Strengthening family life through friendship and faith | Barnsley Catenians

Aims and Values


  1. To foster brotherly love among our families and to develop social bonds among our members and their families.
  2. To support one another in the practice of our Faith
  3. To support and encourage Brothers in difficulty or need including maintaining and administering benevolent funds through the Catenian Association Benevolent and Children’s Fund.
  4. To advance the interests and development of young Catholics and to assist them in the choice or pursuit of a career, including the promotion and support of the Catenian Bursary Fund*.
  5. To help our clergy and to encourage and support vocations to the religious life in various ways.
  6. To support charities which the Circle, Province or Association considers are worthy and relevant.
    *This fund exists to help young Catholics between 16 and 24 to undertake voluntary work that benefits other people and assists a volunteer’s personal development. For more information click here.


  1. We will always be encouraging, supportive and helpful to fellow members and their families and be non judgemental in any dealings.
  2. We will behave in a courteous manner at meetings and functions, observing dress codes and maintaining high standards of behaviour.
  3. We will always strive to live our personal and business lives in accordance with the ideals of our Catholic faith, where every person matters.
  4. We encourage each other to take part in public life through individual action but we do not bring our political affiliations into our meetings or social gatherings.
  5. We will always recognise that the Circle with its Brothers and their families is the most important entity of the Association.
  6. We will ensure that the Association’s governing bodies do all that is possible to enable each Circle to flourish.
  7. We will abide by the Obligations of Membership.