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Welcome To The South Liverpool Catenian Circle (No 164) Website

Welcome to The South Liverpool Catenian website. I am sure you will be saying to yourself, “ Who are the Catenians?” “What do they do?” and “If I like what I read and see, is it an organisation that I, and indeed my family, would like to be a part of?”

The Catenian Association has its origins in the early part of the 20th century and is now an international association of Catholic laymen. We are working hard to expand our membership. We are a social organisation, open to all practising catholic men over 21 years of age regardless of race, profession or level of income. South Liverpool Catenians is not geographically based and has members from both Liverpool and further afield, including the Wirral. Our monthly meetings occur on the second Monday of the month at the Hallmark Hotel, South Liverpool.

We are a group of practising Catholics who pray and play together. We are not a pressure group, nor a fundraising body, although we do have charitable goals and aspirations. The development of catholic youth is of great importance to us.

Apart from our monthly one hour meetings, the overwhelming social and spiritual activities of the association are designed for the participation and enjoyment of the whole family and our friends.

Our website has been created to service and inform three groups:
1. Current members, their family and friends,
2. Members from other Catenian Circles and their family and friends,
3. Probably most importantly, prospective new members, their family and friends.
New members are our future and with them we will evolve to meet the needs of generations to come.

Our website provides information on our social activities; past present and future, our spiritual activities and on the many other facets of Catenianism that prospective new members would wish to know.

This site will develop continuously to meet the needs of all who use it and embrace ideas put forward from all our browsers. Please enjoy your visit to our website and feel free to contact us via the email addresses on our contact page. We invite feedback about this Site also.

God Bless, Phil Gray, President: 2018-19

Recent Entries

Province 4 has the honour of hosting the 2019 National Conference in Liverpool. The organising committee has worked hard to ensure a successful event. Brothers are encouraged to attend to welcome our visitors from Circles in both Great Britain and around the world. The Liverpool 2019 Brochure can be

South Liverpool Circle are hosting an event in collaboration with the University Chaplaincy on Saturday 25th May at 12.30pm Sat. 25th May at St Philip Neri Church, 30 Catherine St, Liverpool L8 7NL. All parishes are invited. It starts with a talk about Jack Traynor and his cure at Lourdes and the fi

Our May Banquet and Ball was held at 7.30pm, Friday 3rd May at the Hallmark Hotel, Liverpool South. Dress – Black Tie. The evening had a 60’s theme. Over 70 Brothers, wives and guests attended. The evening commenced with a swinging 60’s cocktail served on arrival , before our Banquet i

Charles successfully completed the Mersey Half-marathon on Sunday 10th March 2019 in about 2hrs. He was running to support the Bursary Funds. Well Done Charles. Charles said “Thanks to all Circle Brothers. I have raised just over £1750.00 from Province, Family,  Friends and work colleagues a

Brother Charles as Provincial President is making as many Circle and event visits as possible in the forthcoming months as a lead up to the National Conference in Liverpool in May, hosted by Province 4. Below is a list of forthcoming visits. 25th February: Wallasey 2nd March: N. E. Wales – Lad

Charles Boulton, Provincial President and brother from Liverpool South is running the Liverpool Half Marathon on 10th March and appeals for sponsors in aid of the Catenian Bursary Fund which awards grants to young Catholics  (aged 16-25) who undertake voluntary work overseas  and assist as

The Provincial Public Speaking Competition is being held on Friday 22nd March at Carmel College, Prescot Road, St Helens, WA10 3AG. The competition will start a 7.00pm prompt. Please arrive in good time for reception/seating before the competition starts at 7.00pm. This is a excellent family event w

Clergy Evening, Monday 11th February 2019

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A very successful Clergy Dinner in the presence of The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP KC*HS, Archbishop of Liverpool, was held after the regular Circle meeting at the Hallmark South Liverpool Hotel on Monday 11th February, 2019. 22 Brothers were joined by 18 local clergy and 10 visiting brothers f

A successful Ladies Post Circle Dinner was held at the Hallmark, South Liverpool, on Monday 10th December 2018. 30 Brothers and 16 Ladies were present. The 3 course Christmas buffet was, as usual, excellent with the traditional Christmas Dinner and all the trimmings. The raffle for the Benevolent Fu

Brother Charles Doyle, R.I.P.

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Brother Charles Doyle, R.I.P.   It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Brother Charles Doyle died peacefully on 9th October 2018. Bro. Charles joined the circle in July 1984 and was our President from 1989-1990. Our prayers and sympathy go to his family. May he rest in peace. B

Annual Wine Tasting, 7 for 7.30pm, Friday 26th October 2018, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. The Wine Tasting evening this year is on the last Friday of October (26th October 2018), in the Crosby Room at the Adelphi Hotel, at 7 for 7.30 pm.     Dress casual. Families and Friends all welcome. The 2 cour

Family Race Day, Bangor-on-Dee, Friday 31st August 2018. Friday 31st August dawned with bright sunshine which augured well for a good day at the races. 14 Brothers and their wives/guests from South Liverpool met with others from Liverpool and Birkenhead Circles on the course ground for a picnic befo

Family Race Day, Bangor-on-Dee Race Course, Friday 31st August, 2018 Our annual Family Race Day will take place on Friday 31st August to Bangor-on-Dee Race Course for their late August Meeting. Racing at Bangor provides the perfect day out for all of the family with free admission for children. Brin

Ladies Post Circle Dinner, Monday 9th July

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Ladies Post Circle Dinner, Monday 9th July Our Circle meeting on 12th July at the Hallmark Hotel. South Liverpool, was followed by a very successful Ladies Post-circle Dinner, attended by 17 Ladies. The highlight of the evening was an address by Nettie Porter and Eleanor Broekman, two guests of Brot

The  President’s Mass was held at 11.30am at Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, on Sunday 8th July. Following the Mass Brother President Phil Gray hosted a sangria and tapas reception at Eton Place Restaurant just around the corner from the church on Woolton Road, L16. A


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