What we do

What we do spiritually

  • Introduce and end meetings with prayers
  • Say grace before and after meals
  • Have our own ordained chaplain
  • Attend Masses for vocations and deceased Catenians
  • Retreat at Mount St Bernard Abbey
  • In prayer, remember deceased brothers

What we do socially

  • Monthly meetings at the Cottage Hotel, Ruddington, with optional meal afterwards
  • All other events are open to ladies and invited guests
  • Monthly pub lunches
  • Ladies evenings
  • Invite our local clergy to dinner annually
  • Our annual President’s Sunday Mass & Lunch
  • Other events and visits (see below)

Previous visits that could be repeated

  • Harvington Hall a Tudor manor house with 7 priest holes
  • Toyota, factory Derby
  • Bowls night and supper
  • Museum of Timekeeping, Upton
  • Marston’s Brewery, Burton-on-Trent
  • Harlaxton Manor, near Grantham
  • Eglantine Vineyard at Costock
  • ‘Shadowlands’ at the Lace Market Theatre
  • and more…….

What we are doing this year

  • Picnic at Easton Walled Garden, near Grantham
  • Visit to Britain’s only working Bell Foundry in Loughborough
  • ‘HMS Pinafore’ performed by Illyria Opera at De Montfort Hall, Leicester (outdoors)
  • President’s Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Grace, Cotgrave and lunch at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club
  • Lace Market Theatre
  • Christmas Party
  • Clergy Night at the Cottage Hotel, Ruddington

What we do in the community

  • Support local secondary school pupils volunteering on the Lourdes Pilgrimage
  • Sponsor local Catholic Schools Music Concert
  • Sponsor Catholic Schools Public Speaking Competition
  • Support local school pupils participation in the Biennial Flame Youth Congress
  • Support young Catholics’ gap year and other projects through our Bursary fund
  • Each year raise funds for a charitable cause

What can we do more widely in the Catenian Association?

  • Visit meetings and social events in other circles locally or
    further afield
  • Keep in touch monthly through Catena magazine in print or online
  • Go on Catenian pilgrimages such as ones to the Holy Land,
    Rome or Fatima
  • Join visits to Catenians overseas, such as those in India,
    Australia or Malta.