The Catenian Association is an international body of Catholic laymen who meet at least once a month in local units called Circles, to enjoy each other's company and thereby strengthen their family life and faith through friendship. It is open to practising Catholic laymen from the age of 18 years.
The Catenians raise funds to support a wide span of charities and interests, at a local, national or International level raising in excess of £250.000 each year. The Association has two charities: “The Benevolent and Children’s Fund” for its own members and their dependents, and the Bursary Fund which helps young Catholics aged 16 to 24 who are to take part in community-based projects at home and abroad, which have a clear benefit for others as well as for the participant. In addition, Presidents of Circles and Provinces usually raise funds for a nominated charity during their term of office. The National website is can be reached by clicking the above logo.