brotherhood of practising Catholic laymen who meet socially, at least
month, in local branches, known as Circles.
(For details of Macclesfield & District Circle –Link to PAGE
“MACCLESFIELD AND DISTRICT.”)
refer to each
other as 'brother,' thus reflecting the strength of the mutual support
give to each other and their families, on the basis of shared their
an increasingly secular
society, the Association provides a sociable and supporting haven (an
calm) for those facing challenges to their beliefs and moral values in
business, professional and family lives.
membership, Catenians are helped to enjoy and fulfill their various
in life: as baptised Christians, as a husband and father; in their
or workplace and within the civil community and the Church.
is derived from the Latin 'Catena' (a chain) with the Circles being the
in the chain.
emblem consists of a
continuous chain of links surrounding a cross. This symbolizes that our
Catholic faith is at the centre of all we do.
are not primarily a
fund raising organisation nor is it a Catholic action group. But we are
an individual basis,
Catenians take an active part in the life of their parishes. Many play
leading role in their dioceses and Catholic lay organisations locally
nationally. Catenians are prominent in many aspects of public life and