Friday, November 30, 2012
On Wednesday I attended the Wives and Clergy Night of the London South West Circle of the Catenians. Before leaving Balham we established a Catenian Circle which still seems to be going strong. This year the London South West Circle have adopted a special cause for their President's Charity. The Catenians have always been great supporters of vocations and nationally have the Catenian Vocations Initiative. Taking this down to a practical level, the President's Charity this year raises money to send seminarians to various events where they may be able to promote vocations among young people. This year the money raised is being used to send Joseph Ansah to World Youth Day in Rio next year.
It is great to have this practical support from the Catenians. I know they would like other Circles to adopt a similar initiative - I also know that there are a number of dioceses who simply cannot afford to send their students out in this way so such help from the Catenians would be very welcome. Feel free to contact me if you have any ideas.
What does this have to do with the title of the post and the picture? Well, having accepted the cheque I sat down and we moved to the raffle (which is how they raise the money). The first ticket pulled out was mine - and so I have also come home with a new Scrabble set for the Vocations Centre!