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Catenians dig deep


The Adelaide City Circle of the Catenian Association has raised urgently needed funds to rebuild a severely dilapidated home for an impoverished single mother and daughter living in the slums of Sri Lanka.

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The group held a fundraiser in early October. Championed by Circle president Kingsley Forsyth and his wife Kanchana, the local Catenian families dug deep to out-do the original $2500 target by raising $3050 over seven days.

Recently, the Adelaide City Circle also raised funds at short notice after being approached by a local religious order that needed financial assistance for an unexpected expense.

The Catenians are a Catholic brotherhood that focuses on Friendship, Fun, Fellowship and Faith for its members.

With an average member age of just 40, the local brothers come together on the second Wednesday of every month for a meeting, a fraternal dinner and to listen to a guest speaker. The wives and children of its members are also included at quarterly family social events, which to date have included shared lunches, retreats, parties and picnics.

To learn more about the Catenians or to apply for membership, please visit Membership is open to men, 18 years or older, who are practising Catholics.


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