17 we have donated £500 to the Bracknell Life House, £500 to the Bracknell Foodbank, £88 to pay for 4 tickets to Flame 17 and £500 to St Joseph’s Lenten charity which is the Medaille Trust.. The Catenian Association also has a Bursary fund that makes grants to assist young Catholics in their involvement in voluntary projects in the third world.

Joining us and More Information

New members are always welcome. To find out more about The Catenian Association you can visit the Website which is

www.thecatenians.com

If you would like to know more about the Bracknell Catenians please contact the secretary via email at

bf318.secretary@gmail.com

or talk to any of us after mass. Suggested contacts are :

Derry Ferguson

Jim Gleeson

John Convery

Tony Gunning