In June 2002 a group of Catenians
on an ocean cruise met every day to pray the Holy Rosary and that stimulated discussion on somehow continuing the practice as part of our everyday lives This led to the Catenian Rosary Group being formed in October 2002 - joining the prayers of landlubbers to those on the ocean waves! By December 2010 there are 1081 members and we all pray one decade of the Holy Rosary every day.
The Group is also involved in collecting spare sets of Rosary Beads and sending them to Australia for the Aboriginals to use and to South Africa for people in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Please Click Here
for the Catenian Rosary Group.
Masses for Vocations
Since the 1980’s all Circles have been encouraged to arrange for the celebration of Holy Mass for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life annually on a specific date they have been allocated. This effectively means that Catenian Masses for Vocations are being celebrated on nearly every single day around the world
Additionally often arrange for someone to give a short talk/reflection on Vocations or arrange for a follow up meeting/discussion in the Parish Hall or arrange to have coffee/tea, biscuits after Mass or even a bite of lunch/dinner. These occasions are viewed a joyful caring events embracing Catenians and Non Catenians which hopefully will reflect positively on the Association as a caring organisation.
It is encouraging to read the extracts from the Vatican Year Book Annuario Pontificio as quoted in the Catholic Times (08-03-09) that worldwide “The number of Priests was showing a continued trend of moderate growth which began in 2000 after more than 20 years of disappointing results.
In our Centenary Year 2008 The Catenian Association had a Great Tsunami of Prayers for Vocations, arranging nearly 3000 Masses on a single day worldwide! These were on the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul, not only in the parishes where Brothers lived but in others where they had contacts with family, priests, missions, seminaries, holiday visits etc etc
Pease Cick Here for the Masses for Vocations page
Masses for Deceased Brothers
“We pray today for those members of this Association who have gone before and live in the certain knowledge that others will pray for us when our time comes”
When a Brother dies his Circle will organise one, often two, Requiem Masses for the happy repose of his soul. Each year virtually every Province and Circle will gather for a Mass dedicated specifically for their Deceased Brothers. The surviving Widows are special guests at those Masses.
Prayers are said at every meeting too – often accompanied by the reading out of all the names of Brothers in that Circle who have died over the years with special reference to recent deaths and also of those from Circles around the world as notified in the Catena magazine.
For a list of deceased Brothers please Click Here
A Catenian pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Walsingham occurs every two years. Catenians and their families gather there from all over and the day usually features Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation followed by a prayerful procession along the (new) Holy Mile to the village.
Led by our Grand President, the most recent pilgrimage included Mass celebrated by Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop at Westminster, and two of the Shrine’s resident priests. Both the Deacons were Catenians.
Click here For the website of the Shrine http://www.walsingham.org.uk/romancatholic/index.html