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THE CATENIAN ASSOCIATION - PROVINCE 1

Rochdale

Rochdale Circle is the 72nd Circle of the Catenian Association and was inaugurated on 19th of February 1923

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Ralph Gollcher pictured left with Colette has been installed as our President for the year 2016/17.

For his Presidential Charity this year he has chosen to support the work of 'Church In Need'.   The 'Church In Need' is a pontifical foundation which supports persecuted Christians. The web site address is 'http://www.acnuk.org'  and he intends to make a single donation at the end of the year again specifically targeting aid to Christians in Syria, Iraq, North Africa and the Middle East.

 

              
         
A LITTLE ABOUT OUR EVENTS

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Our Murder, Mystery Evening at Sacred Heart rivalled Midsomer for the number of dead bodies in a short space of time.

Briege and Jed

 

 

 

 

 

John Colligan’s version of a corpse following a highly dramatic death scene is ok but for the happy smile (above) and our guest artiste, Ged Collins from Middleton & Nth Mcr Circle, is overacting and overdressed as well as causing some difficulties for the “Organiser of the class reunion”, Briege Sivills, while we see different reactions from Harry and daughter in the background

Anne & Brian

Anne Lillis really entered into the spirit of things while husband Brian insisted on bringing a cricket bat for defense and needs to apologise for stretching his son’s cricket jumper well beyond its design size.

Victim1John Welsh one of the  recently murdered players (conveniently labelled) showing no ill effects.

Many of the audience really entered into the fun of the evening by dressing up to suit the occasion even if ever so slightly. 

A great night was had by all and we made 650 for Cafod

PRESENTATION OF CATENIAN SCHOOL SHIELDS

Catenian Shield Presentation

Pictured left is our Schools Liaison Officer, Mike Brennan (centre), with Dr. Chris Meehan, Head of St. Cuthbert’s Catholic Business and Enterprise College together with 3 of the first recipients of the Catenian trophies presented by Rochdale Circle.

These are awarded annually to students, one in each year who have achieved the most in the wider spiritual, social and community element of their lives at the college.

We are extremely pleased to see the establishment of this new programme to highlight these aspects of College life.

OUR ANNUAL TRIP TO YORK RACES FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WAS BLESSED WITH GREAT WEATHER AGAIN THIS YEAR

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FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS THE GILMARTINS OR  THE GOLLCHERS HAVE HOSTED GREAT BBQ’S ON BEHALF OF THE CIRCLE.

Rochdale BBQ Sept 2011
Helen Sivills VSO Presentation

Helen Sivills from Norden, daughter of Bro. Graham, has done a voluntary 2 year stint working with VSO in Ethiopia.

While VSO cover travel and basic living costs, volunteering does involve considerable other costs and we were pleased to present her with a cheque for 650.00 towards her expenses.

Helen had a very interesting Blog on her work & experiences.

Christmas Party 2010

Of course Santa Claus was the main man at our Childrens’ Christmas Party held at Rochdale AFC.

Thanks not only to Pat Gerrard but also the considerable efforts of David and Angela and their daughters as well as to Peter Galvin for a great afternoon.

Rochdale Circle meet on the first Tuesday of the month at The Royal Toby Hotel on Manchester Road, Rochdale. We are usually joined by members from other circles for a short formal meeting  followed by a meal and socialising.

Our aim is to be a social organisation for Catholic men and for their families and we organise an entertainments programme, which is a mixture of regular and one-off events.

Typical events include

  • Presidents Mass and reception
  • Family weekends away      
  • Trip to the races (York again this year)
  • Christmas Carol Concert.
  • Mass for deceased brothers.
  • Weekends in Dublin, Krakow, Warsaw 
  • Canal Trip   
  • Caravan Weekend 
  • Meals at Nutters and The Peacock Room 
  • Ladies Evening Dinner Dance
  • Murder Mystery Evenings.
  • Theatre trips
  • Mass for Vocations
  • Charter Dinner
  • Ladies trips to Copenhagen (next year),Barcelona, Budapest, Geneva and Krakow
  • Family BBQ
  • Wine tasting evening

Interested in joining us?

Here are a few telephone numbers, where you can contact Rochdale Circle members.

John Colligan 01706 632533            Brian Lillis 01706 658543     

Alternatively, here are their email addresses

johnandpamcolligan@hotmail.com          btlillis@gmail.com                

        They will be very pleased to answer any queries.

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