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The Parish of the Good Samaritan Burnley

including the churches of

Christ the King with St Teresa's, St John the Baptist and St Mary of the Assumption


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 Burnley Catenian Circle are celebrating the election of Burnley Brother Mark Conroy as the Assocation's Great Britain National President.  Mark was installed at the Catenian Conference in Sheffield.


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Mark & Maxine Conroy with Janet & Terry Hephrun and Maragret & Peter Nutall in Sheffield.


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Mark, Maxine with Brothers and Ladies from Province 10 in Sheffield.


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Mark's first public enagagement after his installation was to attend Burnley Circle's monthly meeting and Turf Moor.  He is pitured with some Burnley Brothers.


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Mark & Maxine with Burnley President Terry and Janet Hephrun with the Circle's impressive display of trophies won during 2022/23.


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In today's secular society it is increasingly hard for Catholics to practice and sometimes to keep their faith.

Being a Catenian supported by thousands of other Catenian social friends helps significantly - as it does with our families and especially our children as they grow older and their faith is challenged by secular distractions everywhere.

Our Catenian Bursary Fund supports and offers financial help to young Catholics building on their faith whilst they help others - often on projects around the world. Lourdes might well struggle each year without the many Catenian funded helpers we support.

When something goes wrong in life or after a death of a loved one and those left behind suffer hardship, our Catenian Benevolent Fund is there to help - as is every Catenian family. We swear when we join the Catenians to always be there to support one another. We are a true fellowship and a friend in need is always a friend indeed.

Burnley Catenians meet each month at Burnley Football Club in addition to holding regular social events so come and spend an afternoon or evening with us locally to see how Catenians, their wives and families from your parish and nearby parishes, meet socially for fun and support each other.

Come and join us. It's a great organisation to be a part of.

For further information visit the Catenian website www.thecatenians.com or telephone the Burnley Membership Officer, Mick Armfield on 07591249211





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Burnley Catenians meet each month at Burnley Football Club and, throughout the year, hold various social events such as lunches out, games night with the KSC, Pie Nights, Family Bowls Day and much more. If you would like to know more about joining the Catenians please contact the Membership Officer, Mick Armfield on 07591249211 or visit the Catenian website at www.thecatenians.com It's a great organisation to be part of!



It's been a busy couple of months for Burnley Circle  as we celebrated our Annual Ladies' Night at Turf Moor,  we had a festive meal followed by carols and we made a donation to Burnley FC in the Community's FoodBank.


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Burnley Catenians, at last, were able to enjoy their former annual Pie Night at Rolls Royce Social Club, Barnoldswick.  Brothers from Burnbley and Broughton in Craven Circles were accompanied by wives, family and friends.

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The Annual Mass for Deceased Brothers - all welcome


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Burnley Circle's run of sporting (and other) success continues.


The Circle's snooker team won the Province 10 2021/22 Snooker Knock out competition by beating Preston 14 in the final held for the first time at KSC 110 Club, Burnley.

This victory follows the Circle wining the Province 10 2022 Crown Green Bowls Competition in July.

Earlier this year, Burnley Brother (and Great Britain National Vice President) Mark Conroy won the Rowland Young Memorial Bowl at the National Golf Competition.

Finally, the Circle is the holder of Province 10's Mather Trophy(awarded primarily for visits to other Circles).


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Burnley Catenians recently revisited Nidd Hall in North Yorkshire, for an early Autumn mid week break.

The group of 17, comprising of Brothers, wives, wives of Deceased Brothers and friends enjoyed the hospitality, facilities and entertainment offered by Warner’s Leisure.

The group included walkers, cyclists and swimmers who kept active whilst others enjoyed the impressive gardens and the history of the Hall. Some of the party also experienced a gin tasting.


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Left to right: Margaret Nuttall, Peter Nuttall, John Waddingham, Janet Hephrun and Terry Hephrun


Two long standing friends and well respected stalwarts of the Burnley Catenian Circle recently received their 25 years long service award scrolls in a presentation held after the August meeting at Burnley Football Club.

In front of over 30 fellow Catenians and guests, Terry Hephrun and Peter Nuttall were presented with their awards by John Waddingham the  Provincial President of Province 10 to which Burnley is affiliated.

Over the years both of them have held the position of Circle President and, currently, Terry is the Vice-President whilst Peter is the Circle Treasurer. In addition, they are also long serving members of the Knights of St. Columba.

As both of them are avid Clarets fans and season ticket holders it was fitting that the awards were held at Turf Moor where, as always, they were supported by their wives Janet and Margaret.

Burnley Catenians meet each month at Burnley Football Club and, throughout the year, hold various social events such as lunches out, games night with the KSC, Pie Nights, Family Bowls Day and much more. If you would like to know more about joining the Catenians please contact the Membership Officer, Mick Armfield on 07591249211 or visit the Catenian website at www.thecatenians.com It's a great organisation to be part of!







 Burnley Catenians are the Champions!

Last Sunday, in brilliant sunshine, the annual Catenian bowls tournament took place on the village bowling green in St. Michael's on the Wyre.

After beating Lytham Catenians in the semi-final, the Burnley team, consisting of Terry Hephrun, Peter Nuttall, Ken Tyson, John McNabb and Mick Armfield eventually ran out 3-2 winners in the final against a strong Preston team.

The trophy was presented to the winning team by Mark Conroy, who is the Great Britain Vice President of the Catenian Association in addition to being a member of Burnley Catenians.


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Burnley Catenians - 50 Years Membership Presentation

Burnley Catenian Circle Past President, Aidan Stockton, was enrolled as a member of the Association in August 1970. However, because of the COVID pandemic, it was not possible to present his 50 years membership scroll in the usual manner in August 2020.

Face-to-face Circle meetings only resumed in late 2021 and arrangements were made to present the scroll to Aidan, a former teacher at St. Theodore's School, at the September meeting. Brother Eddie O’Donnell, Immediate Past GB National President, was invited to make the presentation as he would have done in his year of office.

Unfortunately, Aidan was unwell and unable to attend the meeting and, sadly, he died in October 2021 without ever receiving his scroll.
To ensure that Aidan's valued membership and service was marked in the correct way, invitations were made to his daughter Gill and granddaughter Aimee to receive the scroll and miniature on behalf of the family at the February Circle meeting held at Burnley Football Club.



Aidan's daughter Gill and granddaughter Aimee

receiving the scroll from Province 10 Director Mark Conroy


Following the presentation, which was made by Mark Conroy, Director of Province 10 and a member of Burnley Circle, Mark asked everyone to stand as he proposed a toast to Aidan and absent friends.

On receiving the 50-year Scroll, Gill said she would take it to her mother, Sheila, where it would take pride of place in her room.




Burnley Catenians have started their social activities again after a hiatus of two years.

In recent weeks, the Circle has:

  • Reintroduced the monthly meetings and meals at Burnley FC;
  • Beaten Accrington Circle to each the semi-final the Regional Snooker competition (played at KSC 110 Club);
  • Attended a Provincial weekend in York;
  • Held an end of Circle year meal at the New Waggoners where retiring President Jim Livesey was presented with a print of a mini rally car (Jim is a motor sports enthusiast);
  • Planned a Curry Night in May at the Usha (all welcome);
  • Organised a theatre trip and meal at the Mechanics in July.

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