The Catenian Association

In an increasingly secular society, the Association provides a sociable and supporting haven (an oasis of calm) for those facing challenges to their beliefs and moral values in their business, professional and family lives. Through their membership Catenians are helped to enjoy and fulfil their various vocations in life as baptised Christians; in their family as a husband and father; in their chosen profession or workplace; within the civil community and within the church.

The Catenian AssociationThe Catenian Association is an international brotherhood of practising Catholic laymen who meet socially in local branches. The City of Salford Circle ranges from the Cathedral to Boothstown Holy Family parish with active members in St Charles’.  It meets at Clifton Cricket Club on the third Thursday evening of the month with a short formal meeting followed by a social gathering of like-minded Catholic gentlemen, often their wives.

The year’s social activities have included a Warners weekend break, ‘black tie’ Ladies Evening at Buile Hill, children’s Santa Cruise at the Anderton Lift,  ‘underground Manchester’ and ‘Catholic Manchester’ guided walks, barbecues and, always aware of the value and importance of our supporting wives, ladies’ evening meals and choc, cheese and wine evening.

Members refer to each other as ‘brother’, reflecting the strength of the mutual support they give to each other and their families, which is based on the shared values of their Catholic belief and practice.  The Association is not a fund raising agent for the Catholic Church, nor is it a Catholic action group. The Association is non-political though Catenians are prominent in many aspects of public life and service. However, it is a group of active Catholics. Individually, Catenians take an active part in the life of their parishes and many play a leading role in their dioceses and Catholic lay organisations locally and nationally.


For general information on the Association, please check out the web site, web site  will introduce you to local circles including Salford, or drop an e-mail to Bill Cameron of our parish on or take the short-cut to discussing joining the circle with membership officer Dave Callan,

St Charles' Church, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9PD
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Paul F Smith STL

Tel: 0161 794 1089 Email:



 The Week Ahead …..

 Sunday 13 September. Twenty-third  Sunday in Ordinary Time.  No  Sunday Masses at the moment. Please note the gradual introduction of weekday Masses over the next few weeks.                                                                                                                                        10.00am "Zoom Mass"  

Monday 14  September .  The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 10.00am - Mass in Saint Mark's church. Numbers in church restricted to thirty-two to comply with social distancing directives.

Tuesday 15 September.  Our Lady of Sorrows.

Wednesday 16 September .   Saint Cornelius, Pope and Cyprian, Bishop. Martyrs.

Thursday 17 September.  

 Friday 18 September.  10.00am Mass in Saint Mark's Church  Numbers in church restricted to thirty-two to comply with social distancing directives.

 Saturday 19 September.   Weekday in Ordinary Time.  

Sunday 20.   Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.   No public celebration of Mass this weekend.                                                                                                                                                                          10.00am "Zoom Mass" 













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