CATENIANS PROVINCE 6 (MIDLANDS) ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
By Peter Harrington
Over 200 members of the Catenians Association attended their Annual Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral, accompanied with their wives and families.
Before Mass began yesterday (Sun 3 Nov), the Provincial President, Danny McAree, read out a memorial list of all members and ladies who had died in the last 12 months.
A beautifully balanced quintet of voices, accompanied by David Saint on the Cathedral organ, led the congregation in the Psalm and Hymns.
Mass was celebrated by Bishop Robert Byrne, supported by three Catenian Deacons, with a team of altar servers from many parts of the Diocese.
Bishop Robert gave a warming homily, reminding the congregation of the lifetime values in strengthening family life through friendship and faith.
After Mass there was an enjoyable celebration with light refreshments in the Grimshaw Room, where there were many “remember when” conversations over happy memories.