Catenian membership offers deep and lasting friendship and support to Catholic men at all stages of their lives, whether married or single. This friendship is based on the firm foundation of a shared faith and is enjoyed by their wives (whether Catholic or not), their children and continues after a member’s death with widows being supported and involved on a continuing basis. The monthly meeting provides a time for relaxed enjoyment among supporting and faithful friends. The varied local social programme caters for all ages and provides a light-hearted environment in which friendships flourish.
Whatever difficulties you face in life there will be members and their wives committed to helping you. Should a Brother suffer financial difficulties there is a benevolence fund to provide assistance.
In addition to socialising and support, there is:
- Providing support to members and their families in times of difficulty or need
- Giving to charitable funds such as the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society
- Contributing to the Bursary Fund which provides financial assistance to young Catholics who wish to do charitable work overseas e.g. to St John
- St John Payne school pupils accompanying pilgrimages to Lourdes.
For more information see the Catenian website.
If you would like to consider joining your local group, Chelmsford Mid Essex, you can contact us the Parish Office for more information.