The Catenian Association started in The UK just over 100 years ago in 1908 and has spread to several other countries including Ireland, Australia, India, Malta, South Africa, Zimbabwe and The Holy Land.
The Association is organised into groups known as Circles of Catholic men who meet monthly across the country. It currently has about ten thousand members. The Association provides an opportunity for Catholic men to meet socially and to provide support for members and their families.

Northampton Catenian Circle was set up on 12th November 1918 and now covers all the parishes of Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering and Daventry. One of the most important aims of the Catenians is to strengthen family life through friendship and faith within our parishes and communities. We meet once a month to pray and discuss Circle matters as well as join each other in a meal afterwards. At least five times a year we are joined for the meal by our wives, friends, and the widows of our past members. During the year we organise occasional masses and events. Our social calendar is aimed at including as many family members and friends from the parishes as possible. Where possible, these events are advertised in our Parish newsletters prior to them taking place.

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