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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

The Circle celebrated its 65th anniversary with the Sapphire Ball Ladies Night at Ziba in the Raquet Club. 72 Brothers, wives and guests attended to enjoy a fine meal with dancing afterwards. All were entertained after dinner by the daughters of Brother Attilio Lotto; Alesia and Sophia, with an exce

164 South Liverpool Circle invite you to a: Sapphire Summer Ball Celebrating 65 years since inauguration 1953 – 2018 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Friday 8th June 2018 at the Liverpool Racquet Club For the occasion we have exclusive use of the Racquet Club’s ground floor award winning Ziba Restaurant and p

Brother Tim Fitzgerald: R I P

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Brother Tim Fitzgerald It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Brother Tim Fitzgerald, died peacefully at home in Childwall on 3rd May 2018. Our prayers and sympathy go to his family. May he rest in peace.

Province 4 Public Speaking Competition – Friday 23rd March 2018 Carmel College, St Helens, hosted this years competition after the success of Sophia Smith, Carmel College, last year’s winner. Special thanks this year to Mr Hill, Headteacher and his Governors, staff and pupils. They provi

65th Anniversary Meeting and Ladies Post-circle Charter Dinner. On Monday 12th March 2018, South Liverpool Circle held its 65th Anniversary Meeting and Ladies Post-circle Charter Dinner. Over 70 Brothers, their wives and guests celebrated the occasion. 44 Brothers attended the Circle meeting, includ

Annual Wine Tasting, The Britannia Adelphi: 7pm for 7.30pm, Sat 4th November Our Annual Wine Tasting took place on Saturday 4th November in the Crosby Room, Britannia Adelphi, Liverpool. The evening commenced at 7.30pm prompt. Over 50 Brothers, wives and guests attended and a very enjoyable evening

Provincial Mass, The Chapel, Hope Park, Liverpool Hope University: 11.00 am. Sunday 5th November, 2017 The Provincial Mass for deceased Brothers was celebrated by Bishop Malone, assisted by Peter Tibke as Deacon. Bro. Andrew Sharples played the organ. After the Mass a two course self – service buf

Successful Farewell Dinner – Bro Jim McCrossan, Mon 25th Sept: Eton Place, Woolton Road, L16 8NE Brothers and wives, As you may know Jim & May left Liverpool at the end of September 2017. We thought it fitting to have a ‘get together’ to wish them well in their new London home

Brother Jim Burke – R.I.P.

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Brother Jim Burke – R.I.P. It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Brother Jim Burke, Immediate Past President, died peacefully at the Marie Curie Hospice in Woolton on the weekend of 2nd/3rd September 2017. Our prayers and sympathy go to his family. May he rest in peace. Requi

Summer Ball, Liverpool Racquet Club, Friday 23rd June, 2017. Over 80 Brothers, wives and guests enjoyed a very successful evening at the Summer Ball in the Liverpool Racquet Club, on Friday 23rd June, 2017. The evening started with a drinks reception in the gardens of Our Ladies and Nicholas Church,

Summer Ball, Liverpool Racquet Club, Friday 23rd June, 2017. Brothers and their guests are cordially invited to join the Brothers, wives and guests of South Liverpool 164 Circle on Friday 23rd June, 2017 for our Summer Ball at the Liverpool Racquet Club to celebrate Catenian life and with proceeds i

Provincial Public Speaking Competition, Friday 24th March 2017:                    The Provincial Public Speaking Competition will be held at St Anselm’s College, Manor Hill, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England CH43 1UQ. All attending are requested to arrive at 6.30pm for prompt sta

Tim Fitzgerald – Legion d’honneur

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Tim Fitzgerald – Legion d’honneur. Presentation at Liverpool Town Hall, 23rd January 2017.   Tim Fitzgerald, a long standing member of Liverpool South (164), was awarded France’s highest honour, The Legion d’honneur, at a special ceremony on Monday 23rd January at Liverpool Town Hall. S

Our Annual Wine tasting took place at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool at 7.30pm, Friday 4th November 2016. This well attended with support from other circles. 56 Brothers, wives and guests attended. Three Whites and three Red wines were sampled, introduced by the two partners from Cultural  Wine. A qu

The President’s Mass will be held at St Mary’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool 25, at 11.00am on Sunday 30th October 2016. It will be followed by a buffet reception in the Parish Hall.


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