The Catenians is a worldwide organisation with 300 Circles in 21 Provinces. There are circles in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Malta, the Holy Land, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India, Bangladesh and Australia.

  • The Catenians are developing rapidly in India with thirteen Circles (with 400 members) founded in the last ten years.


  • A recent BBQ and al-fresco dinner held by Southampton Catenians raised £500 towards the Catenian Bursary Fund for Southampton University Catholic Students forthcoming volunteer trip to the Philippines. The students will be working with street children alongside the Sisters of the Catholic Order Verbum Dei.


  • The inauguration of PUTTUR Group. About 70 people attended the meeting, including clergy and families, which was followed by traditional Catenian fellowship.


  • MAPUSA Circle celebrated the first anniversary of its inauguration. The meeting and mass were followed by some 40 members and wives enjoying dancing, music and food.


  • ANDHERI Circle held a vocations and clergy night the highlight of which was evening mass. His Highness Bishop Emeritus Percival Fernandes celebrated the mass with 5 priests and a deacon. After mass and the meeting, the Circle handed over a token of support and appreciation for building the seminary to Fr. Patrick Furtado, rector.


  • Recently Bro. Nick Paluch, a past president of Guernsey Circle, spent a month in Myanmar volunteering as a doctor in a remote clinic in Chin state including at a Leprosy Mission Hospital run by the Sisters of Charity and a hill tribe village school that he and his wife Claudine had sponsored.


  • HARARE NORTH Circle have commenced a rosary project handing out rosaries and rosary cards to Catholic school projects in addition Catholic moral code cards are distributed.